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Sergeants Pasciak and Jim turner encountered Mark Gaydos in a Detroit suburb. These pistols were recovered from Gaydos' home.

Shots Fired, Redford Township, Mich., Crime Scene

A traffic stop turned deadly for Redford Township (Mich.) Police Sgt. Adam Pasciak, who returned fire after a driver with a militia bent pulled a gun from under his shirt during a foot pursuit. Read the full story in our "Shots Fired: Redford Township, Michigan 06/10/1998." Photos are courtesy of Adam Pasciak.

Alpine Armoring's Pit-bull VX SWAT Truck is built on a Ford F-550 chassis and offers armor protection to stop 7.62 and 5.56 rifle rounds.

Armored Specialty Vehicles

Armored vehicles provide officers with tactical advantages in barricade situations and other incidents involving individuals armed with high-caliber rounds. In addition to NIJ Level IV protection, they can be customized with all manner of equipment, including gear to help evacuate civilians and downed officers. Read our August feature to find out how to secure funding for these useful tools. Photos provided by manufacturers.

The Rook Critical Incident Vehicle's Grapple Claw attachment. 

The Rook Critical Incident Vehicle

Ring Power's The Rook offers law enforcement agencies a versatile, tracked tactical vehicle with ballistic armoring rated to stop Level IV threats including armor-piercing rifle rounds. The Rook includes an armored deployment platform, hydrailic breaching ram, vehicle extraction tool, grapple claw, and 25-foot gooseneck trailer. The vehicle retails for $250,000. Photos courtesy of Ring Power.

S&W's Shield subcompact is availabe in both 9mm and .40 S&W.

S&W's Shield Subcompact Pistol

Smith & Wesson's M&P9 Shield has been designed for civilian concealed carry, but is also an excellent undercover or off-duty weapon. Our full coverage of the Shield includes Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review; Nick Jacobellis' blog on why the pistol is ideal for officers; and a marketing video from S&W. This gallery includes exclusive photos that didn't appear in print. Photos by Michael Hughes and Nick Jacobellis.

Revision's Small-size Sawfly Military Eyewear System features a tighter base curve lens that follows the contours of smaller proportions, providing greater lateral protection and retention for users with a smaller face geometry. Like its Regular and Large counterparts, the Sawfly Small features a lightweight frame, comms-compatible arms, and interchangeable UV protective lenses. It's also prescription capable and exceeds ANSI and military ballistic impact requirements. 

Eyewear: 2012

Preserve your eyesight with glasses designed to meet the needs of law enforcement. View this gallery for six currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers.

BlackHawk's new patent pending S.O.L.A.G. H.D. series expands on the S.O.L.A.G. (Special Operations Light Assault Glove) glove program. H.D. gloves provide hard-knuckle protection and a thicker cowhide leather palm and fingertips for increased protection and wear. Kevlar and Nomex versions are available: The Kevlar version protects against flame, flash, and cuts; the Nomex version protects against flame and flash. Both versions are adjustable at the wrist and back of the hand for a custom fit, and have a nylon loop on the wrist for easy donning and attaching to carabiners. Available in sizes Small to XXL. 

Gloves: 2012

Keep your hands protected from the big and small hazards of duty. View eight currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers in this photo gallery.

Bates' 8-inch Annobon boot will be available in Fall 2012. It features a polishable leather and nylon upper with a lightweight, flexible exoskeleton, perforated lining, and an internal shock-absorbing midsole, while a 10-degree heel-to-toe angle enhances stability and reduces foot fatigue. The boot's rubber cup outsole has self-cleaning channeled tread. Available in 6-inch black, 8-inch black, and 8-inch desert tan.

Footwear: 2012

Whatever you wear on your feet for duty should look professional yet provide comfort and functionality. View this gallery for 11 currently available choices from leading law enforcement suppliers.

5.11 Tactical's Lightweight Men's and Women's Taclite Patrol Duty Uniforms (PDU) feature the company's proprietary fabric, Taclite, a lightweight, breathable blend of 65% polyester, 35% cotton ripstop fabric. Not only is the uniform convenient, but the durable, economical wash-and-wear fabric is long-term fade resistant and comes out of the dryer ready to wear, potentially saving hundreds of dry cleaning dollars per year. 

Uniforms: 2012

Law enforcement uniforms now include non-traditional components like polos and ballistic vest carriers to meet your needs no matter your detail. View these currently available choices from eight leading law enforcement suppliers.

The Pocket Shot is DeSantis Gunhide's latest way to conceal and rapidly access your small auto. Style 110 disguises itself as a wallet but can be brought into action instantly without removing the gun. It is made of black leather and is ambidextrous. In addition to its original offerings, the holster is now also available for the S&W Bodyguard .380 and in a separate size that fits the Kimber Solo, Kahr PM9/40, and Rohrbaugh R9.

Holsters: 2012

Whether for concealed carry or for duty, any holster you use needs to meet your needs. Check out this wide selection of offerings to find a holster that's right for you. 

Ruger has updated its Mini-14 and now produced a Tactical version with an ATI adjustable stock and accessory rail. Photo courtesy of Ruger.

Ruger's Mini-14 Tactical Carbine

Before the popularization of M4-type carbines, Ruger's Mini-14 was one of the most popular choices in law enforcement for a patrol rifle. The company now produces several more-customized versions of the carbine, including the Mini-14 Tactical, which POLICE Magazine reviews in its June 2012 "Arsenal" feature. View detailed images of the gun and then read our review here.

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