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In my last week at the police academy, no one had any hope I would pass the NRA bullseye qualification course, that is except for Sergeant Bob Muth
My surgeon says it will be at six months before I can live fire a pistol again. Here’s how I plan to stop my skills from perishing with these SHOT Show products
“The officer that took that shot, under that kind of stress, that guy saved lives. That’s a guy I’d like to shake his hand.”
Both of the deputies inside the trailer sustained third degree burns in the fire, and Alfredo “Freddy” Flores, 51, died after spending six months in the hospital
“LETC represents an extraordinary opportunity for officers to not only refine their skills under the guidance of leading experts but also to exchange knowledge and practices with peers nationwide,” said Mike Birch, CEO of Action Target
Deputy Alfredo “Freddy” Flores, a 22-year veteran well-respected within the department, succumbed to third-degree burns he suffered in the Oct. 2023 incident
The officer is expected to fully recover and there was “no reason to believe [the shooting] was anything but accidental,” according to the Pinecrest Police Department
Priority for the grant will be given to ranges used by multiple agencies or those allowing civilian use for activities like concealed carry training
“This Liberator HP [hearing protection headset] exclusive marks the beginning of our collaboration with Noveske,” said Timothy Drnec, VP of Marketing for Safariland. “By combining our expertise in protective equipment with Noveske’s renowned craftsmanship, we are able to offer our customers a modern take on range gear.”
Don’t worry, this challenge isn’t a huge time commitment, but you will see big improvements in your skills and mindset
Product will be showcased at the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event in late November
Sheriff Robert Luna called for an investigation to prevent repeat incidents after two deputies sustained third-degree burns
“They hear it as they’re at the range. They respond to the threat and address it immediately and clear the building,” Maine Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck said
Features include an indoor gun range, a 50-foot helicopter tower and a large simulation room
The V-XR offers three modes: Educate, experience and engage; each mode delivers transferable information on multiple topics for comprehensive training
Beware of the instructor who tells you to do something or not do something and blanketly cites “range safety” as their reasoning
Police1 columnist Todd Fletcher participates in the Double Tap USPSA Championship in Wichita Falls, Texas
Gun handling lessons from the July ambush of Fargo police officers
Unpredictable bullet spatter can be dangerous for everyone on the range
Instead of focusing on short-term performance gains, firearm instructors should focus on long-term retention of skills
This unique training system prepares officers to fight through the trauma of a gunshot wound with real – not pretend – immobility
I’ve been to short, high-information classes, but none more efficient than this one
Compared to other compact pistols, the Staccato CS sets a standard for quality above and beyond the rest of the field
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The American Sniper Association has produced a defining resource designed to assist SWAT teams in structuring training, buying equipment and planning deployments
Some time spent shooting in competition will make you a better tactical shooter
Rangemaster Sgt. David Weidner and his staff at the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office run bi-monthly, two-day train-the-trainer classes for other agencies
Lee Weems wants to get instructors thinking about instructional design and the “why” of courses of fire
There’s a way for LEOs to keep their sidearm secure and accessible only to themselves – even when separated from their duty pistol or backup sidearm
Don’t make a bad day worse by failing to practice the shooting skills that could help you prevail