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Backing Into Space  

August 7, 2009

By Dave Smith

Dave Smith recounts his LAPD SWAT training, when he was "in the midst of a training scenario requiring a Spiderman-like trip from the top of a very tall building to a window on the sixth floor ... With only the hookers and cabbies of downtown Los Angeles to bear witness, I stepped backward into space 14 stories above the street."

TREXPO West: Hands-On Training for Attendees  

May 1, 2009

By Melanie Basich

Many attendees at the 2009 edition of TREXPO West in Long Beach, Calif., put their minds and bodies to work advancing their tactical and technical skills.

Endangered Species  

May 1, 2009

By D. Francis Ryan

What are you going to do when they come and close down your range? That's a question many firearms trainers are asking themselves all across this country.

What Can be Learned from the Oakland Tragedy  

May 1, 2009

By Dean Scoville

Four officers murdered. A fifth wounded. One suspect dead. A police department in shock. Not since the 1970 Newhall shooting has an officer-involved shooting reverberated so strongly throughout the law enforcement community.

SIG Sauer 556 SWAT Rifle  

April 1, 2009

By Scott Smith

Ever since it arrived months ago for testing, I've been putting the 556 SWAT SIG through its paces. The rifle has been everything I hoped for.

Exclusive Interview: Mack Machowicz "FutureWeapons" Host, TREXPO West Keynote Speaker  

March 1, 2009

By David Griffith

You wouldn't know it if you saw Richard "Mack" Machowicz hosting his Discovery Channel show "FutureWeapons" or leading one of his martial arts classes at the Los Angeles-based Bukido Institute, but this former Navy SEAL studied to be a Zen Buddhist priest.

SHOT Show 2009: Best of Show  

March 1, 2009

By POLICE Magazine Staff

There were law enforcement exhibits in the lobby, in the hallways, in the meeting rooms from one end of the rambling convention center to the other. And they had a lot of great products on display. Here's a look at our favorites from this year's SHOT.

Ballistic Transformer  

March 1, 2009

By Melanie Basich

Imagine one item that can be deployed as a bomb blanket, a ballistic shield, and a litter for moving the wounded, just for starters. Protective Products International's Multi-Functional Armor Blanket (MFAB) does all this and more.

Extra Sensory Perception  

March 1, 2009

By David Griffith

Advances in thermal imaging and night vision equipment are making these great law enforcement tools less expensive and easier to use.

Standardizing SWAT  

March 1, 2009

By Robert O'Brien

Last year—40 years after the creation of SWAT teams—the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) established the first-ever national SWAT standards. That's something that many SWAT practitioners and observers consider long overdue.

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