Officers, Detectives, Investigators, CSI’s, Evidence Technicians, Medical Examiners and Property Custodians: Prevent accidental discharge’s (AD) and increase safety on the job. Prevent lost court cases and credibility due to misidentification of evidence. Gain the credibility/certification of being a Certified Firearm Specialist. Be the most competent firearm authority in your agency. Avoid overlooking critical evidence at crime scenes. Increase your ability to teach your peers. Become a competent witness in court.
- Don’t be the LEO that misread the faint marking “USE STANDARD VELOCITY “ on a crime gun, and ID’d it as a JSI Standard brand firearm! (which doesn’t exist!)
- Don’t be the CSI who suffered a grievous gunshot wound from a shotgun which they thought was an unloaded muzzle-loading rifle, or the Officer who had a crime-gun rifle go full-auto, as they attempted to clear it. Another had to deal with the AD of a rifle that fired when he switched off the safety-lever.
- Don’t be the LEO that misidentified 9X18 caliber ammunition on the witness stand as 81X6 by reading it upside down because they didn’t know the difference.
- Don’t be the CSI that shot the window out of their municipal evidence truck while trying to unload a rifle, or the CSI who had a pistol fire merely by picking it up and trying to open the slide!
- Don’t be the Officer who was responsible for losing a felony prosecution by identifying a pistol in evidence as having been made by the wrong gun company because it was custom-built from various makers parts.
- Be aware of the “Red Herring” tactics used by some Attorneys and how to avoid them on the witness stand.
- How do you deal with the shotgun that holds ammo in the magazine even though you’ve “cleared” the chamber?
- How do you safely clear the model of shotgun that can only be cleared by pulling the trigger?!!
These pitfalls and more are taught in order to make YOU a safe, accurate and competent specialist.