Realistic Range Requirements for Effective Training

I have seen a vast number of different live-fire range designs over the years. Some of these ranges are outstanding for tactical training, while others are nearly worthless. While Federal agencies normally use already established training sites, many smaller departments tend to use rural land in a relatively informal set up. In addition, when some

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Go-To Compact Pistol: Ruger SR9C

I’m a 1911/.45 ACP kind of guy. I was one of a handful of deputies who lobbied our sheriff to have the big gun approved for carry and, when it was finally allowed, I carried it for years on patrol and also as a member of my department’s SWAT team. Properly maintained, it has never

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Tools for the Troubled Times: Get the Edge

During the Middle Ages, steel tools were kept under lock and key and often guarded. Quality tools were expensive and hard to get, and lots of work required good tools. Shovels, axes, hammers and chisels were required for virtually every daily chore. Knives were carried by everyone, and swords and battle axes by those who could afford them.

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Frontline Debriefs: Old West Gunfighters

Gunfighting is pretty much an American phenomenon. The trans-Mississippi West conjures up dust-blown streets, fixed gazes, and worn steel drawn from weathered leather. No other country has a gunfighting history equal to ours.

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Offbeat: SureFire M720V RAID WeaponLight

When it comes to weapon-mounted lights, SureFire® wrote the book. Since its introduction in 1986 of the first weapon-mounted light (a novel concept at the time), SureFire has continued to set the standard by which all weaponlights are judged.

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