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Biting the Bullet: A No-Nonsense Approach to Acquiring Damaged Bullets

Posted by Andrew BoyleJan 20, 2015 2:25:00 PM

Throughout the years I’ve acquired a lot of bullets. A. Lot. Of. Bullets. 

From the pre-IBIS days of “Bulletproof” to the most recent HD3D BULLETTRAX the procedure has become much more simplified.

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Topics: BULLETTRAX-3D, bullets, acquisition, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, training, damaged evidence, LEA, GEA




Untested Ballistics Evidence: Society’s Misfire?

Posted by Pete GagliardiDec 31, 2014 2:18:00 PM

A person is murdered.

Who speaks for the victim?

Us. Society.

The damage inflicted by a person taking another's life is irreversible and long lasting. Therefore our society’s degree of vigilance  must be as high as humanly possible.

For every deadly act of violence, we must ensure that everything possible is being done to bring justice to the victims, closure to their families and to restore peace to our neighborhoods.

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Topics: NIBIN, protocol, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, IBIS, backlogs, sustainable solution, justice




Ejector Marks: Why You Shouldn't Ignore Them

Posted by Andrew BoyleNov 4, 2014 10:48:00 AM

With baseball’s post-season having just wrapped up in North America, I recently found myself wondering how many teams would have still been in the playoffs if some of them had decided to play their entire season calling their own players “out” after only two strikes. This seems like a ridiculous scenario, but it’s essentially one that many IBIS sites voluntarily subscribe to when they opt to not capture ejector marks when acquiring cartridge cases.

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Topics: ejector marks, best practices, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, ballistics identification, ballistic analysis




Dragnet 2014: If Joe Friday Had Today's Technology...

Posted by Pete GagliardiJul 29, 2014 10:02:00 AM

At the risk of dating myself and you the reader, I will open today by asking if you remember the TV crime series “Dragnet” and its trademark opening narration: "Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

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Topics: NIBIN, IBIS TRAX-HD3D, ballistics analysis, IBIS, ballistics forensics, IBIN




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