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January 2008 Issue

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Cover Story

Lights, Lasers, and Tactical Sights

By Scott Smith

There was a temptation to slug this article with the headline "Pimp Your Handgun." After all, it's catchy and it's trendy…There's only one thing wrong with it, it's dead wrong.

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Features

How to Buy a Used Handgun  

One of the best ways to buy a firearm for personal use is to buy one that was previously owned. Don't laugh. Most of the handguns I purchased when I was in my twenties and thirties were pre-owned, and they are still putting rounds down range.

Handguns 2008  

POLICE Magazine takes a look at new handguns for duty or personal use.

Long Guns 2008  

POLICE Magazine takes a look at the newest long guns for law enforcement.

Rifle Optics 2008  

The year's new long-gun optics.

The State of American Law Enforcement - The Thinning Blue Line  

America is running short of cops. There aren't enough to go around. And it won't be long until a shortage becomes a full-fledged crisis.


Columns

In Praise of the Patrol Officer  

Morale has hit new lows in the patrol ranks of some departments. Which is sad, because patrol is the core task of any police department.

Voices From Above  

The thing about being a good burglar is that you have to know when to move and when to stay still. One of the really bad times to move is when a K-9 officer is using the pay phone in front of the building you are burgling.


Reviews

FNH USA PS90 Carbine  

Like the full-auto P90, the PS90 TR is completely ambidextrous and is blowback in operation. The gun also features a downward ejection of empty cases. But what allows the P90 and PS90 to be so effective yet lightweight is the cartridge that they fire: the 5.7 x 28mm.

Police Product Test: Zero Tolerance Ranger Green Knife  

The Ranger Green knife from Kershaw's sister company Zero Tolerance is a no-nonsense, hard-use knife built for duty use and made to stand up to and survive the harshest environments.


Departments

Bank Robberies  

Though almost all bank robberies are investigated by the FBI, there is much that a local agency can do to assist in the prevention and apprehension of bank robbers.

Gun Camera  

What if you could screen a video for the outraged public that shows exactly what the officer saw—the kid with the gun—from the moment the officer drew her weapon to the moment that she holstered it?

Shots Fired: Detroit, Michigan 12•30•2006  

Gilbert keyed his mic to advise responding units that the suspects were now on foot. As one ran by his passenger door, Gilbert noticed the man's dark lavender jacket matched that ascribed to the armed member of the two suspects.

Never Go Gently  

While working out in the gym is commendable, it is not going to save you in and of itself. You need to train for the incident.

Unmixing Mixed-Up Concepts  

How many times have you heard the expression "PC for the stop"? How about the application of Miranda once the suspect is "not free to leave?" These are common examples of improper mixing that can undercut the case against a guilty perpetrator.

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