Street Sources Part 2

This column first appeared on PoliceOne.com. In the November/December 2005 issue (p. 32), Part 1 of this series discussed three creative and amazingly effective ploys developed by Pat McCarthy, a 25-year veteran of the Chicago streets and a national expert at...

Get a Grip

The most basic pistolcraft fundamentals body position, trigger control and use of the sights don't mean diddly-squat if you don't properly hold your gun. Like all things related to combative shooting, controversy exists regarding how to grip your...

Force Options

I recall returning to my office, where an officer awaited to talk to me. He had just killed an assailant. As I opened the door, I saw him wiping tears from his eyes. He was distraught. I knew the man he had just killed had shot at him first. I told him I was aware of...

Reality Based Training: Put a Charge into Training

Many of my formative years took place during the 1960s. It was a simpler time. If I acted up in public, I suffered a consequence meted out swiftly in the form of a smack on the behind from my omnipotent father. No one from the ACLU or Child Protective Services was...

Canines & the 4th Amendment

No doubt, canines remain a valuable asset for law enforcement. They sniff out drugs, conduct building searches and capture dangerous suspects. However, their use in the latter category carries some controversy (as does any other law enforcement tool) because in...

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