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Pre-Attack Warning Signs

Pre-Attack Warning Signs

Stay alert to the cues of a potential attack so you can act appropriately before it's too late.

November 13, 2019

Working in Low Light

Working in Low Light

Criminals like the dark, and we have to know how to counter their use of poorly lit locations and nighttime hiding places.

July 13, 2018

Don't Fear the Recoil

Don't Fear the Recoil

Some agencies have sold off their shotguns or traded them away in favor of the rifle. Rifles are great, but so are shotguns, and you should have both.

August 9, 2016

Shooting from the Hip

Shooting from the Hip

Hip shooting can give you the edge you need to defeat an assailant that's close to you. At close distances all we're looking for is hits on a human-sized target.

March 4, 2016

Moving While Shooting

Moving While Shooting

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

May 31, 2015

Realistic Gunfight Training

Realistic Gunfight Training

Even though we are told to keep our distance from subjects to give us time to react to a threat, that's not always realistic. We have to move in and close the distance to deal with people on a daily basis, and our training should reflect that.

December 31, 2014

Off-Duty Tactics for Street and Home

Off-Duty Tactics for Street and Home

As law enforcement officers we find it hard to think of ourselves as "victims." We tend to think that robberies, burglaries, and home invasions happen to other people, not to us. After all, we're the cops. Unfortunately, crime can affect anyone, even us.

January 23, 2013

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Let me give you a flashlight technique that will work under stress, in any conditions, on any terrain, and inside any building. It's as simple as this: Turn the damn light on and point it at what you're trying to shoot.

January 25, 2012

Survival is Your Responsibility

Survival is Your Responsibility

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.

January 1, 2009

The Head Butt

The Head Butt

One only need look back at soccer’s World Cup series of 2006 and the devastating head butt delivered by French player Zinedine Zidane to Italy’s Marco Materazzi to realize how effective this tactic really is. Although you may not possess the timing or the athleticism of a professional soccer player, the head butt is still a devastating tool for anyone—including law enforcement.

May 1, 2007

Finding Your Shooting Stance

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

August 1, 2005

Countering Canine Attacks

Countering Canine Attacks

You have no choice. You draw your service weapon and fire three rounds into the dog. Two find their mark in its chest cavity, while the third rips through one of its front legs. It takes a few more paces, collapses, and dies.

March 1, 2003

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