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New Book: How To Use Neuroscience To Build Better Shooters

With his new book Building Shooters, firearms guru Dustin Salomon promises to reveal a novel and highly effective approach to teaching gun skills, based on practical principles of neuroscience and designed specifically for armed professionals who do not have access to enough time, ammunition, special facilities, training packages, or resources. In the opinion of Dr....
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New Survey Reveals Dismal Truths Of Use Of Force Training

Dr. Bill Lewinski often notes in his public presentations that the average high school football player gets more training in his sport in his brief career than the average peace officer receives in use-of-force instruction across his or her entire working life. Now a first-of-its-kind survey by Calibre Press has confirmed that dismal truth. Recently,...
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Eye-Opening Study Suggests Deep Flaws In Academy Firearms Training

By the time an average police recruit completes typical academy firearms training, how much more skilled in shooting is he than a person who has never shot or even held a handgun before? Not much, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the Force Science Institute that is set for publication in an international law enforcement...
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New Survey Exposes “Disturbing” Shortcomings In Firearms Training + New Document Helps Prevent Conflicts In Multi-Agency OIS Probes

A “national snapshot” of in-service firearms training for municipal and county LEOs raises grave “concerns about how prepared many police officers are” for winning life-threatening encounters, according to a new report from a respected university researcher. The report also highlights post-shooting practices in many agencies that are hampering trainers’ efforts to improve their programs. After...
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“Point Shooting” Clarification…Plus: What New Gaze Pattern Findings Mean For Your Training (Part 2)

Part 2 of a 2-part series Editor’s Note: In a previous Force Science News Transmission [10/9/09], Part 1 of this series reported significant new findings from the Force Science Research Center about how an officer’s “gaze pattern” in evaluating a potential assailant affects his or her ability to win a gunfight. The research reveals that...
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