Professional Shooters Talk Pistol Grip

Perhaps the most indicative feature of pistol shooting in relation to accuracy is the shooter’s grip on the handgun. In the above video shooting professional Michael Seeklander, of Shooting Performance (as well as Personal Defense Network and Top Shot Season 1), breaks down some key fundamentals in the shooter’s grip that can provide an outstanding grip and form, while seriously reducing recoil effects.

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Should Officers Use Their Front Sights During A Gunfight?

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About the Force Science Institute

The Force Science Institute (FSI) is a research organization founded by Dr. Bill Lewinski, PhD. in Mancato, Minnesota. Dr. Lewinski is a 30-year clinical psychologist in human behavior who has focused his career in the area of police psychology. He created the Force Science Institute and dedicated its research to the study of human perception and reactions during dynamically developing situations, emphasizing the response of police officers during use of force encounters.

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Rob Leatham Talks Trigger Pull

Rob Leatham professional shooter and instructor
Rob Leatham professional shooter and instructor

Rob Leatham – Professional Shooter/Trainer

Rob Leatham is a world renown professional shooter sponsored by Springfield Armory. During his time competing in professional shooting competitions he has amassed an impressive list of credentials and awards to prove he is the real deal when it comes to shooting handguns.

Here are just a few of Rob’s accomplishments:

  • 6-time IPSC World Champion
  • 20+ USPSA National Title Holder
  • Law Enforcement & Military pistol trainer for 25+ years.

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Roll Call: A BSD Challenge Video!

Traffic Stop Training
The Passenger Side Approach is a critical component of officer safety during traffic stops.

A little over a week ago I started the Quarterly Challenge on BlueSheepDog. The intent of the challenge was to keep officers sharp on some of the most critical skills necessary to survive the streets. I haven’t receive very many responses or comments so I have no idea how well the Q1 Challenge was received. There were four challenges included in the first quarter (Q1) challenge:

2015 BSD Q1 Challenge

  1. Perform (10) perfect handgun draws in a row before each shift (Safety Check!)
  2. Review at least (1) officer involved shooting (OIS) video per week for lessons learned
  3. Accept the 100% off-duty firearm carry challenge
  4. Plan at least (1) special family event each week.

Roll Call Video below!

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UTM Civilian Target Ammunition (CTA)

Universal Training Munitions Civilian Target Ammunition

Universal Training Munitions has announced the release of their Civilian Target Ammunition (CTA) at the 2015 SHOT Show. The CTA round is based on the similar UTM Target Bullet Round (TBR) that is used in military and law enforcement training worldwide. The U.S. Military, and several law enforcement agencies have been training with the UTM Target Bullet Rounds for nearly a decade. There have been over 198 million rounds made to date, in a wide variety of calibers.

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Officers Charged in Careless Deaths

Barely two months into 2015, and we have two police officers, from different large police agencies, criminally charged for the reckless or negligent killing of another human being. Sadly, I have to agree with the criminal complaints and I’ll explain.

The Oath of Office

When you swore the oath to become a police officer, you entered a profession with tenants that call you to rise above the expectations of the rest of society. That oath puts a spotlight on you both on and off-duty, because a free nation demands that those who the people have given authority to arrest, be free from immorality, incompetence, and illegal nature.

When the office of police officer is carried out with integrity and zeal for justice, the entire community proudly proclaims it’s just and honorable nature. When the office is misused or abused, the community properly excoriates those who have violated such a sacred trust. That trust is also held by the officers you work for, and a failure to uphold that standard of your oath rightly brings a higher level of scrutiny because of the higher level of trust.

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