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April 2003 Issue

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Cover Story

How to Conduct a High-Speed Pursuit

By John L. Bellah

As you wait at the intersection a woman zooms past you, running the red light going 50 mph, 25 miles over the speed limit. Should you drive after her?

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Features

Binocular Basics  

Look on the front seat of the vast majority of police cars today and I'd wager you'll see a beat up pair of K-Mart binoculars (or worse).

Lead Vs. Steel  

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

Hispanic gang members may wear this St. Louis Rams jersey with “13” on it to signify an affiliation with the Mexican mafia.

Athletic Supporters  

Professional and college teams' sportswear has become extremely popular with some gangs. Members wear sweatshirts or ballcaps to signify their gang. There are several reasons why gangs do this, and they're not all obvious.

Maximum Blitz: Super Bowl Security  

Post-9/11 America is a tense place to plan for huge gatherings of football fans in crowded urban areas

The Beretta Cx4 Storm is being promoted as a patrol rifle.

SHOT Show 2003: This Year's Models  

Each year the National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. stages one of the nation’s largest exhibits of new products in the firearms and hunting markets, the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trade (SHOT) Show. Here’s our look at some of the more intriguing items that we saw in the aisles.

Cutting Out the Chase  

If you want to know all the arguments for and against police pursuits, all you have to do is look at a recent case that culminated in a fatal accident on Georgia 54 just outside of Atlanta.


Columns

Time for Sacrifice  

If you really want a safer, more secure America, then stop the tax cuts.


Reviews

Kahr Arms' T9 and PM9 Pistols  

Flat, light, and powerful, Kahr's innovative autos are revolutionary--and perfect for "cop carry."


Departments

Anti-Vampire Riots  

There's no telling what wild creatures you'll come across in the exciting world of policing.

Benchmade AXIS 5000  

Rugged and ready for duty, this is not your daddy's automatic knife.

Training for one-armed combat now will give you the muscle memory you’ll need to fall back on if your shooting arm is wounded in the field.

One Down  

You've been shot in your gun arm, now what do you do?

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