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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.

Motivate Yourself to Improve Your Firearms Proficiency

July 6, 2011
A serious problem facing the law enforcement profession today is the lack of firearms proficiency by some sworn personnel. Law enforcement officers who require more that one chance to qualify or who barely qualify need to improve their skill level with the firearms they carry on and off duty.

Carbine Fundamentals

June 22, 2011
To show what your carbine can do and to test or improve your skills, LAV uses his 4-10 Drill. This is shooting at four distances — single-position shooting at 100 yards prone, 75 yards seated, 50 yards kneeling and 25 yards standing in 1 minute, 45 seconds, 30 seconds, and 15 seconds. Fire 10 shots at each distance.

Handgun Fundamentals

June 16, 2011
The key to be high speed, low drag is to master the basics. Fundamental courses are the bread and butter for any training operation; you'll always pick up something to improve your shooting.

Calif. Officer Collapses at Firearms Training

June 15, 2011
Officer Kevin Sandoval, 23, was with other South Pasadena PD officers at the Burro Canyon Shooting Park when he collapsed shortly before 2 p.m and hit his head. He was given first aid at the scene and flown to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, where he was pronounced dead.

Stay Refreshed

June 9, 2011

When I took over firearms instruction in the academy the first thing I did was try to imbue everyone with the ideas that shooting was fun, anyone can do it, and if there is a problem it is only the technique, and not the person.

Take Your Training Seriously

June 8, 2011
Don't tell me, "If you want me on the clock, you'll pay me for it." I know many officers who have to pay out of their own pockets and take time off to attend top-notch training. Take control of your destiny. Planning to excel on the streets takes investment from you.

Targets and Target Systems

May 24, 2011

These 10 companies provide targets and targeting systems for law enforcement officers.

Tactical Shotgun Training at the U.S. Shooting Academy

May 17, 2011
The shotgun's biggest advantage over a carbine/rifle is the variety of ammunition. USSA stresses that you need to know how your shotgun performs with less lethal, buck shot and its various pellet sizes and slugs. Each behaves differently; it's your responsibility to know how.

Setting Goals: Aim High

May 16, 2011
A trusted firearms instructor recently expressed frustration with the recruits at his academy. Because some aren't natural shooters, he must constantly remind them that every shot is aimed. Projectiles don't miraculously appear on the target. The fundamentals are the same for each shot: you aim each one.

ILEETA: Top Trainers Gather in Chicagoland

May 3, 2011
The signs of the global budget woes did not stop several from attending. One interesting point this year was it appears more trainers attended on their own personal time and expense. This clearly shows the dedication of the professional trainers of this organization and their devotion to their calling as a law enforcement trainer.

Cubic Equips College with 'Tactical Village'

April 19, 2011
The contract for more than $700,000 is with College of Dupage, a 30,000-student community college in Glen Ellyn, a Chicago suburb. It operates the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA), one of six police academies in the state. The college is in the process of constructing a 66,000-square-foot facility called the Homeland Security Training Center.

Budget Simulators

April 19, 2011

Technological advancements allow companies to continually refine the quality of use-of-force simulators, but vendors have also been paying attention to the budget problems of public safety agencies that buy them.

You Just Won the Gunfight, Now What?

March 16, 2011
For many officers, this is where both the scenario and the officer's thought process will end. Just because you've put the bad guy down doesn't mean it's over. What should we be doing in those critical moments while waiting for backup to arrive?

Firearms Training Evolves at SIG Sauer's Academy

March 2, 2011
The SIG Sauer Academy is rapidly becoming a must-train location. The Epping, N.H., academy once offered only basic handgun shooting and armorer courses. Now, it offers competition shooting and advanced tactics for police and military units, including active-shooter response and executive protection.

One-Size-Fits-All Training

February 24, 2011

While it would be precipitous to say that the job is becoming more dangerous for women officers, it is not unreasonable to ask if more can be done to ensure their safety.

Perpetrator Moving Target Dummies

February 18, 2011
Officer Under Fire's Perpetrator is a remote-controlled range robot that is human-like in appearance, movement, and tactics, and shoots training projectiles at police officers in the range.
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