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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.

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.
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