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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.

BlackHawk Adds Seven Holsters To Concealment Line

November 27, 2009
BlackHawk Products Group will offer seven additional leather concealment holsters and new features for existing leather models in 2010, the company announced.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Be-Wharned Tactical Folding Knife

June 1, 2009
BlackHawk’s Be-Wharned wharncliffe folding knife, designed by edged-weapon trainer Michael Janich, offers both utility and personal defense capability. Featuring an aggressive, satin-finished AUS8A stainless steel blade that provides extreme cutting performance for its size, the Be-Wharned is mated to a handle constructed of hardened 420J stainless steel liners nested into textured black G-10 scales.

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.

Police Product Test: Rocky S2V Boots

May 1, 2009

The S2Vs did not disappoint me. They were comfortable on the mixed hard surfaces I wore them on. And since we were in the freeze thaw of February, I was able to see how slip resistant the soles were.

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.

Police Product Test: BlackHawk Operations Jacket

April 1, 2009

Although the folks at BlackHawk do not promote their Warrior Wear Operations Jacket for covert operations, after months of use, I have found it to be one of the finest quality overt/covert jackets I have ever owned.

SHOT Show 2009: Best of Show

March 1, 2009

There were law enforcement exhibits in the lobby, in the hallways, in the meeting rooms from one end of the rambling convention center to the other. And they had a lot of great products on display. Here's a look at our favorites from this year's SHOT.

Tactical Uniforms

March 1, 2009

Read about the newest BDUs, tacpants, and jumpsuits for law enforcement.

Bags & Cases

February 1, 2009

Find out about the latest bags and cases for all of your gear.

BlackHawk Products Group Releases Improved Gladius Illumination Tool

January 30, 2009
BlackHawk's new Gladius Maximis combines the proven features of the Gladius with new, improved capabilities that maximize its function in critical close-quarters situations.
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