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Learning from the Past

Learning from the Past

By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.

October 16, 2017

Instinct and Knife Attack Defense

Instinct and Knife Attack Defense

It is ridiculous to think that an officer could take a single defensive tactics course that teaches specific techniques for knife defense and then be prepared for a knife attack.

September 4, 2015

Winning a Knife Fight

Winning a Knife Fight

How many times do we consider what we would do if someone introduced a knife into a fight in which we were already engaged? Do we have the ability to draw and fire? Can we create distance or even defend ourselves properly in order to survive the attack? These are questions rarely addressed.

February 11, 2015

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Overview

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Overview

One of the reasons why this year's POLICE-TREXPO conference was so memorable was the quality of the instructors. The POLICE-TREXPO staff assembled some of the top educators and speakers in law enforcement to present a widely varied schedule of classes.

October 27, 2011

5 Ways to Survive Edged Weapon Threats
Patrol Rifle as Close Quarters Weapon
Rethinking Knife Training

Rethinking Knife Training

The chance that you will ever use a blade as a weapon in the course of your law enforcement duties is slim. It's far more likely that someone will attack you with a blade. Still, you carry knives. So you need to know how to use them. More importantly, the bad guys carry knives so you need to know how to counter them.

September 17, 2009

Weapon Retention on the Ground

Weapon Retention on the Ground

If you unexpectedly end up on the ground, you will be forced to make aggressive efforts to retain your firearm. Unfortunately, many law enforcement trainers focus on standing weapon retention techniques, which creates a training gap that leaves officers vulnerable when they find themselves in a ground fight.

June 1, 2009

Real World Weapon Retention

Real World Weapon Retention

Often, the techniques we teach fail to address fully the reality of a violent, unpredictable attack aimed at taking away an officer's gun. Attacks are varied and unpredictable; our responses must be the same. The key is to balance structured techniques with options and variation.

April 1, 2009

Beyond the Tueller Drill

Beyond the Tueller Drill

What the Tueller Drill really teaches is that drawing and shooting alone are not going to save your life in a close-range encounter. In fact, the entire concept of going for your gun as an initial reaction is probably not the best way of ensuring your survival.

November 1, 2008

TASER Defense

TASER Defense

To prevent a subject from getting near any of your weapons, create a defensive wedge with your two arms and push the subject away. You should then be able to deploy your TASER from the proper distance.

October 1, 2008

Rapid Reload

Rapid Reload

Without bullets, a handgun is nothing more than an expensive paperweight. Reloading this paperweight with bullets quickly is a necessary skill.

July 1, 2003

On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

October 1, 2002

Improving the Odds

Improving the Odds

For some reason, most officers have a vision of a gunfight as being one shooter against another. The reality of such incidents is much different and even deadlier. An alarming number of police gunfights involve more than one bad guy against a single cop.

September 1, 2002

The Quick and Accurate Draw

The Quick and Accurate Draw

The ultimate goal of any defensive pistol-training program is to stop a life-threatening attack against you or another innocent party. You have to know how to shoot consistently and accurately to save lives.

February 1, 2002

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