For our law-enforcement readers: When doing firearms training, make sure to put on your duty belt, holster (with all retention devices in place), and body armor. During training, you should be kitted up exactly as you are when on duty. Even if the weather is hot!
If you spend all of your time on the range shooting at a static, one-dimensional target at a known range, with no movement you are not getting you’re the most bang for your buck. In the real world, bad guys do not stand still, and neither should you. You may need to move to coverWatch Now >>
Packing a wound means putting clean gauze or gauze impregnated with a hemostatic agent down into a wound, particularly a gunshot wound, in the training environment or the real-world self-defense environment. Practice Techniques Have you ever practiced packing a wound? It’s something you should try, and there’s an easy way to do it with aWatch Now >>
For years the preferred back up gun for peace officers and private citizens was a small J-Frame size revolver. In the last few years, however, small subcompact semiautomatic handguns that function just like the primary—and in many cases use the same magazine—have become available and might make more sense for a secondary gun.Watch Now >>
GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith and Instructor Dave Hendrick discuss understanding your physical capabilities and limitations. As we age we may develop worsening eyesight, bad knees etc. Make an instructor aware of any debilitating condition you may have at the start of a course. More importantly, what steps can you take toWatch Now >>