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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.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. KLCR 357 Compact Revolver  

October 7, 2010

I am an avowed fan of the revolver in general and short-barreled revolvers in particular. So I was prepared to like the LCR. And I'm happy to tell you it did not disappoint me.

Second Amendment v. Gun Control  

October 1, 2010

As a result of these back-to-back rulings from the Supreme Court, neither the federal government nor any city, county, or state may enforce any law that creates a blanket prohibition against the possession of firearms by an individual in the home.

Inforce/Emissive Energy Color LED Police Flashlight

Police Product Test: Inforce/Emissive Energy Color LED Police Flashlight  

September 30, 2010

Scott Smith reviews Inforce/Emissive Energy Color LED Police Flashlight, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical Polyester Fleece Jacket, SureFire X300 High-Output LED Weapon Light, and SOG Knives Swedge II.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Pistol  

September 16, 2010

As its name indicates, the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 was designed from the ground up for use by police officers and licensed civilians who needed a small, lightweight, concealable, and easy to use pistol. I believe it would be safe to say that S&W's engineers have delivered just that.

NRA Honors LE Courage and Service  

September 13, 2010

Since 1993, the National Rifle Association has presented the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

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