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    A few thoughts: (1.) What a tragedy (2.)...

    A few thoughts:

    (1.) What a tragedy

    (2.) Most cops never respond to an incident where a private citizen uses deadly force to defend themselves, either in or out of the home. They might not have...
  2. I watched the video and I agree with your...

    I watched the video and I agree with your conclusions.

    Ernest's comment was a more general one, and I think it's correct. A lot depends on your students.

    You can do a LOT of skill building...
  3. "If you're instructing, remember to engineer some...

    "If you're instructing, remember to engineer some downtime into your classes so that you don't burn your students out. People need to rest once in a while. They have to get a drink. They need to use...
  4. As skills instructors or field training officers,...

    As skills instructors or field training officers, sometimes we think “I can train anybody” but the reality is, we cannot. Some people just can’t do certain things.

    I couldn’t do surgery, race a...
  5. Cognitive overload

    “Some people I worked with, I was amazed that they had the cognitive ability to actually dress and drive themselves to work each day”

    Many people are fine dealing with normal day life or even low...
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    We need to remind officers that a muzzle contact...

    We need to remind officers that a muzzle contact shot is a viable option in some circumstances. If you’ve never thought about making a contact shot nor ever been trained in that technique, it...
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    Ron Kessler wrote a book that came out in 2010 called “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the scenes with the agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect.”

    The Amazon guy...
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    Great info! I work the midnight shift so I...

    Great info!

    I work the midnight shift so I should be able to check early in the morning on a regular basis.

    For the last year I've switched all my routine practice over to the .22s. I have lots...
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    Ron Kessler wrote a book that came out in 2010...

    Ron Kessler wrote a book that came out in 2010 called “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the scenes with the agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect.”

    The Amazon guy...
  10. Working the midnight shift

    Some people can easily adjust to nights. Most people cannot. I’m a natural nightfighter, and always have been. I estimate that 15-20% of the population are natural "night people"

    I have worked...
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    People with normal life experiences have no idea...

    People with normal life experiences have no idea how dynamic and rapid confrontations are, and they don't know what they don't know.
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    3 inch Chief Special revolver

    S&W Chief Special 3inch HB

    When I started as a cop (1981) most agencies around here carried S&W Revolvers, mostly K frames. Among the more knowledgeable shooters, the 3 inch Chief's Special was a...
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    I was enjoying looking up all the acronyms that...

    I was enjoying looking up all the acronyms that were being tossed around in this discussion
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    I don't think it's a good idea to broadcast your...

    I don't think it's a good idea to broadcast your support of law enforcement, or your gun ownership, or your political beliefs to strangers.

    There are a lot of crazies out there, and you don't want...
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    I shot my first IPSC match in March of 1978 with...

    I shot my first IPSC match in March of 1978 with a borrowed gun.

    I was the secretary for the local club through the 80s. One of the guys on the PD was the section coordinator for a while, and then...
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    There’s a book coming out in May called “Zero...

    There’s a book coming out in May called “Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service” by Carol Leonnig that might be interesting. Amazon recommended it to me and I pre-ordered it.

    There...
  17. I like it really cool when I sleep. In the winter...

    I like it really cool when I sleep. In the winter I set the thermostat at 62.

    In the summer my air conditioning bill is high . . .
  18. Rotating shifts (days to evenings to nights or...

    Rotating shifts (days to evenings to nights or the reverse) will take years off your life. You’re always walking around like a zombie.

    I know people who have been day/evening or evening/night...
  19. No sir, you didn’t miss anything. I didn’t...

    No sir, you didn’t miss anything. I didn’t express myself well and that’s my fault.

    I believe the third officer who was there was a trainee. Depending upon where they are in the training process,...
  20. In America, a hundred times a day, cops get into...

    In America, a hundred times a day, cops get into this exact same situation - - trying to arrest somebody, who is resisting, standing next to the driver’s door of a car.

    A hundred times a day,...
  21. And just because somebody had received training...

    And just because somebody had received training does not mean that they will necessarily perform properly under stress. Some people don’t get “it” regardless of how much training they get
  22. I don’t know the answer to this. Maybe we’ll find...

    I don’t know the answer to this. Maybe we’ll find out in the coming days.

    Did Officer Potter spend her entire career on patrol or did she spend time as a school resource officer or some other...
  23. Training?

    How much in-service training cops get varies widely from department to department and state to state. And year to year depending on staffing and the budget.

    That officer probably received the...
  24. Tasers are a useful tool with limited application...

    Tasers are a useful tool with limited application and effectiveness.

    I think a lot of cops have become too dependent on them, and they don’t even realize it
  25. This is a summary from Wikipedia about “Slip &...

    This is a summary from Wikipedia about “Slip & Capture” error:

    Slips and capture is a type of error that may occur in high-stress situations. It has been described as a phenomenon in the...
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