For this year's Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in January, the POLICE editors and a POLICE contributor walked the aisles learning about the latest products for law enforcement. Here's our report on the nation's largest police equipment show.
March 5, 2018
SureFire's new M600IB Intellibeam ScoutLight utilizes SureFire’s proprietary IntelliBeam Technology to automatically adjust the light output to the optimal level.
September 2, 2016
Law enforcement officers can now choose from a variety of high-lumen flashlights to help illuminate dark alleys, vehicles, or rooms. These lights can improve officer safety by revealing threats, and assist in searches for trace evidence in low-light scenarios. Photos courtesy of vendors.
December 19, 2012
Just five years ago, a 200-lumen flashlight was considered amazingly bright. Now, advances in technology have made it possible to increase the power of even small flashlights to emit beyond 500 lumens of light, which is more than enough to illuminate a room and cause temporary blindness in suspects.
December 19, 2012
The Columbine High School massacre underscored what can happen when tactical teams cannot communicate. Fast-forward 13 years, and such incompatibility still exists for many tactical teams, particularly those in mid-size to small departments.
March 27, 2012
Last month, we gave you a look at some of the items from SHOT that immediately caught our attention. This month, we're going to open up the briefcase, and the boxes, load the CDs and the jump drives, and give you our Best of Show report.
March 1, 2012
POLICE Magazine reviews the SureFire Muzzle Brake, Uncle Mike's Active Shooter Response Bag, and the Insight Technology M3X LED Weapon-Mounted Light.
March 23, 2011
This year, the law enforcement section of the show wound through both floors of the Sands Expo Center and into numerous ballrooms in the Venetian Hotel. Exhibitors along the law enforcement aisles were showing everything from machine guns to mannequins, ranging in size from vehicles to lights the size of a stick of Dentyne gum.
March 3, 2011
Capt. Gary Moody of the Columbus (Ind.) Police Department won all of the gear featured in POLICE Magazine's Well Dressed SWAT Officer contest. "I received the call to tell me I had won the day before my 50th birthday," says Moody. "It was my best present!"
February 25, 2011
SureFire brought several new tactical products for law enforcement officers, including the Mini and Micro suppressors that work with SureFire flash hider and muzzle brake suppressor adapters.
January 19, 2011
SureFire has released a line of Mini and Micro suppressors. Both work with existing SureFire flash hider and muzzle brake suppressor adapters but come in a significantly smaller forms than previous models.
July 20, 2010
There were law enforcement exhibits in the lobby, in the hallways, in the meeting rooms from one end of the rambling convention center to the other. And they had a lot of great products on display. Here's a look at our favorites from this year's SHOT.
March 1, 2009
In the last few years UA has introduced product lines in such diverse areas as hunting, working out, and casual wear. Now Under Armour also has a line of tactical wear, which includes the Generation II Tactical Pants.
October 1, 2008
Lessman inched forward. Beyond the refrigerator and deeper into the kitchen was a large table that had been upended on its side. He suspected that the table was shielding someone behind it.
July 1, 2008
There was a temptation to slug this article with the headline "Pimp Your Handgun." After all, it's catchy and it's trendy…There's only one thing wrong with it, it's dead wrong.
January 1, 2008