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23 Dec 99 I just received this from a friend who is a Trooper with the State Police. All Troopers with this agency have been issued rifles (AR-15s), but they are supposed to be kept in the trunk of the beat car. Here is his solution: “I must have spent over a half...

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11 Dec 99 This from a senior training officer with a large State Police Department: “From 1993 to this year our agency used 40S&W Beretta 96D (self-decocking), NP3-finished pistols, each issued with three, ten-round (metal baseplates) magazines. This year,...

Follow-up

9 Dec 99 A follow-up from a friend in the federal system: “I had something similar happen to me during a student demonstration on the subject of pistol reloading. I was using a Browning Hi-Power, and this was overseas, so all the equipment we were using was old and...

Catastrophic failure

8 Dec 99 This is from a friend who is one of my range officers in a Midwest police Department: “Last week, one of our officers was shooting our qualification course with his Beretta 92F. During a reload, he popped the flap on his magazine carrier and, when he went to...

From a LEO friend on the East Coast

24 Nov 99 This is from a LEO friend on the East Coast. It shows that rational behavior on the part of erstwhile normal people is something upon which you can never depend: “While working in _______ Maryland, we got a call that an individual in the back of a...

It works!

23 Nov 99 Good individual tactics work! This is from a friend in the Northwest who just completed one of our Courses: “I was at an intercity gun shop. As I stepped outside the building, I noticed two men slovenly dressed and grimy, nonchalantly leaning up...