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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.

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.
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