• SWAT 015044f_U3007U_c 22 Caliber Long Guns
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    The advantages of training with a sub-caliber rifle have long been advocated by experts. Highly recommended is a rifle that can be set up just like your work or self-defense rifle, as all the manipulations are the same but using less expensive ammunition. Those repetitions will pay big dividends on the range or, more importantly,

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  • SWAT 015043f_U3006U_c 3 Dimensional Targets - Angle
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    Training on a three-dimensional target has to be very specific, because a lot more cost, setup time, effort and energy go into training on a 3D target as opposed to a standard two-dimensional target. One of the most useful things we can do with a 3D target is study the angles we’re going to shoot

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  • SWAT 015064f_U3023U_c 8 N Half
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    Finding the correct blend of speed and accuracy when shooting is important whether you are shooting a qualification course, a competition, or protecting your life and those of your loved ones. Retired Supervisory Federal Agent Ken Trice developed this drill to help you gauge your progress from medium distance to bad-breath range.

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  • SWAT 015045f_U3008U_c Applying Tourniquets
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    If you carry a gun for self-defense, you should also carry an individual first aid kit (IFAK). One of the leading causes of death is bleeding out, making a tourniquet the most important item in your IFAK. Knowing how to apply the tourniquet is also critical. Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics demonstrates how to

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  • Ballistic Gelatin 101
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    Jeff Hoffman, President of Black Hills Ammunition describes the intricacies of what goes into ballistic gelatin tests. Since some tests are inferior in nature and do not provide quantifiable results, he also describes what you should be looking for when viewing videos and photographs involving ballistic gelatin tests.

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  • SWAT 015046f_U3009U_c BiPod vs Improvised Rest
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    One of the main advantages of the AR-15/M4 platform is it is a light, handy rifle. And while a bipod is great for the range, it adds weight and makes the rifle less manageable in the field. In this video, the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest, such as

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  • Breacher Up!
    4:47

    S.W.A.T. Magazine cameras visited MUTC, one of America’s most unique training installations, to capture some equally exceptional breaching methods shared by instructor Bryan Hillis of Alexander Global Strategies. His three-day Manual/Mechanical, Ballistic and Thermal Breaching class gives law enforcement students a graduate-level education in forced entry. Read more about the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center and

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  • Carrying Tourniquets on Duty
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    Exsanguination (bleeding out) is the leading cause of death in traumatic injuries. The recent and ongoing wars have proven that tourniquets save lives. They take up little room on a vest or duty belt, and can even be carried in a pocket. If you carry a gun, you should also carry a tourniquet. The life

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  • SWAT 015047f_U3010U_c CMMG - MK4 Multiple Target Drill
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    Multiple Target Engagement Drills are a great way to work on contextually appropriate skills, including gun handling and shooting on the move, with a defensive long gun or pistol. Rob Pincus demonstrates these shooting drills with the CMMG Mk4 5.56mm AR-15-type rifle. Check out Rob’s full CMMG Mk4 review for a closer look at this

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