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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.

The Shrike and the Nomad are the latest hard-use knives from Al Mar

A Pointed Preview  

February 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

In order to get a glimpse behind the curtain ahead of the show, Police made some calls and received a sneak preview of the latest duty blades from Al Mar, Benchmade, Buck, Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT), Kershaw, Masters of Defense (MOD), SOG Knives, and Spyderco.

Although it might look different than most tactical knives you’ve used, the Buck- Strider PUK is designed for excellent grip and has a tough, sharp blade.

Buck-Strider Police Utility Knife  

January 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

This unusual folding knife is built tough enough for daily duty and designed for close defense.

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