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.
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 – 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.
Hate Won’t Help
Article 055 – Police use of force training is provably ineffective. We can fix it—but not by destroying the criminal justice system.
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.
What Does it Mean to Succeed?
Article 050 – Whether what we are doing works or not depends heavily on what the definition of success looks like. Why do we still not have an answer?
Why a Field Training Model Fails
Article 049 – On the job training and mentoring programs work when two conditions are met. The mentor must know how to do and teach the task well, and the task must frequently be performed on the job. Neither of these apply to firearms training.