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Real World Weapon Retention

Real World Weapon Retention

Often, the techniques we teach fail to address fully the reality of a violent, unpredictable attack aimed at taking away an officer's gun. Attacks are varied and unpredictable; our responses must be the same. The key is to balance structured techniques with options and variation.

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Selecting a Concealed Carry System

Selecting a Concealed Carry System

When carrying a concealed weapon, the entire carry system must be considered. You need to think about not only the firearm (which we won't cover here), but also the belt, the holster, and any required support equipment such as reloads, tactical light, knife, handcuffs, and OC.

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Staph: The Hidden Training Hazard

Responsible for 18,650 deaths nationwide a year—150 percent as many deaths as caused by AIDS—the monster is microscopic, extremely aggressive, and damned difficult to kill. The monster is a microbe called Staphylococcus.

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Virtual Reality Training

Virtual Reality Training

Today's simulators are high-tech computer systems with digital projectors that play complex interactive scenarios. They are designed not only to teach officers when and how to shoot guns and less-lethal weapons but also how to talk to suspects to avoid escalation and confrontation.

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Duty Boots

Duty Boots

Find the right black boots for your shift. Read our product roundup that includes 5.11 Tactical, BlackHawk, Bates, Danner, Haix, Lowa, Magnum, Original S.W.A.T., OTB Footwear, Ridge Footwaer, Timberland Pro, and Thorogood.

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Duty Uniforms

Find the right uniform for your shift. Read our product roundup that includes 5.11 Tactical, Elbeco, Fechheimer, Red the Uniform Tailor and The Force.

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April Fools

April Fools

The fourth month of the year is generally pleasant. But as the month progresses, the dates mark the anniversaries of illicit and sinister events and the fools of April are no longer funny.

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N3 IWB Holster

N3 IWB Holster

The new professional-grade inside-the-waistband N3 holster is the third evolution in Galco’s NSA design series. The offset belt loop offers an extremely flat profile and excellent stability, while the reinforced mouth allows a smooth and easy return to the holster after the draw. A raised sweat guard protects the pistol from corrosive perspiration and also protects your skin from hard steel.

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S.O.B. Holster

S.O.B. Holster

DeSantis concealed carry holsters give you a variety of choices to carry on your ankle, on your belt, or behind your back. The DeSantis S.O.B. (Small of Back) holster secures your handgun in one of the most discreet carry positions. Features include unlined leather construction, 1.75-inch belt slots, and a tension device for a secure fit.

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Inside the Waistband Holster

Inside the Waistband Holster

Fobus’ Inside the Waistband holster is the first IWB designed by Fobus. It is contoured to allow a full range of motion while in use and makes the handgun appear almost invisible inside the waistband. The holster is lightweight and allows single-hand reholstering.