Diamonds for the Rough

Diamonds for the Rough

There’s nothing more intense than fighting for your life. The cost of losing is just too great to take anything for granted. For police officers, whose job it is to seek out those who would prey on the weak or innocent, the risk of encountering such a situation...
The 12-Gauge Shotgun

The 12-Gauge Shotgun

For the record, I’m a big proponent of the patrol carbine, so don’t misunderstand what I am about to say: It would be a huge mistake for American law enforcement to shelve the shotgun for the carbine. The patrol carbine is taking the law enforcement...
The Off-Duty Conundrum

The Off-Duty Conundrum

It amazes me how many law enforcement officers consider themselves non-cops once they’ve gone off-duty. I ran into a young officer (two years on the job) at a recent social event, and as the conversation drifted toward police work, I asked him what type of gun...
What Should I Practice?

What Should I Practice?

One of the most common questions I receive from readers or students is, “What should I practice?” It’s a legitimate question, especially with skyrocketing ammunition prices. Recently, I was at the local Wal-Mart buying some Winchester White Box 9mm ammo (the cheapest...
Front-Sight Focus

Front-Sight Focus

I’ve studied armed conflict my entire adult life. My experience began unexpectedly as I went through the basic police academy in 1976. Most of my academy firearms training consisted of preparing for the Practical Pistol Course, which consisted of...

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