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<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  

August 12, 2016

By David Griffith

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  

August 9, 2016

By Michael T. Rayburn

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  

July 8, 2016

By A.J. George

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.

<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2  

July 8, 2016

By A.J. George

The rail mount on the Rail Mount 2 is machined into the body of the light for maximum strength and attaches to any 1913 rail segment in seconds with no tools required.

In Praise of Pepper Spray  

July 8, 2016

By Michael D. Schlosser

While a TASER may be a better option at times, pepper spray can be a practical choice. The key is to know when the use of pepper spray is appropriate and will be effective.

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

Who Qualifies for the LEOSA Privilege?  

June 9, 2016

By James M. Baranowski

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?

Tags: LEOSA, NRA
<p>Photo: Straight 8 photography&nbsp;</p>

Are Pistol Optics Ready For Duty?  

May 4, 2016

By David Griffith

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.

<p>PHOTO: Fenix Law Enforcement Training Systems</p>

21st-Century Firearms Training  

May 4, 2016

By David Griffith

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.

<p>Photo: Hornady</p>

Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other  

May 4, 2016

By David Griffith

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.

<p>Photo: Phalanx Defense Systems</p>

One Size Fits Most  

April 7, 2016

By Melanie Basich

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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