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RED Swivel (Rapid Emergency Detachment) from Blue Force Gear

Posted on 15 April 2014

To analogize: In the tactical world, you release the slide on your pistol by grasping the slide, pulling it fully to the rear, and letting it go. That would be a gross motor skill. Using your thumb to depress the slide stop lever would be considered a fine motor skill. What Blue Force Gear has done with the RED Swivel has, in essence, put an emergency rip cord on your sling swivel.

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Survival Medic Kit from AMK SOL

Posted on 15 April 2014

Trunk-Kept Go Bag

Posted on 15 April 2014

Since the advent of Active Shooter Response Training there has been an identified need to have a bag, pack, vest or SOMETHING in your patrol vehicle trunk that you can grab and go (with your gun) and be ready for the event at hand. Forward thinking administrators – and motivated patrol guys – have recognized that this need extends past active shooter events and have developed the concept of a “trunk go bag.”

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Favorite Fixed Blades – Tactical

Posted on 15 April 2014

Much like guns, knives are an intensely personal choice and there are a multitude of designs available to choose from. From cost effective to expensive, you can get a variety of fixed blade knives tailored for your use in the military or law enforcement arena. This week we’re going to take a look at some that I’ve tested and how they’ve held up across time.

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.380ACP Guns For CCW

Posted on 15 April 2014

Perhaps the most popular, or at least most well-known, .380ACP handgun is/was James Bond’s Walther PPK. The Walther PP (Polizeipistole or police pistol) was first produced in 1929 and has been in service, in some way, shape or form, ever since.

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Wharn For Duty by 5.11 Tactical

Posted on 14 April 2014

The Strength of Cross-Weapon Ammo Capability

Posted on 14 April 2014

If you can plan, prepare and train for the eventualities, then having cross-weapon ammo capability is probably a good way to go. On the other hand… it’s near impossible to train for every eventuality and the biggest nagging thought I have in the back of my brain is: what if you plan around a single caliber/cartridge and it turns out to be the one you have the most trouble finding?

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Being Prepared

Posted on 14 April 2014

I cannot give you recommendations for what you need in an emergency and I cannot evaluate your knowledge and skills. I can however review equipment that can used in common emergencies that the average person, without advanced training can provide potential life or limb saving skills.

Streamlight ProTac 1AA LED Flashlight

Posted on 14 April 2014

Entertaining Education Demonstration

Posted on 14 April 2014

As they search a ship for armed terrorists, Jack can tell them what shots are going to be fired, from where, by who and at whom. If you’re going to be in a gun fight, why try to have only a few milliseconds of lead time when you can have a half hour?

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Personal Disaster Planning Handbook

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