Equipment & Apparel

Ballistic Armor Update: 2021

The 28th Annual Report on the Latest Advances in Ballistic Armor Technology and Design Police and Security News Editorial Staff Image by Amaynut It comes as no surprise that the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) revised ballistic-resistant body armor standard 0101.07 is still awaiting implementation. Announced back in 2018, the NIJ had planned to release a revised version of the current ballistic-resistant body armor standard in late 2020. The new draft standard was developed through an NIJ Special Technical Committee…

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Selecting a Light Bearing Holster

Mike Boyle In recent years, the use of Weapon Mounted Lights (WMLs) has become prevalent in law enforcement. Ultimately, the holster you select to accommodate this accessory is just as important as the gun itself and is no place to cut corners. Integral accessory rails on popular police service pistols were introduced in the late 1990s and this enabled the end user to affix either a weapon mounted light or a laser aiming device. While both of these technological innovations…