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What Officers Want in a Duty Knife

All LEOs need a convenient, useful tool they can carry and deploy easily, but some features are more popular than others.

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DoubleStar Unveils the Wrath, Combo of Crash Axe and Tomahawk

DoubleStar's new Wrath edged weapon is designed to bring the best elements of a crash axe and tomahawk together in the "CrashHawk."

SHOT Show 2017: First Impressions from Industry Day

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.

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.

SHOT Show 2013: DoubleStar's Constant Carry Carbine

DoubleStar Corp. introduced a lightweight AR-15 called the Constant Carry Carbine at SHOT Show that significantly reduces gear load for tactical operators.

Flip Sights

Both Doublestar's DSC Flip-Up Rear Sight DS401 and DSC Flip-Up Front Sight DS412 have traction checkering for rapid deployment and can be brought into position with one hand. These compact, lightweight sights are CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminum billet with a flat black hard coat anodized finish.

Handguns: 2011

All sworn law enforcement officers carry at least one handgun. Smart ones carry more than one, if they're allowed to. That's why so much of the handgun market is focused on providing cops with handguns.

Long Guns: 2011

Just 10 years ago when law enforcement agencies went out to purchase long guns, they rarely looked at anything other than shotguns. Today, the AR and other military-style rifles dominate the market.

DoubleStar Introduces Mini Back-Up Iron Sights

DoubleStar Corp. has introduced a pair of front and rear flip-up iron sights as a back-up sighting option for rifles, according to the company.

Officers Go Hands-on With 1911s at POLICE-TREXPO Range Event

Manufacturer reps from SIG Sauer, Kimber, DoubleStar, and others set up tables with 1911-type pistols, a few sniper rifles, and a custom AR-15.