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After Action Report: Nightmare On Sesame Street

Back in 2012 I received an email from a friend that said he had been asked to see if I would like to attend a three-day carbine class and would it be OK to forward my contact information to the instructor. My friend admitted up front that he had not attended training by this company, and could not vouch for the quality of the training. At the time I was evaluating a Mossberg AR, and [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|
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EDITORIAL

Surplus Extravaganza?

The wars are deescalating and one of the byproducts is a flood of military surplus equipment into the civilian market. While some of it may reach regular folks, I doubt we’ll be buying anti-tank missiles [...]

A Compendium Of Concepts

Here at American COP we’re all too aware of how tight budgets are for the average law enforcement agency — that’s you in small town USA. While it would be nice to have gear right out of some cop TV show, those guys live in the world of make-believe. So what do you do if your agency can’t afford new or improved gear? Some of you will sit around and whine about how bad you’ve got it, while others will simply make do with whatever they can get, but a few will be proactive. Huh? What?

Sellling The Advantages

As a former SWAT member and team commander I’ve watched with great interest the growth in sophistication of SWAT tactics over the years. I’ve also observed with interest the necessary and appropriate use of technology [...]

Hitting The Reset Button

We’ve talked before about retiring and being prepared for what’s next, but the topic keeps cropping up. When I recently asked you to let us know what you’d like to see covered, the gamut ran [...]

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FUN STUFF

Hey! You Can Stop Draining The Lake!

Nobody slips through this dragnet! Nobody! Except maybe the guy they’re trying to catch. For seven days, dozens of Canadian cops surrounded a home in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, pinning down a guy suspected of assaults, [...]

You Gotta Use What You Got

Thanks to their Nanny State efforts to disarm the Crown’s subjects, it’s no secret that Great Britain now has the highest rate of violent personal crimes in the industrialized nations. “Yobs” — their term for [...]

No Pillow, Thank You

I don’t sleep on airline flights because it takes too much Jack Daniels to properly sedate me. And now, there’s another reason not to fall asleep on a flight — even more than the thought [...]

Wonder If It Works On Humans, Too?

For years, business owners in Australia and Britain have successfully dealt with loud, rowdy mobs of loitering youths by using “sound repulsion.” Effective means include playing the buzzing of mosquitoes at frequencies and decibel levels [...]

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