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 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
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
Accept the fact that a suicide-by-cop incident could happen to you on any call on every shift you work.
May 1, 2020
The threat of ambush is ever-present. There is a growing war on cops in America, and the probability of being the victim of such an attack is increasing. Be vigilant, always.
May 31, 2019
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
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
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
The kilt is open and cool, a lot nicer than the snug summer shorts we wear. At first, I took some ribbing from fellow officers.
July 10, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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