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In this training scenario, the officer is at a disadvantage because he can’t draw his weapon until the bad guys make their moves.

Improving the Odds  

September 1, 2002

For some reason, most officers have a vision of a gunfight as being one shooter against another. The reality of such incidents is much different and even deadlier. An alarming number of police gunfights involve more than one bad guy against a single cop.

A small, razor sharp weapon like this leaf blade could be hiding in what looks like a credit card or some other seemingly harmless object.

Hidden Threats  

August 1, 2002

As police officers on the streets of our cities, you face potentially deadly disguised and hidden weapons every single day.

Mossberg: The 'Other' Shotgun  

August 1, 2002

With the advent of today's innovative roundup of specialty munitions, including high-velocity sabot slugs, less-lethal rounds, and the new generations of low-recoiling buckshot, the smoothbore has a new lease on life.

As instructor Dennis Quilio watches, Steve O’Keefe squeezes off a shot from his new duty pistol, a Kimber Pro Carry II Model 1911.

The Scientific Method  

August 1, 2002

Searching for a weapon that would fit the grips of both small-handed officers and big officers with huge meathooks, Jenkins' attention was drawn to the Model 1911 platform, a pistol design that has not been officially adopted by a U.S. metropolitan police department in 50 years.

Concealed Carry  

July 1, 2002

Two students were killed, 13 injured. But it could have been much worse if Clark had not been on the scene and armed.

Fixed blade knives, like these from Glock, Kershaw, KA-BAR, Benchmade, and Cold Steel, are strong and versatile.

Getting The Point  

July 1, 2002

Today's pocket knives have been transformed from the large Buck Lockblade and the Schrade Old Timer to the ultra-modern streamlined clip-it folders you see in every duty gear catalog and supply house.

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The Right to Bear Arms  

July 1, 2002

As I boarded a flight home from meeting with members of Congress, security was tight and new alerts were announced. I considered again that despite 15 years on the job and being in the virtual ground zero for new terrorist threats, I was unarmed, unable to respond to a threat because out-of-town officers are not trusted to carry guns in the nation's capital.

The XD is virtually custom tailored as a police duty pistol. From the grip safety and lightweight polymer frame to solid steel forgings, it is rugged, reliable, and accurate.

Springfield Armory's 'Extreme Duty'  

July 1, 2002

It looked like the metal was finished virtually flawlessly, and these weren't castings but forgings, milled to final form. Impressive.

Safe at Home  

July 1, 2002

“Bang, bang, Daddy,” the little voice says, with a wide smile on his face. His fingers aren’t long enough to reach the trigger, but your gut wrenches into your throat, as you duck, reach out for the gun, and softly say, “No, son, put it down.”

Have Gun--Will Travel  

June 1, 2002

Today's law enforcement personnel have many choices beyond leather, and much more to carry than just a pistol.

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