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Ka-Bar Mule Folding Sheath Knife  

October 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

Heavy-duty construction and built-in safety features make Ka-Bar’s latest a practical alternative to clip-it knives.

Masters of Defense Model 875 Automatic Knife  

September 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

The LTT875 automatic scores high marks on both smooth deployment of the blade and blade security. When its release button is activated, the blade pops out of the frame smoothly and quickly.

Better Than the Real Thing  

September 1, 2004

By Dave Spaulding

If you believe the media, it would seem as if negligent shootings of law enforcement officers during training are almost a daily event. In actuality, such incidents are quite rare, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take every necessary step to prevent these tragedies.

Clean Up Your Act  

August 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

The one hard-and-fast rule I have on gun cleaning is: Don’t let the sun set on a dirty gun. And if you work the graveyard shift the rule reads: Don’t let the sun rise on a dirty gun. OK. That said, let’s talk about the process.

FN Herstal Five-seveN Pistol  

August 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

Developed primarily as military ammunition in the last days of the Cold War, FN Herstal's SS190 5.7x28mm armor-piercing round was designed to defeat Soviet-made body armor in combat.

Buck Knives Model 290/291 Rush  

August 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

The Model 110 has defined Buck's folding knife line for years. And with good reason.

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Taurus 24/7 Duty Pistol  

July 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

Anyone who has seen the 24/7 can tell you, this gun really takes the requirements of law enforcement to heart.

Columbia River Knife & Tool Desert Cruiser  

July 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

Called "For Those Who Serve," the knives are all aesthetically pleasing, hard-use tools with price tags that aren't out of reach for soldiers, paramedics, and cops.

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Bang for the Buck: How to Make Ballistic Gelatin  

June 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

Research shows that properly calibrated ordnance gelatin is a highly reliable tissue simulant. The ordnance gelatin used by the FBI is mixed in 20-pound blocks using the following recipe.

Backup Gun Policies: Agency-by-Agency  

June 1, 2004

By David Griffith

Last June POLICE magazine published an editorial that asked readers to let us know if their agencies had policies that prohibited officers from carrying backup guns. We promised to contact these agencies and ask the reasons for the policies. Calls were made and the following is our agency-by-agency report.

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