November 2011 Blog Posts (17)

WOD 11/29/11

WOD 11/29/11


I have decided to save movement drills until I can post a video for it, as that will save me a lot of typing time, and save you a lot of reading time.  


Today’s WOD builds on the WOD from 11/27/11, and you will be practicing malfunction clearance.  You will use only your support hand again, but you will need one empty magazine  The first step in every dry fire session is safety.  Make sure…


Added by Kim Heath on November 29, 2011 at 12:51am — No Comments

WOD 11/27/11

Hello everyone, I hope your Holiday season is off to a happy start.  For the next WOD, I wanted to post a couple short videos to quickly explain it and make it easier for those of you who have never practiced this skill, but my cell phone camera and my MacBook are refusing to speak the same language they both spoke a month ago.  I also figured most of you would not miss a WOD this week with everything else going on family/Holiday/work wise.  


This WOD focuses on drawing and…


Added by Kim Heath on November 27, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Down on the Line

It wasn’t the sound of the rifle that made my heart jump, it

was the series of profanity after that made my adrenalin instantly spike.  As I turned to investigate (as any curious

human would) I saw my now patient laying on the line.  It was obvious right away that this was going to be bad, very bad.  I grabbed my medic kit and swore as I ran to my patient, who was already near complete unresponsiveness and massively hemorrhaging from the femoral artery. 

I had dealt with…


Added by Cat J Godden on November 23, 2011 at 12:01am — 2 Comments

11/22/11 WOD will be a day late.

Sorry, everyone, didn't get pictures taken for today's WOD, will have to wait until to tomorrow.  It will focus on drawing with your non-gun hand.



Added by Kim Heath on November 22, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

11/20/11 WOD

11/20/11 WOD, put on your duty gear, unload pistol, and put all ammo in another room.  Lock your slide back and stick your finger in the chamber, physically check for an empty chamber, look away, press check, look away, press check one more time.  Please do not just rack the slide several times and hope your extractor is working properly.  Prop up your body armor in a chair, hang it over a door, somehow position it so you can efficiently point your muzzle at it and dry fire.…


Added by Kim Heath on November 20, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments



Ten weeks ago, I decided to participate in CrossFit Delaware Valley's "SOS" Challenge. Wednesday, November 16, 2011 marked the end of the challenge.  The habits I chose helped me get closer to my goal of leaning out and getting stronger. 


When I first started the challenge, I thought this would be a good way for me to lose 20 pounds and get back down to 165 pounds, which I considered my "goal" weight. …


Added by Katie Connolly-Staffelbach on November 19, 2011 at 3:16pm — 4 Comments

Black Friday Deal at!


This year's Black Friday Sale is 20% off your online purchase! Enter the code "BLACK-2011" on Friday, November 25th to receive huge discounts on all apparel, holsters, magazine pouches, and more. This code is active for one day only so set those reminders for Friday…


Added by Beata Staszewski on November 18, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

11/18/11 WOD

11/18/11 WOD starts just like 11/10/11, unload pistol and put all ammo and magazines in another room.  Lock your slide back, stick your finger in the chamber, press check, press check again.  Begin from standing, draw pistol and at the same time drop into a prone position that is narrow, no knees or elbows sticking out for the bad guy to shoot off.  If it is awkward, or takes some wiggling around once you get prone, then keep wiggling and find a good stable position.  Next, check your 360,…


Added by Kim Heath on November 18, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

The Psychology of Officer Involved Shootings class

Did anybody know that some police officers from the south suburbs have taken it upon themselves to rent some warehouse space and convert it into a police training faculty? Neither did I , yet in Blue Island such a place exists.  This past weekend they hosted a three hour class on The Psychology of Officer Involved Shootings.

We began with a review of the use of force, talking about state law and…


Added by Kenneth Mescall on November 17, 2011 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Kim Heath on November 17, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

11/16/11 WOD

Today is a catch up day.  I'm sure everyone read the WODs and thought about doing them, thought it would be good practice, maybe did 5 or 6 repetitions as you got ready for work, did a lot of mental reps, but some of you may be a little bit lacking in actual reps, so here is your chance to get a little bit closer to caught up.  Working out for the gun show is a lot like working out for "The Gun Show".  Once you get a little bit behind, it is very easy to get a whole lot behind.…


Added by Kim Heath on November 15, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

11/14/11 WOD

Read WOD 11/10/11.  11/14/11 WOD starts the same as 11/10, make sure your pistol is unloaded, press check, press check again, and if you dry fire during this exercise, please do so into body armor hanging on a chair, or similar arrangement.  Draw pistol, establish grip in holster, as you clear the holster, drop into a one knee, kneeling position, scan/assess appropriately before standing up, reholster.  Repeat 20X.

Added by Kim Heath on November 13, 2011 at 11:54pm — No Comments

11/12/11 WTA WOD

11/12/11 WOD is the same as 11/10/11, except, you have to do it using only your support hand.  If you cannot reach the holster, time to make some lifestyle changes.  If you can almost reach it, practice pulling your belt around a little bit, get the holster in front of your hip a little if you can, that should help.  

Added by Kim Heath on November 11, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

11/10/11 WTA WOD

WTA WOD for 11/10/11 is 20 pistol presentations from the holster. Put your duty rig on, yes you can do this in just your drawers and boots if you so desire, unload your pistol and put all ammo/mags in the other room. Begin in whatever stance you usually find yourself in, unsecure the pistol and get a good grip in the holster, high on the tang, draw, present the pistol, focus on front sight, follow bad guy down to ground, scan your 360, reholster. This exercise is about getting the pistol out of… Continue

Added by Kim Heath on November 9, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

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Added by Karen Bartuch on November 9, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments


Depending on when I publish this, I’ll either just be finishing week 8 or starting week 9 of the Crossfit Delaware Valley “SOS” Challenge.  The home stretch!  As of last tally, team “Skinny Bitches” was in third place by 1.5 points!  I saw my partner, Lauren, for the first time in a few weeks and she looks great, I can really tell all her hard work has paid off.

The Challenge has taken up a large chunk of my time between working out, eating real food (no more convenience store…


Added by Katie Connolly-Staffelbach on November 6, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments

MacTac Class

This past week, the WTA sponsored me to attend a three day course held by The Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA) entitled MacTac- Multiple Assault Counter Terrorist Action Capabilities. The goal of this course is to introduce small unit tactics to the patrol officer,so that we will better be able to engage in fire fights with multiple offenders as a unit using a long gun.


Using the examples of Columbine and Fort Hood, authorities and found that the longer you allow…


Added by Kenneth Mescall on November 5, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments

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