Police Shotguns News & Articles

  • Shotgun reloads and shooting positions

    Watch Video Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week’s Police1 Video Tactical Tip, Team One Network trainers Lou Ann Hamblin and Beverly Price illustrate shotgun reloading and positioning techniqu...

  • P1 Photo of the Week: The great intimidator

    Related: The Police Shotgun: Versatile, Powerful & Still “The Great Intimidator”Submitted by:Al ArsenaultVancouver PDVancouver, British ColumbiaSubmit a photo to Police1, it could be selected as ou...

  • 'Taking the shot' for public safety

    By Rick ArmellinoBaker Ballistics, LLC Pre-emptive use of deadly force – the double standardMany deaths or serious injuries to average citizens would be prevented if armed and hostile individuals w...

  • Safely unloading your firearms

    Watch Video Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week's Police1 Video Tactical Tip, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), spotlights the dangers he sees i...

  • Accessories for your duty shotgun

    By Ralph Mroz Training Director of POSA Unlike our handguns, the shotguns we use for police work will often benefit greatly from prudent accessorizing. Manufacturers of law enforcement-appropriate ...

  • Instant Response: Carry off-duty

    By Dick Fairburn, Illinois State PoliceSeveral years ago a comprehensive study of active shooter incidents found that most were over too quickly for a Rapid Deployment Contact team to assemble and ...

  • Shotgun firing stance

    In today's P1 Video Tip, Ralph Mroz, Director of Training for the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), discusses stance as related to firing a shotgun. In addition to exploring problem stance...

  • The right stuff: Responding to an active shooter with limited manpower

    By Frank BorelliWhen a situation gets ugly, you know you have work to do. The question is, do you have the tools to do it? Choosing the right weapons and ammunition will help make every second coun...

  • Training outside the box to win lethal confrontations

    By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Dave Smith, the Senior Instructor for Calibre Press, and one of the most prolific law enforcement writers and tacticians in the business, recently wrote an art...

  • Availability and use of shotgun slugs

    Video: Broadband Download Windows Media PlayerIn this week’s P1 Video Tip, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), shares insight into the use of shotgun sl...

  • Enhancing grip strength

    Video: Broadband Download Windows Media Player In this week's Police1 Video Tip, provided by the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), Jeff Brooks, a police officer and martial arts expert, ex...

  • Shotgun training tips for female and smaller officers

    Who's afraid of the big bad boom?  By Diane Campbell, Firearms Instructor Let's face it. Many officers, particularly female and smaller officers, may be just plain afraid of shotguns. Whether real ...

  • If you find one weapon, keep looking

    Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player This video clip serves as a reminder of how easy it can be for a suspect to conceal one—or many—weapons, including a full-length shotgun and a ...

  • Accessories for your patrol shotgun

    Unlike our handguns, the shotguns we use for police work will often benefit greatly from prudent accessorizing. Manufacturers of law enforcement-appropriate handguns have designed these weapons exp...

  • The Police Shotgun: Versatile, Powerful & Still “The Great Intimidator”

    By Bill CampbellFrom The Police Marksman magazine A decade has passed since events at North Hollywood, California’s Bank of America shocked the nation. Two heavily-armed and armored gunmen brazenly...

  • What would you do?

    Download the video Download Windows Media Player This week’s video training tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network, explores three response options to a “man with a gun” call involvi...

  • Entry Weapon Choices

    Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this tip from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), Training Director Ralph Mroz explores the pros and cons of the traditional use ...

  • Getting into a malfunctioning shotgun rack

    I am sure most of you know this...I didn't. The Pro-Gard Industries shotgun mount in my patrol car will open with a handcuff key if for some reason the button malfunctions.

  • Hit the surplus store to prevent gun rust

    No officer in his/her right mind would allow their duty weapon to collect rust, but that's precisely what many shotguns and rifles do when stored in a duty vehicle for any length of time. While the...

  • Emergency First Aid: Stopping extremity bleeding

    Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week's Police1 Video Tip, Emergency Physician Dr. Rick Tovar with the New Berlin (WI) Police Department shows you a simple yet potentia...

  • Gang gun-hiding tactic

    The trend in Miami, Florida for gangs are to hide their weapons in the front or rear bumpers of their vehicles. They also hind weapons under the hood in the engine area. They know that officers wil...

  • The best shotgun stance

    Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this sample out-take from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) video Basic Tactical Shotgun Skills for Law Enforcement, the correct...

  • Simulated weapons safety

    Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this sample out-take from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) video Force-on-Force Simulation Instructor for Law Enforcement, a cr...

  • CELL PHONE CAPABLE OF FIRING 4 .22 ROUNDS

    Most see airport security as a pain. Some deal better than others. Some feel violated, when you watch this movie, you'll understand why they want your cell phone through the x-ray machine.Read this...

  • Fundamental extremely close quarter shooting technique

    Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this sample out-take from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) video "Close Quarter Shooting for Law Enforcement," the fundamental ...

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