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SOG Knives Paratool S31 Multitool  

November 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

Just as clip-it folding knives have become an unofficial part of the duty uniform for the military, EMS, and law enforcement, so, too, have pocket tools.

Standing is your best position for a long-range shot, but it also gives your adversary a big target.

Dialing Long Distance  

November 1, 2003

By R.K. Campbell

We all know that most police-involved shootings develop at a range of just a few feet. But there are exceptions. It’s not easy to hit a target in combat at long range with a pistol. But it can be done.

The functional design and styling of the Böker AK-47 is based on the bayonet of the AK-47 assault rifle and features machined serrations on the handle.The functional design and styling of the Böker AK-47 is based on the bayonet of the AK-47 assault rifle and features machined serrations on the handle.

Boker AK-47 Folding Knife  

October 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

Earlier this year, Böker Knives and Kalashnikov agreed to develop a folding knife that's worthy of the Kalashnikov name and that upholds the AK-47's reputation for reliability and durability.

Co-author Gary T. Klugiewicz takes a shot to the face.

Hot Shots  

October 1, 2003

By Gary T. Klugiewicz and Dave Young

OC has come a long way since it first arrived on the law enforcement market about a decade ago. Today, there are a wide variety of formulas, sizes, and systems that are common to the law enforcement market. And manufacturers keep working to develop improved versions.

The Kershaw Boa can be opened using the thumb stud on the blade or the assisted-opening system on the spine of the handle.

Kershaw Knives Boa  

September 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

In the world of knives, Kershaw is one of the names that is synonymous with quality. Not only are the company's knives some of the finest available, but they are reasonably priced and rugged enough for hard duty.

Tags: Knives

Breaking Out the Big Guns  

August 1, 2003

By Dave Douglas

I read today about a Canadian team in Afghanistan making a confirmed kill at 2,670 yards. That's a mile and a half, give or take 30 yards. I can't even see a bus at a mile and a half, let alone a man-size target.

Gerber Silver Trident  

August 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

The Silver Trident is a 10.75-inch blackened stainless knife that tips the scales at just over 11 ounces. This is not a "hang it from your daily wear duty belt beat cop" kind of knife.

 

Tags: Knives

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow  

August 1, 2003

By Jim Gardner

Spend any amount of time on or near the firing line and your hearing will become damaged. And with the great variety of hearing protection devices available today, ranging from simple disposable foam plugs to active electronic muffs, you’re foolish if you don’t make the most of them.

The Gunsite’s lever lock lets you close the knife while keeping your finger clear of the blade.

Cold Steel Gunsite Folding Knife  

July 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

For a knife with a Zytel handle, the Gunsite folder had a really solid feel. There was no side-to-side slop, and when opened and closed the action was secure. I was sold.

Tags: Knives
The author demonstrates the right grip for speed loader use.

Rapid Reload  

July 1, 2003

By Dave Spaulding

Without bullets, a handgun is nothing more than an expensive paperweight. Reloading this paperweight with bullets quickly is a necessary skill.

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