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Police Product Test: Boyt Tactical Hard/Soft Case  

December 21, 2010

POLICE Magazine reviews the Boyt Tactical Hard Sided/Soft Case Combo, Propper Lightweight Tactical Pants, Tru-Spec by Atlanco 3 In 1 Jacket, and (as a Web exclusive) iTAC Defense RDS1 Red-Dot Sight.

The BlackHawk Operations Jacket is good for off-duty or plainclothes carry. Image courtesy of BlackHawk.

12 Great Holiday Gifts for Cops  

December 20, 2010

Once again, the editors of POLICE Magazine offer you our annual holiday gift guide. Note: We've allowed some inflation this year. The price limit for 2010 is $350 (Yes, we know. That's a substantial gift).

Make Your Arm a Stun Weapon  

December 7, 2010

ArmStar's futuristic new stun weapon could make hands-on engagements with suspects really one-sided in your favor.

SIG Sauer P220 Compact Pistols  

December 6, 2010

SIG Sauer has developed a new line of SIG 220 .45 ACP pistols: one model with a full-size SIG 220 grip and one with a shorter grip that is considerably more concealable.

Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope

Police Product Test: Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope  

November 29, 2010

POLICE Magazine reviews the Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope, 5.11 Tactical Responder Hi-Vis Parka, and Streamlight E Flood Light Box.

21st Century Riot Control Tools  

November 29, 2010

A few weeks before last year's G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, anarchists and agitators cringed as they read about heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new riot control technologies that would supposedly make their debut during the economic summit.

Off-Duty Firearms Carry and Training  

November 18, 2010

If for no other reason than the protection of yourself and your loved ones, you need to practice off-duty firearms tactics. And it's in your agency's best interests to provide you with the necessary skills.

Remington Model R1 1911 Pistol  

November 5, 2010

One of the newest manufacturers of 1911s, Remington is actually an old hand at making these pistols. Recently, I had the chance to field test a preproduction Remington R1 1911.

The Gen4 G22, as seen in this disassembled image, incorporates a double spring to reduce felt recoil. Photo courtesy of Glock.

An Effective Weapon Maintenance Plan In 5 Steps  

October 21, 2010

What I've learned over the years is that many officers will typically use way too much oil and solvent when cleaning their duty weapons. I've seen officers use lithium grease, brake cleaner and PB Blaster in their Glocks, but the main issues causing problems were from too much oil, or failure to remove all of the solvents.

What to Look for in a Backup Gun  

October 7, 2010

Because of the tough economic times most agencies issue only a duty sidearm, and the officer wishing to carry a backup can purchase one from a department-approved list. Let's take a look at some of the characteristics you should look for in a BUG.

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