The Rook, which has been around for more than a decade, is a tracked armored critical incident vehicle that an agency or department can outfit with a hydraulic breaching ram, a grapple claw, a vehicle extraction tool, and an armored deployment platform (ADP) – which has recently been enhanced to give tactical teams an even higher point of entry when needed.
January 21, 2022
An interesting hands-on experience was over at the KelTec booth where I was surprised at just how good the new P15 feels. The striker-fired polymer handgun only weighs 14 ounces, is super thin for a double-stack 9mm, and carries 15+1.
January 19, 2022
There were far too many products on display at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas to adequately capture it all, but as I zoom along at 300 miles per hour about 34,000 feet above sea level en route home, here are some of the things that immediately spring to mind as having a lasting impression on me.
January 24, 2020
It was at the SOG booth in 2010 that I had the opportunity to interview "Gunny." We talked about his product endorsements, how he went from the Marines to standup comedy, what it was like working with Stanley Kubrick, his work hosting the History Channel's "Mail Call," and his love-hate relationship with watermelons.
April 16, 2018
Here’s a quick look at some of the coolest police products I saw walking the literally miles of exhibits at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.
January 29, 2018
After attending SHOT 2018 in Las Vegas this week, I've compiled a collection of fireams that caught my eye and that I think you'll be interested in, too.
January 26, 2018
Industry Day at the Range has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception last decade. The event has become something of a SHOT Show in miniature. Yesterday’s Industry Day involved more than 100 exhibitors of rifles, pistols, shotguns, gear, apparel, and even archery equipment.
January 17, 2017
It doesn’t seem to be a “year of the gun” but more of a “year of the gun stuff,” as many of the firearms manufacturers seem to be circling the wagons a bit and simply giving some of their biggest hitters a facelift. That isn’t to say there aren't a few standouts, though.
January 22, 2015
The biggest challenge for me was to narrow down those firearms and products that are applicable to law enforcement and try to keep my eye from wandering to those I think would just plain be fun to shoot!
January 21, 2015
Where else than an exhibition for hunting and law enforcement firearms are you going to see t-shirts asking, "Have You Hugged Your Colt Today?", exhorting you to "Buy A Gun—Annoy a Liberal,” or celebrating diversity in the form of a collage of Smith & Wessons, Glocks, and Kimbers? Hey, it gives me the warm fuzzies.
January 16, 2014
I don't understand the prohibitive nature of no firearms at SHOT Show, particularly since its demographic is represented by quite a few cops and military personnel.
January 15, 2014
Made to fit nicely on your ankle or in your pocket. The G42 is small, but it retains all the classic Glock controls and the feel of the Austrian gunmaker’s larger pistols. When you grab it, you’ll feel the ergonomics are pure Glock.
January 14, 2014
Glock garnered most of the pre-show hype for the .380 ACP market with its introduction of the Model 42 pistol. This is the Austrian gunmaker's smallest pistol to date.
January 13, 2014
The 2013 edition of the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas provided plenty of innovative tactical gear for officers. POLICE Magazine's video crew visited Daniel Defense, Glock, KDH Defense Systems, Point Blank Body Armor, and SIG Sauer.
January 30, 2013
The firearms manufacturers have brought a grab bag of .45 ACP pistols to the 2013 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show aimed, at least in part, at officers working tactical and plainclothes assignments.
January 14, 2013