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Product Demo: 5.11 ThumbDrive Holster

March 8, 2010

At SHOT Show 2010, 5.11 Tactical introduced the ThumbDrive Holster, a modular holster that can be used for duty carry or concealment. The holster arrives with a chop blocker, belt slide and removeable paddle system. It will be available in April.

Product Demo: 5.11 Patrol Duty Uniform

March 8, 2010

A California police officer field-tests 5.11 Tactical's Patrol Duty Uniform (PDU) by crawling on grass, rolling in dirt and pouring a bucket of mud on his chest. The PDU is Teflon-treated to resist stains and repel water.

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.

SHOT Show: Law Enforcement Product Companies Plan Major Debuts

January 31, 2010

Back in the late 1970s when the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) established a trade show for the hunting and firearms industry, no one could have predicted that the exposition would become a major stage for the unveiling of law enforcement products. But that's what the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show has become.

Wet Weather Wear

January 6, 2010

What should you consider when looking at outerwear for duty or most any foul weather? First, versatility. Because quality outerwear is expensive, it needs to serve for at least three seasons out of the year. The second item to consider is whether the outer jacket is truly waterproof or just water resistant; there is nothing worse than being cold and wet. Last is the price. If the clothing breaks the bank it will cause issues.

Holiday Gift Guide

December 29, 2009

It's pretty hard to find the right gift for anyone this time of year. Buying gifts for cops is especially difficult. That's why the editors at POLICE have assembled this quick look at a dozen great gifts that any cop would love.

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.

IACP 2009: Best of Show

December 22, 2009

Here's a quick look at some of the latest and greatest products that caught the eyes of our staff as they walked the aisles of the show.

5.11 and Wiley X Team Up for ANSI-Approved Protective Eyewear

December 14, 2009
5.11 Tactical has teamed up with Wiley X Eyewear to create a superior line of high-performance eyewear. Both new styles, the Climb and the Shear, have excellent fit, optical clarity, ballistic protection, and provide full UVA/UVB protection.

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.

Side Kick Boot Knife

November 12, 2009
Perfect for the hidden boot pocket in your 5.11 ATAC, XPRT, or Company Boots and engineered by award-winning knife designer Mike Vellekamp of Blade-Tech, the new fixed-blade Side Kick Boot Knife from 5.11 Tactical has an overall length of 5.5 inches, with a 3.5-inch combo-edge modified tanto blade.

Duty Flashlights: 2009

November 6, 2009

A good duty light should be easily carried on a duty belt, provide adequate illumination up to 50 yards away, and be long enough that it protrudes from both sides of a fist so the light can act as a last-ditch impact weapon. The light should also be able to be used in conjunction with a sidearm in the Harries or Rogers technique. Xenon bulbs put out a tight beam and mega amounts of lumens; but they eat batteries and the lamp assemblies are expensive when you need a new bulb. LEDs, on the other hand, are rapidly approaching the light output of xenon at 50 yards or so. These models became available in 2009.

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.

Women's Tactical Pants

October 19, 2009
Both flattering and functional, 5.11's new Women's Tactical Pants match the proportions of the female figure in waist and waistband height, rise, knees, length, sizing, and more. The result is enhanced fit, movement, and visual appeal.

5.11 Tactical Shows Innovative New Uniform at IACP Conference

October 8, 2009
The PDU is machine washable and will withstand 50 washes with no fading and shrinking, according to 5.11. It's also waterproof and wrinkle resistant but comfortable and breathable.

Rethinking D.A.R.E.

September 29, 2009

I have always been skeptical about "drug awareness" programs. But conversations with D.A.R.E. officers and their students during a 5.11 Tactical retreat in Montana have shown me the value of Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

5.11 Hosts D.A.R.E. Officers and Kids at Fishing Lodge

September 17, 2009
On a warm June morning in southeastern Montana, a small flotilla of trout fishing boats floated down the Bighorn River. The boats carried 10 police officers, two school children and their mothers, employees of 5.11 Tactical, and a handful of fishing guides.

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.

5.11's Light for Life UC3.400 Flashlight Now Available

August 25, 2009
The flashlight that charges in 90 seconds, 5.11's new Light for Life UC3.400, is now available for purchase at local dealers.

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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