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FN Herstal Five-seveN Pistol  

August 1, 2004

Developed primarily as military ammunition in the last days of the Cold War, FN Herstal's SS190 5.7x28mm armor-piercing round was designed to defeat Soviet-made body armor in combat.

Buck Knives Model 290/291 Rush  

August 1, 2004

The Model 110 has defined Buck's folding knife line for years. And with good reason.

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Taurus 24/7 Duty Pistol  

July 1, 2004

Anyone who has seen the 24/7 can tell you, this gun really takes the requirements of law enforcement to heart.

Columbia River Knife & Tool Desert Cruiser  

July 1, 2004

Called "For Those Who Serve," the knives are all aesthetically pleasing, hard-use tools with price tags that aren't out of reach for soldiers, paramedics, and cops.

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Bang for the Buck: How to Make Ballistic Gelatin  

June 1, 2004

Research shows that properly calibrated ordnance gelatin is a highly reliable tissue simulant. The ordnance gelatin used by the FBI is mixed in 20-pound blocks using the following recipe.

Backup Gun Policies: Agency-by-Agency  

June 1, 2004

Last June POLICE magazine published an editorial that asked readers to let us know if their agencies had policies that prohibited officers from carrying backup guns. We promised to contact these agencies and ask the reasons for the policies. Calls were made and the following is our agency-by-agency report.

Backup Gun Policies: Backup Guns Vs. Hideaway Guns  

June 1, 2004

One of the biggest problems with the concept of backup guns is that police administrators have a tendency to confuse backup guns with smaller, often less reliable "hideaway guns."

Rock River Arms DEA Tactical Carbine  

June 1, 2004

There are tens of thousands of personally owned AR rifles sitting in patrol cars, purchased in good faith by officers tired of being undergunned, but unless that initial purchase is followed up with regular training, the situation might be best described as an accident waiting for a time to happen.

Camillus Becker Tactool/BK3  

June 1, 2004

And for a knife that can handle the worst-case scenarios on raids, search-and-rescue missions, you name it, I like the Camillus and Becker Knife and Tool Tactool/BK3.

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Special Report: Backup Gun Policies--Gun Control  

June 1, 2004

It's not hard to make a strong case for backup guns. The basic contention of backup gun proponents is that old saw that goes: If you absolutely have to have one of something to ensure your survival, then you better have two.

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