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Mossberg: The 'Other' Shotgun  

August 1, 2002

With the advent of today's innovative roundup of specialty munitions, including high-velocity sabot slugs, less-lethal rounds, and the new generations of low-recoiling buckshot, the smoothbore has a new lease on life.

Charles J. Mader

Don't You Have Better Things to Do?  

August 1, 2002

Police work is not intended to generate revenue. This happens because the command staff allows it to happen and they, in turn, sell out their police officers and the entire law enforcement community.

Field Dressing  

August 1, 2002

The reality of the contemporary police special ops team is very different than the image of LAPD SWAT that was burned into America's collective consciousness by the hit show.

The Fifth Element  

August 1, 2002

Welcome to the new battleground. Called "fifth-dimensional battlespace," it takes the old three-dimensional battlefield (the spatial dimensions of length, width, height or depth of an area), and the temporal dimension of time, and adds the fifth dimension of cyberspace.

As instructor Dennis Quilio watches, Steve O’Keefe squeezes off a shot from his new duty pistol, a Kimber Pro Carry II Model 1911.

The Scientific Method  

August 1, 2002

Searching for a weapon that would fit the grips of both small-handed officers and big officers with huge meathooks, Jenkins' attention was drawn to the Model 1911 platform, a pistol design that has not been officially adopted by a U.S. metropolitan police department in 50 years.

Police waterborne training includes swimmer casts from high-speed boats. Tactical officers say observers from the shore are much more likely to notice a stationary boat than one that rips by and leaves swimmers in the water. This gives a surveillance or assault team the element of surprise.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units  

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

A straight punch, as demonstrated by the author, focuses a great amount of force in a small area, and is a very effective technique for stunning and gaining control over a subject.

Make A Chance  

July 1, 2002

“Making a chance,” simply means you must create an opportunity to either control your opponent or to escape his or her attack.

Code 7  

July 1, 2002

Of course, you don't have to work the late shift or even work the streets for a cop's lifestyle and eating habits to add up to obesity, high blood pressure, and other coronary risk factors.

Tags: Nutrition

Concealed Carry  

July 1, 2002

Two students were killed, 13 injured. But it could have been much worse if Clark had not been on the scene and armed.

Fixed blade knives, like these from Glock, Kershaw, KA-BAR, Benchmade, and Cold Steel, are strong and versatile.

Getting The Point  

July 1, 2002

Today's pocket knives have been transformed from the large Buck Lockblade and the Schrade Old Timer to the ultra-modern streamlined clip-it folders you see in every duty gear catalog and supply house.

Tags: Knives
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