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October 2014

Shoot, Don’t Shoot

By Lyn Bates | October 21st, 2014
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The Force Science Research Center at Minnesota State University recently brought my attention to some research done at the University of Fresno by psychology professor Dr. Matthew Sharps and his colleague, Adam Hess.  They wanted to explore how people with no firearms or law enforcement experience would judge the use of force in various situations.  Why should[...]

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September 2014

The One Best Tactical Rule

By Lyn Bates | September 30th, 2014
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It is wonderful when a whole handful of different “If you are in this situation, do that” rules can be boiled down to a single, simple principle that is easy to remember and easy to apply in a variety of situations. Let’s look at some of those sorts of tactical rules for very different kinds of situations,[...]

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Training with Meggitt Means Better Preparedness

By Carolee Boyles | September 25th, 2014
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As a responsible gun owner, you’ve done everything you’re supposed to do.  You took a concealed weapons class and got your permit.  You’ve practiced every drill you can find.  You have a firearm you’re comfortable with, and you go to the range at least every other weekend.  You’re ready for anything.  Right? Well, not so much. I[...]

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The Importance of Training

By Aaron Cowan | September 16th, 2014
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I often struggle to find a way to impart on the student, who I will come to consider family, the importance of training.  There are many ways that will get the importance across to someone standing in front of me, though how do I speak to you who are reading these words?  This isn’t so much a[...]

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Lethal Force Decisions   

By Lyn Bates | September 30th, 2014

When are you entitled to use lethal force against someone?  The best short answer I’ve ever seen is the doctrine promulgated at Lethal Force Institute: “You can use lethal force when there is immediate and unavoidable danger of death or grave bodily harm to an innocent person.” What does that mean?  Let’s deconstruct it. “Lethal force” is[...]

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A Critical Look at Failure Drills

By Aaron Cowan | September 1st, 2014
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The Failure Drill, Mozambique, Two to the Chest, One to the Head; whatever your chosen term; what we are talking about is a drill and training/practice method intended to incapacitate a threat that does not immediately respond to gunfire.  The premise for this drill is that if two rounds are delivered to the Thoracic Cavity and do[...]

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August 2014

Holsters

By Aaron Cowan | August 25th, 2014
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Anyone who owns and has the need to carry a handgun for personal or professional reasons knows that there are literally hundreds of holster options available.  Inside the waistband, outside the waistband, shoulder, ankle, thigh, level I, II, III retention, leather, kydex, canted, straight pull…The options are many and quite frankly make my head hurt, just like[...]

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