Duty Gear

Brief History of Handcuffs

by Jeff on January 23, 2012

To some people, the handcuffs used by today’s law enforcement officers and agents as standard police equipment might seem like a relatively modern invention. While that’s technically true as far as specific designs go, the need for restraining disorderly or dangerous subjects has existed since prehistoric times. Let’s take a brief look at how restraints […]

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Safariland is one of the top manufacturers of duty holsters for law enforcement and tactical operations in this country. Many LEOs are issued a Safariland holster as part of their duty gear, and a large number of these officers end up purchasing the same product for their personal weapon because of the comfort, safety, reliability, […]

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Howard Leight Impact Sport Hearing Protection

by Jeff on November 21, 2011

Hearing loss is a common problem for those that spend a significant amount of time around firearms. The noise levels produced by handguns, shotguns, and high-caliber automatic weapons can reach 150 decibels (dB) or more, which is enough to result in permanent damage to your ears. The best way to reduce your risk is to […]

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Crimson Trace Tactical Laser Sight

by Jeff on November 14, 2011

When you use a handgun for law enforcement, home protection, or self-defense, your degree of accuracy with the weapon can mean the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, a lot of the techniques you learned on the range or in training drills go right out the window when you come face-to-face with a hostile suspect […]

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Although weapons and restraints are the primary components of your police equipment, there are a number of other gadgets you should carry to help deal with the different problems you might run into during your shift. For example, keeping a compact multi-tool on your belt or in your duty gear bag ensures that you’ll always […]

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OTIS Technology Pistol Gun Cleaning System

by Jeff on October 10, 2011

As a law enforcement officer, one of your regular responsibilities is to maintain all of your police equipment in top condition so that each item performs reliably when needed. This of course includes your service gun, which should be cleaned after every trip to the range or after being discharged while on the job. That’s […]

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