If your union or employee rights organization asked you to participate in a sick-out/blue flu to support an employee rights issue, would you do it, even if it put your job in jeopardy?
A proper fitting tactical boot needs to provide support, flexibility, and durability that allow the user to train and work without the distraction of sore feet.
Over the past decade all sorts of tactical lights have cropped up. Some companies have actually entered the mainstream lighting market based on the popularity of their tactical products. Light Advantage is one such company.
Bill Wilson’s improvements on the popular and reliable Remington 870 upgrade it for tactical use. Called the Tactical Response TR-870, this shotgun possesses a host of common sense modifications.
Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.
Hands-free operation allowing for true two-handed shooting sets this light apart.
Created by Benchmade and designed by Mike Snody, HK's new folding knife is rugged and versatile.
Streamlight’s newest weapon-mounted lights can also be used as handheld duty lamps.
You probably think you have seen every possible rifle that can be derived from the basic AR platform. Think again.
The tactical medic must be able to effectively carry equipment and be able to operate in a tactical situation without hindering the rest of the team. So he or she must decide what items and tools will be carried into the field and what equipment will be left in a vehicle or in a larger kit.
Not long ago the editor of this intrepid magazine approached me via e-mail and asked me to review the 5.11 Tactical H.R.T. Watch. I figured he had lost his mind; 5.11 Tactical makes clothing, boots, gear bags…but watches?
Gone are the days of simple two-way radios and revolvers. Now each officer must carry a multitude of less-lethal weapons in addition to a gun and probably a PDA. While grants are useful, they aren’t the only means by which to acquire funding for equipment.
No piece of necessary equipment is more debilitating under the stress of violent aggression and physical exertion than a gas mask. If you’re on a SWAT team, it’s inevitable that you will have to deploy in a gas mask. Which means that SWAT trainers must train you to work, move, and fight in a respirator. It’s not as easy as it looks.
While actually known by professionals as Air Purifying Respirators (APRs) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs), gas masks and air packs, once only found with specialized units, are fast becoming a staple in the patrol officer and first responder's gear bag.
There are many respirators out there for police officers to choose from. Here are some of the best units available that meet the special needs of the police officer.
Less than two years ago, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) such as gas, viruses, and nukes were mostly the stuff of Tom Clancy novels, not the everyday concern of the nation’s law enforcement. But that was before 9/11.
A wide variety of new or refined police products was the highlight of the TREXPO East trade show and conference held Aug. 12-15 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The officers of LAPD SWAT wanted a handgun that was solid, reliable, and delivered the features, accessories, and performance they felt they needed. After an extensive period of testing there was one clear winner: the Kimber Custom II.
You probably know what you like, but you probably also see something new each time you browse your local uniform store, looking to replace your boots. Companies continue to come up with newer and better technologies every year.
The reality of the contemporary police special ops team is very different than the image of LAPD SWAT that was burned into America's collective consciousness by the hit show.