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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

This training Shiv is a great idea from Brainstorm CanAm. It gives positive feedback to students from an all-top-common threat to Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers.

A graduated pressure spring embedded into the handle allows the rubber “blade” to retract upon impact then instantly return to the ready position. A soft tip, with marker, will illustrate your hits during realistic training. It is the rare event that the defender is not cut or stabbed in a knife attack. The SHIV allows you to practice real life techniques and preserve a margin of safety in you scenarios. After attack first aid and real world discussion of the “injuries” adds realism to your classes.


Meanwhile, in Essex

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Is That A Spork In Their Logo?

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Friday, December 4th, 2015

I want to take a moment to honor the law enforcement and EMS personnel who responded to the deadly terror attack earlier this week in San Bernardino, California. They did a great job and their swift and decisive action prevented even more deaths.  

I’d also like for us to take a moment to honor the victims of this attack. They were friends and family to many and will be dearly missed.

Hawaii Department Of Public Safety Awards Contract For SIG SAUER P320

Saturday, November 21st, 2015


NEWINGTON, N.H. (November 19, 2015) — SIG SAUER, Inc., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of law enforcement and military firearms, is pleased to announce that the Hawaii Department of Public Safety has selected the SIG SAUER P320 as the agency’s next service firearm and chosen SIG SAUER V-Crown Duty and SIG SAUER FMJ ammunition.

The HDPS conducted an extensive independent testing of several 9mm handguns from a number of manufacturers, including SIG SAUER. At the conclusion of the testing, the Hawaii Department of Public Safety selected the 9mm P320 Full Size and Carry due to the platform’s reliability, accuracy, ease of operation, safety, care and maintenance, and cost. The contracts called for more than 725 pistols and more than 1 million rounds of ammunition to be delivered within 60 days of both contract awards.

SIG SAUER delivered all 725 weapons and more than 1.2 million rounds of ammunition ahead of schedule as well as coordinated the transition training and armorer certification of 25 HDPS personnel within a week of delivery.

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety is comprised of a Law Enforcement and Corrections Divisions that are responsible for traffic regulation, corrections and law enforcement services across the state. The HDPS is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and currently has approximately 1,450 Law Enforcement Officers and Corrections Officers.


Milipol – Gendarmerie Nationale Systeme de Cartographie de Crisis SC2

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

In the US, our military has long been able to produce custom Gridded Reference Graphics from overhead imagery.  They make the job much easier by taking recent images, which we know depict up-to-fate ground conditions, and combing geospatial data such as elevation, grid lines and road as well as place names to create maps. They can then be shared digitally or printed out on Tyvek or similar material to make them water resistant.

At Milipol, the French Gendarmerie, their national paramilitary police force, also has that capability.  But, they can attach the box you see on the table to a helicopter and fly their own aerial photography collection missions.  The system combines high res imagery with GPS data to produce mensurated images that can be easily manipulated to make GRGs.

One Of These Days The London Met Will Figure Out Which Guns They’re Using

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

In this morning’s Daily Mail is an article on the new equipment being deployed by the London Metro Police’s Counterterrorist Specialist Firearms Officers. The photos are great and show the unit’s new Arc’teryx LEAF Enhanced Combat Uniforms in Wolf Grey.


Unfortunately, the Daily Mail got the rifle wrong again. Last time they identified the gun as an H&K. This time, they got the make right but the model wrong. Rather than identifying it as an MCX like the one we showed you during DSEI, a London Police source claims it is a 516.

MDM – SureFire G2XLE

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

This is the G2XLE, a law enforcement variant of the popular G2X flashlight from SureFire.


The G2XLE offers a two stage click-style tailcap with 400 lumens (2.25 hours) on the initial click and 15 lumens (45 hours)  on the second.   This is an upgrade from the G2X Pro which offers 360 lumens.  In addition to constant on, the click-style tailcap also offers momentary on functionality.  It’s made from aluminum (bezel and tailcap) and Nitrolon material (chassis).  

At $80 full retail this is a good buy from SureFire.



Updated to correct order of illumination settings.  

MDM – Quantico Tactical / Pat-Down Props

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


Ran across this 16 piece kit in the Quantico Tactical booth. Pretty cool training aid that won’t give you a stick while conducting pat downs. Available through Quantico Tactical.