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Neck Index—Draw your handgun and hold it in a one-handed grip, then draw your flashlight, grip...
Rogers/SureFire—Created for small, very bright flashlights. The handgun is held in the standard... Modified FBI—This is one of the oldest handgun and flashlight techniques and the only widely...
Harries—Hold the handgun at a low-ready position. With your non-gun hand, grip the flashlight in... Chapman—The Chapman Technique lets you grip your handgun normally while holding light. With your...

Pros and Cons of Handgun and Flashlight Techniques

There are numerous techniques for using a handgun and a standalone flashlight in a low-light tactical situation. Here's a look at six of the most popular techniques how to do them and their pros and cons.--Text Ed Santos and David Griffith. Photos: Ed Santos

The L9-A1 is Steyr-Mannlicher's newest polymer frame pistol. Visible here is the trigger block...
Visible here is the L9-A1's large magazine release, slide release lever, and the low-mount sights.
This top view shows the cutout at the rear of the chamber hood which allows you to visually...

Steyr Mannlicher L9-A1 Duty Pistol Photo Gallery

Available chambered for either the 9mm Luger or .40 S&W, Steyr Mannlicher's L9-A1 has many of the features of Steyr's earlier pistols along with several new ones. In addition to a noticeably longer slide, the L9-A1 has extremely distinctive sights. For more details, read Paul Scarlata's review of the Steyr Mannlicher L9-A1 Duty Pistol. Photos: Becky Leavitt

Your first priority is moving the clothing that is concealing your weapon.
Drawing a weapon concealed in an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster can be entirely different...
As your primary hand is reaching for the weapon, your support hand should simultaneously be...

IWB Concealed Carry Holster Draw

Drawing from an IWB can be entirely different than drawing from your duty holster. Points of consideration include: placement of the weapon on the body, retention systems of the holster, and the layers of clothing that might be covering the firearm. With these variables in mind, let's look at how to draw from an IWB, regardless of where it is located on your belt line. For more, read Drawing from Non-Duty Holsters.

Vault series case for the iPad Air.
Lightning port and speaker grid.
Volume buttons and camera.

Pelican ProGear Vault Series Case for iPad

The Pelican ProGear Vault series case for iPad Air offers a blend of protection and functionality. If you think of the Vault case as an attachment to your iPad rather than a cover to slip on and off, you won't be disappointed. It attaches securely and is not easily removed. Read the July 2014 Product Review for more info. Photos: Mark W. Clark

5.11 Tactical's Trinity Polo for women features a buttonless placket and decorative stitching in...
The Vertx coldblack polo shirt is named for its exclusive coldblack fabric technology that...
Tru-Spec's 24-7 Series Performance Polo has 50+ UV certified protection and gusseted sleeves for...

Polo Shirts 2014

For training and details that don't call for a traditional uniform, polo shirts provide functional details and a professional look.

Tru-Spec's 24-7 Series Original Tactical Pants made of a poly-cotton blend come in nine colors...
Phantom LT pants from Vertx are lighter weight than the Original and feature IntelliDri fabric...
An action-stretch waistband adds comfort to Propper's Tactical Pant, and a distinctive wallet...

Tac Pants 2014

When you're not wearing a traditional uniform, you need durable trousers like these tac pants with lots of pockets to hold your gear on duty, on the range, and on the go.

Photo: NLEOMF
Photo: NLEOMF
Photo: NLEOMF

Photo Gallery: Police Week 2014

Thousands of officer, survivors, and law enforcement supporters gathered last week in Washington, D.C., to honor fallen officers and remember their sacrifices.

Sergeant Mike Martin and Patrol Officer Mike Kushner rescuing a mud-trapped dog.
Willistown Township (Pa.) Police Rescue Dog Trapped in Mud
Willistown Township (Pa.) Police Rescue Dog Trapped in Mud