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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.

Rock River Arms LAR-8 Varmint A4  

February 14, 2011

The advantage of a semi-auto weapon over a bolt gun is obvious. Follow-up shots are much quicker and the felt recoil is much less. Another advantage of the AR platform .308 weapons system is the familiar layout of the selector, mag release, and charging handle.

Photo courtesy of Dave Douglas.

Prepare Yourself for Off-Duty Incidents  

January 28, 2011

Trouble finding an officer is typical of off-duty incidents. That's the first thing we must understand in order to prepare ourselves for the unexpected off-duty encounter: They can happen at any time anywhere.

FNH USA SCAR 17S Patrol Rifle  

January 25, 2011

Which brings me back to the caliber debate and leads us into this discussion of the FNH USA SCAR 17S, a .308 caliber patrol rifle. There are agencies and jurisdictions where the extra range and penetration of the .308 rifle is a necessity.

The Daniel Defense Larry Vickers Signature Carbine is a long-gun option for officers that arrives tricked out and ready for duty. Photo is courtesy of Daniel Defense.

Long Guns: 2011  

January 13, 2011

Just 10 years ago when law enforcement agencies went out to purchase long guns, they rarely looked at anything other than shotguns. Today, the AR and other military-style rifles dominate the market.

DoubleStar's Model 1911 is a good choice in the centennial year of a pistol first designed by John Moses Browning. Photo courtesy of DoubleStar.

Handguns: 2011  

January 13, 2011

All sworn law enforcement officers carry at least one handgun. Smart ones carry more than one, if they're allowed to. That's why so much of the handgun market is focused on providing cops with handguns.

Aimpoint's Micro T1 optic is a red-dot tube sight that can be mounted to a carbine. Photo courtesy of Aimpoint.

Advanced Duty Optics  

January 10, 2011

The first and foremost reason people use any form of mounted optics is they provide a fast, accurate sight. Second, be they red dot or truly telescopic, sights have shrunk in size, making them better suited for duty.

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