Although the primary reason law enforcement officers (and most people) carry knives is for their everyday utility applications, they have an important role to play in the defensive weapon toolbox, as well. We have all heard it said “never bring a knife to a gunfight.” While there’s certainly truth to that statement in so far as always having a gun as your primary lethal weapon, having one doesn’t rule also having the other. There’s [...]
It’s not common for us to think of a vehicle as a defensive tool; at least it is far removed from mainstream thinking. We view our vehicles in many different ways, some utilitarian and others more lovingly. However, to my philosophical approach, when you are behind the wheel of [...]
The noise flash diversionary device (NFDD), also commonly referred to as a flash sound diversionary device (FSDD), diversionary device, flash grenade or flashbang, is an essential tool of the trade for tactical teams. NFDDs are designed to produce dramatic pyrotechnics that are intended to provide a brief distraction without [...]
Those who work in law enforcement and emergency services deal with the almost mystical substance that is known as adrenaline. A lot. Of course, all humans have some experience with this bodily-produced drug, some more than others. Let’s take a look at the effects that it can have on our [...]
In many carbine classes shooters are shown several ways to adapt their long gun to cover to make a mid-range hit. This is often exposure to a technique, but without a great way to measure or track performance and subsequently carbineros do not sustain those capabilities to a high degree.
By Jason Hoschouer According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the first recorded pedestrian traffic fatality occurred on Sept. 13, 1899. Henry H. Bliss, a 68-year-old real estate broker, was knocked down and run over in New York City. He was taken to a local hospital and later [...]
Sovereign Citizens. May 2010, West Memphis, Ark. — Jerry Kane and his son Joe are stopped by West Memphis officers. The stop ends in tragedy when Joe exits the pickup truck and opens fire with an AK-47 on the two officers, killing them both. Joe is 16 years old. The [...]
The Accelerometer If you’ve spent any time around accident reconstructionists, you’re familiar with the equation √30df. We tend to geek out when we happen upon some pristine tire friction marks at the scene of a collision (those are skid marks for you uninitiated). The “30” is a constant number people [...]