As a fan of military documentaries, I try to get a sense of what the troops are using in Afghanistan and Iraq for perimeter and entry work they ought to know what works. I often see Trijicon s ACOG riflescopes mounted to our guys M-16s. This equipment is truly battle tested.Read More
Author: Law Officer
I know there s a lot of talk out there regarding the proper distances we should be training at when it comes to preparing for a potential deadly force situation. For years there was a focus on the elusive 25-yard and, in some cases, 50-yard shot with a handgun. In many places, that focus remains today.Read More
The first ever 1 Inch TO 100 YARDS Training Symposium was held last month in Laughlin, Nev. Organized by internationally recognized trainer Wes Doss, the symposium incorporated multi-tracks covering all areas of defensive tactics and range training. Some of the foremost law enforcement trainers, including Bram Frank, Felix Valencia, Tony Blauer, Dr. Robert Smith, Rich Daniel, Greg Glassman and others, presented some of the best training any cop could desire. The quality of training was so high that even the instructors took advantage of as much training as they could.Read More
We still lose a couple of officers a year in simulated force-on-force training. These accidents occur because live weapons are somehow introduced into the training area, which happens for one of two reasons: Either 1) no good safety protocol is implemented, or 2) a good safety protocol is implemented but insufficiently followed.
Why don t good safety protocols get implemented? Because way too many simulations are run off-the-cuff, with some half-baked safety protocol.Read More
The police pursuit remains one of the most scrutinized, dangerous and fast-paced events encountered in law enforcement today. If you're sitting in your living room and watching a pursuit on television, you're glued to the TV until it ends. If you're a police officer involved in a pursuit, you experience some of the most memorable moments of your career—a call you'll never forget, a pure rush of adrenaline that is, at times, indescribable.Read More