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American COP Magazine March/April 2012 Digital Edition - Page 14

G2G JOHNCONNOR GOODTOGOGEAR AVENGER booT KNiFE Katz Knives Areaderaskedfora recommendationon“asolid, seriousboot-and-beltknife; notamicro-miniknifeor aflimsyblade,butnota chisel-groundprybaror somemonstersurvivalknife; bigenoughtodosomereal cuttingandrealdamageifneeded,butconcealable.”Noproblem,pal.I’ve carriedandusedtheKatzAvengerforyearsandhighlyrecommendit. Itis8.75"longand6.5ounceswithtwin4.5"edges,oneplain,one triple-pointserrated,anditrips.Ithasarealintegralcrossguardthat’sjust bigenough,andatexturedKratonrubbergrip.TheXT70stainlessJapanese bladetakesandholdsanedgewellandisextremelycorrosionresistant. CarryoptionsincludeanicelyfinishedleathersheathorareinforcedCordurasheathwithsnap-strap,bothwithboot/beltclipsontheback,andeven anABSdivesheathforwetwork.Thisisonetough,professionalknife.MSRP is$198.50.www.americancopmagazine.com/katz-knives bRiCK TACTiCAl sUNGlAssEs Wiley X Ifyouneedhighestqualitydutysunglasses;sportsglasseswithaleash forcasualwearandasecure,quickchange,adjustableelasticstrapfor violentactivity;rapidlight-adjustinglensestotakeyoufromlowlightto brightestsun;shootingglasseswithcrystalclarityandZ87.1-2003+high velocityballisticprotection;severeconditionsglasseswithapop-inFacial CavitySealtoblockoutdustanddebrisparticleswhileventilatingfromthe topdowntopreventfogging,thencheckouttheBRICKfromWiley X,becausethey’vegotitall.DidImentionacoolfactorof9.9?Yeah,thattoo. TheBRICK’s combinationofatriloidnylonframewithMemoryFlexand neoprene“socks”ontheearpiecesprovidesgreatstabilityandcomfort,so theystayinplacewithoutthathead-in-a-visefeeling,andkeepsthemfrom looseningwithtimeanduse.TheT-Pegattachmentsystemfortheelasticcord isfastandsecure;thebestI’vetried.ThecompleteLAGreyLens/Metallic BlackFramekitlistsfor$144. www.americancopmagazine.com/wiley-x FAsT DRAW GUN mAGNET Tactical Concealment Products Ihaveafull-sizegunsafe anda4-handgunsafebolted inacloset.Butthey’renotfast enough,anddon’tputguns whereImayneedthemright now!Like,undermyoffice desktopandundertheoverhang ofthekitchencounterisland bythefrontdoor.Ilookedat severalsetups,andfoundthe Fast Draw Gun Magnet tobethe perfectfix. Thenon-marringcasing containsapowerfulNeodymiummagnetthatwillhold10pounds.It mayseemsimple,butgotothewebsiteandreadthethoughtthatwent intosize,mountinganddimensionstoaccommodateawiderangeof handgunsandlongguns—andthesemagnetsarestrong!Now,a full-sizepistolanda12-gauge870arehidden,secureandinstantly availableunderthatdivider,withanotherpistolundermydesktop. They’renotkid-proof,butconcealmentandspeedhasasecurityvalue ofitsown.Guaranteedforlifeandshippedfree,theylistfor$29.99. www.americancopmagazine.com/tactical-concealment 14 iPhoNE 4/4s bATTlE CAsE strike industries LikemostiPhone4users,I’mverypleasedwiththephone.However, mostofthecasesavailableforthemsuck.They’retoobulky,tooslick,too rigidandfragile,orthey’relintmagnets.The iPhone 4/4S Battle Case wasdesignedformilitaryandemergencyservicespersonnel,anditsbest featureistheoneIthoughtatfirstwasagimmick:thesemi-rigidpull-loop onthebottomofthepolymerbody.Itreallyspeedsaccess,andaddsstabilityinyourhand. Thenotchededgesandhoneycombwafflepatternontheback providegoodgriptraction,butespeciallyusingtheloop,itslidesupout ofyourpocketsmoothly.Theloopisangledslightlysoitwon’tinterfere withyourchargingplug,andyourvolumecontrolsandon/offswitchare protected.Twoclearscreenprotectorsareincluded,andathinKevlar backplateinsertisoptionalforgreatershockprotection.Availablein black,ODgreenandFDE;MSRPis$17.95. www.americancopmagazine. com/strike-industries WWW.AMERICANCOPMAGAZINE.COM • MARCH/APRIL2012

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