Defense “Urban Shield’ is coming soon Recoil Staff May 5, 2014 Join the Conversation We have a team on the ground in Jordan covering the 6th Annual International Warrior Competition there. However, there are other big competitions in the world, and one of the biggest, best and most complicated is right here in the U.S. – Urban Shield. Organized and administered every year by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Urban Shield is hands down one of the most arduous and genuinely realistic large scale training events in the world. Though it has an international element, the majority of the teams are from the US, and Urban Shield pushes them to their limits. What would happen if a bomb was detonated on one side of the city, an IED was initiated to catch the initial wave of responders while at the same time 3 major incidents of arson were reported? What if a Mumbai or Kenyan mall type attack was conducted once all emergency services were tasked out, requiring fire and EMS to work under cover provided by police from multiple agencies? What if one or more of those events also required EOD or HAZMAT? What if the situation was bad enough to warrant response from numerous cooperating agencies working concurrently, coordinated by a Joint Operations Center? Would coordination be effective? Would communication? Would actionable intelligence be forwarded to everyone involved and then exploited? These are the sort of things Urban Shield is designed to help figure out. Urban Shield is coming this September. Explore RECOILweb:Report from the Front Line of VCDL’s Massive Second Amendment Rally in Richmond, VirginiaPistol Compensator: Clash of the Carry CompGrey Ghost Gear: Big Damn SaleFirst Look - The KE Arms KP15 Polymer AR Lower Receiver NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.