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G2G locksaf JOHNCONNOR GOODTOGOGEAR Pbs-DiGisWiPe GuN saFe Whetheryoucallthemminivaultsormicro-safes,mostsmall, 1-or2-handgunlockboxeshave beenseriouscompromisesbetween fastaccessandsecurity,andearly biometric(fingerprint-reading) modelshavebeenpronetofalse readings.Thankstonewlydevelopedtechnologyandimproved algorithms,thePBS-DigiSWIPE GunSafeisbothfastandhighly reliable;plus,it’sextremelystrong anddesignedtobetamper-proof. Theboxitselfisheavilycoated9-gaugesteel,measuring 4.57x10.24x13.98"andweighs22poundsempty.Therearenoexposed hinges.Fourpre-drilledpilotholeswillacceptboltsupto10mmtosecure ittoashelforinsideastoutdrawer.Thepaddedinteriorwillaccommodate handgunsupto12"inlength.Thefingerprintreader,poweredbyan included9-voltbattery,willhold10differentapprovedfingerprintsin non-volatilememory.Justhitthe“function”button,swipeyourfingeronthe adjacentreader,andthespring-loadedtopflipsopeninlessthan1second. TheDigiSWIPEcomeswithtwomechanicalbackupkeys.MSRP:$349.95.For moreinfo:(877)568-5625, www.americancopmagazine.com/lock-saf traFFic saFety GloVes Brite-strike Didyouknowthatofficersbeingstruckbycarswhilestandingatthe sideoftheroadordirectingtrafficamountstoonequarterofalldeaths inthelineofduty?From2000through2009,thatwas154ofourfellow officers.AquicklookatActiveIlluminationReflectiveTrafficGlovesand youknowthetwocopswhofoundedBrite-Strikehavedodgedsomecars atnightandputrealthoughtintothesegloves. Thereflectiveredoctagonsonthepalmsandyellowrectangleson thetopofthehandreallyblastlightbackatmotorists.Butbeyondthat, thereflectorsarealsosemi-transparentpoucheswhichaccommodate thin,self-poweredLEDlightstrips;tworedsforpalms,twogreensfor topside.They’resimple,press-activatedtocyclethroughfastflash,slow flash,steady-onandoff,have35hoursruntime,andcost$12persetof fourredorgreenLEDs.Ourtestgloveswerecomfortable,wellmadeand strikinglyvisibleuptoaquarter-mileaway.Youhavetoseethem— thesearereallifesavers.MSRPis$50.Formoreinfo:(508)746-8701, www.americancopmagazine.com/brite-strike Protac hl tactical FlashliGht streamlight So,whatcapabilities areyoulookingforina 2-lithiumcelltaclight? Single-functionsimplicity withjustoneblinding brightnessmode?High- andlow-lightlevelsto extendruntimeandavoidblindingyourselfwhiledoingroutinetasks?High, lowanddisorientingstrobe,allquicklyaccessed?ThenewProTacHLfrom Streamlightgivesyouallthree.TheHLintroducesTen-TapProgrammingto theProTacline.Justtapthetailcapswitchrapidlyninetimes,thenholdit downonthetenthtaptochangeprogrammingfromHi-Strobe-LotoHi-Only orLo-Hi. On“high”and“strobe,”yougetablazing600lumenswitha center-loaded,broad-coronabeamperfectforLEwork.Lowis35lumens, excellentfordiscreetlow-lightapplications.Continuousruntimesare75 minutesonhigh,2.5hoursonstrobeand18hoursonlow. At5.4"longand5.6ounces,theHLhasalltheusualStreamlight attributeslikeanodizedaircraftaluminumconstruction,waterproofingto IPX7,removablepocket/beltclipandmore.MSRP:$130.Formoreinfo: (800)523-7488, www.americancopmagazine.com/streamlight 12 Valor 3-leNs ballistic ProtectioN Glasses Wiley X I’vebeenwearing ballisticprotective glasseswithlightadjustinglensesfora coupleofyearsnow, andmostofthetime thatworksoutfine.But therearetimesIwant morelighttransmission—clearlenseswithglare-blockingproperties andduringearlylightandtwilightconditions,Iwantthedetail-sharpeningandenhancedperceptionof“target”lenses.Change-outshaveto bequick,easyandsecureandtheframesshouldnotrestrictperipheral vision,eitheratthesidesorlookingdown,especiallyatcloserange.The newValor3-lenssetupfromWileyXfillsthoseneedscompletely,ata veryreasonableprice. Includedaresmokegreylenseswithmaxglarereduction,truecolor renditionand15percentlighttransmission,11percentpolarized,great forbright,glaringconditions;clearanti-glarelenseswith89percent transmissionforlow-lightorhazyconditions;andlightrustlenseswhich makedetailspopthroughdawnandtwilighthours.Theframesarecomfortable,durableandfitS/M/L-sizedheads.Valorcomesinazippered casewithleashandcleaningcloth.MSRP:$95.Formoreinfo:(800) 776-7842, www.americancopmagazine.com/wiley-x WWW.AMERICANCOPMAGAZINE.COM • MARCH2013

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