Gear: The Tactical Edge


The Tactical Edge

Author: Charles Remsberg. Publisher: Calibre Press
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Survival
Price: $30
Average Rating:
(32 Votes)

This book is the second in a series which were developed for use in the well-known Street Survival Seminars held throughout the United States. This book delves into the problems police officers must face when dealing with building searches, barricaded subjects, armed robbery responses, vehicle stops, domestic disturbances, and hostage control. It shows how to keep in physical control at all times, how mental conditioning works and why tactical thinking is important for survival. 758 pgs., illus.

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    bighead, Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:50:36 UTC.
    1st review

    While an excellent follow-up to the officer survival classic "Street Survival", I found that this text is more technical at times. This makes it a little dryer and more difficult to read than its predecessor. Still an excellent manual and a must read for anyone who rides the thin blue line.

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    Sheepdog267, Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:55:46 UTC.

    An excellent text book and a mandatory tool for police officers of all skill levels. This book should be within easy reach and reviewed frequently.

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    CSL, Sun, 30 Sep 2007 04:06:03 UTC.

    Great book.

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    darelady142, Sat, 06 Oct 2007 04:55:20 UTC.

    This book is a must . Every officer should have this in their collection of informational and instructional books. "Tactical" and the "Winning Mind" thinking are key to survival.

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    Tony_Riffel, Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:57:08 UTC.

    The second book in a series that lays a foundation, and then builds from there, the mindset of survival and never giving up. Highly recommended

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    bad_LT, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:01:24 UTC.

    You need to read all three books in this series

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    Retleo, Thu, 29 Nov 2007 06:54:42 UTC.

    The perfect companion to the Street Survival book. If you work the streets, this book is a must for your library.

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    brooklynsergeant, Fri, 30 Nov 2007 19:10:23 UTC.

    I have all thre volumes fo the Street Survival Seriesoi my bookcase, all since they were first published. I advise all new Officers to read them, in fact I ahve a lending set that I amk availible to new Officers in my command, they often buy there own set when finished with mine. I consider these books the primer for Officer Survival.

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    Marine4life, Sat, 01 Dec 2007 09:17:25 UTC.

    Another good book but is a bit outdated.

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    masiemens, Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:43:33 UTC.

    Everyone should read all of the series.
    Good info!

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    ccso8462, Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:07:21 UTC.

    A real must for the LEO. Get the whole series and use them. I have spent over twice the money on other books that were not as helpful. An excellent value.

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    dramos1019, Sat, 26 Jan 2008 01:54:23 UTC.

    This is a Bible of Law Enforcement knowledge. If you haven't read it, your lacking the edge everyone should have on the scum bags!

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    Calicop14, Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:59:46 UTC.

    Great Book, helps out were you may lacking.

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    pongo4385, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:18:56 UTC.

    This book and its companion should be required reading at all law enforcment academys if not already. I never go on deployment without them

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    LawdawgTRAV, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 23:11:48 UTC.

    Yet, another great piece of literature to teach officers how to survive! Thanks Calibre Press!!!

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    flyallday10, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 07:24:46 UTC.

    definitely a must read for anyone interested in law enforcement

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    JM9040, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 22:28:34 UTC.

    good book and the street survival seminar is excellent

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    dochudon, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:21:57 UTC.

    I was given this book by my Uncle (R.I.P.) I have to say the principles are wonderful, and have saved my but on several occassions not to mention helped me promote.

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    Radcop88, Sun, 20 Apr 2008 22:42:28 UTC.

    Another great book by Caliber Press !!

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    Minncrim, Sun, 18 May 2008 16:01:52 UTC.

    Very informative, learned alot.

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    Oreto401, Sat, 14 Jun 2008 03:23:43 UTC.

    Very good and covers alot.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 21:48:53 UTC.

    Good Stuff!

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    scattergunshell, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:23:10 UTC.

    Great read.

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    Steelshot315, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 19:52:54 UTC.

    Also should be required reading in the academy.

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    acso512, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 20:19:02 UTC.

    another great book that should be in all academies

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    Anonymous, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 06:32:54 UTC.

    some good information

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    vlouie, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:46:02 UTC.

    Another good book. A must for patrol officers.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 11 Apr 2009 06:20:15 UTC.

    Another must read book in the series. Again, makes you think on how to handle things so you can go home after the end of your shift.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 17 Apr 2009 20:16:32 UTC.

    This book is the quintessential "Bible" for new/newer patrol officers. Although at times it can be technical, we are living in a technical age/world, and the language of the book is easily understood, comprehended and applied to most patrol tactics/procedures. The discussions and mindset to "win the fight no matter what" are outlined in great detail with, although somewhat outdated, diagrams and examples with photos.
    A must have for all new cops out of the Academy, and some great nighttable reading.

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    LakewoodSgt19, Fri, 11 Sep 2009 20:51:49 UTC.

    Great follow-up text to Street Survival: Tactics for Armed Encounters... This is a text that every LEO should read and re-read from time to time. Tactics are sound and it helps us to keep ourselves in a survival mind-set.

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    USLawman1983, Mon, 12 Apr 2010 04:38:19 UTC.

    I have the complete series. These are still the benchmarks of Officer Safety tactics. For cops, by cops!

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    sirengirl55, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:30:57 UTC.

    nice book.

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