Firearms

  • Gun Control and the Mentally Ill

    The extent and manner of the government’s prerogative to regulate guns and gun ownership is a debate that isn’t going away any time soon and how to do so with respect for the mentally ill among us is a crucial component of that debate. Law enforcement...

    Article • April 17th, 2013

  • Check Your Ammo; Save Your Life

    Another lesson not found in the manual was to visually inspect each and every round of duty ammunition issued to us before we loaded our magazines or speed-loaders (yes, some of us still had revolvers back then).

    Article • April 16th, 2013

  • Some Cool Things from SHOT Show 2013

    Here are some of the smaller but extremely worthy products I saw at SHOT and have subsequently tested.

    Article • April 2nd, 2013

  • Ammo Shortage Solutions: One Box Workout™

    If you consider the current situation rationally without the bias of emotion or paranoia, a shortage of any product historically takes place after some unforeseen event. As these words are penned we are experiencing the largest customer surplus in the...

    Article • February 21st, 2013

  • Carbine Training: 9mm vs. .223 Rem

    The die has long since been cast and the Stoner-based carbine is now the patrol rifle of choice for U.S. law enforcement. That being the case, we need to get our troops out training with these guns if we expect them to have the confidence and ability to...

    Article • January 23rd, 2013

  • The Beretta 92F: Legendary Lawman Weapons Next Evolution

    Like it or not the Beretta design has proven to be quite robust. While many in the military and law enforcement would prefer another caliber (.45 anyone?) it’s hard to argue with 15 rounds of anything.

    Article • January 3rd, 2013

  • Dry Fire: The Practice for Pros, Not Just Beginners

    Many trainers who accept the concept of dry-fire (firearms practice without ammunition) fall into the trap of thinking that dry-fire is simply a technique for beginners. To that end, many shooters feel that once they’ve demonstrated themselves to be...

    Article • November 26th, 2012

  • Check your Fire! Operating in a 360 Degree World

    First and foremost we will accept that a life or death gunfight the most dynamic and dangerous situation in which a law enforcement officer can be involved, high speed pursuits being a close second. Unlike the square range where we all train, in the...

    Article • September 20th, 2012

  • Book Review: Rattenkrieg! by Bob Taubert

    Rattenkrieg! is about CQB tactics, techniques, tools, and training in a primarily LE team setting. Taubert defines CQB shooting as 1) precise hi-speed shooting while moving, 2) within 15 yards, 3) under marginal light, 4) with multiple threats present, 5...

    Article • August 16th, 2012

  • The Quiet Continues: Suppressed Pistols

    When discussing silencers or suppressor we need to accept the fact that the noise is merely a byproduct of the cartridge igniting. Hiram Percy Maxim (his dad made the machine-gun) had it figured out in 1908, but we here in the United States still seem...

    Article • July 20th, 2012

  • Does Mediocrity Feel Good?

    To a great extent lately I’ve been putting pen to paper and extolling the merits of training and practice with firearms. To my chagrin I’ve encountered a voiced resistance to the idea that the path to proficiency and confidence can be found through...

    Article • July 18th, 2012

  • CCI Quiet-22™: Get Back to Basics

    When you are a peace officer you have enough to worry about without the citizens complaining about the noise from gunfire. Touch off a round from your pistol, shotgun, or patrol rifle some quiet evening and the dispatcher’s phone lines will be burning...

    Article • June 25th, 2012

  • The Fighting Stance

    Most gun fights happen in the blink of an eye, and end just as quickly.

    Article • June 4th, 2012

  • Two Legendary Police Firearms for Legendary Lawmen

    Both of these fine revolvers can be had for a deal at your local gun store. I’m glad I’ve hung onto the Model 64 and I look forward to passing my father’s K-38 down to my child. Plus they’re a blast to shoot and I’ve got tons of .38 ammo!

    Article • June 1st, 2012

  • We Can All Use Some Inspiration

    My first impression of Tim was that despite his mechanical appendages he looked every bit the part of a fighting military officer; his hair close-cropped, his jaw rugged, and his upper body muscular and fit. Fifteen minutes after we met I know he was my...

    Article • May 30th, 2012

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