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Duty Boots: 2008

September 1, 2008

While they may not be the sexiest or most written about piece of equipment that we use daily, good boots can make a day more bearable and easier to deal with than bargain priced footwear from a discount store. Your boots support you, as well as all of the additional weight from your load of duty gear.

Police Product Test: Insight Tech-Gear Arcturus Light

September 1, 2008

The Arcturus carries on the legacy that Insight Tech-Gear has built over the last few years. I like the light and carry it daily; I can't give it a higher endorsement than that.

Police Product Test: Streamlight Sidewinder Light

August 1, 2008

Streamlight's Sidewinder is like the right angle light made famous by the military but with numerous improvements.

Heat-Resistant Revolution Holsters

August 1, 2008
5.11’s Revolution Holster is a secure Level 1 retention holster, producing an audible click as your sidearm seats. With the look, feel, and fit of a custom holster, the resilient Revolution Holster offers high impact strength and withstands variable weather conditions, beyond 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Polarized Eye Protection

August 1, 2008
One of four ANSI Z87.1-2003-compliant sunglass designs from 5.11 Tactical, the Falcon +P+ sits close to your face and features gloss black frames with aggressive wraparound styling. The frames are constructed from sturdy, bendable nylon 6.6 and employ 5.11’s Pflex technology for arm durability. They also feature oil- and sweat-resistant rubber touch points on nose and earpieces for added comfort.

Outfitting the Officer

July 1, 2008

Read on for the newest uniforms, outerwear, and casual wear for law enforcement.

Summer Socks

June 1, 2008
5.11 Tactical has come out with a Summer Sock in a lighter, thinner, dressier model. Designed for hot weather, the black sock blends 5.11’s Shock Mitigation System and multiple zones of compression with summer-weight fibers for breathability.

Double Gun Case

June 1, 2008
5.11 Tactical’s roomy new Double Gun Case is made of durable, water-resistant 1,050-denier nylon and features user-specific pockets and web platforms for optimal accessorizing. Generously sized for 36-inch or 42-inch rifles, the Double Gun Case has padded corners to secure guns while protecting barrels and stocks.

Incognito Clothing

May 1, 2008

5.11 worked directly with multiple teams of law enforcement professionals to develop the new Covert Casual Shirt, launched in spring 2008. The 5.11 Covert Khaki and Covert Casual Shirt join 5.11's popular covert Undergear Holster Shirt, Casual Leather Belts, and classic Denim Jeans.

Taclite Pro Pant

May 1, 2008
The new Taclite Pro Pant from 5.11 Tactical is made of 6.14-ounce poly/cotton ripstop, a lightweight, fade- and wrinkle-resistant fabric that’s ideal for hot weather.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical XPRT Boots

April 1, 2008

From its aggressive outsole to its waterproof heavy-duty 1,200-denier nylon upper, this boot is built to tackle the worst conditions a call-out can throw your way.

Large Plate Carrier

April 1, 2008
While most plate carriers are made of nylon, which retains heat, 5.11’s Large Plate Carrier features durable, breathable stiffened-mesh construction on a wide, stable platform that adjusts at shoulder and torso. Standard or large plates are secured with heavy-duty, adhesive-backed Velcro.

5.11 Tactical TDU Pants Free to 2008 Wear Test Participants

March 20, 2008
For a limited time, 5.11 Tactical is inviting public safety professionals throughout North America to test-drive a pair of rugged TDU Pants during its 2008 TDU Wear Test. The company is offering the $39.99 pants at no cost with free shipping (worth $5.95) through April 15, 2008, or while supplies last.

Drop Pouch

February 1, 2008
Available in small, medium, and large, each pouch has a generously sized storage space, but folds into a flat, compact shape. The Drop Pouch has an elastic drawcord that can be easily tightened and released with one hand.

LBE Loadbearing Vest

February 1, 2008
Designed by former Special Forces operator and shooting and tactics instructor Kyle Lamb, 5.11’s LBE Vest is made of stiff mesh and sturdy nylon so it provides structure for gear, yet promotes airflow for breathability.

Police Product Test: Zero Tolerance Ranger Green Knife

January 1, 2008

The Ranger Green knife from Kershaw's sister company Zero Tolerance is a no-nonsense, hard-use knife built for duty use and made to stand up to and survive the harshest environments.

Casual Leather Belts

January 1, 2008
5.11 Tactical has introduced seven new leather belts for everyday casual, plainclothes, and undercover wear. Constructed of full-grain leather, each belt measures 1.5 inches wide and incorporates a Permastiff insert for stable holster wear.

What Gear Do I Need?

November 1, 2007

To help give you some insight into what you'll actually need on the street, the editors of POLICE Magazine contacted a number of veteran officers and asked them to give you some advice. Here's what they had to say.

Police Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Aggressor Jacket

November 1, 2007

Overall, the 5.11 Tactical Aggressor is a great jacket. It fits well, has plenty of shoulder room, doesn't bind when you draw a handgun or shoulder a long gun, and it's long enough to conceal a handgun.

Hawk Sunglasses

November 1, 2007
For its new protective eyewear, 5.11 Tactical partnered with expert firearms trainer and former Navy SEAL Jeff Gonzales. 5.11 now offers four styles of eyewear, all of which meet ANSI Z87.1-2003 safety standards.
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