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Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty  

June 22, 2011

By Scott Smith

Many of the fixed blades built for law enforcement are designed for heavy-duty applications: cutting seat belts and harnesses, hacking through underbrush, breaking windows, prying open doors (not recommended), or they can even be used to puncture liquid containers. These uses will generally destroy any pocket knife you might carry.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Sean Pollock</strong></em></p>

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR1911 Pistol  

June 7, 2011

By Paul Scarlata

I found the SR1911 to be a fitting example of a 1911 pistol. It was well built of first-class materials, and it displayed excellent ergonomics; above average accuracy; and reliability.

<p><strong><em>Photo: TASER International.</em></strong></p>

TASER X2: Double Shot  

June 6, 2011

By David Griffith

TASER International's X2 is a two-shot ECD with dual laser aiming and visible warning arc.

Targets and Target Systems  

May 24, 2011

By Melanie Basich

These 10 companies provide targets and targeting systems for law enforcement officers.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Scott Smith.</strong></em></p>

Accessorizing Your AR  

May 17, 2011

By Scott Smith

One of the fastest growing sectors of the law enforcement market is enhancements for the AR Series of firearms. The AR has become the firearms counterpart of Burger King's Whopper: You can have it your way, any way you want it, literally.

Kimber Solo Carry Pistol  

May 9, 2011

By Dave Douglas

What makes this concealed carry pistol, the Kimber Solo Carry, so noteworthy is its caliber. Instead of the somewhat anemic .380 ACP or the borderline .38 Special, this one is offered in 9mm.

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

A-TACS for Weapons  

April 28, 2011

By Scott Smith

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

By Jennifer Washington

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

By Scott Smith

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

By Nick Jacobellis

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.

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