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Magpul: Art of the Dynamic Handgun

Magpul: Art of the Dynamic Handgun

Magpul Dynamics will release "Art of the Dynamic Handgun," a 4-DVD trainer, in February. The video emphasizes the use of a handgun under dynamic-stress situations. "Amateurs train until they get it right; professionals train until they get it wrong," Magpul founder Travis Haley says.

January 13, 2010

Cops vs. Cars

At presstime many things had still not been publicly released regarding the Devin Brown incident. LAPD detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and the FBI were all investigating the shooting. So it’s not known where Garcia was standing when he discharged 10 rounds into the Camry. And it’s not known if his use of deadly force was justified.

June 1, 2005

After the Echo

It’s her left hand, and there’s a gun in it. I quarter her head with my reticle. Then I see her gun hand come up fully in line with the entry team members. She straightens her arm as if taking aim, and I squeeze the trigger.

March 1, 2004

In the Crosshairs

In the Crosshairs

What happened that day in Texas should have served as a wake-up call to law enforcement agencies worldwide. But the Texas Tower incident was treated as an anomaly, a once-in-a-lifetime event that couldn't possibly happen again. And the law enforcement community has chosen to largely ignore this threat.

March 1, 2004

Dialing Long Distance

Dialing Long Distance

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.

November 1, 2003

Lead Vs. Steel

Lead Vs. Steel

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

April 1, 2003

Outgunned

Outgunned

There is a tendency among all law enforcement to believe that no matter the odds, their bravery and training can save the day. It’s an instinct that a good SWAT officer must overcome. Because believe it or not, there are times when even a SWAT team may be outgunned or otherwise need help.

March 1, 2003

On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

October 1, 2002

Improving the Odds

Improving the Odds

For some reason, most officers have a vision of a gunfight as being one shooter against another. The reality of such incidents is much different and even deadlier. An alarming number of police gunfights involve more than one bad guy against a single cop.

September 1, 2002

Precision Instrument

Precision Instrument

As the sear releases the striker and the primer ignites, it's now the rifle's job to deliver that bullet exactly where it must go.

September 1, 2002

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