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Update On Force Science Research About Unintentional Discharges

A Force Science research team has completed an update of its ongoing analysis of unintentional firearms discharges by LEOs in the US and Canada. We reported on the initial phase of the team’s work in a previous Force Science News, when the researchers had studied 137 UD occurrences. Now 171 additional instances have been analyzed,...
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New Study: How Much Do Finger Placement And Ready Position Matter?

In terms of reacting fast to a sudden deadly threat, does it matter how you carry an unholstered or unslung weapon or where you rest your trigger finger before making the decision to shoot? In other words, does any one of the various ready positions commonly taught in police firearms training really give you a...
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New Patent Will Help Expand Research On UD

The U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent to 2 Force Science researchers for a firearms sensor system that may eventually prove valuable in discouraging unintentional discharges and improving handgun handling. The patent, issued to Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director of the Force Science Institute, and Dr. Bill Hudson, the Institute’s electrical engineering consultant, covers...
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