The Safariland Group Blog

Holsters Need Love Too - How to Clean and Care for your Safariland Holster

July 26, 2010 at 14:42
Posted in Duty Gear
There are not many shooters among us who neglect their firearms after a hard day’s shooting. Whether they get cleaned that day (best case scenario) or a few weeks after they’ve been used, the fact remains that they eventually get the care and attention they deserve. For many of us, there’s always that tinge of guilt hiding in the back of the brain that keeps reminding us, “Your guns are dirty…you’re neglecting them…why exactly do you hate your guns so much, what have they ever done to you…”... Read More »

OC Spray Training - To Be or Not to Be Sprayed

July 20, 2010 at 06:00
Posted in Less Lethal
Few, if any, officers are overjoyed when coming into contact with OC Spray (oleoresin capsicum). The taste and intense burning sensation in the eyes or face is unpleasant to say the least. Regardless, in essentially every training course on OC Spray, students are regularly exposed to OC or worse. Read More »

Why Training is Even More Important in a Down Economy

January 19, 2010 at 12:52
Posted in General
The economic crisis is taking a toll on just about every aspect of American business. As well, many of our state and local Agencies are undergoing budget cuts for 2010 that may force them to cut officers at a time when some cities are experiencing crime rates that are higher than ever. So, the question is, how can we be better or at least “as efficient” with a reduction in force? Read More »

Urban Shield 2009

November 24, 2009 at 15:21
Posted in General | Hard Armor
The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting once again this year during the 2009 Urban Shield exercises and Safariland was there! Over 27 teams including Boston PD, the French Nationals “RAID” team and the FBI participated in the events which aim to assess overall tactical, fire and EMS skills in a series of real-life scenarios such as Maritime Interdiction, Tubular Extraction, Hostage Rescue and Active Shooter. Read More »

The 5 Most Interesting Law Enforcement Podcasts

September 30, 2009 at 12:44
Posted in General
Regardless of your role in law enforcement, there is always a need for more knowledge. However, finding good information on the internet can often be a difficult and time consuming process. Luckily, over the past few years, Podcasts have become a great way to get information on-demand easily. Read More »

SWAT Hands

August 6, 2009 at 08:27
Posted in General
In looking at a typical law enforcement officer, it is difficult to distinguish whether that officer is a SWAT officer, or a patrol officer. You can’t go by their physique; even the officer working in the Auto Pound works out. You can’t go with the gait, (or as non-SWAT people call it, the “arrogant strut”); there are quite a few officers that possess more than their fare share of arrogance. You sure can’t determine if an officer is a SWAT officer or not by the holstered hair dryer; more and... Read More »

Would You Trust a Trainer with a 22-page Resume?

January 14, 2009 at 18:34
Just when I’ve thought I’ve seen it all, there's always another fast talker that comes along with the latest, greatest ideas and sells the officers a bill of goods. I’ve actually seen someone offer up a 22-page resume. Yes, 22 pages. I think first you have to be very wary of anyone who feels the need to have a resume that big. In this case, a very astute City Attorney decided to do some checking and found out that 95% of the resume was fabricated. Read More »