Equipment Review

  • 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 protection is always good.

    Article • September 16th, 2013

  • Small Sling Packs for the Cruelest Season

    To paraphrase T. S. Elliot: Summer is the cruelest season. Warm weather makes carrying anything – weapons or more mundane items -- difficult. We don’t have jackets and coats to conceal the gear on our beltlines, and neither do we have the pockets that...

    Article • September 12th, 2013

  • 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 wear testing would be adequate, it wasn't really telling about the...

    Article • September 9th, 2013

  • 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 Glock 17.

    Article • August 9th, 2013

  • 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.

    Article • August 2nd, 2013

  • Plate Carriers for Patrol

    Gone are the days where we felt secure wearing our Level 2 soft armor to any call for service. The use of plate carriers by police and responsible citizens is on the rise.

    Article • July 26th, 2013

  • 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 that what you glean from it you then incorporate into your own curriculum...

    Article • July 22nd, 2013

  • Springfield XD(M) .45 ACP - A Review

    Reliability was unquestionable and accuracy was as good as you could ask for from pistol of this kind.

    Article • July 16th, 2013

  • Del-Ton Sport (AR style) Rifle Review

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

    Article • June 28th, 2013

  • 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.

    Article • June 14th, 2013

  • 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.

    Article • June 7th, 2013

  • GORE-TEX® Patrol Shell from Forum Industries

    The Lightweight Patrol Shell is the waterproof cousin of the Patrol Soft Shell. When these two jackets are used together, you get the warmth and comfort of fleece with the water proof protection that GORE-TEX® is so well known for.

    Article • May 31st, 2013

  • 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.

    Article • April 30th, 2013

  • 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 tools don’t have a place in the profession. I think that the circumstances...

    Article • April 26th, 2013

  • Gerber Paraframe II Tanto Knife Review

    We all want a good quality knife without spending a fortune. Gerber, who is known for producing quality knives, is introducing the Paraframe II Tanto that fits that bill. It is so new, Gerber doesn’t even have it shown on their website yet.

    Article • April 19th, 2013

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