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Police Product Test: Lyman Turbo Sonic 2500 Ultrasonic Cleaner
Police Product Test: Plinker Arms .22LR Upper Conversion Kit

Police Product Test: Plinker Arms .22LR Upper Conversion Kit

Plinker Arms has recently released a line of complete AR-15 upper receiver kits that convert your 5.56mm to a .22LR. They sent me the short-barreled rifle version with a 12.5-inch barrel, free-float handguards, and threaded flash suppressor.

August 31, 2014

Drawing from Non-Duty Holsters

Drawing from Non-Duty Holsters

In law enforcement training we tend to focus only on how to draw a full-size service pistol from a duty holster. Let's look at some preferred techniques for drawing from a variety of concealed carry, off-duty, and special operation holsters.

June 10, 2014

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-762 Rifle

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-762 Rifle

The SR-762 I received from Ruger was an impressive looking and feeling rifle. While at 8.6 pounds it's no lightweight, it was nicely balanced for fast, natural handling.

February 14, 2014

Police Product Test: Streamlight TLR-2G Weapon-mounted Light
Of Lights and Lasers

Of Lights and Lasers

Laser sighting systems help officers with target identification, and as we well know when deploying any weapon system, target identification is key. We are not always going to have the luxury of getting into a gunfight under "ideal" conditions.

August 19, 2013

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC380 Subcompact Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC380 Subcompact Pistol

As you might have ascertained by its model designation, the LC380 is essentially the LC9 modified to fire the .380 cartridge. In fact, the LC380 is identical to the LC9 in every respect, except for the caliber and a minuscule variation in weight.

June 19, 2013

Customizing Your AR Rifle

Customizing Your AR Rifle

ARs are almost endlessly customizable to suit the needs of the operator. From barrel length to stocks, grips, rails, and optics, the foundation of the AR-15 can be adapted to everything from close-quarters operation work to long-range precision applications.

May 29, 2013

Assault Weapons Ban: A Cure That Could Kill

Assault Weapons Ban: A Cure That Could Kill

The proposed federal Assault Weapons Ban, which is supposed to curtail mass shootings, could be very bad for law enforcement officers. It may take the tools you need to protect the public from active shooters right out of your hands.

February 4, 2013

Lewis Machine & Tool LM8MRP Rifle

Lewis Machine & Tool LM8MRP Rifle

Lewis Machine and Tool Co. (LMT) recently released what it believes is an improvement on the venerable AR-15 design, the LM8MRP. The LM8MRP is a direct gas impingement AR-15 with a 16-inch barrel that features the company's latest modular upper receiver or Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP).

October 11, 2012

Police Readers Support Concealed Carry, Romney for President

Police Readers Support Concealed Carry, Romney for President

The vast majority of working law enforcement officers in the United States support the Second Amendment right to bear arms and plan to vote for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this fall. That's the findings of a survey conducted by POLICE Magazine this summer.

September 12, 2012

Police Product Test: Meopta 1-4X22KD Scope

Police Product Test: Meopta 1-4X22KD Scope

Meopta's 1-4X22KD has a 30mm tube to give you a crisp, clear image of whatever you view through it. Its illuminated reticle is the "K Dot," a modified German 4 with a dot centered on a broken horizontal crosshair and a vertical post.

July 25, 2012

Police Product Test: M-Pro 7 Advanced Small Arms Cleaning Kit
Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC9 Sub-Compact Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC9 Sub-Compact Pistol

While Ruger's LCP proved popular with both civilians and law enforcement officers, there were those who felt that its .380 cartridge was a lower end choice for defensive purposes. To answer this criticism, Ruger developed the Light Compact 9 (LC9).

March 15, 2012

Ithaca M37 Shotgun and M1911 Pistol

Ithaca M37 Shotgun and M1911 Pistol

Although it's best known today for its hunting weapons, Ithaca has produced firearms favored by the military and law enforcement for decades. The Ithaca Model 37 shotgun and M1911 handgun are two John Browning designs that have been carried in both World Wars and in numerous police operations.

February 7, 2012