FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer
Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.
In this article I'll focus specifically on firearms and offer my perspective on cleaning and routine maintenance. I can tell you that my methods have been honed over more than two decades of running guns and they've proven their worth.
The new M600P Fury Scout LED light follows its predecessors' form and function but adds a few of the features that have made the new Fury series of handhelds so popular.
What I would consider a medium-weight jacket, Dickies' Tactical Softshell is the perfect weight for a range of winter weather conditions.
We need to train like we fight so to speak, and the best way to do that is through some form of reality-based training. I mean scenarios, role-playing, dynamic training.
Made of a single piece of proprietary injection-molded polymer, the 7TS was truly the first of its kind and set a new standard for simple yet purely functional duty holsters. Now this holster comes in a version that can carry my Glock pistol with attached weapon light.
In 2014 Team Wendy took its Exfil LTP design and added NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection and superb fragmentation performance in a package that meets current ACH Blunt Impact Protection standards.
Riding in a waistband, the G&G Gold Line B813 is just as comfortable as I would expect from top-quality leather gear.
On the outside, the Brad Thor Alpha is a very sleek and stylish medium-weight jacket. Now for the fun part. The Alpha features 35 different pockets. That isn't including the zippered sleeves and side panels for access to belt-mounted gear.
The GLS is available now in a variety of finishes and attachments for almost any pistol you can think of.
Branded as a "case cleaner" for those of you who reload your own ammo, the Turbo Sonic 2500 is really an all-purpose ultrasonic cleaner that will power away almost any grit and grime from whatever you throw into it.
The VP9 takes the best of HK's pistol heritage and adds the best of what a trusty polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol has to offer. Honestly, I think they've improved on a few things as well.
LaserLyte currently makes several different products to "up the game" for dry firing practice. At the core of this system are simple laser-enabled "dummy rounds" that can be inserted into the chamber and produce a brief red dot on the target when the shot falls.
Plinker Arms has recently released a line of complete AR-15 upper receiver kits that convert your 5.56mm to a .22LR. They sent me the short-barreled rifle version with a 12.5-inch barrel, free-float handguards, and threaded flash suppressor.
SIG Sauer's answer to complaints about its manual safety and DA/SA trigger is the new P320, which blends the best of the classic SIG design with the attributes of a striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol.