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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

Les Baer Custom Thunder Ranch Rifle  

September 1, 2003

By Roy Huntington

A solid hit with a .308 or .223 will, as Clint Smith is fond of saying, "Really change your channel."

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
The CZ P-01 is a compact, aluminum alloy frame duty pistol with some thoughtful features.

CZ P-01 Compact Duty Pistol  

August 1, 2003

By Roy Huntington

The company's pistols are so well designed that its classic CZ 52 was a mainstay of the Czech military for 23 years.

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

FN Herstal's FNP9 Duty Pistol  

July 1, 2003

By Roy Huntington

If you like the elegant curves and "just-right" feel of that definitive fighting pistol, the Browning Hi-Power, you may be a little surprised by the look and feel of FN Herstal's new FNP9 duty pistol.

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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