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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.

Holsters: Safe and Secure

June 1, 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.

Breakaway Reflective Vest

June 1, 2009
5.11’s new Breakaway Hi-Vis Vest, available in July, is ANSI/ISEA class II compliant for first responders. It meets all high-visibility and reflectivity requirements and features a clean, simple design with a total of six breakaway points at front, back, and sides.

Duty Flashlights

May 1, 2009

So what makes a good duty light? It all depends on what you want to use it for. Obviously, you want it to illuminate an area or areas, but there are other considerations.

Duty Uniforms

April 1, 2009

Find the right uniform for your shift. Read our product roundup that includes 5.11 Tactical, Elbeco, Fechheimer, Red the Uniform Tailor and The Force.

Duty Boots

April 1, 2009

Find the right black boots for your shift. Read our product roundup that includes 5.11 Tactical, BlackHawk, Bates, Danner, Haix, Lowa, Magnum, Original S.W.A.T., OTB Footwear, Ridge Footwaer, Timberland Pro, and Thorogood.

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