Officer Hotlist Product Recap: Late July

Without a constant feed of newsletters and diligent tradeshow attendance, it can be a challenge to keep up with the law enforcement industry. New products are announced almost every day. Equipment are under constant review. Departments and Sheriff Offices around the country vet and select solutions worthy of their budget.

The Officer Hotlist Recap reviews the past week with a shortlist of the latest articles, announcements and updates on Officer.com (Wednesday, July 16 to Tuesday, July 29).

Articles, Reviews & Insights

The Kahr/Delica4 is the new entrant into this latter field.  It's  Kahr's version of one of Sypderco's most popular and long-lived folders, the Delica.  It has a standard-length (4-inch) handle, but with a deliberately cut-down blade length of 2.5″ (compared to the standard 2.88″ blade).  Not surprisingly, there seems to be a lot of ignorance (that's the polite word) all over the forums about why Kahr and Spyderco would do that on purpose.
Field Test Report: The Kahr/Spyderco Delica4 
Ralph Mroz, Equipment Review
More about the Delica4 Knife 
More from Spyderco 
More from Kahr 

I found myself with four .380s to test and a number of holsters to fit them.  With the popularity of “pocket carry” for the smaller .380s like the Glock 42, Kahr’s CW380 and Ruger’s LCP, the Nemesis holsters from DeSantis Gunhide were added to my list to test and evaluate.
Editor's Review: DeSantis Nemesis Pocket Holsters 
Frank Borelli, Editorial Director 
More about the Nemesis Cargo Holster 
More from DeSantis Gunhide 

Developed by retired police officer and gun magazine editor Roy Huntington and produced by Hyskore, the Griplight is an integrated light/stock unit that simply replaces the j-frame's stocks.  The 100+ lumen CREE LED sits atop the cylinder on the right side of the revolver, and is activated by a micro pressure switch under the middle finger position on the front of the stock.  There's also an on/off slider switch on the bottom of the stock.  The unit is powered by a single CR2 battery that' s supplied with the unit and housed in the bottom of the Griplight stock.
Griplight: A White-Light-Integrated J-Frame Grip
Ralph Mroz, Equipment Review
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So, there I was…  stalking through the jungle in between more tents than I thought possible.  Then I realized, I WAS in Tent City during Police Week in Washington, DC and it IS called Tent City for a reason: There are over 100 vendors displaying their products and services under “tents” they rent from the DC FOP.  In one of them I found a product on display called the Man-PACK.  I had to stop and take a look…
What Is A Man-Pack? 
Frank Borelli, Editorial Director

What makes for a proper concealed carry pack or bag?  It has to look non-tactical --  no PALS webbing, no military colors, and no certainly camouflage.  It should have a “civilian” shape – more rounded than rectangular.  Your goal is to blend, not be tacticool.  Yes, I’ve heard the argument that no one really notices or recognizes a coyote-brown/PALS pack as a gun bag, but I’m not concerned with how 99% of the population reacts.  I’m concerned about  the bad guys – who most certainly do notice these things.
Off-Body Carry Done Right 
Ralph Mroz, Equipment Review

iSTAR is a fully automatic, high resolution imaging system that instantly captures full 360 degree spherical images and real-time video. It is a user friendly, portable, single button operation camera that captures spherical images in just 2-3 seconds. iSTAR addresses challenges industry has been experiencing  for a long time in a single compact unit. No prior technical knowledge is required to operate iSTAR. ... This article describes features , applications and benefits of the 360 degrees Rapid Imaging camera - iSTAR. 
iSTAR: 360 Degree Rapid Imaging from NCTech 
More from Sundance DSP Inc. 

Purchases, Announcements & News

Video: Eight-year-old Jacen Troxell raised money to help the Indianapolis Police Department to buy bulletproof vests following the death of Officer Perry Renn.
Boy Raises More Than $10K for Indy Vests 

Icom America will be exhibiting complete P25 end-to-end systems and subscriber units at APCO 2014, including the FR9010 Series digital repeater, the F9011 Series handheld and the F9511 Series mobile. The subscriber units operate multi-mode P25 trunking, P25 conventional and analog. 
Icom Showcases Interoperable Two-Way Radio Solutions at APCO 2014 
More from Icom America 

Spring Lake Park police will replace dashboard-mounted cameras in squad cars with an officer-worn version. The north metro department is believed to be the first in the Twin Cities to issue body cameras to all 11 of its officers. 
Small Minn. PDs Warm to Idea of Body Cams 
By Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, McClatchy-Tributne News Service 

IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., 
is pleased to announce the TAVOR® SAR RS models for the states of Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey are now shipping to area distributors. The MA, MD and NJ RS models comply with all state statutes and still provides the TAVOR® SAR fan an unprecedented experience in firepower and performance.
IWI US Shipping TAVOR® SAR RS Models (Restricted States) to Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey 
More from Israeli Weapon Industries (IWI) US, Inc

Zetron, RELM Wireless, and Spectra Engineering have completed successful joint testing of Zetron’s Advanced Communications (AcomEVO) console system utilizing the TIA Project 25 (P25) Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI) to connect to RELM Wireless and Spectra Engineering’s DFSI-based repeaters and base stations.
Zetron, RELM Wireless, and Spectra Engineering Complete Successful P25 DFSI Testing 
More from ZETRON INC. 

Ping4alerts!, the first app to leverage the Ping4 Inc. location services API, announced today that is has been named a finalist in the mobile application category of the 2014 Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Technology Leadership Awards.
Ping4 Inc. Named Finalist at 2014 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Awards 
More from PING4 

New Product Launches & Updates

CRKT and North American Arms are excited to announce the release of the special edition Tucker Trailmaster, which combines two best-selling items, CRKT’s Free Range® Hunter Fixed Blade Knife and North American Arms’ .22 Magnum Mini-Revolver, in one unbeatable combo.
CRKT and North American Arms Release Tucker Trailmaster 
More from Columbia River Knife & Tool 

Fobus International LTD manufacturer of Holster & Pouches introduce the newest holster for Glock 42: the GL42ND. The one-piece holster body is constructed with reinforced polymer and is lightweight and extremely rugged. 
Fobus Holsters Introduces the GL42ND Holster for Glock 42's 
More from FOBUS Holsters 

BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. has launched a new model of the Blast Gauge™ System with advancements including a new high-g accelerometer and longer battery life. The new gauges represent a functional revision of the already robust Blast Gauge System platform, which provides the capability to capture complex data on blast events by recording a Service member's exposure to blast overpressure and resulting accelerations. 
BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. continues to advance blast overpressure measurement with release of new Blast Gauge 
More from BlackBox Biometrics 

The industry-leading CRT-15 has been redesigned to improve its current features, and add an important new feature. The reamer-style head has been redesigned to improve its scraper edges to maximize carbon removal from the bolt carrier of AR15 type rifles.
CRT-15 Carbon Removal Tool is Redesigned and Improved 
More from Magna-Matic Corp. 

USA based, Magnum Research, Inc. (MRI) has once again expanded their Magnum Lite® rimfire rifle product line with the introduction of the MLR Ultra 22LR with a high-tech modular tensioned-type barrel.
Magnum Research® Introduces the MLR Ultra 22LR Rimfire Rifle 
More from Magnum Research 

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. has announced new pricing for its revolutionary Therm-App™ thermal mobile device. The industry's first and only such device for Android phones is now available at a special promotional price of $999. 
Opgal Offers Its Therm-App™ Industry-First Thermal Android Device at Reduced Pricing 
More from Opgal Optronic 

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, introduces its four-channel Suitcase Receiver (SCRx) at ALEA Expo 2014, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 44th Annual Conference and Exposition (Booth 409). 
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Introduces Suitcase Receiver at ALEA Expo 2014 
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Code 3, Inc.'s complete lighting package for the 2015 Chevy Tahoe. From bumper to bumper, Code 3 has you covered with an extensive product offering. Be sure to check out the 2015 Tahoe brochure on the Code 3 website for a complete listing of available products.
2015 Tahoe Lighting Package 
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Peerless Handcuff Company announced the 100th Anniversary Model 700L - Chain Link Handcuff. The Model 700L comes with a high polish nickel plated finish, special 100th Anniversary markings, unique serial numbers and retro packaging.
Model 700L Limited Edition Handcuff 
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