Searching with a handgun


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In today's P1 Video Tip, Ralph Mroz, Director of Training for the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), explores the reasons why his organization believes that keeping the muzzle of your firearm slightly depressed while searching a building is more tactically sound than searching with the barrel pointed directly forward.

The cornerstone of their belief, as Mroz explains, is that this positioning will help prevent an unintentional discharge.




This officer safety tip is provided by the Police Officer Safety Association. Remember to check with your agency about approved policies prior to implementing any training you receive outside of departmental in-service training.

POSA's mission is to increase the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement officers and to enhance the security of our communities by offering free and low-cost advanced education and training to law enforcement officers.

While each agency and department offers good training for new and current officers, training budgets are limited. Additional training will make our law enforcement officers and communities safer.

In partnership with, POSA is offering free, video training programs, tips and articles on various subjects like tactical shotgun usage, crisis entry, disarming, close quarter shooting, active shooter, knife defense and more. New materials and programs are being added on an ongoing basis.

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