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 causing permanent injury. HISTORY OF THE NFDD The world’s first grenades appeared in the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire shortly after the reign of Leo III [...]
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 [...]
While on patrol in the middle of the day you respond to a solo vehicle collision. Upon your arrival, you see a man who appears to be unsteady on his feet standing outside of the vehicle. When you ask him if he’s okay, he slurs an answer you don’t quite [...]
Is There A Difference? I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure most of us became cops so we could drive fast legally. Who can deny the attraction of having droves of people get out of your way while burying the gas pedal into the floor in conjunction with [...]