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Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol with Safety  

April 8, 2010

There can be no denying that Smith & Wesson's Military & Police (M&P) pistol has been wholeheartedly accepted by law enforcement agencies both here in the United States and overseas. So what could S&W do to make this popular pistol even more popular?

Not Going for the Kill  

March 31, 2010

A SWAT team is called out to a barricade situation. A man holed up in his house claims to have a hostage, and negotiators are getting nowhere as the subject refuses to surrender. Now tactical teams can employ multiple less-lethal options to help end such a situation at different points throughout an incident without employing lethal force.

Bushmaster

SHOT Show 2010: Best of Show  

March 26, 2010

There was a lot more to see at this year's SHOT Show than backup weapons. Glock announced a major facelift of its duty pistols, Bushmaster launched a new combat rifle, and numerous companies pumped out cool police products. Here's a quick look at some of our favorites.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-556 Carbine  

March 25, 2010

What sets the SR-556 apart from any other AR on the market is its piston drive upper. Its design is simple and effective and it works as advertised.

5 Ways to Survive Edged Weapon Threats  

March 18, 2010

Immediately the suspect lunged to cover the 11 feet between himself and Officer Chambers, who didn't have a chance to draw his gun.

ESS Eyepro Crossbow Eye Protection

Police Product Test: ESS Eyepro Crossbow Eye Protection  

March 11, 2010

Scott Smith reviews ESS Eyepro Crossbow Eye Protection, 5.11 Tactical Covert Cargo Pant, Truglo Tritium Fiber Optic Sights, Rogue Warrior Avenger Watch, and Zero Tolerance 0700 Folding Knife.

PHOTOS: Nathan Reynolds and Dick Cole

SIG Sauer P238 Pistol  

February 28, 2010

In addition to being used for backup, the SIG Sauer P238 would be very practical for plainclothes officers who need a "deep cover" weapon or as an off-duty gun.

Evidence from the bullet casings found at a 2006 murder crime scene in boulder, Colo., were instrumental in convicting the killer.

Firearms Forensics  

February 11, 2010

I realized that even without the murder weapon, the prosecution still had an immense amount of significant ballistic physical evidence linking Abeyta to the murder. And thanks to good forensic work and the invaluable NIBIN database that tracks images of ballistics evidence, it was enough to convict him.

Patrol Rifle as Close Quarters Weapon  

February 5, 2010

If you haven't trained to engage a suspect at less than 100 yards with your patrol rifle, start now.

Pelican Products Hardigg FieldPak

Police Product Test: Pelican Hardigg FieldPak  

February 5, 2010

We review the Pelican Products Hardigg FieldPak, 5.11 Tactical Scout Folder Knife, BlackHawk Tactical Ballistic Vest Carrier, and Tango Down AR Magazines and Rail Covers.

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