Critical Response: Making an Active-Shooter Go Bag

An active-shooter/critical-incident response bag, vest or plate carrier is an essential piece of kit for every peace officer and armed security professional. When shots are being fired, there’s only time to grab and go. A “go bag” is the simplest, most versatile and cost-effective choice. Although this article deals primarily with the needs of the

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Raising Havoc: Spike’s Tactical 37mm Launcher

Spike’s Tactical 9″ Side-Loading Havoc Launcher and Kaos Side-Folding Stock System equipped with L-3 EOTech EXPS3, Specter Gear MOUT sling, and CAA PBSS sling swivel, along with Pace XD 37mm round. The 37mm smoothbore launcher is a multi-use platform with both civilian and law enforcement applications, and in fact is one of the most prevalent

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Offbeat: Bushnell Stealthview II

Digital night vision is a direct result of advances in video imaging technology. A digital night vision monocular is essentially a video camera. Existing light collected through the object lens is processed though a highly sensitive image sensor. The image sensor converts light into electronic signals. The processed signal is then displayed as an image

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Offbeat: Kimber PepperBlaster II

When it comes to OC (oleoresin capsicum) delivery systems for personal defense, the Kimber PepperBlaster® is in a league of its own. Its compact ergonomic design, patented pyrotechnic propulsion system, and ultra-hot OC formulation make the PepperBlaster the ideal non-lethal tool for everyday carry. The unique pyrotechnic power drive employed by the PepperBlaster outperforms conventional

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The Cutting Edge: Lone Wolf Knives Paul Defender

Lone Wolf Knives® Paul Defender™ was the winner of the prestigious “Overall Knife of the Year” award at the 2009 Blade Show. The design of the Paul Defender is the result of collaboration between Lone Wolf designers and Paul Poehlmann, inventor of the patented Paul “Axial Locking Mechanism.” The semi-custom Defender combines a stunning appearance,

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Offbeat: Crimson Trace MVF-515

The MVF-515 is the newest rifle laser sight from Crimson Trace. The modular MVF-515 is designed to serve as a multi-purpose tactical platform as Crimson Trace develops new modules and capabilities. The MVF-515 will be replacing the Crimson Trace VF-302 and LG-525. The Crimson Trace MVF-515 Modular Vertical Foregrip Light and Laser combines a powerful

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The Cutting Edge: Triple Eight Professional CopTool

The Triple Eight Professional CopTool™ is a new everyday carry tool designed by retired police officer and editor of American Handgunner, Roy Huntington. According to the manufacturer, the CopTool was designed to put big-tool cutting power in a tiny package. It joins the S.O.L. Knife™ and WrightKnife™ in the Triple Eight Professional lineup. The Triple

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The Cutting Edge: Ek Fairbairn-Sykes Mk II Fighting Knife

“In close-quarter fighting there is no more deadly weapon than the knife.” W.E. Fairbairn, 1942. Get Tough (New Ed.), Paladin Press. Ek® Commando Knife Company has a long and distinguished history. Since the company was founded by John Ek in 1941, Ek knives have been battle-tested and proven by American military personnel in six wars:

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Offbeat: SureFire Pen

The SureFire Pen—the brainchild of Steve Ryan, director of SureFire’s Edged Weapons Division—is a new addition to the SureFire line of products. Designed to meet the needs of high-risk professionals, the SureFire Pen is built to be virtually indestructible and features an emergency window breaker. Although bold in design, it’s a world-class writing instrument with

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