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Counterfeit Police Products

Counterfeit Police Products

A retired officer started The Counterfeit Report website to alert consumers about fake products and help law enforcement investigators spot these goods during investigations. View several examples of fake police products, and then read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Craig Crosby.

July 25, 2013

Police Product Test: Streamlight SL-20L Flashlight

Police Product Test: Streamlight SL-20L Flashlight

Historically, the biggest hurdle with LED technology has been getting the "candela" or "candlepower" to compare to that of an incandescent. LEDs generally put out high "lumens," meaning they are really bright at close distances, but not as good at casting light in the distance. Streamlight figured out how to do both with this one.

May 25, 2012

Duty Lights: 2011

Duty Lights: 2011

Every cop needs at least one reliable flashlight for duty, and most own a few for various situations. Here are 11 models from leading gear suppliers if you're in the market for a light.

December 22, 2011

Police Product Test: Streamlight TL-2 X Flashlight

Police Product Test: Streamlight TL-2 X Flashlight

I have been using Streamlight flashlights since I went to my first SHOT Show many years ago. I have always found them to be durable, bright, and affordably priced. The TL-2 X is another great addition to the company's family of tactical lights.

July 26, 2011

Duty Flashlights: 2009

Duty Flashlights: 2009

A good duty light should be easily carried on a duty belt, provide adequate illumination up to 50 yards away, and be long enough that it protrudes from both sides of a fist so the light can act as a last-ditch impact weapon. The light should also be able to be used in conjunction with a sidearm in the Harries or Rogers technique. Xenon bulbs put out a tight beam and mega amounts of lumens; but they eat batteries and the lamp assemblies are expensive when you need a new bulb. LEDs, on the other hand, are rapidly approaching the light output of xenon at 50 yards or so. These models became available in 2009.

November 6, 2009

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