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Week 318
Volume 3
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Training Survival: Building shooting muscle
Since you carry a gun for self-defense or to save the life of another, then you are concerned with combative firearms skills rather than shooting merely for the experience of shooting. To reach this goal, you engage in training, mostly in the form of practice on a range. How close you get to your goal will depend on the effectiveness of your training.

Let's use weight lifting and body building as an analogy. If you want to get bigger and stronger, we know that you have to concentrate on working the large muscle groups of the legs, back, chest and shoulders ... Full Story

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Pellet guns like the ones above, which look remarkably like lethal weapons, have been used effectively in robberies and by known felons for intimidating others. Law enforcement officers may not be able to distinguish these from fully functional guns and may need to respond with deadly force if such a weapon is aimed at them. (AP Photo/Steve Pope)

BB gun growing in crime usage; Realistic look, lesser penalty

An armed robber sent an employee at Golden Pizza on Main Street fleeing into the back room a couple of weeks ago.

The robber pulled out a silver handgun when he entered the 1168 Main St. pizza parlor in the early morning of Jan. 18. It looked real enough to scare the employee, as the gunman brandished it in what turned out to be a failed armed robbery.

Police say they have seen more armed robberies with BB guns over the past year ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Fundamental extremely close quarter shooting technique

In this sample out-take from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) video "Close Quarter Shooting for Law Enforcement," the fundamental techniques for a belly-to-belly armed encounter is demonstrated ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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