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Training Simulators

August 10, 2009

The first law enforcement simulators were 16 mm projectors that flickered their filmed images onto sheets strung across shooting ranges. When the bad guy went for his gun, the officer had to fire and then await the judgement of his trainer as to whether it was a good shoot. Today's simulators are high-tech computer systems with digital projectors that play complex interactive scenarios. They are designed not only to teach officers when and how to shoot guns and less-lethal weapons but also how to talk to suspects to avoid escalation and confrontation.

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-3 Weapons Light

August 7, 2009

Overall I found the TLR-3 to be a fine light. With its interchangeable locking plates it is one of the most versatile weapon-mounted lights on the market.

Weapon Retention on the Ground

June 1, 2009

If you unexpectedly end up on the ground, you will be forced to make aggressive efforts to retain your firearm. Unfortunately, many law enforcement trainers focus on standing weapon retention techniques, which creates a training gap that leaves officers vulnerable when they find themselves in a ground fight.

Endangered Species

May 1, 2009

What are you going to do when they come and close down your range? That's a question many firearms trainers are asking themselves all across this country.

Target Systems

May 1, 2009

Expand your shooting range's capabilities with target systems that simulate human movements and improve training.

The Rimfire Alternative

May 1, 2009

What can we do to save money on training ammo? I believe you can conduct a portion of your firearms training with pistols chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge.

Shooting from a Boat

May 1, 2009

Unless you're able to have access to the open waters of the ocean, shooting from a boat is virtually impossible. So we have to do the next best thing. We need to duplicate the movement of a boat on a dry land-based range.

Virtual Reality Training

April 1, 2009

Today's simulators are high-tech computer systems with digital projectors that play complex interactive scenarios. They are designed not only to teach officers when and how to shoot guns and less-lethal weapons but also how to talk to suspects to avoid escalation and confrontation.

Survival is Your Responsibility

January 1, 2009

Recent "scientific" studies have shown that officer-involved shootings happen very quickly…DUH! One only needs to talk to any officer who has ever been involved in a shooting to figure that out.

Missing the Mark

November 1, 2008

If you are always on a range with yardage marked and you're standing in a perfect stance out in the open, stop it!

Ranger Series Ammunition

November 1, 2008
Winchester’s Ranger series of high-accuracy, low-recoil buckshot and rifled slugs meets law enforcement agencies’ demands of intensive shotgun weapons familiarization, instruction, and training. Each load is tailored to meet a specific need.

Frangible Training Cartridges

November 1, 2008
Greenshield are truly frangible, lead-free, full-energy training ammunition, designed to reduce health and safety hazards by eliminating exposure to lead and other heavy metals. The bullets are composed of a patented, copper-tin-polymer compound and do not require a jacket, so splash back and ricochet dangers are virtually eliminated – the projectiles disintegrate into powder upon impact with a hard surface.

S.F. Chief Admits that She Has Not Qualified with Duty Weapon in Years

June 5, 2008
San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong has acknowledged that she has gone years without qualifying with her service pistol.

Uncomfortable With Your Duty Gun?

April 18, 2008
I wasn't the only one out there that day faking my way through firearms training.

Go to a Gun Show

March 11, 2008
For the young recruit who is not firearms savvy, just browsing at a gun show can be an education in itself.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Teaching to the Test

March 1, 2008

One thing that's clear from the statistics is that law enforcement is becoming a more dangerous occupation. Which begs the question: Is the training that the average law enforcement officer receives adequate enough to help him or her counter the threats presented by the job?

We Don't Need (Certain) Firearms Instructors

January 22, 2008
What we don't need are firearms instructors—or any other instructors—that aren't interested in staying current, or don't want to be cross-trained in other high-risk disciplines. What we need are Force and Control Instructors.

Working with Problem Shooters

November 28, 2007
Many departments have a couple—or a few—officers that struggle each time qualification comes around. It then falls to the firearms training staff to get them through it.

Are You Safer with a More Complicated Duty Weapon?

August 28, 2007
There are those that would have you believe that you are safer if your firearm is more complicated and there are those, I am one of them, who argue steadfastly against that assertion because the primary purpose of your firearm is self-defense or the defense of others.

Keep Your Officers' Firearms Scores

May 31, 2007
Most departments do not keep firearms qualification scores, opting instead for a pass/fail system. They reason that it's better if plaintiffs don't have access to the written history of marginal performers for possible use in a lawsuit. This sounds like good risk management advice, but it's not.
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