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Police Trainer Says Officers Should "Practice What You Suck At"

Police Trainer Says Officers Should "Practice What You Suck At"

Todd Fletcher—owner and lead instructor for Combative Firearms Training and 2022 ILEETA Trainer of the Year—delivers a course titled, "Practice What You Suck At" during which he emphasizes the importance of working on skills that improving your weaknesses and take you outside of your comfort zone.

May 9, 2022

Sheriff's Call to Shoot Home Intruders Prompts Reminders on Armed Citizens

Sheriff's Call to Shoot Home Intruders Prompts Reminders on Armed Citizens

Sheriff Bob Johnson's remarks at recent a news conference are tacit commentary on one of the most interesting outcomes of the de-funding and de-policing movement in America—record numbers of Americans are becoming first-time gun owners and defending themselves against rising crime.

April 29, 2022

Two Truths

Two Truths

Earlier this week, I was honored to be among a small handful of people to be selected to be one of the speakers at the Emerson Hour at ILEETA 2021.

March 26, 2021

Preparing for the Prospect of a "Suicide by Cop" Incident
Ambush Attack: 8 Tips for Avoiding—or Surviving—Ambush Attacks
Training School Teachers and Administrators to Respond to Active Killers

Training School Teachers and Administrators to Respond to Active Killers

Very few people who get into teaching have the mental, emotional, or physical fortitude to use deadly force when under imminent threat. However, every teacher should receive some level of active shooter response training—everyone should have at least some idea of what to do in an attack.

October 12, 2018

Do Not Tweak Your Service Weapon

Do Not Tweak Your Service Weapon

Most all departments have regulations regarding the modification of departmental issue/carry weapons. There are stories of weapons that failed to operate as designed due to poorly attempted modifications by the untrained and/or unskilled.

December 11, 2013

Protecting Our Students and Teachers

Protecting Our Students and Teachers

In northern Kentucky, we are proposing the P.O.S.T. (Protecting Our Students and Teachers) program, which focuses on two aspects—deterrence and immediate armed response.

October 4, 2013

Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt
14 Ways To Make Training Safer

14 Ways To Make Training Safer

One of the mottos of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) is "When safety is taken for granted, take injury for granted."

April 16, 2013

10-8's 1911 Pistol Operator Course

10-8's 1911 Pistol Operator Course

To help 1911 users diagnose, correct, and maintain their fussy firearm, the training arm of 10-8 Performance offers a 1911 diagnostics and operation course. The staff of 10-8 Consulting is made up of fulltime or retired officers who carry or carried 1911s as their duty weapon, including founder Hilton Yam.

June 12, 2012

5 Drills To Improve Weapon Handling

5 Drills To Improve Weapon Handling

These five range drills will improve your shooting, moving, weapon manipulation, reloading, and transitioning from one weapon to another. To up the ante, use a stopwatch to time the drill to improve stress inoculation.

March 8, 2012

Combat Shotgun Basics

Combat Shotgun Basics

Let's consider several basic attributes of the tactical shotgun. When loaded with shells carrying multiple projectiles, such as 00 buck, it's a short range (under 30 yards) weapon that delivers minimal penetration. When paired with rifled slugs, it becomes effective out to 100 yards and can offer substantial penetration.

November 15, 2011

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

3 Basic Firearm Drills To Improve Your Accuracy

3 Basic Firearm Drills To Improve Your Accuracy

As a retired law enforcement officer, I can vouch for three fundamental training drills that will improve your firearms proficiency—dry firing, the ball-and-dummy technique, and the ready up drill. Let's review these three in more detail.

September 30, 2011

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