Tactical Rifle: The Precision Tool For Urban Police Operations

Overview


In a highly publicized February 1997 shootout, two rifle-wielding thugs managed to outgun LAPD officers armed only with handguns after a botched North Hollywood bank robbery. It was not until responding SWAT officers armed with rifles arrived on the scene that the suspects were finally neutralized, but not without police casualties. Though not the first incidence of police officers being outmatched by criminals' superior firepower, this one was pivotal in bringing about a serious re-examination of the use of the...
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Overview


In a highly publicized February 1997 shootout, two rifle-wielding thugs managed to outgun LAPD officers armed only with handguns after a botched North Hollywood bank robbery. It was not until responding SWAT officers armed with rifles arrived on the scene that the suspects were finally neutralized, but not without police casualties. Though not the first incidence of police officers being outmatched by criminals' superior firepower, this one was pivotal in bringing about a serious re-examination of the use of the rifle for urban law enforcement. In this book, Gabriel Suarez, founder and senior tactical instructor of his department's Tactical Rifle Team, exposes the myths that have long kept the rifle from being considered for use in urban policing. In addition, he details the many advantages the rifle affords the inner city police officer or SWAT operator in a wide range of deployment situations and presents innovative techniques that are replacing the "traditional" ones among agencies that have adopted the rifle. As we progress into the 21st century, the rifle is likely to become an increasingly integral part of the police officer's tool bag. This book will serve as a valuable guide to police tactical riflemen, making their jobs easier and safer as they make the criminal's job more difficult and hazardous.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581600490
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author


Gabe Suarez is a veteran of Southern California law enforcement, where he has served for many years. His extensive field experience includes single officer patrol, gang enforcement, special operations and tactical training. He was one of the founding members of his department's Special Weapons and Tactical Precision Rifle teams.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 - Firearms Safety and Dry Practice
Chapter 2 - Chamber Checking, Loading, and Unloading
Chapter 3 - Care and Preventive Maintenance
Chapter 4 - The Effects of Barrel Length on Terminal Ballistics
Chapter 5 - Shot Placement and Its Effects on Terminal Ballistics
Chapter 6 - Principles of Marksmanship
Chapter 7 - Iron Sights and Optics
Chapter 8 - Zeroing and External Ballistics
Chapter 9 - Carry and Ready Positions
Chapter 10 - Offhand Firing Position
Chapter 11 - Squatting Firing Position
Chapter 12 - Kneeling Firing Position
Chapter 13 - Sitting Firing Position
Chapter 14 - Prone Firing Position
Chapter 15 - Deploying the Rifle from Sling-Arms
Chapter 16 - Reloading the Rifle
Chapter 17 - Malfunction Clearing Procedures
Chapter 18 - Tactical Considerations
Chapter 19 - Low-Light Operations
Chapter 20 - Shooting on the Move and Close-Contact Techniques
Chapter 21- Shooting at Angles
Chapter 22 - The Tactical Rifle in the CQB Environment
Chapter 23 - Suggested Qualification Course
Chapter 24 - Record Keeping and the Data Book
Chapter 25 - Selecting the Rifleman
Appendix A Suggested Reading and References
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