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Ammunition: Bang for the Buck  

June 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

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.

Lone Wolf Knives Val-Matic  

May 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

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

Al Mar Nomad Knife  

April 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

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

By Paul Scarlata

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

By David Griffith

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

How to Purchase Patrol Rifles  

March 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

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.

In the Crosshairs  

March 1, 2004

By Derrick D. Bartlett

What happened that day in Texas should have served as a wake-up call to law enforcement agencies worldwide. But the Texas Tower incident was treated as an anomaly, a once-in-a-lifetime event that couldn't possibly happen again. And the law enforcement community has chosen to largely ignore this threat.

After the Echo  

March 1, 2004

By Russ Clagett

It’s her left hand, and there’s a gun in it. I quarter her head with my reticle. Then I see her gun hand come up fully in line with the entry team members. She straightens her arm as if taking aim, and I squeeze the trigger.

The Glock 37 is designed to fit the Streamlight/Insight Technology M-3 tactical 
illuminator system.

Glock 37 .45 Caliber GAP  

February 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

The lure and mystery of the .45 ACP continues unabated.

The fast target acquisition provided by tritium night sights can give you the edge in a gunfight.

Visual Aids  

February 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

Believe it or not, many cops are walking around with the decaying remnants of America's nuclear arsenal strapped to their hips.

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