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<p>Photo: Nick Jacobellis.</p>

Springfield Armory XD(M) 3.8 Pistols  

August 19, 2011

By Nick Jacobellis

As you probably have already noticed, the XD(m) 3.8 and the XD(m) 3.8 Compact get their names from their 3.8 inch-barrel, as opposed to the four-inch barrel standard on the original XD Pistols. The Compact designation is assigned to the 3.8 Pistol, which has the short "Compact/Sub Compact" style grip.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Mark W. Clark.</strong></em></p>

Purchasing Equipment: Selling the Brass  

August 2, 2011

By Tim Dees

Everyone has ideas on how to improve their workplace. Sometimes they're even good, workable ideas. You know how you would do things if you were the boss. Fortunately, you don't necessarily have to be the boss to bring your brainchild to reality. You just have to sell it effectively.

SIG Sauer P290 Subcompact Pistol  

July 14, 2011

By Paul Scarlata

While at first the P290 appears to be a downsized version of the company's P250 Modular pistol, it is in fact a completely new and simpler design intended for one purpose alone: concealed carry. Accordingly SIG has reduced its dimensions to what might be considered the barest minimum for the 9mm Parabellum cartridge.

Police Product Test: Original S.W.A.T. WinX2 Boots  

June 27, 2011

By Scott Smith

POLICE Magazine reviews Original S.W.A.T.'s WinX2 Boots, Benchmade's 930 Kulgera Knife, and Tactical Assault Gear's Phalanx T4 Fury Vest.

<p><em><strong>5.11 Tactical's Side Kick has a 2.125-inch blade, and retails for $49.99.</strong></em></p>

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.

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