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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.

Ammunition: Bang for the Buck  

June 1, 2004

One thing I, for one, never gave much thought to is the ammunition we are most likely issued by our respective departments. There are so many different brands, calibers, and performance characteristics to consider that it’s mind boggling.

The author’s background as an officer in the field, a manufacturer, dealer, department purchaser, and writer, gives him a unique perspective on the problems encountered by agencies looking at new equipment.

Don't Believe the Hype  

May 1, 2004

Lest we all get too caught up in a case of the "gotta-have-its," we elected to take a quick look at the need for change, and how it must be balanced with an agency's budget, real-world threats, and ability to train its officers.

Lone Wolf Knives Val-Matic  

May 1, 2004

The knife that really caught my eye was the Butch Vallotton-designed Val-Matic. What sets it apart from other knives is its double-action opening.

Tags: Knives

CZ-USA 2075 RAMI Semi-Auto  

April 1, 2004

This is an off-duty or concealed carry pistol, not a uniform duty gun.

Al Mar Nomad Knife  

April 1, 2004

For 25 years Al Mar has been a leader in tactical knives. The company's tradition of hard-use folding duty/tactical knives continues as Al Mar broadens its line of clip-it style knives.

Tags: Knives
Beretta 8000 Cougar

Ready for Duty  

April 1, 2004

Beginning in the mid-1980s, American police agencies switched en masse from the revolver to the semi-automatic pistol. Rationalizations for this change in weaponry were many and are still hotly debated.

Representatives from Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) explain the process for converting a “live” firearm into a training weapon using UTM’s conversion kit.

SHOT Show 2004  

April 1, 2004

Each year the law enforcement specific portion of the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show grows larger. This year's show was no exception.

Tags: SHOT Show

Taurus PT92 Duty Pistol  

March 1, 2004

Today's Taurus is ISO9000 rated for quality-control excellence and has become world renowned for making fine firearms.

How to Purchase Patrol Rifles  

March 1, 2004

The regular patrol force is being tasked with taking immediate action in those fortunately infrequent events where SWAT would have been called in the past. We are finding that not only do patrol officers' tactics need to change, but the equipment patrol brings to the field needs to change as well.

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