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  • STREET SMARTS: Suspect or Victim?

    I was reading a post from a well-known trainer whom I don’t usually agree with, but I peruse his writing because of the provocative points it often raises. Recently he advanced a very interesting idea I had never considered: after a shooting, will the police look at you as a suspect or a victim? With

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  • When faced with multiple home invaders, what would you consider “enough gun”?

    GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

    Antisocial Media What investigators later determined began as a feud on social media turned deadly in the predawn darkness of an April night. The residents of a mobile home in rural north Florida heard their front door kicked open with a shout of “Sheriff’s office!” Only it wasn’t the sheriff’s office, but rather seven young

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  • FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Overseas Police Work

    The timeless adage, “The grass is always greener on the other side” may be appropriately applied to police work. Having trained in a number of overseas venues, I can unequivocally state that despite the many regulations we impose (and many rightly so) on ourselves in the U.S., they pale in comparison to regulations implemented in

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  • Shomer-Tec products sure to meet traveler’s needs: Covert Coffee, Escape Stick, Covert Coin, and Ceramic Folding Razor Knife.

    AGAINST ALL ODDS: Shomer-Tec Travel-Ready Gear

    A company that has caught my eye over the last couple of years claims to specialize in “merchandise for those looking for law enforcement and military products, as well as spy and revenge products.” This got my attention, and soon I was talking to Jeff from Shomer-Tec about some of these items. Previously, I’d seen

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  • Mini-Cache makes perfect option for self-built fire kit, with more than enough room for tinder and fire materials.

    AGAINST ALL ODDS: VSSL Survival Kits

    A plethora of survival kits are on the market catering to a series of unique needs. Companies like ESEE, Wise Food, and SOS Survival Products create small and large kits that can keep a user safe, dry, and warm. While that is the basic purpose of most survival kits, not all of them can perform

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  • Clore Automotive line-up is extensive. This article focuses on two models—JNCXFE and JNCAIR.

    EMERGENCY POWER ON DEMAND: Jump-N-Carry Starters

    The term Murphy’s Law describes a simple but often neglected concept—what can go wrong, will go wrong. At first glance, this appears to be nothing more than doom-and-gloom thinking. But in a strange and elegant way, Murphy’s Law makes perfect sense, especially when viewed in the context of survival planning and preparation. (Maybe Murphy was

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WeaponsShow More

  • James Ferguson shoots SR-25 E2 ACC from Spec Rest, which clamps rifle into position and holds it firmly in place. This allows rifle to be comfortably and accurately shot from standing.

    ADVANCED COMBAT CARBINE: Knight’s Armament SR-25 E2

    Photos by Jessie Indracusin The Knight’s Armament SR-25 E2 Advanced Combat Carbine is a descendant of the M110 Semiautomatic Sniper System (M110 SASS), which is currently in use by the United States Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, as well as with various military and law enforcement units worldwide. The M110 itself is

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  • TWO GREAT COMPANIES, ONE GREAT RIFLE: New M&P15 from Smith & Wesson and Magpul

    When two great companies collaborate on a project, good things are bound to happen. Such is the case with the Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P®15 MOE SL® Mid. M&P15 The S&W M&P15 modern sporting rifles are some of the best of the breed. The lower receiver on the M&P®15 MOE SL® Mid is Smith &

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  • Accuracy was impressive with Ruger Precision Rimfire. Certain loads produced sub 3/8-inch groups. Significantly, point of impact was similar enough that loads could be used interchangeably.

    BOLT-ACTION UNDERSTUDY: Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle

    Sturm, Ruger & Co is a noteworthy force in the U.S. in all firearm categories, whether sporting, competition, tactical, or personal defense. Their most recent addition is the Precision Rimfire. This rifle model indicates a new approach at Sturm, Ruger & Co. The Precision Rimfire is Ruger’s take on creating an affordable, yet highly accurate,

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Tactics & TrainingShow More

  • Stoehner demonstrates approximate volume of blood that may be lost, to help students make rapid trauma assessments during mass-casualty events.

    HYPER-REALISTIC SCENARIO TRAINING: XSA International Emergency Life Saver Course

    An adult human body contains roughly five liters of blood—five liters that can escape through an artery in less than a minute, affording most bystanders merely the opportunity to watch a person bleed to death. Not me. In January 2018, I attended the XSA International Emergency Life Saver course, where students learn how to perform

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  • Dave “Boone” Benton (left) and Kris “Tanto” Paronto passed on skills to 29 enthusiastic students.

    TRAINING WITH THE BENGHAZI HEROES: Battleline Tactical Concealed Carry Class

    Many heroes grace the pages of S.W.A.T. Magazine. Sometimes they teach classes. Other times they stand side-by-side with us in classes—often with us none the wiser. I was fortunate enough to attend a class taught by two heroes: Kris “Tanto” Paronto and Dave “Boone” Benton. Both men were part of the CIA Annex security team

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  • LONG GUNS: Lapua Rifle Ammunition

    To provide a reliable source of military ammunition for the Finnish Army, the Valtion Patruunatehdas (VPT) ammunition factory in Lapua, Finland was opened in 1923. VPT ammunition soon earned a reputation for excellent reliability and accuracy, especially with its match ammunition. By the start of the Winter War against the Soviet Union in 1939, VPT

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GearShow More

  • Tactician is powered by pair of 3-volt 123A lithium batteries. Author recommends SureFire 123A batteries, which are designed for high-drain applications and can be bought in bulk to save money.

    OFFBEAT: SureFire Tactician Flashlight

    The SureFire® Tactician™ handheld flashlight is an outstanding new addition to the SureFire lineup. Designed for everyday carry (EDC), the versatile Tactician has a unique combination of features that make it an ideal flashlight for personal defense. Size and weight do matter when it comes to EDC. At five inches in length with a one-inch

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  • Follow-Up has 2.6-inch drop-point blade and ergonomic skeletonized handle. Knife feels good in the hand.

    THE CUTTING EDGE: Benchmade 101BK Follow-Up

    The 101BK Follow-Up is one of the newest members of Benchmade® Knife Company’s Black Class of professional-use knives. The Follow-Up is a compact fixed-blade knife designed for back-up, self-defense, and utility applications. Designed for discreet carry, the Follow-Up has an overall length of 5.99 inches. It has a black Cerakote® coated 2.6-inch long, 0.14-inch thick

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  • If an individual prefers to use a magazine pouch on the support side, integrated mag pouch on holster can be used for other similarly sized, essential pieces of kit.

    LAWFUL CARRY: Versacarry Guardian Arc Angel

    I am sometimes asked, “What is the best holster?” The answer is first, what best serves your needs/mission; second, what is your personal preference in regard to aesthetics; and third, how well it’s made and fits the firearm. Cost should be the least of your concerns for a holster used for self-defense. I recently came

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  • STREET SMARTS: Suspect or Victim?

    I was reading a post from a well-known trainer whom I don’t usually agree with, but I peruse his writing because of the provocative points it often raises. Recently he advanced a very interesting idea I had never considered: after a shooting, will the police look at you as a suspect or a victim? With

    Read more »

  • When faced with multiple home invaders, what would you consider “enough gun”?

    GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

    Antisocial Media What investigators later determined began as a feud on social media turned deadly in the predawn darkness of an April night. The residents of a mobile home in rural north Florida heard their front door kicked open with a shout of “Sheriff’s office!” Only it wasn’t the sheriff’s office, but rather seven young

    Read more »

  • FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Overseas Police Work

    The timeless adage, “The grass is always greener on the other side” may be appropriately applied to police work. Having trained in a number of overseas venues, I can unequivocally state that despite the many regulations we impose (and many rightly so) on ourselves in the U.S., they pale in comparison to regulations implemented in

    Read more »