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  • Laser play

    I rounded a corner and suddenly I was in the middle of a bazaar; a market selling rugs and fruit, and I noticed ancient script scrawled on old-looking walls. Beyond the market was a modest house…empty, but its contents suggested a family lived...

    Article • August 13th, 2013

  • Sharp shooters are a serious asset in public places

    A t the completion of this article another terrorist attack has taken the lives of fellow Americans at a major sporting event. These particular cowards who attacked us ran, but ultimately were dealt with by the fine efforts of the Boston-area law...

    Article • May 15th, 2013

  • Suit up, SWAT

    LAPD Chief Darryl F. Gates was credited with developing the first SWAT (initially called the “Special Weapons Attack Team”) unit in the late 1960s. Agencies across the country saw the potential in the specialized unit and were quick to follow...

    Article • August 14th, 2012

  • Deployable Medical Operator's Kit from CCJA

    When you're in the field and a life-threatening injury occurs, the choices you have are limited: fix it or die/let someone else die. These minimum life saving pieces of kit are essential.

    Article • April 6th, 2012

  • 2012 SHOT Show Tactical Review

    Guns are everywhere at SHOT but so are improvements in tactical armor and uniforms

    Article • January 25th, 2012

  • The AAC Micro 7 Rifle

    The noise generated by a gunshot is a mere byproduct and does not add to the terminal performance of the bullet. If you are with me on this point lets drive on.

    Article • January 17th, 2012

  • Turn the pages on SWAT

    On Aug. 1, 1966, a married 25-year-old former U.S. Marine and college student climbed to the observation deck of the campus tower at the University of Texas at Austin and opened fire on the crowd below. Charles Whitman, a clean-cut blond engineering...

    Article • November 14th, 2011

  • Armor Express Lighthawk XT Body Armor

    Let's take a look at everything that came in the Lighthawk XT package and then I'll discuss how I configured it for my needs followed by a report on the wear / field test.

    Article • August 12th, 2011

  • CKC S.W.A.T. Knife Review

    I'd prefer the cutting hook to be the automatic blade, but what is the percentage of military / law enforcement who would have this knife that are airborne?

    Article • July 29th, 2011

  • Gerber LHR Knife: A Field Test

    Anyone who has seen Harseys's or Reeve's work before will recognize some of their handiwork. The ergonomically shaped handle and the steady curve of the back of the grip that merges into the spine of the blade with a smoothness only interrupted by the...

    Article • May 20th, 2011

  • The Weaponlight Boogey Man

    By this time you’ve probably heard about the Force Science News report on weapon-mounted lights by Dr. Bill Lewinski. Specifically examined were the pistol-mounted lights with pressure-activated switches manufactured by SureFire.

    Article • April 19th, 2011

  • Gerber River Shorty Blunt Knife

    Given that the knife is specifically designed for working on or near the water, I felt it would be best to test it while wet.

    Article • March 25th, 2011

  • AMK's Trauma Pak Review

    As a person who has long espoused the need for every police officer to have a basic trauma kit close at hand (if not on their person) I wanted to check out their Trauma Paks.

    Article • March 18th, 2011

  • Help a Sniper

    You can't do your job without proper equipment. Neither can they.

    Article • March 6th, 2011

  • Gerber's Prodigy Tanto Knife

    Another new knife we saw fromm Gerber at this year's SHOT Show is the Prodigy Tanto. Added to the Prodigy family this knife came to me for test and evaluation and I accepted it readily.

    Article • February 4th, 2011

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