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Newhall Tactical Training Lessons

Newhall: Have We Forgotten the Lessons for Combat and Self Defense?

The slaughter of four young California Highway Patrol Officers at Newhall, in 1970, was a watershed experience in the history of American law enforcement. Four decades after the incident, the lessons from Newhall illustrate critical aspects of tactical training for law enforcement and self-defense.

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Video: How to Train Using the “Surprise Break” Trigger Pull

In this clip from Jeff Cooper’s Defensive Pistolcraft DVD, the renowned instructor reviews the concept of the “surprise break.” This is when the operator slowly squeezes the trigger, not knowing exactly when it will release. Cooper says it’s helpful for training because it increases the operator’s focus. What do you think? Leave a comment...