• BLACKHAWK! Evolution

    Based on consumer feedback, identified need in the field, and their own in-house creativity, BLACKHAWK! has steadily improved their SERPA line of holsters.

    Article • January 7th, 2011

  • Gerber Warrant Knife

    It’s a rare occasion (in my experience) to see a police officer with a fixed blade knife. Just because that’s the common reality though, doesn’t mean that there is no use for a fixed blade knife in the LE arena.

    Article • December 31st, 2010

  • Gerber Balance Multi-Tool

    In this multi-tool you can get to everything it offers without having to open it and the Keep It Simple Stupid theory is well applied.

    Article • December 24th, 2010

  • KA-BAR Tanto Knife

    I've found tanto-style knife designs (in general) very strong and rugged enough to take the abuse I throw at them without issue.

    Article • December 3rd, 2010

  • Extreme Beam's Alpha Tac

    120 lumens is more than sufficient for tactical work. With that amount of light you can easily perform search functions and/or identify your target at handgun engagement distances.

    Article • November 26th, 2010

  • Gerber Guardian Back-Up Knife

    The Guardian Back-Up Alpha. Not too small, not too big, but plenty of performance in a conveniently sized package.

    Article • November 19th, 2010

  • The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380

    All in all, the Bodyguard 380 is certainly worth serious consideration, for those who are looking for this type of pistol. I think it will live up to its Bodyguard heritage.

    Article • October 14th, 2010

  • The 9mm Option

    Developed in 1902 by Georg Luger, the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge can brag about being over 100 years old and more successful now than at any other time.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • BLACKHAWK! Garra II Knife

    An evolution of the Garra first made by Masters of Defense, the Garra II is an aggressive hawksbill design that may be overlooked for anything other than serious defense use.

    Article • September 24th, 2010

  • Better Response to Barricades

    Our servicemen and women are special in many ways and they should be treated as such.

    Article • August 30th, 2010

  • Gerber 06 Fast Clip Knife

    Checking over the knife after the fact I found that the edge was still in good condition and the lock had no play in it. It had survived what I threw at it.

    Article • August 20th, 2010

  • ElZetta M60 LED Light & Mount

    Short of shooting it, I don't think I could find anything more abusive than what I simulated in the testing.

    Article • July 30th, 2010

  • The Tactical Patrol Officer

    Law enforcement, like any profession, must accept change and continuously evolve to better serve its basic mission of protecting the community.

    Article • June 22nd, 2010

  • 9mm vs .45ACP: Really? Again?

    Next year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Government Model 1911 .45ACP having been adopted by the U.S. Military (even though it existed in 1904) and the 9mm is even older than that.

    Article • June 18th, 2010

  • Ore. Teen Critical After Trooper Tasers Him

    The teen refused to comply with police orders.

    Article • June 16th, 2010

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