Briefing Room: The Three Rs

I am often asked, “How often should I train/practice?” and “What should I be practicing?” The short answer is: Apply the rule of the three Rs. Training should be recent, relevant, and realistic. Recent To stay in top form, your training/practice needs to be recent. It has been said that proficiency with firearms is a

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Lawful Carry: Bianchi Model 105 Minimalist

The ability to carry a weapon every day for self-defense is one of our inalienable rights. It is also a huge responsibility. Carrying a firearm concealed gives a private citizen or off-duty officer a tactical advantage. I can’t think of many pros to open carry. Some say a full-size gun is too hard to conceal,

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Red Dot Contingency Testing: Pre-Fight Solutions

Red dot sights are a tremendous aid in getting fast hits. They’re gaining in popularity and credibility with each passing week, as more are successfully used in both combat and serious training. Use of the sights has allowed trainers to embrace techniques that take advantage of their unlimited eye relief and single sighting plane. In

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Danger Zone: High-Risk Warrant Service

Knock knock. “Sheriff’s Office Search Warrant, Police Search Warrant.” Wait…wait. “Breacher up.” This scenario is played out frequently—unfortunately all too frequently—throughout our great country in an effort to combat illegal narcotics and improve the quality of life within communities. Every SWAT team or narcotics unit serving warrants must adhere to their state laws and guidelines

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Against All Odds: Field Trauma Kit: Beyond Band-Aids

In the September 2008 issue of S.W.A.T., Jeff Randall answered the request of some readers by writing about remote first aid. Jeff did a good job of covering what you may face once you leave the safety of your home, though I should really say, once you leave the safety of your bed, since most accidents occur in the home.

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