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SHOT Show 2018: Report from the Aisles

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.

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Holsters & Duty Gear: Proven Designs and New Technology

Law enforcement professionals have many options when it comes to duty holsters and accessories. POLICE Magazine spoke with manufacturers and officers about the latest trends in duty holsters and the benefits of a variety of designs.

Firearm Paraphernalia

Guns and all of the gear and equipment associated with them keep you prepared for whatever may come your way. Here are 12 firearm paraphernalia products that caught our discerning eye.

SHOT Show 2012: Report from the Aisles

Despite the industry's attempt to transform shooting sports and self-defense into some kind of video game for the Generation Z folks, there was still plenty of serious hardware for law enforcement at this year's show.

IACP 2011 In Pictures

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, which was held Oct. 22-26 in Chicago, appeared to focus on officer protection. View this photo gallery for 16 innovative products that caught the attention of POLICE Magazine's reporters. And read our feature, "IACP 2011 Highlights," for 12 more products. Photos by Mark W. Clark.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. KLCR 357 Compact Revolver

I am an avowed fan of the revolver in general and short-barreled revolvers in particular. So I was prepared to like the LCR. And I'm happy to tell you it did not disappoint me.

Kicking Things Up a Notch

I believe there is a need for law enforcement officers, especially for tactical personnel, to kick things up a notch and use heavier caliber carbines as patrol rifles and entry guns.

SHOT Show 2010: Best of Show

There was a lot more to see at this year's SHOT Show than backup weapons. Glock announced a major facelift of its duty pistols, Bushmaster launched a new combat rifle, and numerous companies pumped out cool police products. Here's a quick look at some of our favorites.

SHOT Show 2009: Best of Show

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.

IACP 2008: Best of Show

As exemplified by IACP 2008 held in San Diego in November, IACP tends to be about big ticket items: vehicles, software, video systems. This year's IACP was no exception.