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<p>Photo: Dave Douglas</p>

How to Buy a Duty Holster  

January 28, 2016

By Dave Douglas

Your duty holster is one of the most important articles of safety equipment you'll ever take into the field — just as important as your firearm, cruiser, flashlight, or handcuffs.

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SHOT Show 2016: Firearms Preview  

January 22, 2016

By David Griffith

Here's some information about some of the newest and most interesting police guns that will be at the show.

<p>This man was shot with .40 S&amp;W rounds to center mass, was not incapacitated at the scene, and survived the shooting. (Photo: Sydney Vail)</p>

9mm vs. .40 Caliber  

January 22, 2016

By Sydney Vail, M.D.

The FBI announced it was planning to swap out the .40 S&W pistols and ammunition now used by its agents and replace them with 9mm pistols and ammo. It's time to look at the real-world performance of 9mm and .40 S&W rounds in terms of wound ballistics.

<p>Photo: Trijicon</p>

Police Product Test: Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO)  

December 28, 2015

By A.J. George

Trijicon's MRO provides a single 2 MOA red dot as a point of aim and is rated for up to five years of life on a single CR2032 lithium battery.

<p>The focus of shoot-don&#39;t shoot firearms training should be learning to make good decisions about when to use deadly force and applying those decision-making skills under pressure.</p>

Take Your Firearms Training Seriously  

December 28, 2015

By Matt Szady

We talked to the officers in question after each event, telling them they needed to slow down enough to be able to make correct decisions and to get good solid hits high center mass on the targets. One of the officers later asked me how they are supposed to balance slowing down with wanting to shoot quickly enough to not get shot during a real incident.

Keep Your Patrol Rifle on Safe  

November 10, 2015

By Stephen Clark

While the topic of how to use the mechanical safety on a patrol rifle may seem to be a relatively minor issue, it's one that is worthy of some thought.

Police Product Test: Dara Holsters IWB Kydex Glock 42 Holster  

October 28, 2015

By A.J. George

Simple in form and function, the Dara Holsters IWB Kydex holster is molded around the gun from a single piece of thin yet rigid Kydex sheeting.

<p>Bravo Company&#39;s BCM MK12 rifle fitted with a Leupold MK4 LR/T optic for precision shooting. (Photo: A.J. George)</p>

Bravo Company Manufacturing BCM MK12 Rifle  

October 28, 2015

By A.J. George

Bravo Company Manufacturing is an established maker of super high-quality AR-15 rifles, parts, and accessories. Based in Wisconsin, this good-old American company known for its "add-ons" is quickly becoming a varsity player in the duty-grade weapons game.

<p>Photo: Laser Technology Inc.</p>

Laser Technology: Finding Your Target  

October 22, 2015

By Melanie Basich

Many patrol officers know Laser Technology Inc. for its speed measurement devices. But using lasers to make detailed calculations from a distance is also ideal for shooters.

<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-6 Weapon Light  

September 30, 2015

By A.J. George

Made exclusively for Glock model 42 and 43 pistols and weighing in at a mere 36 grams, the TLR-6 packs a lot of bang in a small package.

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