Overcoming a little-known risk of the 'quick-peek'

Take the emphasis off of ‘quick’ in quick-peeking and retrain yourself not to look any faster than you really can see


Successfully quick-peeking around a corner or door jamb to check for a hidden suspect is all about proper timing. Do it too slowly and you may get shot. But if you pop your head out and back too fast, your brain may trick you into thinking the coast is clear when actually someone is waiting to ambush you.

Trainer Derrick Bartlett, managing director of Snipercraft, Inc., warned of this little-known “too-fast” phenomenon at the ILEETA conference earlier this year and elaborated on it during a recent interview with PoliceOne.

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