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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.
Image via Glock.

Use Reliable Pistol Magazines  

December 28, 2010
Most firearm owner's manuals cover magazine maintenance. It isn't always necessary to disassemble the entire magazine for cleaning after every range session, but it is necessary to wipe the follower and lips with a cotton patch or cloth after every range session.
LaserLyte produces the MBS-CB22 laser bore-sighter. Image via LaserLyte.

The Best Way to Zero a Rifle  

December 8, 2010
Sighting in on a target at 25 yards is much easier than attempting to sight in at a greater distance. Once sighted in at 25 yards, it will be easy to find your shots at 100 yards or greater and make the correct adjustments.
The SIG 556 Classic rifle will be available chambered in 762.x39mm for 2011. Image via SIG Sauer.

SIG Sauer To Offer 556 Carbine In 7.62x39  

November 24, 2010
The 7.62x39 was not developed for sniper work. Longer cartridges such as the Soviet 7.62x54 were developed for precision work and mimic our 30.06 and .308. The 7.62x39 is a relatively short cartridge case, but packs an effective punch.
The Hoppe's Elite BoreSnake Cleaning Kit from Bushnell includes a soft-sided case, BoreSnake, Gun Cleaner and Elite Gun Oil. Photo via Bushnell Outdoor.

Carry A Basic Gun Cleaning Kit While On Duty  

November 19, 2010
I suspect that far too many law enforcement officers think that once lubrication is applied to a firearm it will remain on that firearm until that handgun, rifle, or shotgun is thoroughly cleaned again and re-lubricated. They are wrong.

NRA Explains Changes To Police Carry Law  

November 16, 2010
In an exclusive interview with POLICE, the NRA's legislative counsel explains changes signed by President Obama in October. Most notably, the amendments expand the law's definition of active officers who can qualify, giving the right to more federal agents who will be able to carry as retired officers.
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