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Exhibit Acquisitions: Double Dipping is Bad (Except When It’s Good)

Posted by Andrew BoyleDecember 21, 2016 11:43:26 AM EST


There are many things that can be done to increase your effectiveness with IBIS. One of the services we offer is to have an IBIS trainer visit your site and perform an evaluation of your IBIS work and your workflow. The IBIS work evaluation would involve spot-checking a random sample set of your acquisitions to cover things such as exhibit orientation and delimiter placement to ensure that the users at your site are working according to protocol. The workflow evaluation would involve examining the manner in which the casework gets to your IBIS machine along with what happens afterwards. 

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Firing Pin Shapes | To Glock or Not to Glock...

Posted by Andrew BoyleNovember 2, 2016 1:10:58 PM EDT


New manufacturing developments with Glock firearms has brought forward the question of when “Glock” should be selected as the Firing Pin Shape while creating an IBIS cartridge case exhibit.  To give the most comprehensive answer we first have to review the philosophy behind how IBIS is used.

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The Habit of Solving Gun Crime Through Teamwork, Tactics, and Technology

Posted by Pete GagliardiOctober 14, 2016 6:14:43 PM EDT

Pete Gagliardi, Principal Officer at Triple Barrel Strategies, LLC


Habit - noun hab·it \ˈha-bət\


As defined by Merriam-Webster.com, can refer to: “a usual way of behaving: something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way.”


The late, great, football coach, Vince Lombardi, distilled the winning and losing of football games down to a matter of habit. Winners make a habit of doing all the right things—whether they are advancing the ball down field to score or preventing the opposition from doing the same.

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