COP TALK

OPINION AND FACTS FROM THE MEAN STREETS
Off Duty Carry

When they first pinned a badge on me in 1972, carrying a gun off duty was pretty much part of the law enforcement culture. Some departments mandated it,...
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Will Competition Get You...

Sgt. Matt Little has won many “combat pistol” matches, and feels competition is a stone on which to hone real-world survival skills.
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Learning From History:

Karl Rehn near Austin, Texas has become one of today’s most valuable and credible trainers in the areas of firearms and lethal force. He was, for example,...
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Lessons From A Cop-Killer

We can’t expect to defeat enemies we don’t understand. It’s why LAPD’s officer survival guru Rich Wemmer interviewed cop-killers in prison, and why...
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The Lessons of Special...

In this issue’s Ayoob Files we share the memories of Ed Mireles, the hero of the notorious 1986 FBI firefight in Miami. Ed agrees with the FBI Firearms...
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Do Cops Want Armed Teachers?

ILEETA, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, is the leading organization for advanced multi-dimensional training in the...
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The Current Rise Of The 9mm

Every year, I chair the panel of experts on firearms/deadly force training at the conference of ILEETA, the International Law Enforcement Educators and...
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A Police Handgun

Some LE agencies, such as NYPD and Las Vegas Metro, no longer issue handguns at all and require their officers to buy their own. Most departments issue a...
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When "Anti-Gun" Equals...

I recently had occasion to re-read The Saturday Night Special, an anti-gun polemic thinly disguised as investigative journalism by Robert Sherrill...
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Seamless Light:

The object in my hand is shaped like a stylized small Remy Martin cognac bottle, only heavier. I point its wide end at a pickup truck I can barely see in...
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