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More Than Semi-Tough

More Than Semi-Tough

There are reasons why Panasonic is the world's leader in the production and sale of ruggedized notebooks for law enforcement, the military, and business. One, Panasonic is a huge company with lots of resources for research and development. Two, the company has a strong reputation for quality and ergonomic design. And three, Panasonic just makes excellent products.

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Have We Forgotten the Lessons of 9/11?

Baaah! Baaah! That's the sound of me once again becoming a sheep. I thought I had shed my wool back around 7:30 a.m. PST on Sept. 11, 2001, when I watched a second airliner slam into the World Trade Center.

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Taurus PT1911B Semi-Auto Pistol

Taurus PT1911B Semi-Auto Pistol

The PT1911, like other handguns in the Taurus line, sports a lot of really nice "custom" features, it is made from high-quality components and, best of all, it's affordably priced at around $703. Here's my up close and personal look at this gun.

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Dress for Success

Tucson Police Department had a classy but oddly untactical uniform. We had blue wool pants, always in fashion in the Sonoran Desert, and a white shirt. Yep, white. We were really visible to the bad guys.

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Seizing and Searching Passengers

In the 2007 decision in Brendlin v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court added yet another to a series of Fourth Amendment opinions on the subject of vehicle searches and seizures involving passengers, rather than drivers.

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Kimber JPX OC Pistol

Kimber JPX OC Pistol

One of the most unique pieces of law enforcement gear that I have seen in recent years is the Kimber JPX OC pistol. The JPX fires a blast of OC at 270 mph. This allows for precise placement of the irritant and very little if any blow back on the officer.

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Para-Ordnance Carry 9 LDA

Para-Ordnance Carry 9 LDA

The Canadian firm of Para-Ordnance has been a trailblazer when it comes to improving the classic 1911 pistol. One of the company's most radical concepts is the Light Double Action (LDA) trigger mechanism, which can be found on its new Carry 9 LDA.

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Off-the-Clock Robbery Response

Off-the-Clock Robbery Response

We are off duty more than we are on duty—that's pretty obvious. Yet very little training time, if any at all, is devoted to off-duty survival. Even less training time is devoted to off-duty firearms training.

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Shots Fired: Marion, Arkansas 01•30•2003

When two men in a passing Bonneville paid scant attention to him—indeed, made a conspicuous effort to ignore him—Officer Freddy Williams of the Marion (Ark.) Police Department decided to direct his attention to them.