Preliminary IALEFI convention report

6 Oct 98 Preliminary IALEFI convention report: The IALEFI Convention this year is in West Palm Beach, FL, and Vicki and I are both here right now. Both of us are presenting classes this year. The Conference is well organized, competently administered, and very well...

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2 Oct 98 From a friend on the West Coast: A… we had a shooting yesterday morning which might finally bring the training issue to the front burner, as it represented a pretty close call in terms of bystander injury. Goofy goes into a bank and announces that he...

More on .223 in the Philippines

3 Sept 98 Follow up on my last from a friend in the Philippines: Yup, I agree that the 223 is the solution to the problem of armored suspects. This is why cops in my part of the world are issued M16’s in place of shotguns or anything else. They also travel three...

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23 Sep 98, Wednesday, 7:58AM Items: We’ve been working with a Midwestern Police department for the past two days, and they have two Mossberg 9100 autoloading shotguns, just added to their inventory. Mossberg calls it the Jungle Gun. The gun is a gas-operated...

Force-on-Force

21 Sep 98, Monday, 8:14AM Some comments on the Force-on-Force exercises at the just-completed regional NTI: Out of nine people, I observed six of them used the lateral movement reflexively. It worked very well and looked good too. Two of the people actually saved...

Trigger-cocking Autoloaders

19 Sept 98 Trigger-cocking autoloaders: The one part which seem to be a habitual weak point on trigger-cocking autoloaders is the drawbar. We’ve seen them break on S&W’s and H&K USP’s.