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Real World Weapon Retention Tactics

January 29, 2016

Retention holsters have their benefits and can help you defeat some gun grabs, but all officers also need to know how to defeat the attacker physically during a gun grab attack.

Take Your Firearms Training Seriously

December 28, 2015

We talked to the officers in question after each event, telling them they needed to slow down enough to be able to make correct decisions and to get good solid hits high center mass on the targets. One of the officers later asked me how they are supposed to balance slowing down with wanting to shoot quickly enough to not get shot during a real incident.

Keep Your Patrol Rifle on Safe

November 10, 2015

While the topic of how to use the mechanical safety on a patrol rifle may seem to be a relatively minor issue, it's one that is worthy of some thought.

Time to Get Real

October 28, 2015

The reality of close-quarter engagements is that they are some of the most dangerous situations faced by law enforcement officers. Statistics show that a majority of attacks against officers occur in close quarters during initial or first-contact situations.

Instinct and Knife Attack Defense

September 4, 2015

It is ridiculous to think that an officer could take a single defensive tactics course that teaches specific techniques for knife defense and then be prepared for a knife attack.

Don't Reach for the Keys

August 31, 2015

Reaching into a vehicle and taking the keys to prevent a suspect from driving off is a tactical error that has sent many an officer for medical treatment.

Strength in Numbers

June 30, 2015

If at all possible, arrests should be made using the principle of mass, which means having two officers for every suspect you arrest. There are two advantages to this: the arrestee is less likely to resist and two officers are more likely to be able to control the suspect if needed.

Moving While Shooting

May 31, 2015

There are a number of benefits to shooting while moving. First, a moving target is a much harder target to hit than one that is stationary. Secondly, it lessens that action-versus-reaction gap

Reacting to Gun Grabs

April 30, 2015

In addition to the built-in retention of your holster, there are some techniques and tactics that you need to know in order to keep your duty weapon in place during a physical altercation.

Carrying After Retirement

March 31, 2015

From middle age through our senior years, most of us start to experience some physical problems that can make shooting a handgun accurately much more difficult. Let's look at how you can address each of them.

Fight from the Guard on the Ground

February 6, 2015

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

Critical Space

January 30, 2015

Law enforcement personnel have known for decades that the majority of gunfights involving police occur inside 10 feet. Critical Space shooting techniques take into account the close proximity officers must operate in with both citizens and suspects. 

Revisiting the "21-Foot Rule"

September 18, 2014

The so-called "21-Foot Rule" was born and soon spread throughout the law enforcement community. But is the "21-Foot Rule" a forensic fact or a police myth?

Countering Gun Grabs on the Ground

August 30, 2014

Even a well-trained officer can find him- or herself on the ground when initiating an arrest. Things happen quickly and things can get ugly quickly. Be sure that you are ready to counter any grabs for your weapons.

Suspect Contact and Control

May 2, 2014

It's critically important for you to be able to control the suspect at the point of initial contact, and it is equally important for you to have control tactic options once the initial contact is made.

Defending Against a Ground Attack

February 27, 2014

One of the worst-case scenarios for officers is to be on the ground with assailants sitting on top of them punching or choking them. In order to train for this worst-case scenario, your tactics need to be simple and effective.

Reconsidering Carotid Control

January 30, 2014

The carotid restraint control hold is a valuable force option. When applied by a competent end-user, the hold is quick and highly effective and is absent of any evidence of traumatic injury.

Just Breathe

June 11, 2010

Besides the critical benefit that controlled breathing can provide for someone with a life-threatening injury, it has daily applications that can help you perform your job better.

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.

Keep It Real

December 1, 2007

As you attempt to make an arrest, you are on full alert, not knowing who the suspect is, what the suspect is capable of, or what the suspect is willing to do. Even on a so-called "routine" stop, this time the offender could be a time bomb waiting to explode.

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