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Fundamental Tactics – It’s About Time!

By Kenneth Merrell When discussing tactical fundamentals, it’s important to recognize that most of them have a military origin. In the early 1970’s, while stationed as a Military Policeman at various Marine Corps installations, I participated in cross training between the military and civilian law enforcement. This cooperative relationship has continued, paying huge dividends for both. Many tactics used in ... Read More »

Deploying Long Guns: The HAZ-MAT Techniques

By Bill Campbell Whenever teaching traditional long gun stances, most firearms instructors stress four points of contact in the grip while presenting a long gun such as a rifle, shotgun or sub-gun. The traditional four points are: Primary hand at the grip, Support hand on the fore-end, Butt-stock in the toe of the primary shoulder and a consistent cheek-weld on ... Read More »

M16 Clinic/727 Counter-Terror Training Unit (CTTU) Aircraft Assault Course

by David Crane [email protected] The M16 Clinic, manufacturer of the M16 Viper series carbines and subcarbines/SBRs (short-barreled rifles), has teamed up with the 727 Counter Terror Training Unit (C.T.T.U.). The 727 CTTU will provide aircraft assault (i.e. tubular assault) training, including IHR (In-extremis Hostage Rescue) training, to law enforcement SWAT units. The inaugural 727 CTTU Aircraft Assault Course is scheduled ... Read More »

Tactical Iraqi for U.S. Military and Private Security Company (PSC) Operators

by David Crane [email protected] A company called Tactical Language Training LLC (Los Angeles, CA) is marketing an Iraqi Arabic language course to military and civilian personnel operating or soon-to-be operating in Iraq called "Tactical Iraqi". According to the company website, the Tactical Iraqi language course utilizes… artificial intelligence, computer-game-based interactive-animation simulations, speech recognition, and "advanced educational and human factors methodologies" ... Read More »

VirtuSphere Virtual-Reality Simulator for Mil/LE Tactical Training

by David Crane [email protected] A company called VirtuSphere, Inc. (Sammamish, WA) has a product called, appropriately enough, VirtuSphere, which can apparently provide a rather unique Mil/LE tactical training and simulation experience. Due to its design, the VirtuSphere provides "infinite space" and claims to also provide "the most immersive [virtual reality a.k.a. "VR"] experience for simulated training, exercise and gaming." The ... Read More »

Dealing with Multiple Terrorists: 21st Century AT/CT Doctrine, Part Two

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consuting frank at borelliconsulting.com with thanks to John Giduck This article is the second installment of the original article, titled Dealing with Multiple Terrorists: 21st Century AT/CT Doctrine. "Posse Comitatus: Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air ... Read More »

Dealing with Multiple Terrorists: 21st Century AT/CT Doctrine

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consulting frank at borelliconsulting.com with thanks to John Giduck Not long ago I read through the book, Terror At Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America’s Schools by John Giduck (review of the book here). The book so convinced me that we in law enforcement are training for the wrong threat (Active Shooter) that I ... Read More »

Video: Iraqi Insurgents/Terrorists Ambush PMC/PSC PSD Team on BIAP Road

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Last year, DefenseReview received some interesting (and disturbing) video footage of an Edinburgh Risk and Security Management (ERSM) PSD/Security Operator team getting ambushed by Iraqi insurgents/terrorists in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting Operation APOLLO.  The contact occurred on the morning of April 20, 2005 (4/20/2005) on the infamous BIAP Road. This was a small arms contact.  The enemy was ... Read More »

Bus Takedown Video: IMS Anti-Terror/Counter-Terror School for Mil/LE SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Back in December (2005), DefenseReview reported on an advanced anti-terrorism/countertertorrism SWAT school we attended that was put on by IMS Security at Camp Bonneville. That course was described by every operator we interviewed as the most intense SWAT course they had every taken (i.e. the most physically and mentally demanding), and, hands-down, the single most relevant ... Read More »

Grip Pod System: Combo Vertical Foregrip/Bipod for Infantry Small Arms

by David Crane [email protected] Grip Pod Systems (G.P.S.) is currently manufacturing and marketing an "Enhanced Target Acquisition System (E.T.A.S.), called, appropriately enough, the Grip Pod System (G.P.S.). The G.P.S. is a combination vertical foregrip and bipod system that will allow an operator to "go from a CQB position to prone, and have a stable base for aimed firing in place ... Read More »