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Who Qualifies for the LEOSA Privilege?  

Let me stress that this is not meant to be either legal advice or an end-all/be-all discussion, but it is my hope that it will assist many of you in answering this question: Who qualifies for the privilege LEOSA affords?

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Are Pistol Optics Ready For Duty?  

Predicting the future is a hazardous occupation, but barring some unseen events, reflex sights will likely be on many law enforcement duty handguns within the next five to 10 years.

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21st-Century Firearms Training  

To help officers gain more advanced firearms skills Speller and the team at Fenix Training developed the Law Enforcement D.R.A.W. School Firearms Training program.

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Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other  

Since most of the problems with firing a standard AR round from an SBR are caused by inefficient powder burn, the propellant formulation was a key focus of the project.

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One Size Fits Most  

With Phalanx Defense Systems' Stealth Operator Holster Series, you can wear one concealed carry holster to accommodate various handguns, such as your duty weapon and a personal weapon.

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CAA Now Shipping AK Magazines

CAA's AKMAG is designed for AK pattern rifles chambered in 7.62x39mm. It features a polymer construction that weighs 7.05 oz and has an overall height of 20.5cm and width of 7cm.

Dara Introduces Inside the Waistband Holster for Glocks

Dara's IWB Quick Ship Holster has a mid-ride height with a 7.5-degree forward cant angle and comes with a 1.5-inch handcrafted belt clip that will accommodate most gun belts.

Daniel Defense Releases High Capacity Magazine

The snag-free design and textured surfaces of Daniel Defense's DD Magazine make gripping, inserting, and removing the magazine ergonomic, intuitive, and nearly effortless.

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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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