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Are We Teaching Cops To Run?

Are We Teaching Cops To Run?

When a gunfight begins you need to end it, period. But many of you have been taught that your first need is to find cover. Which may be teaching you to run away from a fight instead of doing your duty, which is to "run toward the gunfire."

August 19, 2011

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

What are you going to do when they come and close down your range? That's a question many firearms trainers are asking themselves all across this country.

May 1, 2009

SWAT Snipers

For as long as most active SWAT operators have been police officers, there has been one gospel truth about SWAT sniper operations: the 70-Yard Rule. Ask any SWAT sniper what is the average range of a police sniper shooting, and he will answer, “About 70 yards.” Ask him the source of his data, and he will say, “FBI statistics.”

August 1, 2005

Range Training in Paradise

Range Training in Paradise

A career in law enforcement on the warm and sunny island of Oahu may seem like a dream come true to most of the readers of POLICE. And after training with nearly 30 officers from the Honolulu Police Department, I can assure you that the reality is just as great as you imagine.

January 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

Preventing Training Tragedies: Friendly Fire

Preventing Training Tragedies: Friendly Fire

Of all training accidents, police officers shooting each other in simulation drills are the most tragic. They are also the most difficult for some officers and civilians to comprehend.

January 1, 2003

Centers of Higher Learning

Centers of Higher Learning

Although most agencies supply their officers with basic firearms training, there are reasons that law enforcement officers are some of the most active attendees of specialized gun training academies.

April 1, 2002

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