While 2020 and 2021 seemed to drag on forever due to COVID concerns, high profile incidents and other societal concerns, 2022 seems to be flying by. Here we are already in March. Depending on where you are, COVID seems to be a slowly reducing concern. With the Supreme Court’s decision declaring the presidential mandate of a vaccine unconstitutional, some perceived it as supportive of blocking any mandate in any profession. SCOTUS, however, left the vaccine mandate for health care workers in certain facilities in place. Several agencies in the country are seeing internal battles between the governing political bodies and the unions or other organizations representing the law enforcement professionals therein. I would encourage you to stay fully informed of the health and professional impacts of your choice in being vaccinated (or not). I encourage everyone to make the choice that is best for them, but be aware of the consequences of your choice.
This month we have our usual assortment of article topic material. Chief Harvey provided us an excellent article for our Command/HQ content channel. Deputy Rodela gave us another interesting insight piece into a cold case and with each one we learn that it’s the small details that can often make the biggest difference between solving a case or not. Contributing Editor Lindsey Bertomen provides his usual excellence for our Training & Careers content channel with an article about shoot/don’t shoot drills. In addition to our normal content material we have a special section on Firearms & Firearms Accessories.
New from Meprolight is an optic they call the Foresight that pairs via Bluetooth with a proprietary app for your smart phone. An optic that zeroes itself? Yes. An optic that offers 24 different reticles? Yes. An optic with a compass built into the heads up display? Yes. An app that stores up to ten weapon/ammo/range profiles that you can select from? Yes. It is an optic that you can move from weapon to weapon, selecting the appropriate profile, and the app adjusts the optic accordingly. With a retail price under $700, it’s one optic that can replace several others, saving you money while increasing your capabilities. See the full article about it in our special section. Are you an over-forty year old shooter whose discovered it’s getting harder to get that front sight in focus? That’s called presbyopia and it’s discussed in another article in our special section. There are several solutions to the challenge and we discuss them all.
So, as usual, OFFICER is full of valuable info you can use day to day, both on the job and not. Check out the final column about a few cool things we saw at SHOT Show too. Read on. Be safe.