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Shots Fired: Anderson, South Carolina 04/07/2004  

January 1, 2007

By Dean Scoville

With six years of law enforcement experience, Officer Susanne Simonson-Mullis of the Anderson (S.C.) Police Department hardly considered herself a rookie, and she felt fortunate to have another patrol veteran, Officer Dusty Ashley, working with her on the same beat.

Shooting From the Hip  

January 1, 2007

By Michael T. Rayburn

An officer working traffic witnesses a motorist running a stop sign. He activates his emergency lights and pulls the vehicle over a short distance from where the stop sign was. As the officer approaches the stopped vehicle, the motorist suddenly explodes out of the driver’s side door and opens fire with a small-caliber handgun. The distance between the two combatants is minimal, and the officer’s reaction time needs to be even shorter.

ArmaLite AR-24 and AR-24K Pistols  

January 1, 2007

By Mike Detty

ArmaLite has long been known for its innovative and trendsetting rifle designs. Now, for the first time in its storied existence, there is a pistol that wears the ArmaLite name.

The Lawful Use of Deception  

January 1, 2007

By Devallis Rutledge

It might be nice if law enforcement officers never had to lie to a criminal suspect in order to solve a crime. In fact, some police advisors do suggest to officers that they should never mislead a suspect. Unfortunately, the reality is otherwise.

Light Advantage Z-4 Targeter II  

January 1, 2007

By Scott Smith

Over the past decade all sorts of tactical lights have cropped up. Some companies have actually entered the mainstream lighting market based on the popularity of their tactical products. Light Advantage is one such company.

Police Product Test: Revision Sawfly Military Eyewear System  

January 1, 2007

By Nick Jacobellis

Eye injuries are one of the most common wounds faced by military and law enforcement personnel. That’s why quality protective eye gear is one of the most important pieces of gear that you can carry into an operation.

Boston PD's Harbor Patrol Unit  

January 1, 2007

By Bryn Bailer

When it comes to the Boston Harbor, what goes in…must eventually come out. And as countless criminals and scofflaws have learned, it's usually the Boston Police Department that brings evidence to the surface—figuratively and literally.

The Real Fear Factor  

January 1, 2007

By Dave Smith

Fear is a funny thing, not in the “ha-ha” way but in the “sheesh,” eye-rolling way. It has been the focus of countless books, poems, and songs and has probably motivated more innovations than any other human emotion. Philosophers have argued that without fear we cannot have the virtue of courage; for courage is the Golden Mean between cowardice and recklessness and fear is your guide.

Stopping Power  

January 1, 2007

By Melanie Basich

Need some ammo for your scattergun? Try out these pellets and slugs.

How to Buy Rifle Optics  

January 1, 2007

By Nick Jacobellis

In days gone by, “rifle optics” referred to one thing: a telescopic sight with varying degrees of magnification. But today, rifle optics include a new class of aiming devices called combat optics, generally red dot sights.

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