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Pepper spray needs to be part of your everyday carry

Pepper spray needs to be part of your everyday carry
When I first started in police work we were issued a small can of mace, with the idea that we could use it to defend ourselves from a violent attac...

Good gear is helpful, good training is essential

Good gear is helpful, good training is essential
Many who come to this blog are looking for recommendations for gear that will enhance their safety and help meet mission requirements. And that’s a...

What is a real tactical backpack and why do you need one?

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Someone once opined that the word tactical is like sex appeal. It can be used to sell anything.  These days it seems like there may be some truth t...

Armored Cars, the Often-Overlooked Aspect of Personal Security

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Having grown up in Southern California I had the opportunity to embrace the car culture during my formative years. I was obsessed with all types of...

Concealable Body Armor and Why You Should Consider It

Concealable Body Armor and Why You Should Consider It
It always surprised me to find that some of the cops I worked with did not wear body armor, aka bullet proof vests, while on duty. One of my good f...

How Do Metal Detectors Work?

How Do Metal Detectors Work?
If you've ever wondered how metal detectors work, you're not alone. These detectors seem to catch everything important, yet they aren't set off by ...

Modular Vehicle Barriers: A New Light on Mifram’s Bestseller

Modular Vehicle Barriers: A New Light on Mifram’s Bestseller
Have you heard about the Mifram vehicle barrier? If you haven't, it's time you did, because these vehicle barriers have so many important uses. Com...

Ballistic Vests: All You Need to Know

Ballistic Vests: All You Need to Know
There are a lot of different types of protection to choose from for law enforcement, soldiers, and others who perform dangerous jobs. The main thin...

Your A-Z Guide of Explosives Detection

Your A-Z Guide of Explosives Detection
The Handheld Mobile Bomb Detectors When it comes to keeping the public safe, there is no such thing as overkill. When it's your job to make sure t...

72 Hour Bug Out Bag Guide - Advice for Surviving 3 Days

72 Hour Bug Out Bag Guide - Advice for Surviving 3 Days
The Top 10 Items to Keep In Your Bug Out Bag No matter how prepared you are for an emergency situation, you must face the fact that your home may n...

PASGT Ballistic Helmet - MICH Ballistic Helmet - The Differences and History Explained

PASGT Ballistic Helmet - MICH Ballistic Helmet - The Differences and History Explained
Ballistic Helmets As modern weaponry has advanced over the decades, the need to improve the protection that soldiers wear into battle has required ...

Seismic Detection: Expect the Unexpected

Seismic Detection: Expect the Unexpected
In a security context, seismic detection is actually based on the type of technology that professionals have been using for earthquake detection fo...