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5 great products for nonlethal, inert firearms training

By The TacticaList Staff Do you want to increase the frequency of your firearms training without blowing your budget on ammo?  Inert munitions make reality training possible without breaking the bank, and with today’s innovations, they’re just as effective (and fun!) as training with live rounds. Here are our five favorite munitions: 1. Simunitions Training System has long been a favorite choice for military and law enforcement, but the company has recently expanded their training ... More

What is Military Procurement?

Military procurement is the management of a nation's investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its National Security Strategy and support its Armed Forces. The goal is to rapidly acquire quality products that fulfill user needs with improvements to mission capability at an equitable price.  The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization ... More

The Effectiveness and Safety of Pepper Spray

John Ashcroft Attorney General This and other publications and products of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice can be found on the World Wide Web at the following site: Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice Comments regarding this Research for Practice may be e-mailed to or sent by postal mail to LTL Program Manager, National Institute of Justice, 810 Seventh Street N.W., Washington, DC ... More

Pepper spray, video to combine in new portable device

WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. — Pepper spray combines with video in a new portable device developed for law enforcement and trained civilians to better debilitate criminals. In partnership with a retired Connecticut State Police lieutenant's training company, Enginasion Inc. made a prototype that determines the precise distance of an attacker and disperses a corresponding amount of spray, according to Mass High Tech.  Meanwhile, video, sound and GPS data are sent back to law enforcement command. A developm ... More

Strong- or weak-side O.C.?

A Street Survival Newsline reader posed the following question: "There is a mixed opinion in my department on which hand O.C. should be used with. Many say it should be worn on the strong hand side and used by the strong hand to keep fine motor skills. In contrast, other officers say it should be worn on the weak side and used with the weak hand because of the long standing rule, 'never put anything in your gun hand'. Can you give us any guidance? What is the latest technique?" A former Street ... More