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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.

Meister Bullets Law Enforcement Cartridge

October 1, 2005
Cast bullet manufacturer Meister Bullets, best known for its Cowboy Action Shooting bullets and ammunition, has a new cartridge specifically for law enforcement training. The Meister LE .45 training round consists of a 230-grain RN hard-cast lead bullet and uses Vihtavuori powder for a clean powder burn and consistent powder drop which results in a very low “extreme spread.”

Finding Your Shooting Stance

August 1, 2005

Over the years different stances, or shooting platforms, have come and gone with various names attached to them.

SWAT Snipers

August 1, 2005

For as long as most active SWAT operators have been police officers, there has been one gospel truth about SWAT sniper operations: the 70-Yard Rule. Ask any SWAT sniper what is the average range of a police sniper shooting, and he will answer, “About 70 yards.” Ask him the source of his data, and he will say, “FBI statistics.”

Flash Target Sensor System

July 1, 2005
The Flash Target sensor system is designed to confirm long-range, short-range, or tactical target shots by generating a flash each time the target is hit. The flash is visible up to 1,000 yards and resets in approximately one to two seconds. The Flash Target system can be affixed to the back of a target with a Velcro attachment.

MPRI-Beamhit 390 Series

July 1, 2005
The MPRI-Beamhit 390 series is an interactive small arms training system that uses a video training simulator, which provides judgmental shoot/no shoot scenarios, full-sized target engagement, and other skill-building exercises. Officers can use default training videos or create their own using standard video formats such as .avi or .mpeg.

Torture Testing

June 1, 2005

All holsters are not created equal. You know that. You also know that different types of holsters are designed to be used for different police applications. But what you may not know is how to evaluate holsters for quality, fit, retention, and general function.

Range Days in Paradise

January 1, 2004

A career in law enforcement on the warm and sunny island of Oahu may seem like a dream come true to most of the readers of POLICE. And after training with nearly 30 officers from the Honolulu Police Department, I can assure you that the reality is just as great as you imagine.

Dialing Long Distance

November 1, 2003

We all know that most police-involved shootings develop at a range of just a few feet. But there are exceptions. It’s not easy to hit a target in combat at long range with a pistol. But it can be done.

How to Improve Marksmanship

June 1, 2003

History has shown over and over again that merely shooting a set course of fire, or qualification course, will not truly prepare you for an armed confrontation. Yet, agencies continue to schedule officers for firearms qualification only three to four times a year. Is it any wonder why our hit ratio in gunfights hovers at 20 percent?

Preventing Training Tragedies: Friendly Fire

January 1, 2003

Of all training accidents, police officers shooting each other in simulation drills are the most tragic. They are also the most difficult for some officers and civilians to comprehend.

One-Hand Engagement

November 1, 2002

You don't like doing it, I don't like doing it…no one I know likes shooting with one hand. But quite often, how you shoot determines whether or not you go back to the street or end up in an office job riding a desk.

Centers of Higher Learning

April 1, 2002

Although most agencies supply their officers with basic firearms training, there are reasons that law enforcement officers are some of the most active attendees of specialized gun training academies.

The Quick and Accurate Draw

February 1, 2002

The ultimate goal of any defensive pistol-training program is to stop a life-threatening attack against you or another innocent party. You have to know how to shoot consistently and accurately to save lives.

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