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Is the 1911 Still Viable for Law Officers?

September 30, 2010
The main reason the M1911 is so successful is its grip angle. It's a natural pointer. The pistol takes advantage of the hand's natural geometry to promote accuracy, and the angle also makes the gun a pleasure to shoot. Having said that, certain steps must be taken to make the M1911 ready for carry.

Hufcor Wall Systems Chooses Action Target as Global Representative

September 15, 2010
Movable wall systems-manufacturer Hufcor has chosen Action Target to represent FlexTact reconfigurable simunitions wall systems to law enforcement and military markets worldwide. The Hufcor FlexTact system provides scenarios of multiple building layouts using specially designed wall panels suspended from an overhead tracking system.

Dry Firing: Reinforcing the Fundamentals

September 15, 2010
Dry firing can be done almost anywhere. Once you have decided to implement this course of action, you must develop a plan on paper and stick to it.

National Rifle Association and Law Enforcement: Celebrating 50 Years of Teamwork

September 13, 2010

From its founding, one of the NRA's most important missions has been to improve the firearms prowess of Americans who may be called to serve their country in the armed forces. And since 1960, the organization has also helped train another kind of warrior: the law enforcement officer.

How to Grip Your Gun

September 9, 2010

Having a firm grip on your semi-automatic handgun is key for several reasons, the most important of which is to avoid what's commonly called "limp wristing" the gun. When a shooter has a weak or loose grip on the gun, it usually results in the firearm not cycling properly, causing the gun to jam. A firm grip will also help you on assignments, where you need to fire from a marine platform. Read "Perfecting Your Handgun Grip" for more. Photos courtesy of Michael Rayburn.

Weather Tracker, Targeting Calculator

August 10, 2010
Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters has partnered with Horus Vision to release the Kestrel Ballistics Weather Tracker with Horus ATrag Software, a rugged handheld weather monitoring device equipped with an integrated ballistics calculator.

Meggitt Training Systems Installs First Wireless Targeting System In Georgia

August 4, 2010
The XWT system eliminates the requirement to replace frayed cables and to continually adjust the tension of cables and pulleys found on traditional target retrievers. The XWT system is operated via wireless communication with a touch-screen controller.

Jumpstart Your Brain

July 15, 2010

It's hard to imagine that a pair of goggles could train the brain to more quickly recognize and respond to threats, but that's exactly what ARE Innovations' training goggles do.

Practicing With a .22 Target Pistol

June 8, 2010
Most officers have incorporated the .22 at some point during their careers or may have become familiar with it during their youth through informal target practice and plinking. For those who want to improve their qualification scores and increase their confidence on the street, an effective next step is a dedicated target pistol designed around the .22 cartridge.

Ready, Aim, Fire

May 11, 2010

From portable standing targets to track-mounted systems, you can tailor your shooting practice to your needs and budget.

ILEETA: Force Panel Debates Point Shooting vs. Aimed Fire

April 27, 2010
The panel discussed the issue in terms of training and officer-involved shootings. And it concluded that point shooting may be what happens in a gunfight but to point shoot well under stress officers need to aim when they train.

ILEETA: Trainers Go Hands On With Simulators

April 22, 2010
One of the best things about attending the International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association conference held this week in the Chicago area is that trainers get some serious hands-on experience with some of the latest training tools, including use-of-force simulators.

Running Up the Score

April 22, 2010

The purpose of this article is to pass on a few observations and suggestions that might help law enforcement officers and their employing agencies improve firearms training, especially for those officers who find it difficult to qualify with their issued firearms.

The Force Scientist

March 23, 2010

Since 2004, POLICE-TREXPO keynote speaker Dr. Bill Lewinski and his team have dedicated themselves not only to researching human performance factors under stress and fear but also disseminating the research of other academics to rank-and-file officers.

Professional Turning Target System

February 26, 2010
Qualification Targets has increased the range of its remote transmitter with a new antenna for the company's Professional Turning Target System.

Massad Ayoob's Judicious Use of Force (Part 2 of 4)

February 16, 2010

Prolific firearms instructor, author and competitive shooter Massad Ayoob teaches the fundamentals of deadly force during his "Judicious Use of Force" workshop at the Lethal Force Institute (LFI).

Game Over

February 12, 2010

ADSI, which specializes in the production of transparent and opaque armor for the U.S. military and the engineering of shooting ranges, has teamed up with an undisclosed German company to create one of the world's most sophisticated and versatile live fire simulators, the T2 Training System.

Spokane Officer and Firearms Instructor's Will to Win

February 8, 2010

This news report features Spokane officer Tracie Meidl, a firearms instructor with the department who describes her approach to the job. She also recounts the story of her brush with an armed gunman who confronted her with a shotgun."You have to have the will to win, the will to survive," she says.

Owens CC First Responder Training

January 25, 2010

Owens Community College offers scenario-based training to first responders via its Center for Emergency Preparedness in Toledo, Ohio. The facility features a Firearms Training System (FATS), an interactive simulated system designed to provide training in the handling and use of small and supporting firearms, as well as confronting hostile assailants.

Massad Ayoob's Judicious Use of Force (Part 1 of 4)

January 13, 2010

Prolific firearms instructor, author and competitive shooter Massad Ayoob teaches the fundamentals of deadly force during his "Judicious Use of Force" workshop at the Lethal Force Institute (LFI).

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