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Police Product Test: M-Pro 7 Advanced Small Arms Cleaning Kit  

March 27, 2012

By Scott Smith

Parent company Bushnell took the BoreSnake and combined it with M-Pro7's cleaning products, creating a complete cleaning kit for personal, range, or agency use.

<p>Photo: Butch Simpson</p>

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC9 Sub-Compact Pistol  

March 15, 2012

By Paul Scarlata

While Ruger's LCP proved popular with both civilians and law enforcement officers, there were those who felt that its .380 cartridge was a lower end choice for defensive purposes. To answer this criticism, Ruger developed the Light Compact 9 (LC9).

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

SHOT Show 2012: Best of Show  

March 1, 2012

By David Griffith

Last month, we gave you a look at some of the items from SHOT that immediately caught our attention. This month, we're going to open up the briefcase, and the boxes, load the CDs and the jump drives, and give you our Best of Show report.

<p>A 2012 AR-15 patrol rifle now comes with a 1913 quadrail, back-up iron sights, co-witnessed optic, vertical foregrip, QD sling swivels, and proprietary flash hider. Photo: Bob Parker</p>

How the North Hollywood Shootout Changed Patrol Arsenals  

February 28, 2012

By Bob Parker

On the 15th anniversary of one of the fiercest gun battles in modern law enforcement history, patrol officers are much better armed, equipped, and trained than they were in 1997.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Off-Duty Ready  

February 13, 2012

By Dave Smith

Do your kids know the difference between cover and concealment, and how to use both? I am not advocating scaring your family, but preparing your family—and when you do, it will prepare you. You can act more confidently knowing your loved ones are prepared as well.

<p>Ithaca offers a traditional stock and an AR-style pistol grip as custom options for its M37 shotguns. Photo: Scott Smith</p>

Ithaca M37 Shotgun and M1911 Pistol  

February 7, 2012

By Scott Smith

Although it's best known today for its hunting weapons, Ithaca has produced firearms favored by the military and law enforcement for decades. The Ithaca Model 37 shotgun and M1911 handgun are two John Browning designs that have been carried in both World Wars and in numerous police operations.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

SHOT Show 2012: Report from the Aisles  

February 1, 2012

By Paul Clinton and David Griffith

Despite the industry's attempt to transform shooting sports and self-defense into some kind of video game for the Generation Z folks, there was still plenty of serious hardware for law enforcement at this year's show.

<p>Photo: Nick Jacobellis</p>

Understanding AR Systems  

January 25, 2012

By Nick Jacobellis

In recent years more and more manufacturers have developed new takes on AR-style rifles, resulting in four major operating systems for the common patrol rifles used by American law enforcement. Let's take a look at the four operating systems and their pros and cons

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Police Product Test: Soundgear by LaPierre Digital Hearing Protection  

January 25, 2012

By Mark Walther

Soundgear electronic hearing protection is a fully automatic earplug that returns environmental sounds while eliminating loud noise spikes. It is automatic in the sense that there is no user control that adjusts the level of volume in the unit.

<p>Night Force Optics</p>

The Future of CQB Optics  

January 12, 2012

By David Griffith

Today, rifle optics that once were only seen on SWAT weapons are now commonplace on patrol rifles. A lot has changed in less than 10 years. Which begs the question, What innovations are likely to change law enforcement CQB optics between now and 2021?

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