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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.

Police Product Test: Benchmade Triage Knife

August 24, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the Benchmade Triage Knife, 5.11 Tactical/Viking Tactics Training Books, and Tactical Assault Gear Tactical Go Bag.

Are We Teaching Cops To Run?

August 19, 2011

When a gunfight begins you need to end it, period. But many of you have been taught that your first need is to find cover. Which may be teaching you to run away from a fight instead of doing your duty, which is to "run toward the gunfire."

POLICE-TREXPO 2011 to Include Live Fire Classes

August 4, 2011
This year, POLICE-TREXPO East 2011 will boast one of the most ambitious schedules of training and programs presented in the long history of the conference and exposition. The following is a quick look at some of the highlights in each training track Aug. 10-12 in Chantilly, Va.

Familiarize Yourself with Firearms

August 3, 2011
The more you know about firearms, the more likely you are to be proficient and capable in their use. Having this knowledge can have a significant impact on your ability to survive in the field.

American Gunsmithing Institute Introduces S&W M&P DVD

July 22, 2011
American Gunsmithing Institute has released a DVD course covering Smith & Wesson's M&P semi-auto pistol, which has become a popular sidearm for law enforcement officers.
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