You're invited to the
Keystone Kops Lunch
December 3, 2013
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Royal Scot Banquet Center
4722 W. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI 48906
See the flyer
and more details here
CCW Training (& Yearly Renewals)
assist you in conforming to the requirements of HB218
LEOSA, the Lansing Police Department offers yearly range
qualification dates for you.
training sessions: 2014 qualification
Spring date is Saturday, April 19, 2014
at 8 am.
Fall date is Saturday, September 13,
2014 at 8 am.
Please call Sgt.
Dave Sileo at 517-483-4838 or email him at
to let him know you are planning to attend.
This courtesy helps him prepare for the
number of shooters.
big change for 2009 is the course of fire and you MUST
HAVE a holster for your firearm as you will be DRAWING
and FIRING. For the course of fire detail, click
addition: For all Retirees there is a change in the procedure
starting with the April 18, 2009 qualification day. There
will be an affidavit you will have to fill out the day
you shoot. You must then take it downtown to Hdgtrs. and
have it notarized by Jason Pierce before he will give
you the new picture ID card.
A quality firearm (it will be inspected). If you want
to be qualified with a semi-auto and a revolver, bring
both to the range with you.
2. A holster that covers the trigger guard.
3. 100 rounds of factory loaded ammo for each firearm.
4. Your retiree I.D.
Range Master - Sgt. Dave
at 517-483-4838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chambering of Ammo Rounds
THE FOLLOWING TRAINING
ADVISORY WAS FORWARDED FROM GWINETT COUNTY POLICE
DEPARTMENT – LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
In September of this year a GCPD officer was involved
in a situation which quickly became a use of deadly
force incident. When the officer made the decision
to use deadly force, the chambered round in his
duty pistol did not fire. Fortunately, the officer
used good tactics, remembered his training and cleared
the malfunction, successfully ending the encounter.
The misfired round, which had a full firing pin
strike, was collected and was later sent to the
manufacturer for analysis. Their analysis showed
the following: “…the cause of the misfire
was determined to be from the primer mix being knocked
out of the primer when the round was cycled through
the firearm multiple times”. We also sent
an additional 2,000 rounds of the Winchester 9mm
duty ammunition to the manufacturer. All 2,000 rounds
were successfully fired.
In discussions with the officer, we discovered that
since he has small children at home, he unloads
his duty weapon daily. His routine is to eject the
chambered round to store the weapon. Prior to returning
to duty he chambers the top round in his primary
magazine, then takes the previously ejected round
and puts in back in the magazine. Those two rounds
were repeatedly cycled and had been since duty ammunition
was issued in February or March of 2011, resulting
in as many as 100 chambering and extracting cycles.
This caused an internal failure of the primer, not
discernible by external inspection.
This advisory is to inform all sworn personnel that
repeated cycling of duty rounds is to be avoided.
As a reminder, when loading the weapon, load from
the magazine and do not drop the round directly
into the chamber. If an officer’s only method
of safe home storage is to unload the weapon, the
Firearms Training Unit suggests that you unload
an entire magazine and rotate those rounds. In addition,
you should also rotate through all 3 duty magazines,
so that all 52 duty rounds are cycled, not just
a few rounds. A more practical method of home storage
is probably to use a trigger lock or a locked storage
The primer compound separation is a risk of repeatedly
chambering the same round. The more common issue
is bullet setback, which increases the chamber pressures
often resulting in more negative effects.
In addition to following the guidance provided above
of constantly rotating duty ammunition that is removed
during the unloading/reloading of the weapon, training
ammunition utilized during firearm sustainment and
weapon manipulation drills, should also be discarded
if it has been inserted into the chamber more than
twice. This practice lessens the likelihood of a
failure to fire or more catastrophic results.
Submitted 02/26/12 by Craig
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