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<p>Photo: Hornady</p>

Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other  

May 4, 2016

By David Griffith

Since most of the problems with firing a standard AR round from an SBR are caused by inefficient powder burn, the propellant formulation was a key focus of the project.

<p>Photo: Phalanx Defense Systems</p>

One Size Fits Most  

April 7, 2016

By Melanie Basich

With Phalanx Defense Systems' Stealth Operator Holster Series, you can wear one concealed carry holster to accommodate various handguns, such as your duty weapon and a personal weapon.

<p>Officers are trained to move into their stance before reaching for their guns.</p>

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training  

March 11, 2016

By David Griffith

Students who have attended the D.R.A.W. School say the results can be impressive. “When we went to the range for live-fire training after the first D.R.A.W. School class, the results were instantly apparent. Not only were officers quicker out of the holster, their first shot was right on target, and their follow-up shots were faster and much more accurate,” says Lt. Jason Graham, training coordinator with the Wake Forest (NC) Police Department.

ECDs and Use-of-Force Law  

March 8, 2016

By Christopher L. McFarlin

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which applies to five states, emphasizes the use of TASERs as tools for protection, not for compelling compliance.

<p>Photo: Streamlight</p>

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-1 HPL  

March 8, 2016

By A.J. George

The TLR-1 HPL is designed specifically for long gun use and does a fantastic job of lighting up targets at what I would consider a reasonable engagement distance and beyond.

<p>Draw your handgun while raising your elbow up. Once the gun has cleared the holster, drop your elbow straight down into your side, pointing the gun straight ahead at the intended target. Keep your gun and forearm parallel to the ground.</p>
<p>(Photo: Michael T. Rayburn)</p>

Shooting from the Hip  

March 4, 2016

By Michael T. Rayburn

Hip shooting can give you the edge you need to defeat an assailant that's close to you. At close distances all we're looking for is hits on a human-sized target.

<p>Meprolight R4E Optimized Duty Sights (Photo: Meprolight)</p>

Police Product Test: Meprolight R4E Optimized Duty Sights  

February 29, 2016

By A.J. George

Meprolight has been in the Tritium iron sights game for a while and produces a variety of great duty sights. The company's new R4E Optimized Duty Sights are made to fit the full-sized family of Glock pistols.

<p>PlastiCase Nanuk 990 Rifle Case (Photo: PlastiCase)</p>

Police Product Test: PlastiCase Nanuk 990 Rifle Case  

February 29, 2016

By A.J. George

Considering the sizable investment we make in our duty weapons it only makes sense that we protect them with something better than a $20 nylon bag. This case is a nice option that will more than do the job.

<p>Photo: National Shooting Sports Foundation</p>

SHOT Show 2016: Report from the Aisles  

February 29, 2016

By David Griffith

The 2016 version of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor trade (SHOT) show was held last month in Las Vegas, and it revealed once again that law enforcement and personal defense products have taken primacy at the world's largest gun show more than ever before.

<p>The Trijicon ACOG is kind of a hybrid optic, offering magnification and speedy CQB target acquisition.</p>

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics  

January 28, 2016

By David Griffith

In order to help you decide what optic best suits your needs, POLICE Magazine spoke with some experts on the tactical operation of firearms optics. And the following are 12 things they said you need to know about these essential accessories.

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