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Cover and Concealment

Smith & Wesson Launches New Concealed Carry 9mm

A new optic cut pattern allows the user to mount their choice of sight for enhanced accuracy and the 3.675-inch barrel gives a longer sight radius for increased iron sight precision. The equalizer also features a new grip texture and pattern designed to give you more control when firing and more comfort when carrying.

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5.11 Announces New Load Bearing Products for Fall 2022

“Instilling our consumers with the 5.11 Always be Ready mindset is a key guiding light throughout our product design and development process,” says Matt Page, 5.11’s vice president, global product.

The Danger List

Over the years I have seen many variations on "deadly errors" officers make to get themselves hurt but the version that is still my favorite is the first one I learned, and I think it is time to do a quick review.

Vehicle Counter-ambush Tactics for Patrol

In last month's The Winning Edge article, I discussed how to anticipate and respond to ambushes when arriving on calls in an urban environment. In this related article, I will discuss how to handle ambushes while in your car.

Using Vehicles for Concealment and Cover

Every well-trained cop can explain the difference between cover and concealment. Because you may have to use your vehicle for cover or concealment in the heat of a gunfight, you'll want to familiarize yourself with three shooting positions—kneeling, crouching, and not hugging cover—to effectively respond to a threat. After viewing the photos, read the full article, "Cars, Cover, and Concealment."

Video: Cars, Cover, and Concealment

Every well-trained cop can explain the difference between cover and concealment. One common summary I have heard is "Cover stops the bullets that are being fired at you and concealment hides you from the suspect but does not stop bullets."

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