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<p>The TOPS-Buck Combat Search and Rescue Tool (CSAR-T). Photo: TOPS-Buck.</p>

Knife Review: Buck/TOPS CSAR-T Folder  

March 23, 2011
The Buck/TOPS CSAR-T folder also has a superbly ergonomic rugged Rocky Mountain Tread G10 handle, giving the knife an overall length of 8.2 inches and hefty 8.6-ounce weight. The CSAR-T folder has some heft, making it rugged enough to be used in the most demanding applications.
When LAPD officers arrested Rodney King in 1991, they did not have access to the TASER X26.

TASERs Can Prevent Another Rodney King Incident  

March 4, 2011
Back on March 3, 1991, when LAPD officer confronted the then very large and resistive Rodney King, one of the first tools they tried to use on him was a TASER. They shot him twice with it. To very little effect. And things went downhill and got out of control.
Photo by Mark W. Clark.

Kel-Tec Incorporates SHOT Feedback Into KSG  

March 3, 2011
Kel-Tec is incorporating feedback from users into its KSG, 14-round shotgun, including adjusting the trigger reset, adding a pump-lock switch, including a rail-mounted hand stop and including indicator holes in the mag tube.
Photo courtesy of Scott Smith.

Firearms Training Evolves at SIG Sauer's Academy  

March 2, 2011
The SIG Sauer Academy is rapidly becoming a must-train location. The Epping, N.H., academy once offered only basic handgun shooting and armorer courses. Now, it offers competition shooting and advanced tactics for police and military units, including active-shooter response and executive protection.

How to Get Your 1911 Ready for Backup Duty  

February 17, 2011
Any backup pistol you carry must be counted on for accuracy, reliability, a crisp trigger, and visible sights. To achieve better accuracy with a 1911, a good barrel, barrel bushing fit and link, and tight slide to frame fit are necessary.
DeSantis' Double Magazine Ankle Pouch allows you to carry additional magazines similarly to a backup gun. Photo via DeSantis.

How To Determine a Basic LE Combat Load  

February 9, 2011
During my law enforcement career, I found it no real burden or inconvenience to carry one or two spare magazines or one or two extra speed loaders. One trick I learned is to invert double-magazine pouches to make them fit in a way that flatters your body and protrudes less.

Are You a 'Designated' Shooter?  

January 26, 2011
When you initiate a designated-shooter policy, you assign the immediate responsibility to engage a potentially violent subject to a primary and secondary officer with a designated backup team of officers standing by in case the first two officers are unable to contain the situation.

Caliber Selection for Backup and Off-Duty Guns  

January 20, 2011
My personal basic requirement is that any handgun I select as a backup gun must also be a weapon I would be confident carrying off duty and may be possibly compelled to take enforcement action with.
A closer look at the Kel-Tec KSG, courtesy of a company engineer who disassembled it for POLICE Magazine.

SHOT Show 2011: Kel-Tec Gives More Details On KSG Shotgun  

January 18, 2011
At the Kel-Tec booth, company engineers acknowledged the weapon's similarity to the NeoStead 2000 (NS2000), a combat shotgun produced by South African firearms maker Truvelo beginning in 2001.

Training to Survive a Hellacious Gun Battle  

January 5, 2011
In general terms, these exercises require LEOs to either advance toward a "simulated" combat threat or hold their ground behind the best cover available, while delivering accurate "containment" fire.
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