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<p><em><strong>Crime scene photo of the infamous FBI Miami shootout, showing suspect and agents' vehicles and battle debris. Photo: Miami-Dade PD.</strong></em></p>

5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement  

May 4, 2011

The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Digital Concealment Systems.</strong></em></p>

A-TACS for Weapons  

April 28, 2011

The first companies to offer A-TACS for weapons are Remington, Bushmaster, and DPMS. They will soon have stocks out to retrofit your 870 so you can give it a new look and have it match your uniform and other A-TACS gear.

Chemical Agents  

April 28, 2011

View our roundup of nine chemical agents and customizable launchers created for either indoor or outdoor use with inert training rounds or impact projectiles. Chemical agents include liquid or powder barricade penetrators, OC-Vapor grenades, aerosol projectors and pepper projectiles.

Police Product Test: Spyderco Warrior Fixed-Blade Knife  

April 21, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the Spyderco Warrior Fixed-Blade Knife, Safariland Model 71 Accordion Magazine Pouch and Mag Instruments XL100 LED.

SIG Sauer 556 Patrol Rifle  

April 5, 2011

Don't let the name "Patrol" fool you; the SIG 556 Patrol is well suited for tactical team use as well. The new SIG 556 Patrol Rifle comes in two versions: the standard model and the SWAT model. The SWAT model is equipped with a quad rail for the attachment of accessories.

Police Product Test: SureFire Muzzle Brake  

March 23, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the SureFire Muzzle Brake, Uncle Mike's Active Shooter Response Bag, and the Insight Technology M3X LED Weapon-Mounted Light.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR40 Duty Pistol  

March 21, 2011

The SR40's slide is machined from solid stainless steel, and it is the narrowest of any of its contemporaries. The slide also features very aggressive grasping grooves, making it easy to retract even with wet hands or when wearing gloves.

Less-Lethal Launchers: Reaching Out and Punching Someone  

March 15, 2011

Today, police have a wide variety of tools and munitions for exerting less-lethal force on individuals at greater and greater distances. Extended range less-lethal impact weapons have been refined to the point that they are both accurate and extremely effective when deployed correctly.

<p>Glock continues to expand its Gen4 line. At SHOT, it announced the impending release of G21 and G34 pistols.</p>

SHOT Show 2011: Best of Show  

March 3, 2011

This year, the law enforcement section of the show wound through both floors of the Sands Expo Center and into numerous ballrooms in the Venetian Hotel. Exhibitors along the law enforcement aisles were showing everything from machine guns to mannequins, ranging in size from vehicles to lights the size of a stick of Dentyne gum.

5.11 Tactical's Praetorian 2 Gloves have "a good blend of insulation that's not so thick as to take away your ability to feel a trigger or to write." Photo courtesy of Scott Smith.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Praetorian 2 Gloves  

February 22, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the 5.11 Tactical Praetorian 2 Gloves, EoTech XPS2-0 Sight, and Lowa Boots Zephyr GTX.

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