Equipment Review

  • Invisible Off-Body Carry?

    Good, purpose-built, quick-access, covert carry weapons bags and packs are a necessity in the inventory of a well-rounded, well-prepared armed professional. I’ve been railing lately about how, until recently, the so-called “discreet” bags on the...

    Article • April 12th, 2013

  • Off-Duty Lights to go with your Off-Duty Gun

    The great thing about a duty belt is that you can carry a lot of gear and you don’t need to worry about concealing it. When we put on street clothes, we need much of the same gear we carry on duty, but now we need to conceal it and carry it comfortably...

    Article • March 19th, 2013

  • Carhartt for Concealed Carry

    The tactical “plain” clothes that have hit our industry like a storm over the last decade are not actually “plain” -- rather, they are “professional”. They aren’t a uniform, but in wearing them, the fact that you are either on the job or...

    Article • March 19th, 2013

  • 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 too snug for that). It drops easily into any purse or jacket pocket. It...

    Article • March 15th, 2013

  • WINDSTOPPER® Patrol Soft Shell from Forum Industries

    Gore recognized the need to create a new option for procurement of quality duty outerwear for smaller agencies and individual officers. Some outerwear with GORE™ materials can be prohibitively expensive for the individual officer or even a small...

    Article • March 8th, 2013

  • ASP Talon Disc Loc Baton

    Keeping with their tradition of fine batons, ASP has introduced their steel Talon Disc Loc Baton in 16, 21, and 26 inches.

    Article • March 1st, 2013

  • Otis Technology Deluxe Law Enforcement System

    Otis Technology solved the issue of bulky cleaning kits with their high quality, compact gun cleaning kits and systems. I recently picked up the Deluxe Law Enforcement System. This is a kit that will take care of all the most popular caliber weapon...

    Article • January 31st, 2013

  • The S.T.A.R.: Fitting the Rifle to the Shooter

    Buying an off-the-shelf rifle is akin to buying an off-the-rack suit. It fits, sort of, but it will never fit as well as one that was tailored for the wearer.

    Article • December 18th, 2012

  • USB Triad Flashlight from ASP

    Most people in today’s tech savvy world think of a computer port when they think of USB’s. It means the same thing in relation to the ASP Triad. No, the Triad does not have a built in flash drive. Instead, like your phone and MP3 player, one way you...

    Article • December 7th, 2012

  • Smith & Wesson Range Jacket Wear Test Review

    Smith & Wesson has teamed up with technical clothing vendor Wild Things to make a line of clothing? The new line is for both professionals that demand high performance outdoor apparel, and other people who carry guns that want stylish, functional...

    Article • November 30th, 2012

  • RED Swivel (Rapid Emergency Detachment) from Blue Force Gear

    The folks at Blue Force Gear (BFG) saw a need to be able to quickly detach your sling from your rifle or other shoulder fired weapon systems in the event that that you got hung up on something or went overboard and needed to quickly lighten the load. They...

    Article • November 13th, 2012

  • Red Dot Optics: Tools or Toys?

    Many of the red dot sight detractors claim that they can do the same thing with their standard iron sights as they can with a dot sight. This claim generally comes from time spent on the practice range not in the real world.

    Article • November 7th, 2012

  • The Troy OEM M4 BattleSling Mount

    This is an ambidextrous mount that is able to be used by right or left handed shooters.  Swivel sockets are situated on the left, right, and in the bottom center.

    Article • October 12th, 2012

  • 5.11 Tactical Zone Assault Pack (Z.A.P.6) Review

    5.11 has been making some off-body concealed carry bags the last couple years that meet my definition of “beyond discreet;” that is, they contain no MOLLE, do not look tactical, and are available in non-tactical colors. In other words, they look...

    Article • October 9th, 2012

  • SureFire Fury P2X Review

    I am a strong advocate for carrying a good flashlight on your person at all times. If you’re in law enforcement, you better be carrying a good light on your belt every shift. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a low light or no light...

    Article • September 21st, 2012

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