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  • GETTING TO THE SHOT II - header image

    GETTING TO THE SHOT II

    08/19/2019
    In the first installment we discussed the difficulty many people have about shooting what is evidently an active shooter. In short there is the seemingly societal aversion to and violence and the asso…
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    Heavy and Light: A Discussion of Balance, Movement, and Weight Shifting

    05/04/2019
    Fighting is fighting and it has so very little to do with stances and range work that I am astounded that these are still a focus for so many. Enhance your ability to shift weight smoothly and suddenly like this and watch how your ability to move improves dramatically.
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    How Not to Get Shot by Police

    12/20/2017
    It was July, 1992, right after the Rodney King Race Riots in Los Angeles. My partner Al Acosta and I were assigned to a perimeter surveillance point in Los Angeles on what I recall was a bank robbery …
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    IMPACT WEAPONS YESTERDAY AND TODAY

    05/21/2019
    I recall what could now be considered "yesteryear". Our uniform pants had what was called a "Sap Pocket". It was intended to carry - wait for it - a sap. This was the first line of less than lethal fo…
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    JUSTIFIED KILLING 101: FEAR AGGRESSION IN GUNFIGHTING

    04/06/2017
    Continuing with our "Justified Killing 101" series I want to discuss a topic we see with dogs, but has rarely been ever used to describe humans in conflict. That is Fear Aggression. Look at the two …
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    JUSTIFIED KILLING 101: THE PREDATOR MIND

    04/07/2017
    When I teach a class I tell the students that my job is to teach them at three levels. One is to teach the mind as they need to know why they will be doing what they are doing. I encourage questioni…
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    Managing the Interview: Manipulating Needs

    03/13/2018
    This article discusses some of the material from our Killing Within The Law Series of Lectures. It is provided by one of our professional staff – Detective Wendell White On-line critics of the Killin…
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    Perception and Reality

    03/14/2018
    From the Killing Within The Law Course – “You can be totally wrong in your perception, but still be completely legal in your deadly force actions”. The important point is that those “perceptions” – …
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    Simple Developments

    03/06/2018
    We train for gunfighting. In gunfighting the loser generally dies. Simple methods allow deployment under the worst circumstances. Simple methods are high success methods. Thus we seek to simplify as m…