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<p>Many of the 12-round loop cartridge carriers used in the 1960s and 1970s simply fit over the top of the duty belt and then fastened with snaps at the bottom. (Photo: Kevin McPherson &ndash; Retired New Mexico State Police)</p>

The Evolution of Duty Gear  

While the Sam Browne system is a part of our traditions and other duty gear incarnations served us well in the past, the updated versions are more practical in modern policing.

Grip, Trigger Control, and Aiming  

I refer to grip, trigger control, and aiming as the trifecta of handgun techniques. In the final analysis it is these three essential fundamentals that must be anchored firmly into your skill set.

<p>The Pepper Pak 50 is designed for a number of law enforcement applications, including crowd control. (Photo: Less Lethal Concepts)</p>

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector  

Less Lethal Concepts' Pepper Pak 50 is designed to deliver chemical agents at up to 85 feet, protecting officers and reducing the need for deadly force.

<p>Photo: Michael T. Rayburn</p>

Don't Fear the Recoil  

Some agencies have sold off their shotguns or traded them away in favor of the rifle. Rifles are great, but so are shotguns, and you should have both.

<p>Armalite AR-10 20-inch Tactical Rifle with March Optics&#39; scope and boxes of American Eagle, Federal, Hornady, and Nexus ammo used in the POLICE evaluation. (Photo: A.J. George)</p>

Armalite AR-10 20-Inch Tactical Rifle  

My new Armalite AR-10 Tactical Rifle is a direct gas impingement, .308 caliber, semi-automatic rifle with a 20-inch barrel and a rifle-length gas system. It has iron sights and is magazine fed, just like the original. That's about where the similarities end.

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Ring's Manufacturing Introduces Walther PPS M2 Training Bluegun

Ring's Manufacturing has introduced a Walther PPS M2 Bluegun training pistol replica. The PPS training pistol is molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate it from a live weapon.

OfficerStore Partners with WarFytr, Offers New Liberty Holster

OfficerStore recently partnered with WarFytr. Its new Liberty Holster's ambidextrous design gives the wearer many carrying options, and its patent-pending Fabriclip can be used to securely latch it onto backpacks, purses, pockets, and more.

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Blames Lax Gun Laws for Chicago Murder Spike

Bratton agreed with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who recently said, "If we had the gun laws in Chicago that L.A. and New York have we would see our violent crime cut in half."

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Appendix Carry…Thousands of Thugs Can’t be Wrong

During the course of the 3-hour run of scenarios in their “town”, I found the appendix style to work very well. I consistently...

SHOT Show 2015: Days 1 and 2 on the Floor

It doesn’t seem to be a “year of the gun” but more of a “year of the gun stuff,” as many of the firearms manufacturers seem to be...

SHOT Show 2015: Report from Industry Day at the Range

The biggest challenge for me was to narrow down those firearms and products that are applicable to law enforcement and try to keep...

   
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<p><strong><span>Neck Index</span></strong><span>&mdash;Draw your handgun and hold it in a one-handed grip, then draw your flashlight, grip it in your non-shooting fist, and position the light against your neck on your non-shooting side. Now as you sweep with your body and your gun hand, your head and neck will naturally follow and so will the beam of your light. <strong><span>Pros</span></strong>: Works with small or large lights. Works well with tail cap-activated lights. Allows simultaneous illumination of both your sights and the target. Easy to search without muzzle sweep. Easy to transition into flashlight strike. Cons: Limits user to one-handed gun grip. Can draw fire to head. Can create excess flash on sights.</span></p>
Pros and Cons of Handgun and Flashlight Techniques
There are numerous techniques for using a handgun and a...
<p><a href=&quot;http://www.actiontarget.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Action Target</a> installs full-scale indoor and outdoor ranges for law enforcement, as well as portable systems. Action Target&#39;s Track Runner heavy-duty track-mounted moving target system is designed for more permanent range installations. Unlike portable systems where the target is suspended from a steel cable, targets used with the Track Runner are mounted to a trolley that runs on a special track mounted close to the ground. This approach is ideal for realistic tactical applications because the target can move to different locations, change speed and direction, and dart in and out of cover. Action Target is now officially ISO 9001:2008 certified.</p>
Shooting Range Systems and Equipment 2015
This equipment will help you improve your firearms skills,...
<p><a href=&quot;http://www.policemag.com/freeinfo/19360&quot;>Aerko International </a>makes several varieties of subject control sprays. Punch II is available as a cone-shaped mist, coherent stream, or high-volume burst delivery. Water-based Punch III Formula forms micro bubble foam on impact to the face of the subject. Freeze + P employs the non-flammable solvent blend used in the company&#39;s Freeze system and incorporates both CS and OC. A variety of sizes are available and all formulas are completely non-flammable.</p>
Less-Lethal Weapons 2014
From ECWs, to sprays, to impact munitions, these less-lethal...
 
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