The department used revolvers with 12-pound pulls until the 1990s, when then-Commissioner Raymond Kelly began issuing 9mm handguns. The manufacturer-recommended setting for the new pistols was a five-pound pull, but the NYPD kept the trigger pull at 12 pounds.
August 26, 2021
An officer with the South Kingstown (RI) Police Department reportedly shot himself in the leg during a training exercise on Wednesday.
October 15, 2020
"Agency training officers have to be up to speed with current trends and the ever-changing landscape in our judicial system. The need for updated, ongoing, and realistic firearms training has never been greater," IALEFI says.
January 7, 2020
An officer with the Houston Police Department accidentally shot himself during training on Tuesday morning.
December 4, 2019
Otto Communications celebrated National Shooting Sports Month, of which it is a sponsor, by treating employees to a day at Fox Valley Shooting Range in Elgin, IL.
September 3, 2019
The International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) 40th Annual Training Conference has been scheduled for April 26 through May 1, 2020 in Houston, TX. IALEFI is currently looking for instructors to submit courses for consideration.
July 31, 2019
SIG Sauer Academy, provider of high-quality firearms instruction and tactical training, has announced the award of a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 84 contract for firearms and tactical training.
July 17, 2019
The bullet fired during a firearms exercise that was not supposed to include live ammunition missed Sgt. Eric Fernandez's heart by only two inches.
June 27, 2019
Meggitt Training Systems is equipping a two-story firing range in Ohio and a dual-use one in North Carolina.
June 21, 2019
BallistiClean frangible slug and buckshot loads are made to provide uncompromising reliability and performance with Catalyst, which Federal calls the only 100% lead-free primer design proven as reliable as conventional lead styphnate primers.
June 12, 2019
AmChar Wholesale has announced the grand opening of AmChar Georgia: LE Gun Range & Store May 3rd and 4th. The company says this grand opening celebration is in honor of all local heroes, current and retired.
May 3, 2019
An officer with the Charleston Police Department was reportedly struck by a bullet when a gun was accidentally discharged during training at the agency's firearms range on Monday afternoon.
April 23, 2019
For traditional snap cap dry-fire practice in striker fire type pistols, the slide must be drawn back to cock the pistol, which then extracts and ejects the snap cap from the pistol. Lyman’s new A-Zoom StrikerCaps are made without a rim and are equipped with a centering O-ring which grips the chamber walls and keeps the snap cap in place in the chamber.
April 2, 2019
The FN 509 Training Pistol is an inert pistol made to provide law enforcement agencies and instructors a completely safe way to demonstrate the pistol's functionality in a classroom or range setting.
October 18, 2018
In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.
August 24, 2018