Why There’s No Off Ramp: Police Firearms Training Prevents De-escalation
Article 061 – Traditional training methods produce skills that are physically separated from the brain’s ability to process information and change behavior. This is no longer acceptable for armed professionals.
Podcast – The Squad Room with Garrett TeSlaa
Thank you to Garrett TeSlaa for giving Dustin the opportunity to come on the podcast and discuss training design, brain science, the fundamental failures of training, and more. Great discussion, thanks Garrett! Podcast link here: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode151/
Gun Safety Failure
Article 058 – Gun Safety Failure: The “Rust” movie set tragedy highlights fatal flaws in traditional gun safety rules.
Second Order Effects
Article 057: Second Order Effects: The Unintended Impacts of Qualification Structure. When looking at the establishment of standards and criteria for large organizations (and, particularly, for training academies) it is also important to look at the unintended effects of these requirements.
Podcast – American Warrior Show with Rich Brown
Dustin had the opportunity to sit down with Rich Brown from the American Warrior Show to discuss training and the new NURO(TM) Shooting System.
Podcast – Firearms Nation with Arik Levy
Dustin has an interview with Arik Levy on the Firearms Nation Podcast. They discuss the book Hitting in Combat, the origin of Building Shooters, training design and more.
Team VTAC Podcast with SGM (Ret.) Kyle Lamb
Dustin had the opportunity and honor to sit down with a truly great American, Kyle Lamb, on the Viking Tactics Inc. Team VTAC Podcast to discuss the new book, Hitting in Combat.
Qualification Needs To Go
Article 054 – Firearms qualifications used by most professional organizations are not just unrelated to real world firearms use, they are a significant part of the problem…
Building Pre-Traumatic Stress Resilience – Part 2
Article 053 – Proposing a model for understanding stress-related neural processing in tactical settings.
Building Pre-Traumatic Stress Resilience – Part 1
Article 051 – There has been a lot of work on performing under stress the past few decades. Some of it may need to be reexamined.