FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer
Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.
Sometimes we have the need to carry a few essential pieces of gear without advertising our mission to the world. Tru-Spec's 24-7 line of apparel is aimed squarely at this need and offers ultimate comfort with excellent utility.
Oakley recently took a giant leap into the future with the debut of its Prizm lens technology. These lenses, made from a patented formula of lens tints, are designed from the ground up to make the absolute best shooting and tactical glasses to date.
221B Tactical was founded by a cop and everything they make is designed to make cops more functional and comfortable on duty. The company's flagship product, the Maxx-Dri vest, addresses many of the problems common with body armor.
With its long-anticipated and recently released Micro T-2 red-dot optic, Aimpoint has taken a proven winner and made it even better by adding flip-up lens caps, increased protection for the windage and elevation turrets, and a new lens coating to enhance clarity.
What I would consider a medium-weight jacket, Dickies' Tactical Softshell is the perfect weight for a range of winter weather conditions.
Made of a single piece of proprietary injection-molded polymer, the 7TS was truly the first of its kind and set a new standard for simple yet purely functional duty holsters. Now this holster comes in a version that can carry my Glock pistol with attached weapon light.
In 2014 Team Wendy took its Exfil LTP design and added NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection and superb fragmentation performance in a package that meets current ACH Blunt Impact Protection standards.
Riding in a waistband, the G&G Gold Line B813 is just as comfortable as I would expect from top-quality leather gear.
On the outside, the Brad Thor Alpha is a very sleek and stylish medium-weight jacket. Now for the fun part. The Alpha features 35 different pockets. That isn't including the zippered sleeves and side panels for access to belt-mounted gear.
The GLS is available now in a variety of finishes and attachments for almost any pistol you can think of.
Branded as a "case cleaner" for those of you who reload your own ammo, the Turbo Sonic 2500 is really an all-purpose ultrasonic cleaner that will power away almost any grit and grime from whatever you throw into it.
LaserLyte currently makes several different products to "up the game" for dry firing practice. At the core of this system are simple laser-enabled "dummy rounds" that can be inserted into the chamber and produce a brief red dot on the target when the shot falls.
Plinker Arms has recently released a line of complete AR-15 upper receiver kits that convert your 5.56mm to a .22LR. They sent me the short-barreled rifle version with a 12.5-inch barrel, free-float handguards, and threaded flash suppressor.
The Delta Nitros are extremely comfortable, flexible, and supportive without the need for insoles or breaking in, something few boots can claim. They do this and still maintain the feel of a real boot.
The Guardian Angel is a slim-profile, personal LED light system, designed to be mounted to virtually anything thanks to the variety of accessory mounts. It is rechargeable, very durable, and available in a variety of colors and light patterns.
The Pelican ProGear Vault series case for iPad Air offers a blend of protection and functionality. If you think of the Vault case as an attachment to your iPad rather than a cover to slip on and off, you won't be disappointed. It attaches securely and is not easily removed. Read the July 2014 Product Review for more info. Photos: Mark W. Clark
Forum Industries is doing some wonderful things with Gore fabrics and its latest line of protective duty clothing is nothing short of impressive. My example was the company's R521 Windstopper Patrol Soft Shell in the "IKE," or above-the-belt cut.
So what's so special? It's not so much the light itself, but the LE-1's system of accessories Tactical Impulse has designed to go with it that make this a true light "multi-tool."