Our friends over at Bolo Report recently posted this article about the dangers of repeated chambering of the same bullet(s). If you routinely unload and reload a firearm, as most cops do, this is good information to have.
Have you dry fired today?
Added by Kim Heath on February 18, 2012 at 8:25pm — No Comments
Hi everyone! My name is Jo Donner and I'm a Deputy with Milwaukee County. On February 6th, 48 of my brothers and sisters were laid off! This has been a political battle that has been going on for a couple of months, but rather that get into everything that is wrong with that, I'm here to ask for your help.
I'd first like to tell you about those deputies who have been laid off. They have a minimum of 8 years on the job, most with 10 and 11. They are NOT new hires, but rather…Continue
I admit it; I had a prejudice - a prejudice against running shoes. I only wore Nike. I had previously tried all other brands: Adidas, New Balance, Saucony - you name it, I had owned it at one point. For the longest time, Nike was the most comfortable and best choice for my super sweaty “grandma” feet (no offense…Continue
QUESTION: How many WTA members on here carry any medical equipment on their duty belt or body armor, such as an IFAK (individual first aid kit), or even just a tourniquet when out in the field?
Hello WTA members,
As a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine with a growing interest in Tactical Medicine, I would like to get an idea of how many of you can initiate self care in the field if needed?
I recently completed a two week course in tactical medicine given by…
These tees are ONLY available until 01 Feb 2012! THEY WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED AFTER THAT DATE. You can order yours here:Continue
Added by Karen Bartuch on January 22, 2012 at 7:35pm — No Comments
Recently at work I picked up a tactical magazine (forgot name forgive me) where there was an article on WTA. In one picture Karen and someone else are in a laying down position with their backs about 4 inches off the floor weapons drawn as you would shoot if someone knocked u down. I asked one of my range guys how come we never practiced that , response was I dont know why , but we should. I said lets set up some different shooting drills , his response sure as soon as our range is fixed…Continue
As much as I love the WTA for allowing me to shoot regularly, bust down doors and occasionally blow things up; I love it most because of the people I get to meet. One woman in particular really stands out: Deb Robinson. I had the pleasure of meeting Deb in November 2010 at 5.11’s women’s product development…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on November 27, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Normally we are all scrambling as summer approaches to have our best beach bikini bodies. When Fall weather hits, it is easy to forget about eating healthy and procrastinate on those workouts, since we are adding extra layers of clothes and swimsuits are tucked away…Continue
As I sit here on the eve of the second birthday of the WTA, mulling over the last two years, I feel a tad emotional (if you know me,…Continue
Added by Karen Bartuch on June 25, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
This past Saturday, Feb 26th, I attended the 8 hour pistol class taught by Jack Manfre. It was the first WTA training event I have attended. I am really good at finding an excuse -usually my family- for not going to any kind of training that involves spending my time and my money. The WTA email for this one grabbed my attention because of the instructor. About 5 years ago, Karen and I attended a similiar class taught by Jack. I left the class knowing I was a better shooter and feeling…Continue
Added by Jackie Kinsella on February 28, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments
Philanthropy has its benefits, well at least for Chicago Police Detective (and WTA member!) John Folino, who landed the job of Technical Advisor on The Chicago Code after successfully bidding on a silent auction prize at a fundraising event for Officer Michael Gordon. Folino, a 12 year veteran of the…Continue
Added by Kim Heath on January 30, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments
Happy New Year to everyone!
Start out 2011 on the right foot by joining TEAM CPD at the 2011 Shamrock Shuffle on 10 April AND the Run To Remember on 30 April. ANYONE can join TEAM CPD, walkers or runners! The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation will receive all of the money raised by our team at these two events. This year we will be honoring our 6 fallen Police Officers and 3 Firemen. Everyone will receive a NIKE technical t-shirt and there will be group training and fun runs…Continue
Added by Rhonda Anderson on December 31, 2010 at 5:49pm — No Comments
Recently I purchased ANOTHER flashlight, how many flashlights can one girl have?! It was the Inforce Energy Color Police LED. This flashlight is off the hook! The newest trend I was seeing on the street was the strobe feature, but the Inforce was a step up, the Inforce stood out to me for its multiple light functions. It has an output of 225 lumens, monetary or constant on, but the best feature was the…Continue
Added by Karen Bartuch on December 28, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments