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Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8 Revolver  

May 1, 2008

By Nick Jacobellis

The S&W 327 Tactical Rail Revolver is best suited to be used by the lead penetrator of a SWAT team, especially since this revolver carries as many rounds of ammunition as the average .45 ACP 1911.

TREXPO West 2008: Best of Show  

April 1, 2008

By David Griffith

Both TREXPO's roots and its evolving focus were both evident in the product offerings at the West Coast edition of the conference held Feb. 19–22 in Long Beach, Calif. On the show floor of the Long Beach Convention Center, several new products made their debut and several others made their TREXPO debut.

Walther Police Pistol Slim (PPS)  

April 1, 2008

By Nick Jacobellis

I was really impressed with the 9mm model of the PPS. Its captive dual recoil spring and excellent ergonomics combine to make an extremely soft shooting pistol. In fact, it's the softest shooting subcompact pistol that I have ever tested.

The Forgotten Police Weapon  

April 1, 2008

By Mike Nitch

Perhaps the most prominent use of the Kubotan is to apply crushing force against bone, joints, and/or muscle. A simple rule of thumb: Most pressure point control training that you learned to perform in the academy with your fingers can be performed much more effectively with a Kubotan.

SHOT Show 2008: Report from the Aisles  

March 1, 2008

By Scott Smith and Melanie Basich

At this year's SHOT, held last month in Las Vegas, aisles of booths were overflowing into several tent buildings erected in the parking lot. And a good portion of the overflow belonged to law enforcement products.

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Kahr PM45  

March 1, 2008

By Mike Detty

Its slim measurements and short height make the PM45 perfect for its intended role as a concealed carry gun. Despite its diminutive size and light weight, this pistol is controllable and effective. Kahr has redefined the criteria by which we judge concealable handguns.

Blade Concealment  

March 1, 2008

By Doug Iketani

Most of the equipment on our ever-growing gun belts has a specific purpose. But a knife can be a seatbelt-cutting device, scraper, impromptu screwdriver, pry tool, rapid tire deflating device, loose thread remover, trunk key, and a life or death survival tool.

Tags: Knives

Police Product Test: Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife  

March 1, 2008

By Scott Smith

For 2008 Spyderco Knives introduces the Tenacious. With a foundation of 8Cr13Mov stainless steel, this knife is designed to be durable and dependable.

Lights with Bite  

February 1, 2008

By David Griffith

Michael Teig, CEO of TigerLight, readily admits that the company's new T100 compact TigerLight was designed as a civilian self-defense tool, primarily for women. But he also believes the fist-sized LED flashlight and OC dispenser will be popular with on-duty law enforcement officers.

Ruger SR9 Pistol  

February 1, 2008

By Paul Scarlata

The SR9 is not just "another striker-fired, polymer frame, 9mm pistol," but a combination of many features that have proven their practicality over the years and new features that police officers and shooters have been asking for but have not yet been offered in a production handgun.

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