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May 2009 Issue

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Cover Story

Endangered Species

By D. Francis Ryan

What are you going to do when they come and close down your range? That's a question many firearms trainers are asking themselves all across this country.

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Features

TREXPO West: Speakers Scoff at Claims of End to War on Terror  

Richard "Mack" Machowicz and Det. Ebrahim Ashabi come from very different backgrounds, but they demonstrated in their keynote addresses at TREXPO West that they are both straight shooters who value honesty and have no use for political correctness.

TREXPO West: Are Gang Members Hopeless?  

On the first night of TREXPO West 2009, four gang experts sat on a panel moderated by FOX 11 Los Angeles investigative reporter Chris Blatchford to discuss the challenges gangs pose for law enforcement.

TREXPO West 2009: Best of Show  

Some impressive inventions were on display April 1–2 at the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center. Companies displayed and sold their wares, many of which were interesting solutions to everyday problems in law enforcement.

TREXPO West: Hands-On Training for Attendees  

Many attendees at the 2009 edition of TREXPO West in Long Beach, Calif., put their minds and bodies to work advancing their tactical and technical skills.

First-Light USA Liberator

Duty Flashlights  

So what makes a good duty light? It all depends on what you want to use it for. Obviously, you want it to illuminate an area or areas, but there are other considerations.

Target Systems  

Expand your shooting range's capabilities with target systems that simulate human movements and improve training.

The Rimfire Alternative  

What can we do to save money on training ammo? I believe you can conduct a portion of your firearms training with pistols chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge.

Handguns 2009  

The following is a quick look at some of the more interesting handgun models that have come to the attention of POLICE in recent months. Some of these weapons have been featured in our "Arsenal" firearms review features. Others are on our radar for future articles.

What Can be Learned from the Oakland Tragedy  

Four officers murdered. A fifth wounded. One suspect dead. A police department in shock. Not since the 1970 Newhall shooting has an officer-involved shooting reverberated so strongly throughout the law enforcement community.


Columns

Photo courtesy of marcokalmann (Flickr.com).

Cancer Treatments: Battling Cartels  

One thing is clear about the battle against the Mexican cartels: Your strategy for countering it tends to reflect your personal world view. And regardless of where you work on this continent, Mexican drug cartels present a great danger to you as an American law enforcement officer.

The Marathon  

An elderly woman passed us rather crisply and we were aghast to read the back of her shirt: "I'm 65 and a grandmother, but I'm ahead of YOU!"


Reviews

Smith & Wesson Night Guard Revolvers  

While the revolver's popularity among American police forces has taken a nose dive in the past few decades, Smith & Wesson has recently introduced a new line of revolvers that I believe will engender new interest from law enforcement, especially for concealed carry by undercover officers and as an off-duty or backup gun.

Police Product Test: Rocky S2V Boots  

The S2Vs did not disappoint me. They were comfortable on the mixed hard surfaces I wore them on. And since we were in the freeze thaw of February, I was able to see how slip resistant the soles were.


Departments

Shots Fired: Edina, Minnesota 08•15•2002  

Elasky rose and aimed his Gun at the robber using a Weaver stance, his feet centered and his body positioned for as much cover as the counter could afford. Then he opened fire.

Rugged and Ready  

This year Dell is working hard to become a player in law enforcement mobile data systems. Dell's second generation fully rugged laptop, the Latitude E6400 XFR, is not only tough; it's fast.

Citizens’ Complaints about Speeding  

This article is constructed to give patrol officers options in dealing with citizen complaints about speeding cars.

Shooting from a Boat  

Unless you're able to have access to the open waters of the ocean, shooting from a boat is virtually impossible. So we have to do the next best thing. We need to duplicate the movement of a boat on a dry land-based range.

Saving Money Through Training  

Officers who fall behind on core training and who stop getting regular updates on recent case law become a civil liability to themselves and their employers.

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