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After the Echo  

March 1, 2004

By Russ Clagett

It’s her left hand, and there’s a gun in it. I quarter her head with my reticle. Then I see her gun hand come up fully in line with the entry team members. She straightens her arm as if taking aim, and I squeeze the trigger.

The Glock 37 is designed to fit the Streamlight/Insight Technology M-3 tactical 
illuminator system.

Glock 37 .45 Caliber GAP  

February 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

The lure and mystery of the .45 ACP continues unabated.

The fast target acquisition provided by tritium night sights can give you the edge in a gunfight.

Visual Aids  

February 1, 2004

By Dave Douglas

Believe it or not, many cops are walking around with the decaying remnants of America's nuclear arsenal strapped to their hips.

The Shrike and the Nomad are the latest hard-use knives from Al Mar

A Pointed Preview  

February 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

In order to get a glimpse behind the curtain ahead of the show, Police made some calls and received a sneak preview of the latest duty blades from Al Mar, Benchmade, Buck, Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT), Kershaw, Masters of Defense (MOD), SOG Knives, and Spyderco.

Although it might look different than most tactical knives you’ve used, the Buck- Strider PUK is designed for excellent grip and has a tough, sharp blade.

Buck-Strider Police Utility Knife  

January 1, 2004

By Scott Smith

This unusual folding knife is built tough enough for daily duty and designed for close defense.

Shock Treatment  

January 1, 2004

By Michael L. Janin

Because the high-powered Taser has been so swiftly fielded by so many agencies, there is no consensus on how officers who carry the weapon should be trained. Despite the fact that Taser International no longer emphasizes that all users should be stunned with the weapon, people at the company believe there are many reasons for departments to consider mandatory exposure.

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.

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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.

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