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SHOT Show 2018 Part 2

SHOT Show 2018 Part 2

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

Fill Your Own Stocking

Fill Your Own Stocking

Maybe you need a last minute tax deduction on professional and safety equipment before the end of the year. I know that at this time of year I require some of what I call needful things for myself. Here are some shopping suggestions.

December 23, 2013

Product Test: 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt
Will LE Adopt the 'Smart' Rifle?

Will LE Adopt the 'Smart' Rifle?

Tracking Point Innovations hopes to change the way precision shooters calculate their shot by mounting "smart" aiming technology to a custom rifle. SWAT operators told POLICE Magazine they'll wait to see if it will hold up to duty use.

June 17, 2013

Product Test: Nutshellz Groin Protector

Product Test: Nutshellz Groin Protector

The Nutshellz is a groin protector on steroids. It's made with several layers of ballistic material to obtain the NIJ Level II rating encased in a durable rubber material with a carbon fiber outer skin.

May 1, 2013

How To Start a Tactical Team

How To Start a Tactical Team

There are plenty of behind-the-scenes preparations needed to form a tactical team. It's not just gathering a group, getting fancy tactical dress, and heading out for some shooting.

April 3, 2013

'Tacticool' Gear Won't Make You a Better Cop

'Tacticool' Gear Won't Make You a Better Cop

Just because you got it out of the childproof packaging doesn't mean you know how to properly use it. If it's a police item you would describe as "tactical cool," please read your departmental policy and procedures to see if it is allowed.

July 5, 2012

Video: SHOT Show 2012 Highlights

Video: SHOT Show 2012 Highlights

This year's annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas offered plenty of visual curiosities for POLICE Magazine's video crew. Four law enforcement suppliers showed off their new gear, and "Top Shot" Michelle Viscusi told us how she stays on target.

February 27, 2012

Video: Need To Open Up a Building Wall?

Video: Need To Open Up a Building Wall?

The BatCat — formerly known as the Bomb Assault Tactical Control Assessment Tool — is a massive automated robot that can be operated remotely and is part-truck and part-tractor. A telescoping arm can bring a claw, forklift or bucket up to 50 feet.

May 27, 2011

Kel-Tec Incorporates SHOT Feedback Into KSG

Kel-Tec Incorporates SHOT Feedback Into KSG

Kel-Tec is incorporating feedback from users into its KSG, 14-round shotgun, including adjusting the trigger reset, adding a pump-lock switch, including a rail-mounted hand stop and including indicator holes in the mag tube.

March 3, 2011

SIG Sauer To Offer 556 Carbine In 7.62x39

SIG Sauer To Offer 556 Carbine In 7.62x39

The 7.62x39 was not developed for sniper work. Longer cartridges such as the Soviet 7.62x54 were developed for precision work and mimic our 30.06 and .308. The 7.62x39 is a relatively short cartridge case, but packs an effective punch.

November 24, 2010

A Grab Bag to Go

A Grab Bag to Go

I find it a necessity now more than ever to have a grab bag within arm's reach. To prepare for active shooters, school crises, and terrorism, you've got to have the necessary equipment and now!

January 12, 2010