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NRA instructors tested students’ judgment in deciding when to fire and trained them to scan the area after firing to remain aware of their surroundings.

Range Days in Paradise  

January 1, 2004

By Joe Kerper

A career in law enforcement on the warm and sunny island of Oahu may seem like a dream come true to most of the readers of POLICE. And after training with nearly 30 officers from the Honolulu Police Department, I can assure you that the reality is just as great as you imagine.

Wilson/Ralph Model 15 Tactical Knife  

December 1, 2003

By Scott Smith

Thanks to the work of Ryan Wilson and Darrell Ralph, the Wilson name, long known for quality firearms, is now on a superior line of knives.

Tags: Knives

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.

 

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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.

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