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Great Article from Delta Force Veteran Paul Howe from SHOTGUN BREACHING: ASSET OR LIABILITY? Shotgun breaching is creeping ever so steadily into the tactical officers breaching toolbox. Nightly newscasts from Iraq show soldiers employing this technique overseas to gain access

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A Nightmare in Pittsburgh

Observations Dangers of Domestic Disputes Domestic Disputes are incredibly dangerous situations for police officers since emotional states are elevated and the officer may or may not have the relationship back story of the parties involved Even with a back story, there is

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Posted in Home Defense, Mindset, Officer Safety, Rifles

Colo. Springs teen mistaken for burglar, shot and killed by stepfather

Lessons: Set up a camera system in the basement pointed towards the points of entry Don’t play “hunt the burglar” unless you have to. It is much easier to hunker down in a safe room. Keep a high powered flashlight

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Points on the Fighting Shotgun

Gabe Suarez provides some excellent points on setting up a shotgun for home defense. From: The Fighting Shotgun I was asked by a number of readers to update them about the shotgun. They were asking about lights and magazine extensions

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I am teaching the Beginner’s Handgun class just about every Saturday and Sunday in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Lecture-only courses are $75 per student. Introduction to Firearms, Home Defense, Personal Defense Outside the Home, Child Safety, “Beyond the Gun”,

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