Search Results for: Ned Christiansen

Crisis Situations: Every Man’s a Medic

While dressing for work one warm summer morning in 2000, I turned on my police radio. I had just put on my uniform shirt when I heard the unmistakable sound of a fellow officer calling to report that he was chasing someone. I could hear the stress in his voice as he gasped for breath

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OFFBEAT: ReadiMask Respirator and Eye Shield

I recently became aware of an innovative product called the ReadiMask that is being exclusively distributed to the global law enforcement and corrections markets by Security Equipment Corporation, best known for its SABRE® OC (pepper) spray. The ReadiMask is manufactured by Global Safety First, which will continue to handle distribution and sales to the general

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Long Guns: Winchester M97 Trench Gun

I was never one of those shooters who ran out and bought guns because I saw them in movies. Dirty Harry didn’t influence me to buy a Model 29, nor did James Bond films give me an urge for a Walther PPK, though I have owned examples of both. As much as I enjoyed Quigley

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Long Guns: Smith & Wesson M&P15R In 5.45x39mm With Valdada 1.1-4

I’ve fired a lot of rounds through rifles and carbines chambered for 5.45x39mm. Although I’ve done a good deal of shooting with the AKS-74 and AKSU-74 in Russia, I actually did most of my initial shooting with the round in Brussels, Belgium. A former member of the KGB bodyguard details was working for the importer

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Training and Tactics: The Myth of Muscle Memory

There are a lot of hackneyed phrases floating around out there these days. One of them is, if you practice garbage, after 20 years you’ll end up with perfected garbage. The antithesis to this is, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And both have validity. Unfortunately, what Robert the Bruce learned from

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Training and Tactics: The Feint of Heart

The most effective punch in boxing is the feint. It doesn’t cause physical damage, it doesn’t inflict pain, and it doesn’t dump your opponent onto the canvas. Its effectiveness lies in the fact that it leads to confusion in the mind of the other pugilist—and mind control is what wins the fight most of the

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Enemy at the Gate: Yassuh, Massah Bloomberg!

We activists have been saying all along that “gun control” is really victim disarmament. I can’t recall our enemies ever addressing that issue directly, but now one of the biggest guns (you’ll pardon the expression) in the anti-gun movement has admitted the truth. And boy, did he admit it in a big way. Michael Bloomberg

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ACOG/C308 combo is comfortable and handy for shooting offhand.

LONG GUNS: Trijicon TA01NSN-308 and Century C308

I’ve been a fan of the Trijicon ACOG since I first tried one many years ago. I’m especially fond of the TA31RCO used by the USMC, to the extent that one is on the M4 I use most often. I have also used .308 ACOGs but have not had as much experience with them as

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Situational Handgun Ready Positions: Another Perspective

Ready gun positions are separated into two broad areas, high and low. Anything at chest level or above is high and those oriented below the sternum are considered low. There are preferred RG positions for stronghold clearing and room combat, and there are those that work best when maneuvering in extremely confined quarters, as well as others most suitable for “tube fighting” scenarios.

Lightweight, Maneuverable, Ergonomic 9mm Carbine: Wilson Combat AR9G

The 5.56mm NATO caliber AR-15 holds sway for police patrol rifles, but 9mm shoulder-fired weapons occupy a place in many armories, typically as submachine guns. Carbines such as the Beretta CX4 are used by several state university police departments, while a few sheriff’s departments use the CZ EVO.