2013 in Review

By Frank Borelli " Ontario Knife Company XM Strike Fighter Review" I give the OKC XM Strike Fighter two thumbs up. It handles and performs as it should and is reasonably priced. If you’re in the market for a new folder this holiday season, I...


By Frank Borelli

"Ontario Knife Company XM Strike Fighter Review"

I give the OKC XM Strike Fighter two thumbs up. It handles and performs as it should and is reasonably priced. If you’re in the market for a new folder this holiday season, I suggest you check it out!

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"Rogers Rail Lite & Streamlight MicroStream"

I can foresee two primary scenarios in which this mounted light system would be used: on a home defense handgun or as an emergency backup light system on your duty handgun.

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"Safariland ILS2 Flashlight Review" 

The ILS2 has an internal battery barrel system that holds six AAA batteries. The power provided by these much-cheaper and easier-to-find batteries allows the light to produce 450 lumens of light for up to 75 minutes.

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"Kahr CW4543: 5,000 Round Report" 

I was – and continue to be – duly impressed with the weapon and this report/review is the result of having reached the milestone of firing 5,000 rounds through it.

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"Just Right Carbine & Glock 17 Combo" 

For my testing purposes I had on hand a fourth generation Glock Model 17, a Just Right Carbine (JRC) designed to use the magazines of the Glock 17, and eight magazines for said...

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"DAW TECH Ballistic Clipboard Test Report" 

This clipboard is not meant to replace body armor. That said, think about the additional protection it can and does offer above and beyond that of your worn body armor. More pro...

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"ALTAI gear MF Tactical Boots: Review"

Most of my wear testing was done in areas common to law enforcement work: streets, sidewalks, inside buildings, and sometimes in grassy areas. It occurred to me that while such...

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"Kimber PepperBlaster II: A Review"

I have to admit, I’ve become somewhat of a fan. The unit is light and compact enough that it can be conveniently carried by dropping it in a pocket (unless you wear your pants...

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"Gerber Bullrush Multi-Tool: A Review"

Gerber’s Bullrush is a recent release that is basic, comfortable and relatively compact. It has what you need and not a bunch of stuff that you probably don’t.

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"Gerber's Uppercut Punch Dagger - Review"

I know there are still a lot of people in the law enforcement industry – and other warrior services as well – who feel that boot knives, hide-away knives, and other such too...

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"The Active Shooter Response Training Manual" by Scott M. Hyderkhan from Kinetic Tactical Training Solutions LLC

"Active Shooter Response Training Manual: A Review"

No matter what resource you’re using, such as this manual, it behooves you – the instructor developing and delivering the training – to use it ONLY as a resource, insuring...

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"The Streamlight TLR-1 HL: A Review"

About 65 minutes later I pulled it out of the bucket, shook it off and turned it on. It worked both with touch/push pressure and the locked-on position.

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"Del-Ton Sport (AR style) Rifle Review"

A reliable and accurate AR-style rifle for an MSRP of just $699? Unheard of.

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"The Spyderco Manix II - A Review"

Through my years wearing a uniform on the street I carried many a different lockblade folding knife and the assortment included several Spyderco knives.

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ALGIZ 10X Tablet from Handheld

"Testing rugged"

I didn’t use it as an improvised weapon, use it to block any attacks or shoot it. Short of that, I abused it in ways that simulated common every day law enforcement use – an...

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By Lindsey Bertomen

Vanguard Series 2 RC TRR Rifle from Weatherby

"Would you reach for this in a tactical intervention?"

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