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<p>Photo: March Optics</p>

Sighting Devices 2017  

January 11, 2017

By Melanie Basich

Here's a look at the latest law enforcement-applicable optics, sights, etc., on the market.

<p>Photo: Cor-Bon</p>

Ammunition 2017  

January 11, 2017

By Megan Satalich

A wide range of rounds is available to meet the varying needs of law enforcement.

<p>Photo: Safariland</p>

Holsters & Duty Gear: Proven Designs and New Technology  

January 10, 2017

By Hilary Romig

Law enforcement professionals have many options when it comes to duty holsters and accessories. POLICE Magazine spoke with manufacturers and officers about the latest trends in duty holsters and the benefits of a variety of designs.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Getting the Gun  

January 4, 2017

By Michael Schlosser

At some point in a law enforcement career, you may be faced by an assailant who is pointing a handgun at you. There are several disarming techniques. I will describe three.

<p>Photo: Fred Mastison</p>

Desert Design and Development D3-9SD Carbine  

December 8, 2016

By Fred Mastison

Desert Design has dubbed the D3-9SD the "ultimate urban carbine." It is an integrally suppressed short-barreled rifle built on an AR platform that's primarily chambered for 9mm and is an especially quiet weapon.

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<p>Photo: Ambush 6</p>

Police Product Test: Ambush 6 Tactical Magnetic Keeper  

December 7, 2016

By A.J. George

Sometimes brilliance is best represented by simplicity, and the Tactical Magnetic Keeper, or "TMK," is a great example. So what does it do? Pretty much anything you want it to do.

<p>Meprolight FT Bullseye Sight&nbsp;(Photo: Meprolight)</p>

Police Product Test: Meprolight FT Bullseye Sight  

November 7, 2016

By A.J. George

Meprolight's Their newest invention is the FT Bullseye fiber-optic pistol sight and it is a clear departure from the iron sights of old.

<p>Photo: Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department</p>

Tactical Nostalgia  

October 11, 2016

By Richard Valdemar

In police work I would never wish to return to those ancient cumbersome flashlights, or Nash Rambler patrol cars, or the lack of portable radios or body armor. But today even our firearms have become tech heavy.

<p>Photo: SIG Sauer</p>

SIG Sauer MCX Carbine  

October 10, 2016

By A.J. George

When SIG offered to send me an MCX rifle configured for police duty use I couldn't wait. MCX rifles feature a slim-profile, chrome-lined, cold-hammer-forged barrel topped off with SIG's own muzzle device.

<p>Many of the 12-round loop cartridge carriers used in the 1960s and 1970s simply fit over the top of the duty belt and then fastened with snaps at the bottom. (Photo: Kevin McPherson &ndash; Retired New Mexico State Police)</p>

The Evolution of Duty Gear  

September 6, 2016

By Dave Douglas

While the Sam Browne system is a part of our traditions and other duty gear incarnations served us well in the past, the updated versions are more practical in modern policing.

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