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High-Risk Traffic Stops

High-Risk Traffic Stops

High-risk traffic stops can get the officers’ blood pumping and their adrenaline flowing. Therefore, the proper approach to a high-risk stop can ensure the safety of the officers involved. Properly performing these stops can also enhance the safety of the occupants of...

Ammunition Issues

Ammunition Issues

Ammunition is as important to the shooter as the firearm. However, it is not often the shooter invests much time into considering the issues they may experience with their ammunition. Therefore, I want to spend a little time discussing ammunition and the malfunctions...

Active Shooter Response – Part 3

Active Shooter Response – Part 3

Active shooter response is a challenging concept for many. In the first part of this series, I explained the first thing you should do is ESCAPE (run). In part two, I explained that if you could not escape safely, you should HIDE!  What if you can’t run and the active...

Active Shooter Response – Part 2

Active Shooter Response – Part 2

Active shooter incidents are unexpected and potentially lethal. That is why you must think about and prepare for these situations ahead of time. Being prepared for an active shooter event is the first step toward winning. In part one of this series, I discussed having...

Active Shooter Response – Part 1

Active Shooter Response – Part 1

Active Shooter, two words people pray will never be said at a location or event they are attending. I feel like you can't turn on the television or open a newspaper today without seeing a story about an active shooter, also referred to as a "mass shooting." What makes...

Personal Safety | Refuse To Be A Victim

Personal Safety | Refuse To Be A Victim

Personal safety is the responsibility of every individual. It is a statistical fact that more times than not the "Bad Guy" is seeking a specific type. He, or sometimes she, is looking for that person who screams like the donkey from Shrek..."PICK ME! I'M A VICTIM,...

Handgun Selection | What Should You Consider

Handgun Selection | What Should You Consider

Any Handgun Will Do, Right? The handgun, or any other weapon system, should be an extension of the individual. I realize that we all understand this principle and its applicability to whatever weapon a person chooses; from the pitchfork to the katana, to the today’s...

Slow Is Smooth & Smooth Becomes Fast!

Slow Is Smooth & Smooth Becomes Fast!

Slow is smooth & smooth becomes fast should be a guiding principle of all training programs. It reinforces the fact technique development is more important than speed. Over the years I have had the opportunity to train professionals from just about every walk of...