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Looking Back: Less-Lethal, Qualification Courses, and Earthquakes
Writing a Handgun Optics Policy

Writing a Handgun Optics Policy

If your agency is allowing officers to use red dot sights on duty pistols, then it needs to have a policy that covers issues such as training, equipment, and qualification protocols.

March 9, 2020

Starting a Duty Pistol Red Dot Optic Program
The Case for Laser Sighting

The Case for Laser Sighting

Not only does a laser sighting system enhance firearm accuracy when an officer is under attack, it can also help de-escalate violent confrontations.

June 30, 2019

Adding More Realism to Training

Adding More Realism to Training

Officers perform better when their training includes drills and scenarios that require them to use their skills in context under realistic conditions.

April 4, 2018

Free Law Enforcement Training

Free Law Enforcement Training

Here's a look at four programs that offer high-quality training for free (or extremely low cost) to sworn officers.

March 2, 2018

Blowback Laser Trainer: The Practice Gun

Blowback Laser Trainer: The Practice Gun

Featuring the ergonomics of a duty gun and significant felt recoil, the Blowback Laser Trainer was designed for law enforcement firearms instruction for both the novice and the expert shooter.

January 3, 2018

APB360: The Training Tracker

APB360: The Training Tracker

APB360's software is a versatile tool that can save agencies time and money by maintaining training records and inventory in one database.

December 4, 2017

Accessing and Drawing the Tools on Your Belt
Range Training Equipment
Train Like You Mean It

Train Like You Mean It

Not every law enforcement agency has the resources to build a brand-new facility from the ground up. But there are many ways to upgrade department facilities and improve officers' training experiences to help them succeed.

March 13, 2017

Tactical Illuminator Training

Tactical Illuminator Training

Over the last 10 years of sharing what I have learned about weapon-mounted lights, I have heard the same questions, concerns, and training issues from departments around the country. I have found that discussing Jeff Cooper's Rules of Firearms Safety in reverse is an easy way to hit all of the bases for a solid tactical illuminator training program.

March 13, 2017

Grip, Trigger Control, and Aiming

Grip, Trigger Control, and Aiming

I refer to grip, trigger control, and aiming as the trifecta of handgun techniques. In the final analysis it is these three essential fundamentals that must be anchored firmly into your skill set.

September 6, 2016

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

21st-Century Firearms Training

21st-Century Firearms Training

To help officers gain more advanced firearms skills Speller and the team at Fenix Training developed the Law Enforcement D.R.A.W. School Firearms Training program.

May 4, 2016