Habits!

11 July 13 For the past few days, I’ve been working with State Police instructors, and some local officers, in an eastern state. The curriculum was Urban Rifle. My students are competent and enthusiastic, and we did a number of exciting drills. My students are into...

Exhaustion!

14 June 13 It was my honor and privilege to work with a local PD SWAT Team in the Northwest earlier this week. We had twenty of them there, all equipped with M4s bearing Aimpoints, as well as Kimber 1911 pistols. A few had Glock 21s. We ran an intense Course. Each...

PFI

31 Mar 13 My long-time friend and colleague, Tom Burris, recently retired from the LAPD after thirty years of service, is now here in CO and has set-up a local training/consulting business. Tom is one of my instructors and very capable. For those living in the...

Polite Society 2013

3 Mar 13 I’m here in Memphis, TN at Tom Givens’ indoor range, participating in this year’s “Polite Society” Event. Tom Givens’ tireless effort in putting this clinic together every year is much appreciated by all of us. There is a live-fire shooting exercise, all done...

Sloppy Language

21 Feb 13 In my Instructor Courses, I caution students against using sloppy, non-specific language when lecturing students. Such sloppiness is corrosive to the instructor’s credibility and degrades the value of instruction. An example is the over-use of “Madison...

“Protected” Guns?

8 Jan 13 The small UT town of Spring City is currently discussing a resolution that all households must have at least one unspecified “gun” therein and, at some point, residents thereof must participate in some kind of gun training. The whole thing is mostly symbolic,...