http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ This is a training video created in the wake of the Newhall shooting. In the incident, four CHP officers were murdered. The incident was one of several that forced significant changes to the way police officers were trained. This video is a recreation of the Newhall incident, and it shows an early form of felony stop. The officer safety techniques used have changed somewhat, but they are a leap ahead of how officers conducted high-risk stops in the past. The Newhall shooting was tragic, but we can learn from their mistakes and stay safe and professional in our careers.
Views: 43614 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/06/17/pedestrian-stop-shooting-video/ This is a police training video of a shooting on a pedestrian stop. The Guilford County Sheriff's Department corporal was viciously attacked by an escaped prisoner. The deputy survived, winning the encounter. What are the lessons learned? Check out the full incident review at the BlueSheepdog training site.
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Spyderco Yojimbo 2: http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/01/19/spyderco-yojimbo-2/ This is a video of Michael Janich demonstrating his new knife, the Yojimbo 2 at the 2011 SHOT Show. Janich is the knife's designer and an expert in knife fighting. He designed the original Yojimbo knife and is back with this highly anticipated follow-up. The Yojimbo 2 is an awesome knife. We were lucky enough to see the knife and have a chance to film Janich describing it.
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http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/09/07/gen4-glock-recall/ Information on the Gen 4 Glock recall. Glock is offering a voluntary exchange of all recoil spring assemblies in the Gen 4 pistols manufactured before July 22, 2011. The recall does not include the Glock 26 or 27 model pistols. There have been sporadic complaints of unreliability with the new generation of Glock handguns. This appears to be the company's attempt to fix the problem. For all the details, make sure you visit the http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ website.
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http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/03/21/streamlight-sl-20l-review/ Video review of the new Streamlight SL-20L flashlight. The SL-20L is a brand new flashlight that is an update to the SL-series that has been very popular in law enforcement for more than 20 years. Significantly brighter than the old lights, this torch is all-LED meaning you get 350 lumens, 60k candela and a two-hour run time. Throw in a strobe mode for you tactical junkies, plus the ability to use it as an improvised impact weapon, and it may be the world's perfect police flashlight. This review is an intro to the light. A long-term review will be coming out in the near future. Stay safe!
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Streamlight ProTac HL Review: http://www.bluesheepdog.com/high-power-led-flashlight-the-streamlight-protac-hl/ Looking for a high power LED flashlight? Consider the Streamlight ProTac HL. This handheld light throws a blinding 600 lumens of white light. It is great for a police officer's duty belt, but would also serve the armed citizen very well. The full review of this and other gear is over at http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ Yep - the info on the board behind me in the video is wrong. It is the "ProTac" not the "TacPro" as written. Also it is 16k candela, not 13k. Clearly I need more sleep.
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http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/07/18/armor-shield-bullet-resistant-vest-test/ This video shows an informal test of a bullet resistant vest made by ArmorShield. In the video, the company puts more than 100 rounds into the vest then pulls the vest apart to show how it performed. Testing included the 5.7, .500 Magnum, .45-70, rifled slugs and more. Additional details are on the police training site, http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/
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http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ Police officers initiate a traffic stop and immediately come under fire. The suspect, who was killed, was in a stolen truck and was suspected of being the shooter in ten other shootings. For more information on traffic stop training and officer safety, visit our site.
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http://www.bluesheepdog.com/j-dewey-pistol-cleaning-kit-review/ This is a video review of the J Dewey pistol cleaning kit. This specific kit was designed for the 9mm/.38 Special/.357 Magnum calibers and is Mil-Spec. In a nutshell, I found the kit to be of a very high quality. Click the link above to get to the full review.
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http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/ This law enforcement video of Ohio State Police officers shows the troopers dealing with an EDP (Emotionally Disturbed Person). The EDP appears ready to commit suicide by jumping from a bridge onto a highway below her. The officers utilize excellent officer safety training techniques to calm the EDP, and try to stabilize the situation. The trooper who negotiates with the suicidal woman makes a decision to physically intervene and grabs her before she can jump. This trooper is a hero, and is a credit to police officers everywhere.
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Position Sul Training http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2013/01/28/position-sul-training-video/ In today's firearms training video, Aaron covers Position Sul. Position Sul is an alternative to the traditional "low ready" position, and offers certain advantages. It is not a replacement for the low ready, rather it is an alternative that might offer distinct advantages for tactical teams and armed citizens in certain situations. As with all firearms training, the BlueSheepdog.com staff highly recommend that you receive instruction from qualified instructors in your own regions, and that you consider all of the alternatives prior to making a decision on what technique(s) you choose to use. There are no prefect techniques, and the technique of Position Sul is merely one that you might find can work for you. Your constructive feedback below is always appreciated, as is a "thumbs up" for this video. Make sure you check out our website for more free training and equipment reviews: http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/ Stay safe!
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High speed pursuits and spike strips http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/07/11/are-spike-strips-killing-officers/ Montana police officers pursue a dangerous suspect at high speed. When the pursuit is terminated, the suspect begins shooting at the police officers. The police officers have excellent officer survival training, and use cover and movement to win the engagement. Training wins the day. At www.BlueSheepdog.com this and other police training videos are used to train police officers in firearms, officer safety, drug interdiction, drug training, defensive tactics, domestic violence, and officer survival techniques. The daily traing blog, www.BlueSheepdog.com is free, and participation is encouraged!
Views: 33712 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/10/26/5-11-taclite-boots-review/ This is a video review of the 5.11 Taclite boots in coyote. These 6" boots were used to hike more than 30 miles of canyons in the midwest. The 5.11 Taclite boots performed exceptionally well and are highly recommended. For the full 5.11 Taclite review, visit http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 12500 Richard Johnson
Smith & Wesson M&P9 for police http://www.bluesheepdog.com/smith-wesson-mp-for-law-enforcement/ Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P9 pistol from the perspective of its suitability for law enforcement. This is not the standard "I got a T&E gun and shot it at the range." In this video I look at the specific reasons why an agency would want to select the M&P pistol as their duty gun. More on gear reviews and law enforcement training at http://www.BlueSheepdog.com
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http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/ This video is from the patrol car camera of an Ohio State Trooper on Interstate 71. The two troopers (state police officers) were conducting a motor vehicle accident investigation, when a passing vehicle struck one of the two trooper's patrol car. Both state troopers were injured. This video demonstrates how dangerous it is for police officers conducting traffic stops and accident investigations.
Views: 2620 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/08/12/benchmade-soldat-knife-video-review/ This is a video review of the Benchmade HK Soldat knife. The knife is made by Benchmade and branded by Heckler & Koch. The video review was done by Randall, a police trainer and knife expert. Make sure you check out our other gear reviews and police training information at http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 6288 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/01/19/rapid-containment-baton/ Detailed video introduction to the Rapid Containment Baton from Peacekeeper Products International. The video was filmed at the 2012 SHOT Show. For more information on these batons and other law enforcement gear at the 2012 SHOT Show, click on this link: http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 9868 Richard Johnson
Traffic stop shooting http://www.bluesheepdog.com/traffic-stop-survival-tips-for-police-officers/ A Minnesota police officer is forced to shoot an armed subject on a traffic stop. The police officer stopped the car, and the suspect ... all » refused to exit the vehicle. Then the officer tried to extract the suspect from the car, the suspect produced a firearm. Officer survival training kicked in as the officer obtained cover and shot the suspect several times. the police officer's training and swift action prevented the armed suspect from shooting or hurting anyone. At http://www.BlueSheepdog.com this and other police training videos are used to train police officers in firearms, officer safety, drug interdiction, drug training, defensive tactics, domestic violence, and officer survival techniques. The daily training blog is free, and participation is encouraged!
Views: 71488 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ Police officers are nearly killed by a convicted felon on a traffic stop in Albany, NY. One officer was dragged under the suspect's car, and the second officer was forced to shoot and kill the suspect. The suspect tried to flee after officer spotted a gun the the suspect's car. Full information and police training article at BlueSheepdog.com.
Views: 6834 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ This 40 caliber demo video was produced by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and demonstrates the capabilities of the .40 S&W cartridge. The film was made in the 90's, so choices in loads have expanded since then to include all copper hollowpoints, 135 gr JHP and more. However, it is interesting to see the penetrating qualities of the standard 155, 165, and 180 grain JHP on car doors, boat hulls, airplane fuselage, and even old-school metal mailboxes. If you want penetration, you are better off with a FMJ than a JHP (watch the mailbox penetration tests).
Views: 1949 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/02/09/blackhawk-serpa-holster-negligence-in-use-does-not-mean-bad-design/ The BLACKHAWK! SERPA holster has come under fire recently due to perceptions that it is "unsafe." Yet, I've not seen anyone who has been properly trained with the holsters complain about the perceived lack of safety. The holster is a safe design, WHEN USED PROPERLY. In that way, it is just like a gun: train correctly and you will not have any problems. Do foolish things and expect poor results. For more information, check out http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 3695 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/01/19/swatscope-surveillance-tool-review/ The SWATSCOPE gives officers the ability to look around corners, over cover and under cars without ever losing an "upright" picture. For more information click on http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 2820 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/02/03/original-swat-classic-boots/ I offer a brief review of the Original SWAT Classic 9" side zip boots. This is my first pair of Original SWAT boots, and so far I really like them. They have been extremely comfortable and easy to wear, while offering good support. One correction in the video... I said "YYK" zippers instead of "YKK" zippers. Hopefully, everyone knows what I am talking about. Check out http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ for more police training videos, officer safety information and more law enforcement information.
Views: 20826 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/03/29/68w-combat-medic-skills-book-review/ Video review of the book 68W: Combat Medic Skills. This book covers TCCC, including Care Under Fire. Written for the military, the medical skills taught in this book have an application in law enforcement. Stay safe!
Views: 3648 Richard Johnson
http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/ This is the raw footage from a police officer's in-car video camera depicting a shootout between a robber and a police officer in Altamonte Springs Florida. Altamonte Springs, FL police officers responded to a reported hotel robbery near I-4. Officers spotted the suspect leaving in a car, and attempted to stop him. The robber was the passenger in the car and the driver was a hostage. When the police officers started to approach the car, the hostage makes a run for it and the passenger opens fire on the officer. The in car video captures the entire shooting.
Views: 15074 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/itw-fastmag-review/ This ITW FastMag review looks at the current (third generation) of magazine carriers for the AR15, AR10 and handguns. They are available in a number of colors (in addition to sizes) and even have IR reduction technology built in. Make sure you go to BlueSheepdog.com for the full article and detail photos that compliment this review. The FastMag seems like a really great product, and Aaron put them through the paces.
Views: 18440 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/bust-a-cap-window/ The owner of Bust A Cap talks about the new glass breaking product he developed for SureFire. The new window breaking tool is a bezel replacement for SureFire flashlights. It allows the user to break glass with just a light tap. Bust A Cap makes a variety of tools for breaking windows including baton and flashlight caps. Read a review of one of their products at http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/06/20/bust-a-cap-review/
Views: 1509 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/11/07/diamondback-db-9-pistol-review/ This is video of us shooting two of the Diamondback DB9 pistols. The first shooter runs through standard pressure ammo, while the second shooter runs through +P and +P+ 9mm ammunition. Diamondback does not recommend the use of +P or +P+ ammo in the DB9 pistols, but we tested it with them anyway. The link to the full review: http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/11/07/diamondback-db-9-pistol-review/
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This is a video review of the iRobot 110 First Look. The First Look is a military grade, throwable robot for scouting and recon. It is extremely useful for SWAT teams, military units and EOD teams to see into unknown areas without being exposed to the dangers contained therein. The full review with photos, specs and more will be posted at http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 3555 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ Police officers are forced to shoot a suspect armed with a knife in Albuquerque, NM. The officers responded to a report of a man who beat his girlfriend and other members of her family. After arriving on scene, the man came at officers with a knife. The suspect refused to drop the knife, and two attempts with a Taser to stop the man failed. The officers, fearing for their lives, were forced to shoot the suspect. For more information on this case, plus additional police training and officer safety information, visit http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 9628 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/02/08/magnum-intrepid-hpi-review/ Review of the Magnum Intrepid HPi trail running shoe developed for law enforcement and military training. This shoe is extremely lightweight and cool. Check out the full review of the Magnum Intrepid shoes at http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 1291 Richard Johnson
http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/ This police video is from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. On November 10, 2002, a trooper from the Van Wert Post recorded this massive tornado sweeping down onto a town. At BlueSheepdog.com this and other police training videos are used to train police officers in firearms, officer safety, drug interdiction, drug training, defensive tactics, domestic violence, and officer survival techniques. The daily traing blog, BlueSheepdog.com is free, and participation is encouraged!
Views: 823 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/02/22/cobra-strike-plate-video/ The Cobra Strike Plate has to be the most amazing advancement in concealable body armor for police officers I have seen in many years. Check out all of the details on my site, and hear a further discussion on it at http://www.bluesheepdogpodcast.com/
Views: 824 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/01/27/sportsman-eyewear-video-recording-eye-armor/ The Sportsman Eyewear video recording eye armor allows police officers to record events, interviews and training from their perspective. This is an introduction to the glasses with more detailed reviews and samples coming during the next few weeks and months. We are going to use these glasses to bring you a lot of quality training! Make sure you check out our site http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ and subscribe to our channel here. Stay safe!
Views: 892 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/11/23/officer-stabbed-suspect-shot-chase-video/ On October 19, 2011, Lafayette Police Officers chased a suspected arsonist. When the suspect crashed, the suspect jumped out of the car with a butcher knife and tried to kill one of the officers. This portion of the video is the end of the pursuit and the violent attack on the officer. The full video and additional details of the incident are available at http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/ , a police training and officer safety site.
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Great Lakes Tactical shows off the giggle switch they designed for the Glock pistol. This one is installed on a Glock 19, but the devices can be used on any of the standard sized pistols. Installation of such a device without the proper licensure from the ATF is a serious crime, and should not be done. The person shooting the pistol is an employee of Great Lakes Tactical, which holds the appropriate licenses from ATF. Check out the other goodies from Great Lakes Tactical on their website: http://gltactical.com/
Views: 42388 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/07/18/officer-involved-shooting-turns-into-a-near-riot/ San Francisco officers are forced to shoot a parolee who was a suspect in the murder of a pregnant woman. As if that's not bad enough, some of the neighbors come out to riot, delaying the officers' abilities to secure and render aid to the suspect. One of the idiots even stole the suspect's gun in the confusion (it was later recovered.) More details at the police training site http://www.BlueSheepdog.com/
Views: 11291 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2012/01/18/elzetta-zfl-m60-flashlight/ We caught up with Elzetta at the 2012 SHOT Show and were introduced to some of their new products. For more information on these and other gear from the SHOT Show, check out http://www.bluesheepdog.com/
Views: 1206 Richard Johnson
http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/11/14/2010-law-enforcement-officers-killed-assaulted/ This is a police training video on the 2010 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted data published by the FBI. This is the full training video and covers many aspects of officer safety (types of weapons used, distance to attacker, use of body armor, etc.) BlueCew.us members can download the video and the PowerPoint presentation for their own classes if needed. Make sure you check out http://www.bluesheepdog.com/ for more officer safety & police training videos.
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Video on the palm-to-palm transfer of a handgun http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2013/01/30/palm-to-palm-handgun-transition/ This police training video is a follow up to a prior training article on off-hand shooting published at BlueSheepdog.com. It shows a simple method of moving a handgun from one hand to another. Never train with a loaded firearm. This technique may not work for you or conform to your existing training, department policies, etc. Put on your big boy/girl pants and make your own decisions on what to train. Stay safe!
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