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Police Product Test: Optical Dynamics OD40 Long Distance Illuminator

The OD40MM Illuminator Kit from Optical Dynamics provides high-power illumination with minimal light bleed.

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WA Jury Awards $15 Million to Family of Man Killed in SWAT Incident

A federal court jury in Seattle has awarded nearly $15 million to the family and 9-year-old son of a man who a SWAT sniper shot and killed in Fife, WA, finding police had no reason to use deadly force.

LAPD Sniper Fired from Helicopter to End Shootout

Los Angeles police fired a rifle from a helicopter during a shootout with a man killed in Sunland earlier this week, marking the first time that specially trained SWAT officers have opened fire from a helicopter hovering over a scene, the LAPD said.

SniperWeek 25 Training Event Registration Open

This year, Snipercraft celebrates its 25th year producing SniperWeek. SniperWeek is a unique training event for police and military snipers that will take place , which will take place in St. Petersburg, FL, Apr. 5–8, 2017.

'Helluva' Shot Stopped Gunman in Baton Rouge, Officials Say

On Sunday, the Baton Rouge SWAT team's training kicked in and the team performed flawlessly in responding to an ambush on officers, an emotional Dabadie said at a press conference.

SHOT Show 2014—5.11 Shows Co-Branded Rifles

Tactical gear and apparel manufacturer 5.11 Tactical has teamed up with modern sporting rifle manufacturer J.P. Enterprises to sell a line of precision rifles.

Kan. Chief Made 'Take Out' Call After 32-Hour Standoff

The Wichita (Kan.) Police chief decided to end a 32-hour standoff with a suspect that involved nine different SWAT teams by telling tactical officers to "take him out."

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.

Police Sniper Ends Ind. Standoff, Saves Child

A Fort Wayne (Ind.) Police sniper ended a stand-off Wednesday afternoon that began when a suspect pulled a woman off a city bus, killed her, and took a 3-year-old hostage.

SIG Sauer 716 Patrol Rifle

The SIG716 makes a great first impression. It's a ruggedly built 7.62mm carbine with a 16-inch barrel and a free-floating quad rail. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when I was opening the box.