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<p>Primary thermal targeting systems like the Armasight by FLIR Zeus Pro mount quickly to bolt-action rifles with a factory rail. Short Picatinny rails are readily available for most modern bolt guns if yours didn&rsquo;t come with one.</p>

The Nuts and Bolts of Thermal Weapon Sights  

November 13, 2017

Sponsored by FLIR Systems

By Brent T. Wheat

After the seemingly endless administrative gymnastics of research, justification, documentation and a bit of strategic grousing, that long-dreamed-of thermal sight has finally arrived.

<p>(Photo: FN)</p>

The Latest Duty Pistols  

May 7, 2018

By David Griffith

Four of the world's largest gunmakers are competing to provide American law enforcement with the next great service weapon.

<p>The Safariland 6390RDS ALS Holster is ideal for handguns equipped with red-dot optics. (Photo: Safariland)</p>

Police Product Test: Safariland 6390RDS ALS Holster  

May 3, 2018

By A.J. George

Law enforcement officers looking for a reliable, sturdy holster to fit an optic-equipped pistol should take a look at the Safariland 6390RDS ALS Holster

<p>Many law enforcement officers no longer carry a baton, but it is still a very useful tool. The baton gives officers another effective force option. (Photo: Peacekeeper Products International)</p>

Batons: More Than Just a Club  

May 3, 2018

By Ron Martinelli

The baton is a multi-purpose tool that you can use to strike a subject, push a subject away, or as a lever to move a subject into a control position.

<p>LEOSA lets qualified officers and retired officers carry nationwide. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Understanding the LEOSA Qualification Process  

May 3, 2018

By Glen Hoyer

The requirements for a retired officer to carry under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act are simple, so agencies and officers shouldn't complicate them.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

Disarm Before Entering  

May 3, 2018

By Jon Adler

Too many public facilities, including the 9/11 Museum, slam the door on armed officers with LEOSA carry rights.

<p>(Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Evaluating a Pistol for Duty Use  

May 2, 2018

By A.J. George

Many factors go into determining what handgun is best for your agency.

<p>The FN 509 duty pistol is a modified version of the pistol the company submitted for the Army&#39;s Modular Handgun System competition. (Photos: A.J. George)</p>

FN America 509 Duty Pistol  

May 2, 2018

By A.J. George

FN's new 9mm is accurate and reliable and a great choice for a service or self-defense gun.

<p><em>Photo: Getty Images</em></p>

Gun Control, "Assault Weapons," and School Safety  

April 13, 2018

By David Griffith

Law enforcement officers are strong supporters of the Second Amendment and do not support measures to prohibit sales of "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines to the public.

<p><em>Photo: Streamlight</em></p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-7  

April 5, 2018

By A.J. George

Streamlight's newest addition to its TLR line of weapon lights is ideal for compact and subcompact pistols.

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