STREET TACTICS

Street Tactics2022-01-26T11:05:50-08:00

REALITY CHECK II | Plastic Practice

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 time. I’m well aware of the “if the department wanted me to have it they’d issue it to me, pay me for it, or pay [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|

The Behavior Management Psychology Of Patrol

By |May 3rd, 2022|

The vast majority of what we do as police officers is to interact with people. So it’s safe to say our inter-personal and communication skills will dictate our effectiveness. Any of us who’ve been on the job for any length of time know an officer who can come into almost [...]

ANOTHER ROUND OF LOW LIGHT CONSIDERATIONS

By |March 22nd, 2022|

Low light. It seems either you enjoy working in that environment or you don't. I did, and I still miss the challenges. Anyway. Back when the world was flat and pterodactyls were our air support, flashlights were talked about in terms of candlepower. Then the SureFire 6P handheld, running on [...]

THE COVERED LOW READY

By |February 18th, 2022|

After several decades of managing thousands of people in front of a firearm in high-stress situations, I am a big fan of a hard Low Ready position. Using that traditional Low Ready, no part of the muzzle covers anyone. The position also allows for the operational application of Rule 2 [...]

LOW LIGHT CONCERNS | Part 1 – Lighting Conditions

By |February 3rd, 2022|

Low light concerns get an awful lot of attention. A fair amount of that could be because of us fearing the unknown. And the dark is definitely an unknown. Also, let's face it, some flashlights are cool. Low light isn't just a time of day (or night). It is the [...]

CONCEALMENT GUT-CHECK

By |September 14th, 2021|

Carrying a gun off duty is a prudent practice, now more than ever. Cops should carry guns everywhere they are legally permitted to do so. Some thought, however, needs to go into executing the concept. Recently, I have witnessed several officers in my area carrying large handguns with weapon mounted [...]

BOOTLEG TURNS | Escaping The Kill Zone

By |January 22nd, 2021|

  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 [...]

TRAINING WITH A FLASHBANG | Getting The Most Bang For Your NFDD Training Buck

By |December 23rd, 2020|

  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 [...]

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