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New Looseleaf Law Release Explores Close-Quarters Gun Fighting

Looseleaf Law Publications has released gunFIGHT! An Integrated Approach to Shooting and Fighting in Close Quarters, a 200-page book authored by firearms and defensive tactics instructor Richard Nance.

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Time to Get Real

The reality of close-quarter engagements is that they are some of the most dangerous situations faced by law enforcement officers. Statistics show that a majority of attacks against officers occur in close quarters during initial or first-contact situations.

Critical Space

Law enforcement personnel have known for decades that the majority of gunfights involving police occur inside 10 feet. Critical Space shooting techniques take into account the close proximity officers must operate in with both citizens and suspects. 

Realistic Gunfight Training

Even though we are told to keep our distance from subjects to give us time to react to a threat, that's not always realistic. We have to move in and close the distance to deal with people on a daily basis, and our training should reflect that.

Ruger's Mini-14 Tactical Carbine

Before the popularization of M4-type carbines, Ruger's Mini-14 was one of the most popular choices in law enforcement for a patrol rifle. The company now produces several more-customized versions of the carbine, including the Mini-14 Tactical, which POLICE Magazine reviews in its June 2012 "Arsenal" feature. View detailed images of the gun and then read our review here.

Zeroing In at Aimpoint Training Program

Telluric's instructors ran us through several great drills designed to emphasize the fast target acquisition ability and accuracy of the Aimpoint optics.

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.

The Future of CQB Optics

Today, rifle optics that once were only seen on SWAT weapons are now commonplace on patrol rifles. A lot has changed in less than 10 years. Which begs the question, What innovations are likely to change law enforcement CQB optics between now and 2021?

Maintaining Accuracy With Rapid Fire

New Weapons blogger Nick Jacobellis explains the importance of accuracy in rapid-fire scenarios that may involve multiple combat reloads. At the end of this blog, Jacobellis gives you several effective techniques you can bring to the range to help achieve this.

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Patrol Rifle as Close Quarters Weapon

If you haven't trained to engage a suspect at less than 100 yards with your patrol rifle, start now.