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REALITY CHECK II | Dangerous People

Sacrifice is the surrender of something for the sake of gaining something else. At a firearm’s instructor development school here in Oregon a regional law enforcement officer and lead instructor of the class said, “we might need to sacrifice safety for realism in firearms training.” WE MIGHT? I got an e-mail from an officer from Missouri who was asking about the training he just participated in. I was appalled at the drills being taught. The [...]

By |May 31st, 2022|

REALITY CHECK II | Plastic Practice

By |May 19th, 2022|

Probably one of the biggest shortcomings of law enforcement is the lack of training or time in the area of firearms. Mainly, it’s due to budgets, manpower and lack of range facilities. Here, I won’t address the lack of interest from management or officers’ reticence for training on their own [...]

REALITY CHECK II | The 13th Letter

By |April 27th, 2022|

The number 13 is often considered unlucky, as in Friday the 13th, or then again, it could promote something tasty like in the extra doughnut in a baker’s dozen. The 13th letter is “M” and I use Ms already in training in the “M&M” mode and have for years. Following [...]


By |April 19th, 2022|

If you need the gun just draw it. This sounds simple enough — except for the trouble we get into while just drawing it or just putting it away. Yeah I know; simple — yes — except, I can think of a whole bunch of times cops have shot themselves [...]

Hitting The Reset Button

By |December 30th, 2021|

We’ve sometimes raised eyebrows when we’ve dared to speak the obvious about a situation, trend, policy, lack of leadership, great leadership and even about how we address cops who are about to retire … let me expand on retirement. It’s become sort of routine to applaud, congratulate, back-slap and otherwise [...]


By |November 4th, 2021|

During my police career, I was sometimes accused of being a suck-up or told, “You just seem to get every job you want around here. How come?” I used to tell them if networking, learning more about a topic than other people, making myself available if help was needed or [...]

The Fallacy of “Bugging Out”

By |September 8th, 2020|

One tactic constantly being thrown around during survival, self-reliance and preparedness discussions is the concept of “bugging out.”   Simply put, this is the idea when a large-scale emergency or social disruption occurs, you will grab your BOB (Bug Out Bag), jump into your official Bug Out Vehicle, call in the [...]

Less Lethal: Talking Advantage Of New Technology

By |September 1st, 2020|

Tools For A Variety Of Situations And Distances. The oldest-known weapon used by man was an impact weapon, be it a bone, rock or tree branch. In this most-simple form, they were used, literally, to beat back early man. Today we have more modern options (we might call them batons), [...]

Phazzer Enforcer

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Ben Douglas Phiscally-Phriendly Conductive Electrical Weapons. Aagh!” was all I could get out as I seized up and fell to the mat. I had “enthusiastically” volunteered to experience a full 5-second TASER cycle back when my department approved them for carry in 2006. Others in my training group managed [...]

Simple Solutions With Lights

By |September 1st, 2020|

By our own data, much of our contact with people is in low, altered or failing light. There’s no question: things like proper sight pictures are under stress while being applied in the dark. Even if we add laser sighting assistance tools to our weapon platforms, the laser systems are [...]


By |September 1st, 2020|

Anyone with anything between their ears except air knows a fight is in the wings over the lawful ownership of firearms. The proposed registration will ultimately (based on history) amount to confiscation. Think about the last time you voted in what are called “free and fair” elections, and see how [...]

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