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The Close Quarters Combat topic covers defensive tactics and techniques for hands-on confrontations with suspects. News about the close-in battles between police officers and dangerous suspects, as well as tips, columns, and expert opinion on preparation for the assault, as well as for the inevitable legal battles that follow, are presented here.
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April 01, 2009
News from TREXPO: Day one was BIG! Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

News from TREXPO: Day one was BIG!

I walked into the Long Beach Convention Center around lunchtime and the atmosphere was inspiring! Trainers,... - Full Story
February 23, 2009
Point of domination Tony Blauer - SPEARtips: Close Quarter Tactics with Tony Blauer

Point of domination

By Tony TorresWhile training in the S.P.E.A.R. System you will hear this phrase day in and day out. It... - Full Story
February 23, 2009
Overkill training mentality Tony Blauer - SPEARtips: Close Quarter Tactics with Tony Blauer

Overkill training mentality

By Tony BlauerThe overkill mind set is probably the most critical concept we embrace in our training.... - Full Story
January 07, 2009
Zen and the gunfighter Jeff Hall - Zen and the Gunfighter

Zen and the gunfighter

Gun carriers, whether armed professionals or competitors, all argue about what is best. Which stance,... - Full Story
December 10, 2008
Mumbai: A warning for U.S. Law Enforcement Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Mumbai: A warning for U.S. Law Enforcement

Ed Note: Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours,... - Full Story
June 13, 2005
Edged Weapon Defense: Is or was the 21-foot rule valid? (Part 2) Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Edged Weapon Defense: Is or was the 21-foot rule valid? (Part 2)

Part 2 of a 2-Part Series EDITOR'S NOTE: For the record, the 21-Foot Rule, when accurately stated, says... - Full Story
April 07, 2005
Do police officers need knives? The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Do police officers need knives?

by Ralph Mroz Ralph Mroz is a police officer in Western Massachusetts currently assigned to his county’s... - Full Story
April 01, 2005
Where have all the batons gone? Dave Young - Specialized Training & Tactics

Where have all the batons gone?

Introducing the Rapid Rotation Baton (RRB) The 21st century has ushered in a new phase of non-lethal... - Full Story
February 25, 2005
How do I relax during groundfighting? Tony Blauer - SPEARtips: Close Quarter Tactics with Tony Blauer

How do I relax during groundfighting?

QUESTION: What is the best way to stay physically & mentally relaxed during fight? Especially as... - Full Story
February 02, 2005
Don't offer a suspect your gun; Get up! Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Don't offer a suspect your gun; Get up!

A Tactical Tip For Avoiding This Deadly Mistake by Chuck Remsberg & "Coach" Bob Lindsey... - Full Story



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