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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.

TacLite Gloves

August 19, 2009
The 5.11 Taclite Glove features the company's TacticalTouch construction system for maximum dexterity. Designed by a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs, the heavy-duty gloves are made of goatskin leather and feature a Velcro closure at the wrists.

Duty Boots: 2009

August 6, 2009

You might not be Cinderella or even Prince Charming, but you deserve a pair of boots that meets your finicky standards. Good looks are only part of the criteria that need to be met. Your boots should provide proper fit, comfort, and durability, in addition to any other personal preferences. New footwear styles for patrol include such features as side zippers, new waterproofing technologies, and improved shock absorption, not to mention good-looking designs.

Women's Wear

July 23, 2009

Gone are the days when a woman police officer was acting as a social worker with a badge, and they now fill as many roles as male police officers do. Many companies are adjusting what they manufacture and sell to specifically meet the needs of women police officers. This is after years of providing only unisex products and using a one size fits most business model.

If the Glove Fits

July 22, 2009

Gloves have become part of a cop's daily uniform as much as a badge or belt. The reason for this is simple: A pair of gloves protects your hands from the elements, abrasions, cuts, and punctures from needles or other sharp objects.

Effective Eyewear

July 22, 2009

The first thing I consider when looking at glasses is whether they will effectively protect my eyes. Don't buy eyewear where you buy your morning coffee. It is not going to protect you.

Duty Holsters: 2009

July 10, 2009

With all of the duty holsters available today, it's amazing to think the only option for police officers used to be black leather. Now there's also laminate, nylon, and all manner of synthetics. For finish there's basketweave, plain, or high gloss. Not to mention increasingly innovative retention devices in holsters from level 1 to 3. Here's a selection of holsters for duty carry encompassing all of these variations.

Gloves: 2009

July 10, 2009

Some officers don't give patrol gloves a second thought. It's time that you did. Gloving up can mean much more than protecting yourself from inclement weather. Today's patrol gloves can also protect against microbes, bacteria, blood-borne pathogens, needles, and even knives. They can help you scale chain-link fences, keep your extremities warm, and give you a better grip when you need it.

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