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<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.

<p>Photo: TruGlo</p>

Police Product Test: TruGlo TFX Tritium/Fiber Optic Sights for Glock 43  

January 28, 2016

By A.J. George

Made of machined steel and finished with a smooth anodizing that TruGlo calls a "Fortress Finish," the new TFX sights feature a longer sight radius and a more compact design with rounded edges.

<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.

<p>SIG Sauer</p>

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.

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