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Window Breaker

January 28, 2011
With the new Shieldspike tool, law enforcement officers can break the windows of a car or building with the bottom of a shield fitted with the device.

FNH USA SCAR 17S Patrol Rifle

January 25, 2011

Which brings me back to the caliber debate and leads us into this discussion of the FNH USA SCAR 17S, a .308 caliber patrol rifle. There are agencies and jurisdictions where the extra range and penetration of the .308 rifle is a necessity.

SHOT Show 2011: SureFire Brings MINI and MICRO Suppressors

January 19, 2011
SureFire brought several new tactical products for law enforcement officers, including the Mini and Micro suppressors that work with SureFire flash hider and muzzle brake suppressor adapters.

SHOT Show 2011: Colt Debuts Modular LE901 Carbine

January 18, 2011
The rifle can be deployed in 7.62mm/.308 with either a 13- or 16-inch barrel. For closer quarters engagements at 5.56mm/.223, officers can swap out the upper receiver and, with an internal adapter that bolts to the upper, deploy the rifle with a 10.3-, 14.5- or 16-inch barrel.

Shieldspike Window Breaker

January 14, 2011
With the Shieldspike window breaker, law enforcement personnel can quickly and reliably penetrate window glass for immediate observation and access to the interior of vehicles. It allows the integration of increased ballistic protection while conducting high risk missions such as vehicle hostage rescues, barricaded subjects and street jumps.

SIG Sauer To Offer 556 Carbine In 7.62x39

November 24, 2010
The 7.62x39 was not developed for sniper work. Longer cartridges such as the Soviet 7.62x54 were developed for precision work and mimic our 30.06 and .308. The 7.62x39 is a relatively short cartridge case, but packs an effective punch.

Blackheart International Revises Hand Guards of BHI-15 Carbine

November 17, 2010
The BHI Hand Guard System is the heart of the BHI-15 (S) rifle's lightweight, streamlined profile and mission modularity. Made of aluminum, this mid-length hand guard allows the barrel to "free float" for maximum accuracy and improved heat dissipation.

DeadStop Shield: The One-Handed Bullet Deflector

November 16, 2010

LCOA Composites has harnessed its experience creating military vehicle armor and deployable ballistic shelters to develop new DeadStop lightweight police shield technology. The company's ported lightweight Level IIIA shield weighs less than 14 pounds so it can be held with one hand.

Baker Ballistics Rifle Shield Completes Testing

November 3, 2010
The Mobile Rifle Armor Protective Shield (MRAPS) has successfully completed destructive ballistics testing and will soon be available for purchase. It's ideally suited for tactical police use during room entry and clearing operations and active shooter response.

Weapons and Ammo Stolen From Ohio SWAT Member's Home

October 28, 2010
The Xenia (Ohio) Police Department and Greene County Sheriff's Office are searching for weapons and ammunition stolen from the home of a member of the county's regional SWAT team.

DSM Dyneema Material Improves Ballistic Vests

October 20, 2010
Compared to DSM Dyneema SB21, the new Dyneema SB51 material demonstrates improvements up to 20 percent for specific bullet and test specifications on ballistics vests.

TRU-SPEC TRU XTREME Tactical Uniform

October 7, 2010
The new TRU XTREME tactical uniform from TRU-SPEC is actually a component system comprising four separate garments: uniform pant, shirt, vest , and a combat shirt. All are made of Cordura 50/50 nylon cotton rip-stop. Features include lots of pockets, Mandarin collars to keep out debris, and angled cuffs for wrist and hand protection. Available in black, khaki, olive drab, navy, and MultiCam.

LCOA Composites, Inc. Announces DeadStop for Lightweight Police Shields

October 1, 2010
LCOA Composites, Inc., recently added another product to its arsenal with DeadStop lightweight Police shield technology, a new NIJ Level IIIA ballistic hybrid panel with multi-hit capability that can stop a .44 magnum bullet at 15 feet.

Active Shooter Response Gear

September 23, 2010

As patrol responds to more and more calls formerly reserved for SWAT teams, tools that equip these officers to handle violent incidents are increasingly important.

Tactical Tailor Offers Discount on Packs

September 17, 2010
Purchasing the Extended Range Operator, Urban Operator, Removable Operator or Modular Operator packs will bring the discount.

Ruger Announces Mini Thirty Tactical Rifle

September 9, 2010
The Mini Thirty Tactical has a blued 16 1/8-inch barrel with a flash suppressor and black synthetic stock. The rifle weighs approximately 6.75 pounds, has an overall length of ­­­­­ 37.5 inches, and arrives with one 20-round magazine.

Zistos Introduces New HD Pole Camera

August 25, 2010
Zistos Corp., a leading manufacturer of body-worn, portable pole camera systems, has introduced the HD Pole Camera Inspection System (HD-A9)-a full 1080P HD, battery-powered system that utilizes core technology developed by Panasonic. It features a 12x optical zoom and digital recorder, a triple sensor, 3 megapixel camera head (with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080), a built-in 2-channel microphone, and a range of advanced tuning functions.

BlackHawk Releases Initial Response Gear

August 23, 2010
The BlackHawk Products Group has unveiled the Initial Response packs, belts, harnesses and vests for first responders. These products are compatible with others in the line, allowing the responder to create a system specific to the situation or mission.

Patriot3 Introduces Flex Shield

August 23, 2010
Patriot3 has introduced the lightweight Flex Shield that features Flex-Mode capability, allowing it to conform to various surfaces with a deployment time of approximately 10 seconds.

Risk Management

August 20, 2010

Things are not technologically stagnant in the SWAT community. New versions of the tried and true, as well as innovative uses of modern mechanisms, simultaneously bring SWAT teams closer to suspects in the safest way possible and bring situations to safer conclusions.

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