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Posts from December 2009

Chicago Handgun Ban: Date Set for Supreme Court Hearing of McDonald vs. City of Chicago

December 17, 2009 at 06:00
Posted in Duty Gear | General
A date has been set for the McDonald v. City of Chicago Supreme Court case. On March 2nd, 2010 the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments addressing whether the city of Chicago is in violation of the Constitution in banning handguns, the annual taxation of firearms, and other items. Although the SC’s previous Heller decision would seem to clearly oppose those regulations, since the case involved Washington D.C., it only applies to that location for the time being. Read More »

Selecting an OC Aerosol Delivery System

December 15, 2009 at 09:15
Posted in Less Lethal
To get the most effect out of your OC aerosol, you need to be aware and trained on how it should be deployed. Is the aerosol in a Foam, Stream, or Fog delivery system? With this information, a subject or assailant can be targeted appropriately and the best effect will be achieved from the aerosol. Each form has great advantages, but also individual disadvantages. Read More »

Selecting a Ballistic Guard Shack – Part I: Bullet Resistance

December 3, 2009 at 08:00
Posted in Armor Systems
What makes a guard booth “ballistic”? What one may visualize as a metal “box”, can actually be much more involved. Especially when it comes to a bullet resistant “box”, which is intended to be a potential live saving device. There are essentially two factors to consider when selecting a bullet resistance structure: Bullet Resistance and Points of Vulnerability. We’ll be focusing exclusively on bullet resistance in this post. There are three main elements to consider when discussing the bullet... Read More »

When using a cleaning rod, use a muzzle guard too

December 1, 2009 at 08:00
Posted in Firearms Accessories
We all know that cleaning your gun is one of the most important tasks you can do regularly to ensure a long life for your firearm. More importantly, cleaning your firearm properly can ensure that you're accuracy won't suffer. So, when you are utilizing a cleaning rod also make sure it has a muzzle guard. Read More »