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Posts from May 2009

The Nose Knows When Looking for Quality Leather Holsters

May 27, 2009 at 10:28
Posted in Duty Gear
What's the first thing you do when you pick up a fine leather holster? If you're like most of us, you hold it to your nose allow that wonderful aroma that only fine leather has. But what is that aroma really and how does it get there. I mean, after all, have you ever actually smelled a cow? Read More »

Spring Cleaning

May 22, 2009 at 10:10
Posted in Forensics
We all know this is the time of the year we typically clean up and organize our homes, garages, yards and gardens to prepare for the busy summer months. It should also be the time for departments and agencies to look at their forensics supplies, equipment and facilities to ensure they are cleaned up and organized for the upcoming year. Read More »

Bulletproof Vest Partnership now Accepting Applications for Body Armor Funding

May 20, 2009 at 10:41
Posted in Body Armor | General | Hard Armor
So, your department needs new body armor but budgets are a bit tight? The U.S. DOJ’s Bulletproof Vest Program (BVP) may be the perfect solution! On May 13, 2009, the FY 2009 BVP program began accepting applications. The program is a DOJ initiative designed to provide a critical funding resource for state and local law enforcement to purchase body armor and related equipment... Read More »

Pushing Rope

May 19, 2009 at 14:19
Posted in Firearms Accessories | General
Ever heard the phrase “Pushing Rope”?, meaning doing something that doesn’t work. This weekend I was reminded why nothing beats having a cleaning rod available while shooting. At a recent Speed Steel match, I encountered a number of malfunctions. Given I was using a variety of ammo I had begged, borrowed or stolen from friends, this wasn’t a surprise. On the bright side I got lots of practice doing mag changes and jam clearing. Read More »