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LDV builds each vehicle, like this command center, to meet the specs of its clients.

TREXPO West Showstoppers  

May 1, 2002


There were some pretty cool products at TREXPO West. And not just for SWAT officers, either. Every department could use updated training equipment and vehicles. If your agency doesn't already have these items, add them to that wish list you keep at your desk.

Own the Night  

May 1, 2002

By Dave Douglas

Most commercial burglaries take place at night, and the darkness works in the favor of the burglars. Maybe it’s time for us to take back the night with night vision equipment.

TREXPO: Business as Usual  

May 1, 2002

By David Griffith

When the doors opened March 18 on TREXPO West 2002 at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center a number of questions were answered. Tops on the list was how would the horrific events of Sept. 11 affect the nation’s premier show for tactical law enforcement officers?

Centers of Higher Learning  

April 1, 2002

By Dave Douglas

Although most agencies supply their officers with basic firearms training, there are reasons that law enforcement officers are some of the most active attendees of specialized gun training academies.

Range Day  

March 1, 2002

By Byron Lee

Detective gave his professional assessment. "We're gonna have to shoot it. It'll take at least 31 rounds of 9mm, and 22 rounds of .45 auto."

Capt. Larkin Fourkiller deploys a bean bag shotgun as Officer Wilbur Lewis provides lethal cover.

Less-Lethal: Bean-Bag Rounds  

March 1, 2002

By Larkin Fourkiller

Whether it's special operations, riot control, or a first-responder mission, less-lethal force options have played a vital role in securing a safer environment for conducting high-risk police operations.

The proper index point must be established by acquiring the proper shooting grip and determining where your middle finger engages the grip/trigger guard junction.

The Quick and Accurate Draw  

February 1, 2002

By Dave Spaulding

The ultimate goal of any defensive pistol-training program is to stop a life-threatening attack against you or another innocent party. You have to know how to shoot consistently and accurately to save lives.

Because of its compact size, with the right holster the Chief’s Special class of revolvers are perfect choices for concealed carry. (Clockwise from top) Gould & Goodrich 807 padded holster; Don Hume H721; Galco Cover Six cross draw.

The Chief’s Family  

December 1, 2001

By Paul Scarlata

The Chief's Special family carries on its legacy of concealability, reliability and comfort.

Freeway Shootout: Backup Gun to the Rescue  

November 1, 2001

By Mark Hanten

The decision of whether or not to carry a backup gun, while a personal one in most cases, is just as obviously important in this and many other situations.

North American Arms Guardian .380  

November 1, 2001

By Gila Hayes

The NAA Guardian is a double-action-only semi-automatic with a fixed barrel fitted inside an open-topped slide. The gun resembles the Seecamp design that single-handedly popularized the pocket pistol so many years ago.

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