Having been in the profession of arms my entire adult life, I have been exposed to multiple books, seminars, speeches, and other various training regarding dealing with stress and being able to remain a fully functional member of society and family despite the stressful career that I have chosen. After reading Kevin Gilmartin’s book, “Emotional Survival for the Law Enforcement Officer”, I find that his findings and advice are right in line with other training I have received and if followed, will help young officers effectively deal with the stresses encountered with the career they have chosen in law enforcement and allow them to be content with their personal and professional lives.
So I was on the market for a new pistol light as the current one i run on duty was a little out dated. Don’t get me wrong, I have zero complaints about the Streamlight TLR1. I have had the same light issued to me for the past seven years. This is truly a reliable piece of equipment, but I was looking for a brighter light to rely on from clearing rooms for violent suspects, to chasing the drug runners along the US/Mexican border.
Quick and easy take on the Tactical Tailor 5.56 Double Mag Panel. I rocked these pouches on a daily basis and I must say, very pleased. Tactical Tailor, as always produces top quality gear. I ran the 5.56 Double Mag Panel on my active shooter carrier, which I deployed as much as I could on calls “out in the sticks.”
The Team Wendy EXFIL CARBON Bump Helmet represents the first true developmental breakthrough in tactical bump helmets and features a carbon fiber shell with state of the art helmet liner technology. The Magpul MOE rails and a custom Wilcox Mount are the icing on the cake! Those who have worn bump helmets in the line of duty will instantly fall in love with the EXFIL CARBON.
When I first travelled to parts elsewhere, I had a first aid pouch that held a field dressing and a cravat. Fast forward just a couple of years and everyone is carrying their own Improved First Aid Kit (IFAK) containing a tourniquet, combat gauze and other useful items in the event of a traumatic injury. The Ricci Ankle Medical System (AMS) holds the basics and keeps them close!
After a long search without any success, a hard to find H&K UMP / P90 mag pouch landed in my lap (literaly). About a year or so ago, one of my friends who knew I was trying to find a way to carry my UMP mags traded of some peice of gear for the pouches featured in this review and gave them to me. I have been using them constantly ever since and wanted to briefly share my experience with them.
In 2002, The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University – San Marcos was created as a partnership between the Texas State University, the San Marcos Police Department and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for law enforcement.
Camelbak Talon Assault Pack Review By Will If you read the Spyderco G-10 Military knife review, then you will remember that I mentioned buying a lot of tactical gear in preparation for Hurricane Katrina (Wasn’t that a mess!). Well, the Camelbak Talon Assault Pack was one of those items that has paid for itself over an over …
Does one ever really “need” another flashlight? Don’t we all have more than enough battery eating light machines? I thought so until I read the specs on Streamlight’s ProTac HL (High Lumen). I saw a 600 lumen, 6v compact flashlight made by a respected manufacturer for a super reasonable price (<$70) and thought, “ ’Eh, what’s one more light?”
Targets are important tools, and when used correctly, can greatly aid your marksmanship and improve your combat effectiveness. Using other training aids, like steel targets, also aids in training. There is a time and place for all types of targets. From bulls-eyes to real-imagery shoot/no-shoot targets. From different shapes to Zombie targets, they all have a place in quality training.
Every once in a while through life, (Hopefully), your hands do something while your brain screams “Don’t do that you know its stupid and”……to late you just did it. Yea that was me a few years back while attempting to fit a Midwest Industries quad rail on a Colt LE carbine (Now I run Knights Armament rails). Unfortunately the victim of my carelessness was the blade tip of my Spyderco Military G-10 combat folder.
I recently started using the Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone. It is a very capable device that boasts ridiculous processing speeds, 4G LTE download speeds, more motion activated events than I know what to do with and one heck of a price tag if I have an “ooops” moment and drop it onto a concrete floor and shatter the screen. With that last point in mind I set out looking for a hardened case that wouldn’t cost what the phone was worth. I found the Urban Armor Gear (UAG) urbanarmorgear.com Composite Case.
A few years ago, a Navy Seal buddy of mine gave me this London Bridge Trading Company (LBT) Load Bearing Chest Rig to try out. I quickly fell in love with it and have been sporting it ever since, both in desert and jungle environments. I have deployed the rig both slick and with body armor, and it has not disappointed. Like everything in life there are both pros and cons, this chest rig is no different. Keep in mind that while the version being discussed is outdated, you can find new and improved versions on their website.
The use of a laser sight on a handgun is a contentious topic amongst shooters. Some swear by them and others swear at anyone who dares use one. I come down in the middle of the group and see a use for them. While I don’t have a laser on my duty handgun I have chosen to outfit my backup gun with a set of Crimson Trace LG-405 Lasergrips.