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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.

Communicate, Move, Shoot

July 1, 2001

These three skills can offer simple solutions to often complicated problems in the field.

Concealed Carry: Thoughts for Plainclothes Officers

May 1, 2001

For many investigators their handgun is their primary weapon. Consequently, it must be the most effective tool they can have. Here are some thoughts on the selection process of both the handgun and the ever-important holster it's carried in.

Gunsite Announces the Chief's and Sheriff's Special Class

April 1, 2001
For twenty-four years, elite military teams and police trainers have gone to GUNSITE to learn the techniques they teach to their own people.

Range Instruction Simulator

January 1, 2001
The AIS/PRISim (Professional Range Instruction Simulator) system offers some of the most realistic training available in the use-of-force simulator market today. The system uses MPEGII quality video with up-to-date scenarios and an ever-expanding library to choose from. PRISim incorporates a Shootback cannon that fires a 68-caliber nylon ball at the trainee when the scenario shoots, reminding the trainee that their cover is anything but perfect.

Range Designers Step Up To Today’s Challenges

December 1, 2000

Increased urbanization has created new conflicts with shooting ranges used by law enforcement agencies, defense installations, as well as civilian gun clubs across the United States and Canada.

Firing Practice Helps Make Survival Possible

August 1, 2000

Personal investigation indicates that only about 25 percent of officers practice on their own time.  Supervisors, concerned by a low hit rate in critical incidents, may push for better handguns and advanced training.  But officers are responsible for their own safety and should practice on their own.

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