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Video: Gun retention techniques and the use of backup weapons

How to make weapon retention drills as realistic as possible

In this video tactical tip, Police1 Columnist Duane Wolfe — alongside demonstration partner and Police1 Contributor Lee Shaykhet — discuss ways in which weapon retention drills can be made as realistic as possible, as well as introducing the use of backup weapons into the scenarios.

This article, originally published September 30, 2016, has been updated

In February 2014, Duane Wolfe retired from his career as a Minnesota Peace Officer after more than 25 years of service (beginning in 1988). During his career, he served as a patrolman, sergeant, S.R.T., use of force and firearms instructor. He was a full-time law enforcement instructor at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, Minnesota for 28 years. Duane has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University and a Masters Degree in Education from Southwest State University.