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"Failure is not an Option"
July 2010
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Shooting While Moving

I’ve always liked the saying, “Advanced skills are the basics mastered.” To me, this says that gunfighting is more than just punching holes in a target. You can’t reliably hit well enough to incapacitate your attacker unless you perform the fundamentals of grip, trigger control, weapon alignment, etc. If you can’t do these basic skills, then you’ll never be able to shoot good enough to save your own life. Can you get...read more

Knife Hype, Pt. 1

This is the golden age of knives. Every police officer seems to carry one (we think they should), and the cop magazines a full of ads for them - something we didn't see 20 years ago. There are hundreds of knives targeted at public safety professionals from dozens of companies - each loudly proclaiming that it's "ideal" for you in the constabulary profession. Each touts its "new, perfect" steel, its "high-strength" construction, its "high-tech" materials, and....read more

Watching for Watchers

n last week’s Security Weekly we discussed how situational awareness is a mindset that can — and should — be practiced by everyone. We also described the different levels of situational awareness and discussed which level is appropriate for different sorts of situations. And we noted how all criminals and terrorists follow a process when planning their acts and that this process is visible at certain times to people who are watching for such behavior.

When one considers these facts, it inevitably leads to the question: “What in the world am I looking for?” The brief answer is: “warning signs of criminal or terrorist behavior.” Since this brief answer is very vague, it becomes necessary to....read more

The revolutionary liquid armour suit that is made from bullet-proof 'custard'

TScientists have created a liquid body armour suit that hardens and absorbs shrapnel on impact using a substance that has been nicknamed 'bullet-proof custard'.

Researchers have produced a secret chemical formula and combined it with traditional Kevlar to create the 'super armour'.

The suit works using a viscous compound which, when attached to...read more

Protecting Tourist Sites: What Sightseers Don’t See

“On May 1, 2010, an attempt was made to detonate a car bomb in New York’s Times Square during early evening hours when thousands of theatergoers and tourists were visiting. While this involved an extremist with a political agenda, tourists and landmarks are indeed targets of such activities, as well as crimes ranging from theft to assault and worse. For those often tasked with ensuring safety at popular destinations – private security firms – an industry evolution has resulted in practices to deal with this new age of threats in a way that is...read more

Be Good or Be Gone

All of the events listed below have something in common:

11-01-50 Attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States.

05-15-72 Attempted assassination of George Wallace, Governor of Alabama.

03-20-74 Attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne of England.

09-05-77 Kidnapping & assassination of...read more

We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us. - George Orwell

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