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Less-Lethal: Making Impact

Less-Lethal: Making Impact

The pressure on American law enforcement agencies to field tools that can subdue dangerous armed and unarmed individuals without using deadly force has never been greater than today. The answer according to many experts is less-lethal weapons that can be fired from a distance and effect subjects with blunt force or chemical irritant or both.

March 10, 2017

Firearms 2017

Firearms 2017

POLICE offers this preview of what firearms will be introduced or promoted by their manufacturers at the 2017 SHOT Show.

January 15, 2017

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector

Less Lethal Concepts' Pepper Pak 50 is designed to deliver chemical agents at up to 85 feet, protecting officers and reducing the need for deadly force.

August 12, 2016

Are Pistol Optics Ready For Duty?

Are Pistol Optics Ready For Duty?

Predicting the future is a hazardous occupation, but barring some unseen events, reflex sights will likely be on many law enforcement duty handguns within the next five to 10 years.

May 4, 2016

21st-Century Firearms Training

21st-Century Firearms Training

To help officers gain more advanced firearms skills Speller and the team at Fenix Training developed the Law Enforcement D.R.A.W. School Firearms Training program.

May 4, 2016

Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other

Hornady TAP SBR: Made For Each Other

Since most of the problems with firing a standard AR round from an SBR are caused by inefficient powder burn, the propellant formulation was a key focus of the project.

May 4, 2016

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training

Web Exclusive: A New Approach to Firearms Training

Students who have attended the D.R.A.W. School say the results can be impressive. “When we went to the range for live-fire training after the first D.R.A.W. School class, the results were instantly apparent. Not only were officers quicker out of the holster, their first shot was right on target, and their follow-up shots were faster and much more accurate,” says Lt. Jason Graham, training coordinator with the Wake Forest (NC) Police Department.

March 11, 2016

SHOT Show 2016: Report from the Aisles

SHOT Show 2016: Report from the Aisles

The 2016 version of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor trade (SHOT) show was held last month in Las Vegas, and it revealed once again that law enforcement and personal defense products have taken primacy at the world's largest gun show more than ever before.

February 29, 2016

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics

12 Things You Need to Know About Rifle Optics

In order to help you decide what optic best suits your needs, POLICE Magazine spoke with some experts on the tactical operation of firearms optics. And the following are 12 things they said you need to know about these essential accessories.

January 28, 2016

SHOT Show 2016: Firearms Preview
SHOT Show 2015 Sneak Preview

SHOT Show 2015 Sneak Preview

Each January the leading manufacturers of firearms, gear, equipment, and apparel debut many of their new products at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Here's a quick preview.

January 16, 2015

Blackhawk's Level III Epoch Holster

Blackhawk's Level III Epoch Holster

In the Blackhawk Epoch holster system, a wedge engages from the side of the holster and locks into the ejection port. The wedge is released when the shooter grips the pistol to draw and pushes down on a plunger with his or her thumb

May 15, 2013

The Tragedy of Training Accidents

The Tragedy of Training Accidents

When an officer is shot and killed in a training session, odds are some other officer pulled the trigger. The result is devastating for the officers of the agency involved and for the friends and families of both officers.

April 16, 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

Law Enforcement Firearms Trends

Law Enforcement Firearms Trends

Zombies aside, there are trends emerging in the firearms industry, and they have the potential to determine what tools you will be issued in the near future.

January 22, 2013