Testimonial on the Ammo-Safe Plastic Safety Device 2015
I have been a law enforcement trainer since 1989 and have instructed federal, state and local officers in their in-service courses, I also instruct at many community colleges throughout North Carolina and as an adjunct instructor for the North Carolina Justice Academy. I retired with a Sheriff’s Office as a lieutenant over a criminal investigative and narcotic division in 2010. I then created my own company named Officer Survival Training, LLC. Prior to my law enforcemnt carreer I was in the United States Marine Corps. I specialize in survival training and force-on-force courses that focus on extremely high risk topics. These topic areas tend to be the most hazardous in which a higher percentage of officers are injured or killed annually throughout the United States.
These courses provide students with advanced tactical strategies and maneuvers to successfully survive dangerous confrontations. The officers are exposed to practical exercises that are designed to enhance their decision making abilities and physical skills needed to survive violent encounters. The officers make force-on-force choices, deploy a variety of their issued tools, and engage in scenario exercises under a variety of environmental conditions.
Whether training the military or law enforcement one of the most effective means of deploying this form of reality based training is by using the officers issued duty firearm. Why, so the officer can practice with the rifle, sling, handgun and holster that he or she uses every day and every night on the street and become more fined tuned in their firearm tactical handling skills.
It is paramount that this method of training is conducted SAFELY! Unfortunetly, each year officers are accidentially killed in a training environment when using real firearms to practice with. I have used a continuous safety inspection method when teaching courses in which real firearms are used. I have also implemented the use of plastic zip ties, tied in a knot at one end and let the other end stick out the end of the barrel. This has worked but is not totally secured at the chamber as the tie could be pulled out through the muzzle accidentlly.
While searching for a better safety method on the internet I found Ammosafe@verizon.net. This is where I discovered they have a product referred to as Ammo-Safe Plastic Safety Device. It is extremely easy and quick to insert into the chamber area and out through the muzzle and does not interfere with activating the slide or inserting and releasing the magazine.
They come in an easily identified color coded plastic which can also be cut off to personalize the length to fit appropriately out the end of the barrel and the holster. I have also used plastic insert barrels but that is more time consuming to make safe and much more costly since each barrel must match the exact make and model of the firearm.
The Ammo-Safe Plastic Safety Device caliber selected will fit any firearm make and model of that particular caliber and it is extremely cost effective. I highly recommend Ammo-Safe Plastic Safety Device when using real firearms in reality based training. We must train often and train safely.
“The Successful Battle is Waged First in the Mind”
John D. Kissinger Lieutenant (Retired)
Dare County Sheriff’s Office, NC
Owner, Officer Survival Training, LLC
PO Box 3334
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948