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The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) to Offer Training Seminars at SHOT Show 2018

Friday, December 1st, 2017

NTOA will offer four seminars and one full day of critical incident debriefs to registered SHOT Show attendees who serve in law enforcement or the military.


Doylestown, Pa. (November 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association
(NTOA) will once more offer SHOT Show attendees the opportunity to participate in NTOA training seminars. As part of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements. A one-time registration fee of $25 gives attendees access to all 2018 LEEP courses, except for the full-day Critical Incidents Debriefs, which has a separate $89 registration fee.

Attendees must be law enforcement or military and registered through SHOT Show to attend the incident debriefs and LEEP programs.

“Our seminars continue to be sold out and are some of the most highly demanded LEEP sessions year after year during SHOT Show. This year we are returning with more seminars and have partnered with SHOT Show to offer a special full day of critical incident debriefs. Any law enforcement officer or military personnel who attends our sessions will leave with a full toolbox to help them tackle today’s pressing challenges,” commented Thor Eells, NTOA’s executive director.

The NTOA will be offering the following seminars:

A Day of Critical Incident Debriefs
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Marcello 4505
0800 – 1700
The NTOA and SHOT Show have teamed up to bring you a full day of critical incident debriefs. Subject matter experts from around the United States will provide a detailed analysis of several recent major critical incidents. Agencies continue to be challenged with incidents that test their response capability and their capacity to recover from resource-draining circumstances. This seminar will focus on sharing lessons learned from the perspective of patrol, SWAT and command-level personnel on such issues as communication, policy, equipment, and pre-event training and exercises. The daylong event will help attendees identify the delta between what your agency is prepared for and the realities of critical incidents.

Super Session – Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
This course will present many of the top 20 tactical concepts that are important for every officer, team member, team leader and team commander. These concepts are applicable to patrol critical incidents and SWAT operations. The concepts will be delivered through the use of lecture, class discussion, incident debriefs and videos. Students will come away with a better appreciation of concepts, such as safety priorities, officer jeopardy, opportunity, the 4Cs, space and time, tactical pause, tactical aim points, soft skills (de-escalation) and scenario based/integrated training.

Super Session – Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
Active shooter events continue to concern communities and their law enforcement agencies. This presentation will review recent incidents for lessons to be learned and examine the ongoing evolution of law enforcement response. The NTOA’s Active Shooter program is designed to prepare first-arriving officers to confront and neutralize the threat and save lives.

Super Session – Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
This course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided in order to provoke discussion within agencies to have a true understanding of the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to assist in guiding policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.

The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
1045 – 1215

Terrorism, police ambushes and active violence incidents have changed the expectations placed on patrol officers today. This seminar will explore what’s being taught in basic law enforcement academies today, the delta in tactical response training and steps that agencies can take to improve their own training capabilities.

To register for any of these seminars, please visit

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

SHOT Show Is Coming – Do You Have Your Patches Lined Up

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

For the past several years we have been getting our SHOT Show giveaway patches from Flexsystems and they’ve always done a great job. They do a lot more than just patches for those of you looking for something a little different. Even better, they are made right here in the USA.


Even though they offer rush service, don’t wait until the last minute.

Head on over to and check out their offerings.

ADS Presents Phokus Research Group at SHOT Show 2017

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

ADS presents Phokus Research Group displaying their latest trauma kit solutions during the recent SHOT Show.

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Rocky Making Donation to Medals of Honor for Every Pair of C7 Boots Sold in February

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Now is the time to purchase a brand new pair of the incredibly lightweight and performance-driven C7 military boots from Beginning February 1 through March 19, Rocky will donate one dollar for every pair sold through its website to the Medals of Honor organization.

Medals of Honor gives the endurance/race community a tangible way to engage with and give-back to the families that lost loved ones while serving our Military. Participants across the country can sign up at and compete in honor of a fallen U.S. service member and donate a finisher’s medal to the surviving family. These medals act as a symbol of honor, remembrance and unity. The organization also accepts fallen hero registration and monetary donations.

“Receiving a medal of honor from, in most cases, a complete stranger who wishes to recognize your family member’s sacrifice is an incredibly moving experience,” said Amy Cotta, founder of Medals of Honor. “We’re honored that Rocky is willing to support our mission and help us provide medals to the families of those who lost their lives fighting for our country. Rocky does a tremendous job in support our military, and we’re thrilled to be able to work with them on this initiative.”

March 19 is the date of the 75th Bataan Death March in New Mexico. The Bataan Death March is an incredibly popular race through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range. The memorial march is conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and, in many cases, their lives.

Many participants in the Bataan Death March and other similar competitions wear Rocky footwear, and even some participants in local 5K and 10K races throughout the country chose to wear military boots to honor the men and women of the armed services.

“Rocky is a longtime supplier to the U.S. military and a popular footwear choice for those who serve,” said Mark Dean, VP of Rocky’s commercial military division. “We are always excited to partner with organizations that support our soldiers or their families. Medals of Honors offers a unique and meaningful way to honor those who lost their lives fighting for our country, and the Bataan Death March is the standard bearer for race events honoring our soldiers.”

For more information on Medals of Honor, visit Information on the Bataan Death March is available at, and more information on Rocky’s military footwear can be found at

SHOT Show 17 – Marina Trans Jungle Camo Pattern

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Marina Trans Jungle formally known as US4CES resurfaces during Shot Show via Naval Infantry of Mexico with a few images of the pattern in various environments. The pattern was on display in the ADSinc booth with a few other patterns from developer Guy Cramer of Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.

The pattern was spotted at the LBTINC booth as well, full combat uniform with matching kit and accessories.

Word is that end users are quite happy with the move to Marina Trans Jungle as it has outperformed their old camouflage pattern in their operational environment.

Magpul PMAG 10th Anniversary Timeline

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


Magpul provided this digital version of the PMAG 10th Anniversary timeline display they had set up at their SHOT Show booth. If you couldn’t attend the show, here’s your chance to check it out by clicking the image above.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Thanks to Sean B from Lancer Systems for taking this on the SHOT Show floor.

SHOT Show 17 – Spartan-Harvey Folder Scale Options

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Spartan Blades has been offering limited run versions of their popular Spartan-Harsey Folder which feature special finishes and handles.

Right now, the plan is to have four different options available at a time and to swap them out for new designs in turn so they don’t all change at once. Here are some examples.

Blade Length: 4″
Overall Length: 8 13/16″
Blade Thickness: 0.154″
Thickness: 0.5″
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Blade Hardness: 58-60 RHC

– Eric Graves
SSD Editor