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Elzetta Offers Low-Light Zombie Shoot

July 11, 2012
Elzetta Design will offer the Low Light Tactical Training and Zombie Shoot—an affordable and fun opportunity to gain valuable tactical firearms training for low light conditions.

10-8's 1911 Pistol Operator Course

June 12, 2012
To help 1911 users diagnose, correct, and maintain their fussy firearm, the training arm of 10-8 Performance offers a 1911 diagnostics and operation course. The staff of 10-8 Consulting is made up of fulltime or retired officers who carry or carried 1911s as their duty weapon, including founder Hilton Yam.

Spartan Steel Target

May 18, 2012
Salute Products' new steel target is just over 20 inches tall and 11 inches wide. It's made of AR500 steel armor plate, which makes it rifle rated.

Beating the High Cost of Training Ammo

May 7, 2012

The high cost of ammo has police agencies scrambling for ways to cut their firearms training budgets while still maintaining standards. Some are walking a very dangerous line where their solution to the problem has been to cut back on firearms training opportunities both for in-service personnel and for recruits. Others are looking for ways to achieve the same training goals without sending ammo down range.

Police Product Test: Salute Products Spartan Steel Target

April 23, 2012

Salute Products' new steel target is just over 20 inches tall and 11 inches wide and made of AR500 steel armor plate, which makes it rifle rated.

Law Enforcement Training Crisis

April 23, 2012

Local law enforcement officers should receive training on an ongoing, mandatory basis. We all know that. But how many of our agencies provide it?

Use-of-Force Simulators

April 11, 2012

High-tech shoot-don't-shoot scenarios let you train realistically without stepping onto the street. You don't want to find out in the middle of a gunfight that you need to work on your judgment, tactics, and reaction time under stress. That's why systems that immerse you in realistic scenarios—complete with lethal and less-lethal options, and even physical consequences in some cases—are so valuable in training. View our slideshow of seven use-of-force simulator systems that provide this important training.

5 Drills To Improve Weapon Handling

March 8, 2012
These five range drills will improve your shooting, moving, weapon manipulation, reloading, and transitioning from one weapon to another. To up the ante, use a stopwatch to time the drill to improve stress inoculation.

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

January 25, 2012

Let me give you a flashlight technique that will work under stress, in any conditions, on any terrain, and inside any building. It's as simple as this: Turn the damn light on and point it at what you're trying to shoot.

Competitive Shooter Mike Seeklander

January 19, 2012

We caught up with Mike Seeklander, a competitive shooter and former Knoxville (Tenn.) Police officer, at SHOT Show 2012 to talk about how shooting competitions can benefit officers. Mike also shares several dry-fire training drills, and tells you which products caught his eye at the show.

Aimpoint and Telluric Group Provide Training To Law Enforcement

January 4, 2012
Aimpoint and the Telluric Group will offer a CloseCombat Optic (CCO) training course to law enforcement agencies to teach users how to maximize the effectiveness of their weapon systems when combined with Aimpoint optics.

Illinois State Police Open Firing Ranges To Public

November 1, 2011
The Illinois State Police will open five of its firing ranges around the state on an "Open Range" day to provide members of the public with firearm instruction and education.

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Overview

October 27, 2011

One of the reasons why this year's POLICE-TREXPO conference was so memorable was the quality of the instructors. The POLICE-TREXPO staff assembled some of the top educators and speakers in law enforcement to present a widely varied schedule of classes.

Transitioning from Carbine To Handgun at Close Range

October 6, 2011
A typical two-day pistol-carbine course splits off one day for handgun and a second for carbine. At Redback One, the handgun or long gun are operated as the scenario dictated. This is done, because training director Jason Falla believes your primary weapon is your long gun.

Using Vehicles for Concealment and Cover

October 4, 2011

Every well-trained cop can explain the difference between cover and concealment. Because you may have to use your vehicle for cover or concealment in the heat of a gunfight, you'll want to familiarize yourself with three shooting positions—kneeling, crouching, and not hugging cover—to effectively respond to a threat. After viewing the photos, read the full article, "Cars, Cover, and Concealment."

Video: Cars, Cover, and Concealment

October 1, 2011

Every well-trained cop can explain the difference between cover and concealment. One common summary I have heard is "Cover stops the bullets that are being fired at you and concealment hides you from the suspect but does not stop bullets."

3 Basic Firearm Drills To Improve Your Accuracy

September 30, 2011
As a retired law enforcement officer, I can vouch for three fundamental training drills that will improve your firearms proficiency—dry firing, the ball-and-dummy technique, and the ready up drill. Let's review these three in more detail.

VirTra Acquires Patent for Threat Fire Shocking Device

September 15, 2011
VirTra Systems Inc. has acquired a patent to for a device in the company's firearms simulators that sends electronic impulses to shock the user and simulate consequences during training.

Handgun Trigger-Pull Assessments for Recruits

September 14, 2011
The trigger-pull assessment can be an important teaching tool particularly in getting prepared for firearms training, helping new recruits improve their grip strength prior to them entering the program, planning for remedial training, and setting goals for the curriculum. You can discern many things by watching how an individual picks up and handles a weapon for the first time for example.

Ga. Probation Officer Dies In Training Accident

September 1, 2011
A loaded weapon was accidentally discharged and Officer Tiffany Bishop, 24, was fatally wounded at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
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