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Police Product Test: Pelican Products 2490 Recoil LED Light

October 31, 2010

Scott Smith reviews the Pelican Products 2490 Recoil LED Light, EOTAC Operator Grade Emerson Folding Knife, Haix GSG9S Boots, and 5.11 Tactical Taclite2 Gloves.

Police Product Test: Inforce/Emissive Energy Color LED Police Flashlight

September 30, 2010

Scott Smith reviews Inforce/Emissive Energy Color LED Police Flashlight, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical Polyester Fleece Jacket, SureFire X300 High-Output LED Weapon Light, and SOG Knives Swedge II.

Police Product Test: Under Armour Chimera Training Shoes

August 31, 2010

Scott Smith reviews Under Armour Chimera Training Shoes, 5.11 Tactical Light for Life PC3.300, Safariland Double Rifle Case, and Armortek Double Pistol Case.

Grab and Go

August 31, 2010

Most civilian packs aren't up to the task of handling a cop's multitude of weapons, accessories, and random must-have items securely and without falling apart after some rough use. Read on for a selection of storage options that can fit a bunch and take a tumble with no trouble.

Police Product Test: Voodoo Tactical Matrix Assault Pack

July 30, 2010

Scott Smith reviews the Voodoo Tactical Matrix Assault Pack, BlackHawk Warrior Wear Shell and Jacket, EMA Tactical Countdown Magazine and Grip, and Danner Striker II GTX boots.

Knives and Tools

June 24, 2010

There are as many styles of knives and tools as there are men and women in uniform. POLICE Magazine asked me to take a look at one item each from several of today's best known manufacturers.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical's Tactical Trainers Footwear

June 24, 2010

Scott Smith reviews 5.11 Tactical's Tactical Trainers, Remington Premier Rescue Knife, Uncle Mike's Wheeled Duffel Bag, and Rudy Project Genetyk Protective Eyewear.

Police Product Test: Buck Knives Nighthawk Bravo

May 20, 2010

Scott Smith reviews the Buck Knives Nighthawk Bravo, Weaver Optics Tactical Model 800360 Scope, and Smith & Wesson Special Tactical Knife.

Police Product Test: SureFire Mini Scout Flashlight

April 22, 2010

Scott Smith reviews the SureFire Mini Scout Flashlight, Energizer Hard Case Tactical Light, and Wiley X Durtac Gloves.

Police Product Test: ESS Eyepro Crossbow Eye Protection

March 11, 2010

Scott Smith reviews ESS Eyepro Crossbow Eye Protection, 5.11 Tactical Covert Cargo Pant, Truglo Tritium Fiber Optic Sights, Rogue Warrior Avenger Watch, and Zero Tolerance 0700 Folding Knife.

Police Product Test: Pelican Hardigg FieldPak

February 5, 2010

We review the Pelican Products Hardigg FieldPak, 5.11 Tactical Scout Folder Knife, BlackHawk Tactical Ballistic Vest Carrier, and Tango Down AR Magazines and Rail Covers.

Police Product Test: SureFire LX2 Flashlight

January 14, 2010

Scott Smith reviews the SureFire LX2 Lumamax Flashlight, Wiley X Hybrid Gloves, Eberlestock Gunslinger, and EOTAC Vickers Gloves.

Second Skin Shirts

December 29, 2009

So what did I find from the major vendors for base layers? There are base layers from cotton, various polyester/Lycra blends, wool blends, and layers for cold or hot weather. The choices seem to be endless.

CamelBak TriZip Pack

December 29, 2009

Scott Smith reviews gear from CamelBak, Insight Tech-Gear, Woolrich, and the Mako Group.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Light for Life

November 19, 2009

Scott Smith reviews 5.11 Tactical Light for Life, Tru-Spec 24-7 3-in-1 Jacket, Trijicon RMR Sight, and S.O. Tech Go Bag.

Wet Weather Wear

October 30, 2009

While giving waterproof jackets a "test wearing," I have had input from several members of my local department and from guys I shoot with. We have found that 5.11 Tactical, BlackHawk, Blauer, Elbeco, Fechheimer, Propper, The Force, Tru Spec by Atlanco, Under Armour, and Woolrich's Elite Tactical Series serve well in a wide range of conditions.

Daniel Defense M4 Carbine

October 30, 2009

Having been impressed with the finish, fit, and quality of Daniel Defense quad rails in the past, I was intrigued by the company's new M4-style carbine. I had a hard time parting with it after I was finished putting it through its paces.

Police Product Test: Safariland RR CQLR Scope

October 19, 2009

Scott Smith reviews Safariland RR CQLR Scope, Under Armour Blackout Gloves, and Boyt Harness Tactical Gear Bag.

Police Product Test: Ameriglo Pro Sights

September 17, 2009

I was impressed with the Pro Sights. The front sight was fast and easy to pick up and allowed for accurate delivery of shots at ranges from three to 50 yards. Simply put, these sights are damn fine.

Knives and Tools Under $100

August 21, 2009

It took some searching and reading, but I managed to come up with cutlery and tools for duty that won't break the bank and won't break when cutting open a heavy-duty box.

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