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Tactical Headsets: 2013  

March 24, 2013

By Brittni Rubin

As tactical situations demand the most out of a team, it's important to find gear that will help get the job done, ensuring clear communication, comfort, and resilience.

<p>Photo courtesy of Tactical Command Industries.</p>

Trends In Tactical Headsets  

March 24, 2013

By Brittni Rubin

The evolution of tactical headsets has been a significant one. Within the past couple of years alone, we've seen great improvements in technology that affect some of the most important functions of a good unit: strong sound quality, comfort, and resilience.

<p>Photo courtesy of Nate Hutchinson.</p>

Utah Sergeant Takes Fire to Rescue Downed Team Members  

March 6, 2013

By Melanie Basich

Sgt. Nate Hutchinson braved gunfire to move two injured team members out of harm's way. He suffered four gunshot wounds and endured a lengthy recovery to return to duty.

<p>S&amp;W&#39;s Commander-size Round Butt SW1911. Photo: Paul Budde</p>

Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 Pistols  

February 25, 2013

By Paul Scarlata

S&W's Performance Center pistols are carefully assembled from the finest components, using all of the traditional skills of the custom gunsmith. The results are handguns that are not only distinctive and attractive, but are eminently shootable and capable of extreme accuracy.

<p>Photo: Bryan McKean</p>

Rethinking Active Shooter Response  

February 25, 2013

By J.D. Lightfoot

The threat of active shooters is on the minds of both the public and law enforcement. Now that so many people in law enforcement and the public are looking for ways to prevent active shooter attacks, it's time to rethink the way that we respond to these attacks.

<p>Photo: iStockPhoto.com</p>

10 Actions for Responding to a Veteran in Crisis  

January 24, 2013

By Alison Lighthall

Tens of thousands of combat-weary warriors are now being discharged out of the military, often without a game plan as to what they will do next. Many of them entered the military right out of high school, so being a warrior is the only job they've ever had.

<p>Photo courtesy of Micro-Times.</p>

Micro-Times' Attic Clear Extendable Pole  

January 11, 2013

By Melanie Basich

Attic Clear was developed in response to a customer request. It all began when Micro-Times owner and CEO Tony Leonti got a call from Rich Burdick, a lieutenant with the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office.

<p>Photo: Alex Landeen</p>

SIG Sauer 716 Patrol Rifle  

January 9, 2013

By Nick Jacobellis

The SIG716 makes a great first impression. It's a ruggedly built 7.62mm carbine with a 16-inch barrel and a free-floating quad rail. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when I was opening the box.

<p>Photo: Ed Santos</p>

Tactical Level Lighting  

December 19, 2012

By Melanie Basich

Just five years ago, a 200-lumen flashlight was considered amazingly bright. Now, advances in technology have made it possible to increase the power of even small flashlights to emit beyond 500 lumens of light, which is more than enough to illuminate a room and cause temporary blindness in suspects.

<p>Photo courtesy of Streamlight.</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac HL Flashlight  

December 19, 2012

By A.J. George

The number of new product offerings from Streamlight has been impressive, especially among its ProTac line of compact handhelds. I've been using the company's newest, the ProTac HL, and after only a few weeks of testing, I'm sold.

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