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Street gang members use a variety of edged weapons such as a fixed-blade knife, dagger, folding knife, butterfly knife, tomahawk axe, utility knife or shuriken (throwing star).

Edged Weapons

Gang members on the street and inside prisons acquire edged weapons to use in close-quarter attacks on rival gang members or law enforcement officers. Street gang members typically will use fixed-blade knives, daggers, folding knives, butterfly knives or other utility tools, while inmates fashion their own jail-made shanks and other weapons from boot reinforcements, bed wiring, and other materials. Don't miss POLICE gang expert Rich Valdemar's "Edged Weapons and Gang Culture" blog post.

Custom Cartridge Hush Frangible: Custom Cartridge Inc.'s Hush frangible duty ammunition provide sub-MOA accuracy, a one-shot stop, and minimize hazards to other officers, bystanders, and adjacent structures from over-penetration or ricochets. Proprietary processes and tooling ensure outstanding performance and match-grade accuracy. This ammo is currently carried by increasing numbers of SWAT/SRT teams, and the LAPD bomb squad uses Hush for remote bomb detonation and disruption. SWAT/SRT teams and bomb squad orders are specifically tuned for their usage. The company's research and development staff are available for advanced ballistic development and analysis.

Ammunition: 2011

From full metal jacket to shotgun slugs, the right rounds are essential for every firearm's optimal performance. This is even more important for police officers, who depend on their weapons to help protect and serve. Check out POLICE Magazine's gallery of top manufacturers' newest ammo offerings for law enforcement.

At SHOT Show 2010, Smith & Wesson took the wraps off a pair of concealable, polymer backup guns under the Bodyguard line — a .380 ACP and a revolver. While there are those traditionalists who prefer a wheel gun for their second or off-duty option, we can't help liking S&W's lightweight semi-auto that arrives with an integral InSight Technologies red laser.

S&W's Bodyguard 380

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 was designed for use by police officers and licensed civilians who needed a small, lightweight, concealable and easy to use pistol. It's polymer frame is reinforced with a steel insert that contains the trigger mechanism and the rails that the slide reciprocates on. The pistol weighs a mere 11.85 ounces. View our photos showing the details of this new backup gun (including a disassembly view), and then read our Arsenal review, "Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Pistol."

Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca holds a replica of the "peace angel" statue that will incorporate the crushed weapons, as well as a shotgun to be shredded.

Confiscated Guns Crushed for Art

Los Angeles law enforcement officials including Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck attended an event marking the crushing of 3,469 pounds of weapons mostly used in crimes. Pieces of the weapons will be incorporated into a "peace angel" sculpture at the Boyle Heights Tech Center. Photos courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

LaserMax has long been known for its great guide rod replacement laser systems and this year it didn't disappoint on that front. The company recently introduced the new guide rod laser system for the full-size Smith & Wesson M&P in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG calibers. Once activated, the guide rod laser for the M&P provides pinpoint accuracy to two inches at 20 yards. Alignment of the laser is set at the factory, so there's no need for windage or elevation adjustment after changing batteries or accidentally dropping your firearm.

Lights and Lasers: 2010

Green lasers are the rage this year in weapon-mounted lights. Why? If you were to set a green laser and a red laser side by side in a dark room, you'd hardly notice the difference. The green systems really shine in daylight or moderately bright environments. Our eyes see images in a defined spectrum from near infrared to near ultraviolet. Red is at the far edge of the spectrum close to infrared. But green is right smack dab in the middle of that spectrum, which is the most efficient frequency for the human eye. Read "Lights and Lasers: It's Easy Being Green."

Properly gripping a firearm is much more important to law enforcement officers than "trigger contol," which may be more useful in target shooting than in a gunfight. Under more traditional trigger-control training, officers must loosen their grips to slowly squeeze the trigger. A firm grip will also help you when firing from a marine platform.

How to Grip Your Gun

Having a firm grip on your semi-automatic handgun is key for several reasons, the most important of which is to avoid what's commonly called "limp wristing" the gun. When a shooter has a weak or loose grip on the gun, it usually results in the firearm not cycling properly, causing the gun to jam. A firm grip will also help you on assignments, where you need to fire from a marine platform. Read "Perfecting Your Handgun Grip" for more. Photos courtesy of Michael Rayburn.

5.11 Tactical's XPRT has a simple 3.75-inch clip point blade with a recurve edge that provides a long and strong cutting edge. Its Crucible CPM S30V blade steel is tough, holds an edge, and sharpens easily. The blade and all hardware are black oxide coated to reduce reflections and enhance corrosion resistance, while the scaled G10 handle is scalloped to give you a solid grip. What makes this knife different is how the liner lock and frame protrude from the rear of the knife to give you an impact weapon or glass breaker.

Knives & Tools: 2010

Knives and pocket tools are an invaluable asset for a patrol officer and have become as much a part of the duty uniform as body armor. Here's our look at 10 current offerings for 2010 from today's best-known suppliers.

The Remington 1911 R1 is an A1 variant with modern upgrades. It has a flared and lowered ejection port, a beveled magazine well, a loaded chamber indicator, and high-profile dovetail single-dot front and two-dot rear sights. Trigger pull is set at 3.5 to 5 pounds. Both the barrel and the barrel bushing are match grade.

Remington 1911 R1 Pistol

Remington has reentered the handgun business with the new 1911 R1, manufactured under the ERPC brand. The company last made 1911s during World War I. This new model is a 1911A1 variant with some outstanding modern upgrades. Remington says this 1911 is just the first model in an extensive line. By the end of this year, it plans to offer a stainless-steel model. Other models under consideration include a Commander-style 1911, 1911-style pistols chambered for calibers other than .45 auto, and perhaps a centennial model for 2011.

Nick Jacobellis, a retired U.S. Customs Agent and former NYPD officer, reviews the Glock G17 and G22 pistols for POLICE Magazine's May "Arsenal" feature. He shows us the business end of the .40-caliber G22 that should adjust the attitude of any neighborhood perp struggling with compliance issues.

Glock Gen4 Duty Pistols

Glock's pair of Gen4 pistols—the G17 (9mm) and G22 (.40 caliber)—upgrade the Gen 3 line with adjustable backstraps, a rougher-textured grip, double spring to reduce recoil and new slide serrations. Take a look at our gallery of the full-frame pistols introduced at SHOT Show. Then, read our "Arsenal" review of the pistols. This summer, look for Gen4 versions of the compact G19 and G23.

The Bushmaster ACR—once known as the Magpul Masada—was developed in a partnership  between Bushmaster, Remington, and Magpul. This version is the Patrol, which will be offered exclusively to law enforcement. It's similar to the Basic civilian version, except it offers a fully auto firing mode and two-point push button sling.

Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR)

Take a closer look at the Bushmaster ACR "modular" rifle, which will be offered in law enforcement versions known as the Patrol and Special Purpose. Our photo gallery gives you a closer look at an innovative patrol or tactical rifle offering an alternative to other AR-type patrol rifles. A Remington version will be offered to federal law enforcement. Read our news item about the availability of the Bushmaster ACR.

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