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Ideas & Concepts,

The Totality of the Circumstances

There is a concept called “totality of the circumstances” which seems to be lost on most. What it means is considering all factors that play into a situation. For example, we have seen clips of videos where police are acting horrifically but when we see the whole video, their actions are wholly justified. The amount… read more »

A Simple Explaination of Duty Pistol Caliber Terminal Ballistics

Optimal pistol wounding is caused by a balance of projectile weight, construction, size, materials, shape, and velocity (not even talking about shot placement here). Too much or too little of any variable and the projectile performs poorly. Performs poorly- being compared to HST or Gold Dot which are the current standards of optimal performance within… read more »

Instigating Change In Law Enforcement

                I have noticed some trends while watching media, the public, and fellow police officers react to events over the past 20+ years as a police officer. There are intersecting points which all share. They all converge on the idea that law enforcement’s purpose is to serve the public. In order for agencies and individual… read more »

Tribe

A few weeks ago, on my Facebook feed, I made a statement that was not received well by some. In the follow up conversations, one word really drew the ire of the loudest detractor. That word was tribe. During an interview, the interviewer put a special tone on it every time he mentioned it. The… read more »

The Priorities of Holster Design

There should be some thought into selecting a proper holster for your needs versus choosing a poorly made leather sock to throw a gun in (extra points subtracted if magnets are involved). There are many options available and unfortunately there are even more consumers duped into buying inferior products that have flashy Facebook advertising with… read more »

Error 404: File Not Found

…getting experience doing things in practice so if it came time to use that particular technique, skill, etc. ‘for real’ your brain wouldn’t be left saying “error 404: file not found.”

Posting to be Understood on Social Media

There is an assumption on both ends of social media – the poster who assumes you understand their frame of reference and the reader who applies their own frame of reference when it may not apply. Sadly, most posters don’t take into consideration the reader probably doesn’t know anything about the poster and make assumptions… read more »

How to Win Friends and Influence Social Media

There have been interesting patterns to follow on social media which are guiding some direction of popular culture. He who controls the the lowest common denominator (those who have no reading comprehension, those who apply their own narratives to the title of a video or article but don’t read or watch the content, and those… read more »

Fixing the Follow up Shot.

There are many reasons for having to take a follow up shot. The stage could require two or more hits on a single target, a miss, or real-world effects. What some fail to recognize is the time required for the follow up shot. Using quantifiable metrics, we can see how much time it will take… read more »

Willfully Throwing Rights Away For “Safety”

Intentionally involving the police in matters where police are not an optimal resource can end in undesired results (arrest, injury, death). By calling, you are inviting armed people into a situation where they may not be the best responders for the job. Not all police officers are trained mediators, mental health crisis workers, or negotiators…. read more »

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