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GUN REVIEW: Glock’s New Diminutive 42

Glock’s .380 is a slim and concealable pocket pistol. By Steve Tracy Police officers who carry a Glock pistol on their hip every day seem to like them. A lot. They really, really like them a whole lot. It’s not uncommon to talk with a fellow officer and hear, “I had one of the first [...]

Posted: October 29, 2014
BULLSEYE: Active Shooter Response

By Chief Mike Burg, Rittman, Ohio Police Department A Return to the Basics In light of all of the attention being brought up about armed police officers in schools (and just about every place else), we need to look closely at our firearms training. Perhaps we need to revisit some basics and a few moderately [...]

Posted: October 29, 2014
OFFICER DOWN: Ambiguous Deadly‐Force Decisions Under Stress: Josh Shemenski’s Second Shooting

Description of Incident The headlights of the 4X4 pickup truck behind him filled his rearview mirror as Deputy Josh Shemenski, a 27-year-old, four-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, tried to locate 7825 Hickory Mill Court. Shemenski, his girlfriend Amber beside him as a ride-along, couldn’t help being annoyed by the big pickup riding his bumper, [...]

Posted: October 29, 2014

  Events Calendar / Jan 2014

06/25/2013 - 06/26/2013

Police-Security Expo

Atlantic City, NJ More Information
08/18/2013 - 08/21/2013


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08/19/2013 - 08/22/2013

Police Fleet Expo

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09/21/2013 - 09/24/2013

Michigan State Police Testing

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  New Product Info

Laser Ammo USA .380 SureStrike™ Cartridge

The SureStrike™ .380 Cartridge from Laser Ammo USA, Inc. allows users to develop and maintain their shooting skills: practice stance, gun presentation, sight alignment, sight picture, breath control, trigger pull, and follow through all while saving money using dry-fire training techniques. The SureStrike™ eliminates the need for a dedicated training firearm as it can be loaded into the shooter’s firearm to perform any drill with immediate feedback that the shooter can see and hear!

The SureStrike™ .380 dry-fire training system fits directly in any 380 caliber firearms breech and unlike other laser cartridges that are activated by vibration, is activated by the impact of the striker or firing pin to emit an eye-safe laser pulse simulating the point of impact. This feature eliminates the possibility of misfires and ensures more realistic training. A live round cannot be loaded in the breech loading system, making it completely safe while training. The SureStrike™ .380 cartridge works with any type of target: paper, reflective or interactive targets such as Laser Ammo’s LaserPET™, AIMWELL’s and L.A.S.R. Software. The SureStrike™ cartridges can also be programmed to work with a variety of firearms training simulators.

The heart of every SureStrike™ Cartridge is a computer microprocessor that controls the laser beam, allowing the shooter a guaranteed 5,000+ shots and offers multiple training pulses: Bore Sight Cap, Multi-Mode or both. The SureStrike™ System also contains sleeping mode for long-lasting training. Powered by silver-oxide dry cell batteries, the laser emits an eye-safe class 3a beam. Another advantage is all your training will be lead-free. The .380 SureStrike™ Cartridge comes with three reflective targets, user guide, and battery pack.


Ruger 9mm LCR®

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced the 9mm LCR®, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR). The newest LCR retains all the features of the critically acclaimed original LCR. Its double-action-only trigger pull is uniquely engineered with a patented Ruger® friction-reducing cam-fire control system. The trigger pull force on the LCR builds gradually and peaks later in the trigger stroke, resulting in a trigger pull that feels much lighter than it actually is. This results in more controllable double-action shooting, even among those who find traditional double-action-only triggers difficult to operate.

The LCR is elegantly designed with three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aerospace-grade, aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless-steel cylinder. When originally introduced, the Ruger LCR revolver was one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century and it has since been awarded three patents.

In addition to 9mm, the LCR double-action-only model also is available in .38 Spl. +P, .357 Mag., .22 WMR. and .22 LR. The exposed hammer LCRx™, which can be fired in double- or single-action modes, is available in .38 Spl. +P. All LCR models feature replaceable ramp front sights with white bar, and a fixed U-notch rear sight. Some models are available with Crimson Trace® Lasergrips® instead of the Hogue® Tamer™ Monogrip®, which comes standard.


SureFire Rechargeable Duty Light

SureFire, LLC released its latest rechargeable flashlight. The compact P1R Peacekeeper™ is an everyday duty light with two useful output levels: 600 blinding lumens on high, and 15 lumens of extended-runtime on low output for close-up tasks. Its compact, knurled body also makes the P1R ideal for use with a handgun. There is also a single-output Peacekeeper Tactical.

Both Peacekeeper models are powered by a readily available 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery that’s easily charged using either an AC wall charger or a DC vehicle charger, both included with the light. It can also be powered by two disposable 123A lithium batteries, if necessary, when there isn’t the time or opportunity to charge between uses.

Weighing in at just over 6 ounces and measuring just over 5 inches in length, the palm-sized P1R packs a lot of punch without being a burden to carry. Its Mil-Spec hard-anodized aluminum body is durable and lightweight and fits in many standard flashlight holsters. O-ring and gasket seals keep out dust and moisture, while a coated, tempered window maximizes light transmission and protects the reflector and LED. Built for law enforcement, the rugged, dual-output Peacekeeper delivers exceptional performance for both tactical and non-tactical applications.

There are two models. The P1R Peacekeeper features a dual-output click-type tailcap switch. The first press or click provides 600 lumens of maximum output to meet most unforeseen emergencies; return to off and press or click a second time, within two seconds, to produce a 15-lumen low-output beam for close-up work with extended runtime. The single-output Peacekeeper Tactical operates by pressing down on the tailcap switch for momentary-on activation, or rotating the tailcap clockwise for constant-on activation. Both versions have an MSRP of $250 and come standard with an 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, AC charger, and DC car charger.


Liberty Ammo .357 Magnum Civil Defense Lineup

Liberty Ammunition announced the .357 Magnum as the newest addition to its Civil Defense line of high-performance personal defense ammunition. Known for its effective stopping power among handgun cartridges, the .357 Magnum makes an excellent round for self-defense, target shooting, or small- to medium-game hunting. Liberty’s high-performance ammunition delivers approximately twice the velocity, three times the terminal effect, 16 percent less recoil, and considerably reduces the weight of loaded weapons.

In testing at Liberty’s production facility, the Civil Defense .357 Magnum achieved velocities greater than 2,100 fps. This velocity is nearly double that of standard .357 Magnum ammo. The Civil Defense line of lead-free ammunition features nickel-plated, solid copper projectiles and nickel-plated brass cases. Every round exceeds match-grade quality in performance.

Liberty’s deep cavity, hollowpoint projectile, fragments in soft tissue, providing three times the terminal effects of traditional, lead-based ammo in comparable calibers. Due to the patented, proprietary design of the Civil Defense projectile and the lead-free component, Civil Defense ammo is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the weight, depending on caliber, of traditional ammunition, thus significantly reducing the carry weight of all weapon systems.


Ruger Striker-Fired LC9s Compact 9mm Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.’s all-new Ruger® LC9s™ pistol is a striker-fired version of the award-winning LC9® pistol. Like the LC9®, the LC9s™ is a slim, lightweight, personal protection pistol that is chambered in 9mm Luger. The LC9s™ features a newly designed trigger mechanism with a short, light, crisp trigger pull that improves accuracy and performance. The LC9s™ uses the same holsters, extended magazines, lasers and accessories as the rugged and reliable LC9® and features a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide; a one-piece high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame with aggressive checkering; a grip extension magazine floorplate to improve handling; and a rapid acquisition, windage adjustable, three-dot sight system.

The compact, 17.2 oz. Ruger LC9s™ pistol has a 3.12-inch barrel, an overall length of 6 inches, a height of 4.5 inches and a slim 0.9-inch width. The LC9s™ ships with one 7-round magazine, a soft case and a cable locking device.

Fobus Holsters GL42ND Holster for Glock 42s

Fobus International introduced the newest holster for Glock 42; the GL42ND. The one-piece holster body is constructed with reinforced polymer and is lightweight and extremely rugged. Retention is adjustable using the tension adjustment screw to allow the user to select preferred presentation with security. The paddle insert is rubberized for comfort and stability. The steel rivet attachment system on the paddle and holster body is reinforced for added durability and strength. Additionally, the sight channel is protected.

The GL42ND comes with the Fobus paddle (GL42ND) or the Fobus Belt Holder (GL42NDBH) that allows the holster to ride high and keep a low profile. Also available is an Ankle holster (GL42NDA). All are also available for left hand draw


TRUGLO® BRITE-SITE™ TFO® 1911 Handgun Sights

TRUGLO® Inc. introduced new 1911 Models for the BRITE-SITE™ TFO® (Tritium/Fiber-Optic) family of handgun sights. The new 1911 BRITE-SITE™ TFO® handgun sight models include Novak® Lo-Mount cut sights for the 5-inch Government in .45ACP, 9mm/.40 S&W, as well as the 3-inch Officers and 4.25-inch Commander models in .45ACP, 9mm/.40 S&W. These new sights offer revolutionary innovation with TRUGLO’s patented combination of TFO® (Tritium and Fiber-Optic) technology delivering an enhanced sight picture 24/7. Rapid target acquisition is achieved with TFO® technology by utilizing existing ambient light to illuminate the sight picture during bright lighting conditions and then utilizing the tritium component to illuminate the fiber-optic during low light or no light conditions. The patented TFO® technology offers an uninterrupted, consistent sight picture for the shooter when other sight systems fall short.

The low-profile sight housings are constructed from CNC-machined steel. The technical design protects the fiber while concealing its view from the target. The TFO® sights fit in standard holsters and are designed to be snag-resistant and dependable. Each set is available in a green front sight/green rear sight combination or a green front sight/yellow rear sight combination. For more information, visit


Beretta 92F Compact from Ring’s Manufacturing

The Beretta 92F Compact Bluegun replica from Ring’s Manufacturing is molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate them from a live weapon. The classic Beretta 92 firearm is from a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. The model 92 was designed in 1972 and production of many variants in different calibers continues today. The United States Armed Forces replaced the Model 1911 A1 .45 ACP pistol in 1985 with the military spec Beretta 92F, the M9. The 92F has a double-action first trigger pull, followed by a single-action trigger pull for subsequent rounds. The “F” and “FS” models have a safety lever that also functions as a decocking lever. Blueguns’ Beretta 92F Compact is a 1:1 exact replica of the original Beretta allowing officers to train in safe realistic tactical scenarios without the need to use their duty firearms. All Blueguns are 100 percent manufactured in the USA.


Strong Leather Company RFID Badge, Wallet and ID Products

Strong Leather introduced their new line of RFID Shielding Leather Badge Cases, Wallets, Credit Card Sleeves and ID holder to hang around the neck that protect against unauthorized RF scanning of personal and departmental information. Many credit and smart card IDs have RFID chips embedded in them that contain your personal and departmental information. Strong Leather’s RFID signal blocking lining is approved by the Federal Government (FIPS 201) to block RFID transmissions and help prevent identity theft. Strong Leather’s security barrier prevents RF detection at 13.56MHz and in the 860-980MHz ranges. This patent pending material limits the flow of RF energy between the reader and the smart card.


SIG SAUER® Commemorative Engraving Program

The SIG SAUER® Commemorative Engraving Program allows qualified units, departments, or organizations to proudly display past or current service, membership, pride or achievements with a customized firearm. Eligible participants work with SIG SAUER to design commemorative handguns and rifles as well as receive discounted pricing, with minimum orders as low as 25 handguns or 15 rifles. To be eligible to order commemorative engraved SIG SAUER firearms, participants must belong to one of the following groups or organizations:


  • Active or Retired Law Enforcement Officers with official agency credentials
  • First Responders
  • Active Duty and Retired Military of any rank with Military ID
  • Active Reservists and National Guard of any rank with Military ID
  • Corrections Officers, including Parole and Probation Officers
  • State-Licensed Armed Security Officers and Licensed Security Companies