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Training at the Speed of Life

Armiger Publications

Regular price $34.95

We are pleased to offer you this superb resource, written by our friend and colleague Ken Murray.

Lt. Col. David Grossman, best-selling author of On Killing and On Combat, calls this book a "Bible for reality based training."

As one of the original co-founders of SIMUNITION, this book is based on Ken's decades of training experience where he produces real results, with real students.  Training at the Speed of Life is the most complete resource we have yet seen about understanding, developing, and delivering force-on-force and other scenario-based training.  If you put students in experiential training environments, this information in this book is absolutely critical for you.

Every trainer in this industry should read it.

No trainer who runs scenario-based training should be without it.


Book Information:

Training at the Speed of Life: Volume One is the first in a series of books dedicated to the development of safe and realistic training for police officers and military personnel, as well as any individual interested in the improvement in tactical abilities to handle dangerous encounters. This book begins with an in-depth analysis of the psychology of encounter. It continues with a discussion of the current deficiencies that exist within most people - civilians, police, and military alike - that inhibit optimal performance. The book then goes on to describe various types of training methods and models, including personal practice techniques through advanced scenario training. A great deal of material is presented on a step-by-step procedure for developing force-on-force scenario training. The latter part of the book describes various technologies available as well as their application to Reality Based Training including weapons and ammunition suitable for training. In concludes with a haunting section on officers who have been killed in training over the past number of years and the reasons their training failed them.

This book is a must for anyone who might place themselves in harm's way either through defense of  themselves or the citizens of their community or nation. It is an extremely thorough treatment of the fascinating subject of armed conflict and provides concrete training methods for preparing for high intensity conflicts. PLEASE NOTE: This book no longer comes with a CD with interactive forms. Instead, there is a link and password inside the book in order to provide readers with the most up-to-date forms online.

  • Paperback: 368 Pages
  • Publisher: Armiger Publications; 1 edition (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976199408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976199403
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs

About the Author:

Kenneth Murray is the Director of Training for the Armiger Police Training Institute located in the Greater Orlando area of Florida. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, he has spent the past twenty years as a police and military trainer, specializing in the field of Reality Based Training. In the late 1980's he co-founded SIMUNITION with David Luxton as an offshoot of the Armiger Corporation in Ottowa, Canada. He subsequently wrote numerous articles and policy papers on the safe conduct of projectile-based simulation training exercises.

As the concept of force-on-force training started to gain popularity, he began to study the complexities associated with realistic training. In the wake of the increasing number of serious injuries and deaths that were beginning to occur during tactical simulations, he authored and taught the first instructor schools in North America on how to conduct safe and effective tactical simulations. Since that time, his training principles have been adopted by thousands of agencies, nationally and internationally. He continues to lecture on both a national and international level on the topics of Officer Safety and Survival, the Psychology of Lethal Force Encounters, and is regarded as the leading authority on Reality Based Training. He continues to personally conduct instructor certification schools on Reality Based Training. Topics covered in his instructor classes include both the governing principles for effective training as well as the safe use of the broad spectrum of available and emerging technologies designed to improve realism in training for dangerous encounters. Group training and individual consulting to agencies is available for those seeking to improve the safety and effectiveness of either their established and existing, or new and developing Reality Based Training programs.