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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

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

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

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

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training

Students who have attended the D.R.A.W. School say the results can be impressive. “When we went to the range for live-fire training after the first D.R.A.W. School class, the results were instantly apparent. Not only were officers quicker out of the holster, their first shot was right on target, and their follow-up shots were faster and much more accurate,” says Lt. Jason Graham, training coordinator with the Wake Forest (NC) Police Department.

March 11, 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

Take Your Firearms Training Seriously

Take Your Firearms Training Seriously

We talked to the officers in question after each event, telling them they needed to slow down enough to be able to make correct decisions and to get good solid hits high center mass on the targets. One of the officers later asked me how they are supposed to balance slowing down with wanting to shoot quickly enough to not get shot during a real incident.

December 28, 2015

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

Carrying After Retirement

Carrying After Retirement

From middle age through our senior years, most of us start to experience some physical problems that can make shooting a handgun accurately much more difficult. Let's look at how you can address each of them.

March 31, 2015

Critical Space

Critical Space

Law enforcement personnel have known for decades that the majority of gunfights involving police occur inside 10 feet. Critical Space shooting techniques take into account the close proximity officers must operate in with both citizens and suspects. 

January 30, 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

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