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Police Equipment

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lowa Boots.

When looking for a pair of boots with that hand made finished quality, a boots that provides not only support and protection but superior levels of comfort then you want a pair of Lowa Boots.

When looking at this particular brand of boots I noticed that Partrolstore stock a marvelous rang of Lowa boot’s all with clear and informative descriptions making it easy to understand what it is you’re exactly getting from that particular boot.

A bonus you’ll find with Lowa is that they make their boots in half sizes and are considered to be a wider fitting boots; I know many like my self who find it hard to get a boots that fit perfectly but with these sizing options provided by Lowa massively reduces that problem.

As someone who find’s them selves on their feet for the best part of the day I needed a pair of boots that would provide me feet not only with brilliant comfort but also allow them to breathe as well, the boot had to provide a high level of support and protection as well. As part of the job I could find myself at random time during the day needing to run and be quick on my feet. It was because of these specifications that brought me to the Lowa range and ultimately to the Lowa Boots Patrol. When reading the description provided by Patrolstore I found that this boot had the entire package, a well constructed, comfortable, high support, and breathable pair of boots that I could put on right away and not have to worry about any break in time.

When looking for a pair boots with have that hand made finished quality go for the Lowa you won’t be disappointed

Red Guns

When looking for training weapons look no further than the ASP Red guns. With an over whelming amount of models to choose from ranging from the Sig 229 / 228 to the AK.47 What makes the ASP Red guns so brilliant for use is that they are the exact size and weight of the real gun this obviously has a great positive effect when training with this Red gun.

It allows the trainee to get used to handling the weapon as if it was real.

ASP has also introduced the Red Gun Taser. As before the taser replicated to the exact size and weight of the real thing. This helps an officer get used to the weight of it on his equipment belt, and also a safe means on disarming someone with the weapon.

All guns have been coloured to a Brick Red colour to show not only to the people using these items but also to members of the public that they are only replicas and are deemed safe.

Exclusive to the ASP training guns are guaranteed to make a brilliant addition to any trainee’s arsenal.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Police Bags

Once you’ve bought your kit your going to need a place to put it all. You need a Police Kit Bag. Picking a bag may be harder then you think with so many different styles coupled with technical jargon out there I wasn’t sure what bag was right for me. After much searching looking on various different sites and stores I went on to, Although they had around 26 different styles on police kit bags there clear labeling and informative descriptions enabled me to bag a bargain. The hardest part was picking between my personal favorites. The bags that stood out for me were the Op Zulu Duty Kit Bag, the Op Zulu Patrol Bag and the 5.11 Patrol Mission Ready Bags.

The Op.Zulu Duty Kit Bag stood out for me simply because of the price and size of the bag; it’s a 55 litre kit bag with 5 outside pockets/compartments, with 4 more pockets/ compartments on the inside along with a main compartment that has a divider with it enabling you to separate your kit if needed. The bag also has a Duraflex handle I know that the benefits with this is you have a handle which is more comfortable to carry and more durable. The finished build quality on the bag impeccable with no loose stitching, highly secured zips, padded sides and so much more.

Its little brother bag the Op. Zulu Police Patrol Bag is 19 litres less, made with the same outstanding quality. The divider is padded and uses “T” end pieces for attachment. Unlike cheaper “L” constructions used by the competition the “T” construction provides more secure attachment and prevents bowing of the divider. The bag it self is made from specially selected fabrics the Patrol Bag is both light weight and durable with a neat and professional appearance. The design concepts and components used in the construction of the Op. Zulu Patrol Police Bag really set this bag apart from its rivals.

It’s true what they say about Op.Zulu: Don’t Compromise.

The 5.11 Patrol Ready Kit Bags is a 30 litre kit bag. This is a perfect example of small and mighty. Its design and construction was created so the bag remains compact and lightweight while being highly durable. The bag has a water bottle pocket, thermos/torch pockets, baton loops and an internal organiser panel in the lid. It features a loop-side panel so you can attach patches and has a transparent ID/business card window. With this practically designed bag you’ll always be ready for duty.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Magnum Panther 8.0

When it comes to picking boots for me I have to make sure that I have the right boots for the right job. Not any old boot will do. When picking boots Magnums have always been at the top of my list, I used to wear the Magnum classic CEN boot and decided it was time for an upgrade. After much searching I came across the Magnum Panther 8.0 on a site called

When looking at the boots on their website and reading up on its specification:

The Hi-Tec Magnum Panther 8.0 is a professional boot offering superb grip, more stability, better movement control, more support and more traction at an economical price. The Panther 8 features a Compression moulded EVA midsole giving long lasting cushioning, it is stitched with Coats Barbour anti-fraying thread for extra durability. The cambrelle moisture wicking lining helps keep moisture away from your feet. It has padded top which gives extra comfort against the back of the heel. The durable supple Action leather and 900D Nylon Upper give support and has a Rubber Slip Resistant Outsole.

I thought this boot was too good to be true, so I took the risk by buying the boots and I’m glad I did. I wore the boots that very night, as I knew I was going to be on my feet for several hours and found them to still be comfortable by the end of the evening when going home and taking them off, I look forward to wearing them again. For those on their feet for several hours at time, these boots are the one for you. They look good, provide brilliant comfort and support. Whilst the boots design and construction allows your feet to breath. All of this for a brilliant price. Head to Patrolstore and take the risk I did, and it was worth it.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

LED Lenser Torch - P7

When looking to lighting up the dark look no further than the LED Lenser Torch P7. With a range of 700 meters and an output of 170-lumens (the same as 3 to 4 heavy conventional electric torches) you’ll never lost or blind in the dark again.

Like all LED Lenser Torches the P7 is manufacture to incomparable standards.

What makes this torch so effective in the field when being used not only by the bobby on the street but by armed response teams as well is the little features that some people make take for granted, the torch has a spring-loaded click switch with good tactile feedback and allows for tactical use with pistols. The torch also has unique focusing system allowing you to have either a circular spotlight or sharply focused beam this is achieved by simply retracting the lens of the torch When fully extended they are approximately 5.5 inches long.

The Led Lenser P7 amazingly bright 170-lumen out put is change by no more than X4 AAA batteries providing you with 130 hours of light in just on set.
When the torch was designed and made it was placed on the LED Lenser High Performance Line due its following specifications:
  • Light Type: Cree LED
  • Bulb: High-Intensity 4.45 watt 170 Lumen Gallium LED
  • Lens: Plastic Composite Material
  • Reflector: Advanced Speed Focus System
  • Beam Type: Spot
  • Case Type: Aluminium
  • Powered by: 4 x AAA Alkaline Batteries (incl.)
  • Size: 135 x 37mm
  • Weight: 196g
  • Burn Time: Up to 130 hours