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Trauma Care on the Front Lines of Patrol

November 11, 2011
North American Rescue's combat medical training provides police first responders with basic focused training on applying pressure dressings, tourniquets, haemostatic agents, control hypothermia, as well as how to reduce tension pneumothorax.

Police Product Test: Under Armour Valsetz and Speed Freak Boots

October 24, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews Under Armour's Valsetz and Speed Freak lightweight boots, Vortex Optics' Viper PST 2.5-10X44, and 5.11 Tactical's Tactical Trainer 2.0.

Transitioning from Carbine To Handgun at Close Range

October 6, 2011
A typical two-day pistol-carbine course splits off one day for handgun and a second for carbine. At Redback One, the handgun or long gun are operated as the scenario dictated. This is done, because training director Jason Falla believes your primary weapon is your long gun.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Zone Assault Pack

September 22, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the 5.11 Tactical Zone Assault Pack, SureFire Mini Sound Suppressor, and Mountain Khakis Alpine Utility Pants.

Police Product Test: Benchmade Triage Knife

August 24, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the Benchmade Triage Knife, 5.11 Tactical/Viking Tactics Training Books, and Tactical Assault Gear Tactical Go Bag.

Police Product Test: Original S.W.A.T. WinX2 Boots

June 27, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews Original S.W.A.T.'s WinX2 Boots, Benchmade's 930 Kulgera Knife, and Tactical Assault Gear's Phalanx T4 Fury Vest.

Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty

June 22, 2011

Many of the fixed blades built for law enforcement are designed for heavy-duty applications: cutting seat belts and harnesses, hacking through underbrush, breaking windows, prying open doors (not recommended), or they can even be used to puncture liquid containers. These uses will generally destroy any pocket knife you might carry.

Carbine Fundamentals

June 22, 2011
To show what your carbine can do and to test or improve your skills, LAV uses his 4-10 Drill. This is shooting at four distances — single-position shooting at 100 yards prone, 75 yards seated, 50 yards kneeling and 25 yards standing in 1 minute, 45 seconds, 30 seconds, and 15 seconds. Fire 10 shots at each distance.

Handgun Fundamentals

June 16, 2011
The key to be high speed, low drag is to master the basics. Fundamental courses are the bread and butter for any training operation; you'll always pick up something to improve your shooting.

Accessorizing Your AR

May 17, 2011

One of the fastest growing sectors of the law enforcement market is enhancements for the AR Series of firearms. The AR has become the firearms counterpart of Burger King's Whopper: You can have it your way, any way you want it, literally.

Tactical Shotgun Training at the U.S. Shooting Academy

May 17, 2011
The shotgun's biggest advantage over a carbine/rifle is the variety of ammunition. USSA stresses that you need to know how your shotgun performs with less lethal, buck shot and its various pellet sizes and slugs. Each behaves differently; it's your responsibility to know how.

A-TACS for Weapons

April 28, 2011

The first companies to offer A-TACS for weapons are Remington, Bushmaster, and DPMS. They will soon have stocks out to retrofit your 870 so you can give it a new look and have it match your uniform and other A-TACS gear.

Police Product Test: Spyderco Warrior Fixed-Blade Knife

April 21, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the Spyderco Warrior Fixed-Blade Knife, Safariland Model 71 Accordion Magazine Pouch and Mag Instruments XL100 LED.

Police Product Test: SureFire Muzzle Brake

March 23, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the SureFire Muzzle Brake, Uncle Mike's Active Shooter Response Bag, and the Insight Technology M3X LED Weapon-Mounted Light.

Firearms Training Evolves at SIG Sauer's Academy

March 2, 2011
The SIG Sauer Academy is rapidly becoming a must-train location. The Epping, N.H., academy once offered only basic handgun shooting and armorer courses. Now, it offers competition shooting and advanced tactics for police and military units, including active-shooter response and executive protection.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Praetorian 2 Gloves

February 22, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the 5.11 Tactical Praetorian 2 Gloves, EoTech XPS2-0 Sight, and Lowa Boots Zephyr GTX.

Advanced Duty Optics

January 10, 2011

The first and foremost reason people use any form of mounted optics is they provide a fast, accurate sight. Second, be they red dot or truly telescopic, sights have shrunk in size, making them better suited for duty.

Flashlights

December 29, 2010

Duty lights have gone through numerous evolutions over the course of the last decade. We have seen the once standard one-size-fits-all flashlight morph into mission and unit specific lights.

Police Product Test: Boyt Tactical Hard/Soft Case

December 21, 2010

POLICE Magazine reviews the Boyt Tactical Hard Sided/Soft Case Combo, Propper Lightweight Tactical Pants, Tru-Spec by Atlanco 3 In 1 Jacket, and (as a Web exclusive) iTAC Defense RDS1 Red-Dot Sight.

Police Product Test: Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope

November 29, 2010

POLICE Magazine reviews the Nikon 1-4X M-223 Rifle Scope, 5.11 Tactical Responder Hi-Vis Parka, and Streamlight E Flood Light Box.

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