The Safariland Group Blog

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 »

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 »

The Two Key Accessories for the Patrol Carbine Rifle

January 14, 2009 at 18:41
Posted in Duty Gear
As the Patrol Carbine grows in popularity over the trusted police shotgun, we're seeing a huge number of accessories swamping the market. Some are essential, but many are just clutter. As a SWAT Team Leader and Active Shooter Trainer, I taught officers that there were two items that were absolutely necessary if you were going to use a Patrol Carbine...a sling and a white light. A sling is a must on any long gun to allow you to transition to a handgun. If you run out of ammo, have a weapons... Read More »