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Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Stryke Taclite Pant
Daniel Defense v5 Lightweight M4 Carbine

Daniel Defense v5 Lightweight M4 Carbine

The weight difference between the Daniel Defense v5 Lightweight and a standard M4 was immediately noticeable, nearly 10 ounces. That's a lot of weight if you have to work an operation for hours. The standard M4 has a short carbine railed forearm compared to the 12-inch mid length of the v5 Lightweight.

December 16, 2011

Product Test: RideOut's Storm Quest and Carbon Comfort Saddles
Police Product Test: SOG Knives' EOD PowerLock

Police Product Test: SOG Knives' EOD PowerLock

I have noticed that the EOD PowerLock has improved in several ways. It now has a true needle-nose plier that will give you a fine point when you need it to grasp and pinch small items.

November 22, 2011

Police Product Test: 782 Gear's Rogue Parka

Police Product Test: 782 Gear's Rogue Parka

The Rogue is 782's flagship parka. The fabric makes this "hard-shell" jacket virtually waterproof. It is also quiet. Most "hard-shells'" make that swishing sound that is not only annoying but can give you away when you require stealth.

November 22, 2011

Trauma Care on the Front Lines of Patrol

Trauma Care on the Front Lines of Patrol

North American Rescue's combat medical training provides police first responders with basic focused training on applying pressure dressings, tourniquets, haemostatic agents, control hypothermia, as well as how to reduce tension pneumothorax.

November 11, 2011

Police Product Test: Under Armour Valsetz and Speed Freak Boots
Transitioning from Carbine To Handgun at Close Range

Transitioning from Carbine To Handgun at Close Range

A typical two-day pistol-carbine course splits off one day for handgun and a second for carbine. At Redback One, the handgun or long gun are operated as the scenario dictated. This is done, because training director Jason Falla believes your primary weapon is your long gun.

October 6, 2011

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Zone Assault Pack
Police Product Test: Benchmade Triage Knife
Police Product Test: Original S.W.A.T. WinX2 Boots
Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty

Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty

Many of the fixed blades built for law enforcement are designed for heavy-duty applications: cutting seat belts and harnesses, hacking through underbrush, breaking windows, prying open doors (not recommended), or they can even be used to puncture liquid containers. These uses will generally destroy any pocket knife you might carry.

June 22, 2011

Carbine Fundamentals

Carbine Fundamentals

To show what your carbine can do and to test or improve your skills, LAV uses his 4-10 Drill. This is shooting at four distances — single-position shooting at 100 yards prone, 75 yards seated, 50 yards kneeling and 25 yards standing in 1 minute, 45 seconds, 30 seconds, and 15 seconds. Fire 10 shots at each distance.

June 22, 2011

Handgun Fundamentals

Handgun Fundamentals

The key to be high speed, low drag is to master the basics. Fundamental courses are the bread and butter for any training operation; you'll always pick up something to improve your shooting.

June 16, 2011

Tactical Shotgun Training at the U.S. Shooting Academy

Tactical Shotgun Training at the U.S. Shooting Academy

The shotgun's biggest advantage over a carbine/rifle is the variety of ammunition. USSA stresses that you need to know how your shotgun performs with less lethal, buck shot and its various pellet sizes and slugs. Each behaves differently; it's your responsibility to know how.

May 17, 2011