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Reloading With Your Weak Hand

Reloading With Your Weak Hand

Dep. Jennifer Fulford never expected the assailant's 9mm bullet to rip through her nerves, disabling feeling in her fingers and causing the loss of use of her entire dominant hand. Fortunately, she was not out of ammo; she performed a one-handed reload with her weak (non-dominant) hand, as she had learned.

November 10, 2010

Can Officers Learn From a Competition Shooter?

Most academy and qualification training with firearms is devoted to shooting at stationary silhouettes at 25 and 50 yards. This isn't the real world. In the real world, the bad guy is pumped full of adrenaline and is mobile.

October 14, 2010

Is the 1911 Still Viable for Law Officers?

Is the 1911 Still Viable for Law Officers?

The main reason the M1911 is so successful is its grip angle. It's a natural pointer. The pistol takes advantage of the hand's natural geometry to promote accuracy, and the angle also makes the gun a pleasure to shoot. Having said that, certain steps must be taken to make the M1911 ready for carry.

September 30, 2010

Dry Firing: Reinforcing the Fundamentals

Dry Firing: Reinforcing the Fundamentals

Dry firing can be done almost anywhere. Once you have decided to implement this course of action, you must develop a plan on paper and stick to it.

September 15, 2010

Practicing With a .22 Target Pistol

Practicing With a .22 Target Pistol

Most officers have incorporated the .22 at some point during their careers or may have become familiar with it during their youth through informal target practice and plinking. For those who want to improve their qualification scores and increase their confidence on the street, an effective next step is a dedicated target pistol designed around the .22 cartridge.

June 8, 2010