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Gerber Silver Trident  

August 1, 2003

The Silver Trident is a 10.75-inch blackened stainless knife that tips the scales at just over 11 ounces. This is not a "hang it from your daily wear duty belt beat cop" kind of knife.

 

Tags: Knives

I See You  

August 1, 2003

While running after a suspect, I charged around the corner of an alley and the guy hit me over the head, knocking my lights out. I really could have used a tool that let me see around corners that day. And now, today’s cops can have them: easy-to-use tactical video systems.

<p>Mobile command units, such as those  from LDV, can be as long as 45 feet. Equipment inside LDV units can include multiple viewing screens.</p>

How to...Buy a Mobile Command Unit  

August 1, 2003

They may seem like big, expensive hunks of metal on wheels, but many agencies have come to realize that mobile command vehicles offer many advantages for the cost.

The Gunsite’s lever lock lets you close the knife while keeping your finger clear of the blade.

Cold Steel Gunsite Folding Knife  

July 1, 2003

For a knife with a Zytel handle, the Gunsite folder had a really solid feel. There was no side-to-side slop, and when opened and closed the action was secure. I was sold.

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Bullet Proof  

June 1, 2003

Good guys are not the only ones wearing armor these days.

Manufacturers continue to update ammo design, but does it really make a difference in the field?

There Are No Magic Bullets  

June 1, 2003

That constant search, that timeless endeavor by rangemasters everywhere for the "perfect" bullet goes on. But a perfect bullet doesn't exist, and it probably won't, unless somebody invents a "Star Trek" phaser.

Martial arts instructor Hans Marrero demonstrates a suspect control technique during a defensive tactics seminar at TREXPO West.

TREXPO West: Getting Physical  

May 1, 2003

Unlike many police trade shows, the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) gives officers an opportunity to go hands on with weapons at the range day and with defensive tactics in the seminar program.

Origins of SWAT  

May 1, 2003

SWAT teams have been part of the capabilities of police agencies since 1967 when the Los Angeles Police Department organized its special weapons and tactics unit to respond to critical incidents.

Textron’s new armored vehicle.

TREXPO West: Tactical Tools  

May 1, 2003

The motto of the Law Enforcement Tactical Response Show & Conference (TREXPO) is, "Well armed, well prepared, and well informed."

Outgunned—The Politics of Being Outgunned  

March 1, 2003

One of the problems that all SWAT teams and all police departments face is that their need for weaponry or equipment conflicts with their local governments' desire to avoid the appearance of "heavy-handed" law enforcement.

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