John Burdock

Ballistic Shield Shooting Tips

October 16, 2012 at 16:36
Posted in Hard Armor
In my opinion, the ballistic shield is still best used in conjunction with a handgun. Original shield designs and training supported this concept, but as the tactical community has become more and more long gun friendly, students are constantly looking for techniques that will allow the use of long guns with their shield. The first thing I must point out is that I truly support the use of long guns in tactical operations, however to get the most protection from a ballistic shield the shooter... Read More »

How to Choose a Fighting PIstol

May 30, 2012 at 18:54
Posted in Hard Armor
Many have weighed in on the topic of the fighting pistol, yet the debate and search for the “one” still continues today. The questions go round as to make, model, caliber and more. The definition of the fighting pistol is a full-size pistol with the primary mission of being openly carried in a duty holster or leg holster by the person who goes armed into harm’s way on a daily basis. Based on my experience, I believe the following factors should be considered when choosing the best fighting... Read More »