• 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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  • 6:15

    The Clore Automotive line of battery chargers and jump starters includes the X-Force Extreme and the JNC Air, two different units that share several of the same features. S.W.A.T.‘s “Off the Grid” guru Richard Duarte shows how these two durable units can offer you peace of mind during a survival or bug-out situation -or any

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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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  • 2:38

    For concealed carry permit holders, what are the advantages and disadvantages of taking firearms training from a law enforcement officer? And what should law enforcement officers know before training private citizens? Jeff Mullenmeister of Minnesota Firearms Training Academy has been a law enforcement officer for 18 years and a firearms trainer for 15 of those

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  • 2:21

    It’s no secret that bad guys fight dirty. This video gives some tips for escaping from a choke hold being applied from behind. Keep in mind that watching this video isn’t the way to master how to escape from a choke hold — you need to practice with a partner too.

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  • 5:03

    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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  • 2:18

    Jeff Mullenmeister of Minnesota Firearms Training Academy offers practical advice for a situation that off-duty law-enforcement officers experience. What should you do when you’re out in public with your significant other or family and encounter someone you have arrested in the past? Jeff suggests a code-word system that he breaks down into two categories: one

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  • 3:05

    PDN Contributor and hand-to-hand close-quarters combat instructor Cecil Burch discusses and demonstrates how to use a body lock. Once we’ve crashed into the bad guy, inflicted some pain and set him back on his heels, we need to take control from him. He started the control by initiating the attack. We take control away from

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  • 1:25

    If you’re wearing a plate carrier, you may also wear a drop-leg holster to ensure that the gun and holster clear the bottom of the plate carrier. But exactly where should the drop-leg holster be placed? Ken Scott of Provectus Group explains why it should not be down close to the knee and where the

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