Active Shooter Response – Follow Up

By Charles Bausman Last week we dove in to the roles and capabilities of law enforcement response to active shooters. By profiling the attacks in San Bernardino, Orlando, Dallas, and Paris, we were able to provide a snapshot of the tactics utilized by the shooters as well as the methods of response by Police. Click […]

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Active Shooters: Patrol tasked to respond, but are they out-gunned, under-equipped, and under-trained? And what does this mean for SWAT?

By Charles Bausman & Rob Shaul Motivations behind active shooter attacks vary, but the tactics are similar. One to two active shooters, armed with semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic pistols, select a densely populated location. Specific victims are not necessarily pre-selected, but rather a segment population is targeted based on the shooter’s selected location. Following a period […]

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Firefighter Glove Grip Strength Study and Results

By Liza Sarychev and Charles Bausman   Background Last Spring, we published an article on Firefighter Glove Grip, and identified a chief complaint amongst the firefighting community was grip issues with firefighting gloves, especially during fire overhauls when the gloves are wet. This week we tested the grip strength of three major glove brands, Holik, […]

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Uniform Test Durability Results

By Charles Bausman The purpose of this research study is to provide the individual military consumer with mission direct data on the durability of the uniforms offered by Crye Precision, Arc’teryx LEAF, and the standard issue Army uniform given to those preparing to deploy. All uniforms tested are fire resistant models, designed specifically for wear […]

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Plate Carrier Load Bearing Study

by Charles Bausman and Liza Sarychev Background New products offered by Crye Precision and Mystery Ranch claim to redistribute the weight of a combat loaded plate carrier from the shoulder and low back to the hips. A reinforced stiff hip belt with attachments to the plate carrier is advertised to hold the plate carrier more […]

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Foreign Military Methods for Fear Inoculation

By Charles Bausman In Part 1 of our research into military fear inoculation, we covered some of the basic aspects of U.S. Military training which are meant to enable the soldier to overcome fear. These methods were not specifically designed for fear inoculation, but have closely tied second order effects of military training specific to […]

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