Don't Go It Alone

Broward County, Fla. Broward County Sheriff s Sergeant Chris Reyka, age 51, an 18-year veteran, was shot and killed in August 2007 at approximately 0120 hrs in the parking lot of a 24-hour Walgreen s. While checking two suspicious vehicles, he parked next to them,...

Modular AR-15 Trigger Systems

Recently, I was contacted by an officer/instructor in the Midwest. His mid-sized agency purchased a number of AR-15 rifles to place in its marked cruisers. The guns were manufactured by a reputable company and had acceptable accuracy and reliability. However, the...

Physical Fitness and Leadership

Leaders are profiled by their followers, who then follow with confidence or question and resist directions. Self-control is an attribute that supports a positive leadership profile. It may not guarantee powerful leadership, but a lack thereof can cause doubts and...

Bringing the Streets to the Range

In one form or another, the Universal Gunhandling Safety Rules have been around for some time. These are primarily firearms rules geared toward law enforcement professionals and thoughtful shooters. For both the operator and the training-officer perspective, I want to...

Reality Based Training: Safety Doesn't Come in a Box

First, do no harm. What is implicit in this simple precept of medicine? An awesome power. The power to do harm. Who gives you this power? The patient. The patient will come to you at his moment of greatest dread, hand you a knife and say doctor, cut me open. Why?...

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