FREE Riggs Shield Defensive Training Techniques

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We want you to get the most out of your Riggs Shield - especially now.

Riggs Training Techniques 2020 (pdf)


Riggs Shield Defensive Training Techniques


Riggs Shield™ is the fastest deploying police ballistic shield from inside a patrol car, giving officers the time needed to protect themselves and deploy non-lethal options as determined by your department's use of force standards. 

Patented and made in the USA, it is an NIJ shot level IIIa ballistic shield that mounts to the inside door panel of a patrol car, giving instant access to the shield to protect the head and neck while seated in the vehicle. The shield is rated to stop up to .44 Magnum, 240 grain, pistol rounds and exceeded the NIJ level III stab tests in all areas. 

Riggs Shield is also useful outside the car for patrol functions as demonstrated in the following defensive techniques. 

Choke and Shirt Grab Demo

A training technique to defend against a choke and a shirt grab using the Riggs Shield.

Gun at Close Range Demo

A technique to defend against a gun at close range using the Riggs Shield.

Shield Grab 1 & 2 Demo

Check out 2 ways to defend yourself when a suspect grabs the Riggs Shield.

Overhand Club & Lunge Club Demo

See how to defend against an overhand club and lunge club attacks.

Left Hand Grab or Punch Demo

Defend against a left hand grab or punch with the Riggs Shield.

Club Jab Demo

How to defend against a club jab with the Riggs Shield.

Baseball Club Swing Demo

How to defend against a baseball club swing with the Riggs Shield.

Overhead Knife and Left Hand Knife Attacks

A police officer defends 2 types of knife attacks with the Riggs Shield.

Left Hand Stab and Low Right Hand Stab

Steve Bush demonstrates how to defend a left hand stab and a low right hand stab attacks with the Riggs Shield.

Charging Low Knife and Slashing Attacks

Defend against a charging low knife and slashing attacks with the Riggs Shield.

Making the Riggs Shield Training Program


Our sincere thanks to retired Lt. Col. Thomas J. Repetti Sr.,  U. S. Marines, for his service to our country - including 5 tours to Iraq - and his valuable assistance in demonstrating these life-saving techniques for law enforcement officers. 


The information contained in the Riggs Shield™ Defensive Techniques is meant to be used as a helpful guide for the optimal use of the Riggs Shield ballistic shield, but should not be considered as a complete resource on this subject. Your department determines the use of force and what tools should be used. 

Recognize and understand that this training is a physical contact activity and that
participation might result in serious injury, including permanent disability or death, and severe social and economic loss. Steve Bush, President of Police Ballistic Shield, Inc and BRB Designs LLC make no representations, guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of the information provided in this training. In addition, the owner specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may arise as a result of providing this information. The owner does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information provided and does not endorse any content. viewpoint, or products and services linked from this website, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be inaccurate or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on information obtained from this training does so at his or her own risk.

™ Riggs Shield is a trademark of BRB Designs LLC 

Firearms Training


Improve Your Firearms Skills

Steve Bush, President of Police Ballistic Shield, Inc.  is also an NRA. certified firearms trainer based in Tampa, Florida offering private and group lessons to:

  1. Improve your accuracy
  2. Prepare for security licensing shooting tests
  3. Firearm and accessory selection
  4. New firearm orientation
  5. Firearm disassembly and maintenance
  6. Pistol - Rifle - Shotgun
  7. Tactical shooting

NRA certified instructor for:

  1. Home Firearm Safety
  2. Certified Pistol
  3. Certified Rifle
  4. Certified Shotgun
  5. Personal Protection in the Home
  6. Personal Protection Outside the Home

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