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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.

Frangible Ammunition for Training and Safety: The Good and The Bad

May 30, 2007
I've been using frangible ammunition exclusively at Valhalla for almost four years now. We've been through several different brands and experienced some interesting results along the way. Let me share some of them with you.

Reality-Based Training

May 16, 2007
The phrase “Reality-Based Training” conjures up myriad images for the average law enforcement officer. It could mean working out in expensive interactive shoot houses, performing under stressful conditions in realistic scenarios, or simply training with your uniform on. The fact is that all of these things, and much more, can be part of a good Reality-Based Training (RBT) program.

How to Mark Your Training Weapons

May 9, 2007
In the last decade, there has been a significant rise in the number of officers killed in training by live weapons. This is documented in Ken Murray’s book “Training at the Speed of Life.”

Practice the Way You Want to Play

February 1, 2007

One of the principles we "win" by is "practice the way you want to play." But one of the things we sometimes forget with our modern conveniences and comforts is that we want that practice to be as close to "game conditions" as possible.

Training the Trainers

November 1, 2006

"Amateurs do it till they get it right. Professionals do it till they can't get it wrong." That's one of the mantras of Jeff Gonzalez, director of training for Trident Concepts.

Qualification Targets TorsoPro

November 1, 2006
Qualification Targets’ TorsoPro is an anatomical reproduction of the upper torso that is capable of withstanding more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition (depending on caliber and concentration of fire). This 3D target weighs less than 20 pounds and measures 42 inches high and 19 inches wide at the shoulders. The TorsoPro provides a life-like response to hits and can also be used for knife and baton training.

Up Close, Personal, and Violent

September 1, 2006

Most attacks on law enforcement officers occur at a range of 10 feet. Are you training for them?

Dangerous Lookalikes

September 1, 2006

Improper use of Airsoft, BB, and pellet guns on the street can cause deadly confusion for law enforcement.

Accu-Net GripMaster

September 1, 2006
The GripMaster hand exerciser has been used by the U.S. Military and Federal Law Enforcement to improve shooting accuracy. When using the device, each finger individually conditions its own muscles and tendons by exercising with its own spring, resulting in increased hand, wrist, and forearm strength.

Airsoft: Toy or Training Tool?

August 1, 2006

Can a gun that fires plastic BBs really serve as a viable training tool for law enforcement?

Elite Target Systems TAC II Turning Target

May 1, 2006
Elite Target Systems has developed a portable, self-contained turning target system. The system simultaneously presents or hides two silhouette targets to the firing line through the use of a wireless remote control with a range of up to 1,000 feet and an innovative dual target drive train with an intuitive user interface. The TAC II can be used inside or outside. It will stand up to 30 mph winds, but will collapse into a package 60x8.5x6.5 inches deep and weighs only 26 pounds.

Fighting with a Carbine

May 1, 2006

Old West sheriffs and marshals often carried a Colt .45 called the Peacemaker. But that .45 had the limitations of all handguns, so savvy Western lawmen also kept a short-barreled repeating rifle like a Winchester in their saddle bags. They knew that in a real gunfight, a carbine is the real “peace maker.”

First-Class Training

April 1, 2006

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a heaven where noble warriors spend their days training and fighting and in the evenings the sick and dead are magically cured in time for bountiful feasts.

Meister Bullets Training Cartridges

March 1, 2006
Meister Bullets, best known for its Cowboy Action Shooting bullets and ammunition, is expanding its new line of LE training ammunition with the introduction of four new cartridges designed for law enforcement training. The cartridges consist of a FMJ .223 Remington with a 55-grain Spitzer bullet, .40 S&W RN with either a lead or FMJ bullet, and a copper-plated version of the newly introduced .45 ACP 230-grain LRN.

10 Essential Skills You Need to Win a Gunfight

March 1, 2006

The great Bill Jordan once said: "There is no second-place winner in a gunfight." Even if you take nothing else away from this article, I ask that you train to win any gunfight that you become involved in, not survive it, but win it.

Real Action Paintball SIG Sauer 226 Training Replica

February 1, 2006
Real Action Paintball’s RAP226 is a 1-to-1 scale replica of the legendary Sig Sauer 226. The RAP226 is designed to replicate the look, feel, and functionality of the real Sig 226 handgun widely used by law enforcement agencies around the world. The RAP226 functions like a real handgun with strong blowback action. It is powered by a refillable, internal, built-in CO2 reservoir inside the handgrip which can shoot 30 rounds of .43 caliber paintballs per each fill.

Laser Shot Livefire Simulation System

December 1, 2005
A new realistic training system from Laser Shot goes beyond normal simulators, allowing officers to draw actual guns and fire at a simulator screen. Laser Shot’s new Live-fire Simulation Trainer is a combination of hardware and software that allows the operator to project simulator scenarios onto a special rubber screen. The screen is self sealing and can absorb thousands of rounds of live fire.

Maxsell Walther Blank-Firing Replicas

October 1, 2005
Walther blank-firing replica guns are now available in the United States through distributor Maxsell Corp. These automatics incorporate 9mmPA ammunition that is larger and 20 percent louder than the former 8mm ammo. Importation of these realistic replicas has been approved by ATF as complying with all U.S. safety laws.
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