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Best concealed carry handguns

A look at the best concealed carry weapons for self-defense<p>The Ruger LCR is a compact .38 Special caliber revolver built by Ruger. The LCR acronym …

The Danger List

One of the first lists I had in law enforcement is still one of the most important ones in my mind to this day and should still be on every crime …

Understanding the OODA Loop

The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John …

12 Tips From Homicide Detectives

I have been fortunate enough to work with some highly recognized homicide detectives throughout my career. They are well known for their expertise in …

Redesigned 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Is Here to Haul Your Stuff – TO JAIL

Who thought we’d ever be scanning and braking for Ford Explorers, the darling mommymobiles of the 1990s and 2000s? Nowadays, this still-popular family SUV is the bestselling new police vehicle—yes, more even than the Taurus Interceptor, Dodge’s Charger Pursuit, and Chevrolet’s Caprice/Tahoe PPVs. …

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

Poor Man's Night Sights - TheFireArmGuy

BMW Z4 GT3, M3 DTM Track Test

Randy Pobst Samples Two of BMW's Finest<p>For a vegetarian in the land of bullfighting, eating can be a challenge. I found a restaurant called Shangri-La in the southern Spanish town of Merida, but it was closed on Mondays, and parking was tough, and I don’t speak Spanish, and how did it get so late? …

Hennessey Introduces Corvette HPE700 With Mean Burnout Video

View 9 Photos<p>Hennessey Performance Engineering has put out some ridiculously fast tuner cars over the years, and its latest creation should be no exception. Hennessey will show off its 2014 HPE700 Twin-Turbo Chevrolet Corvette at the Boca Raton Concours in South Florida later this month. Yes, the …

Sports Cars

Watch Some Rare Chevrolet Corvettes Get Swallowed by a Sinkhole

This morning the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. lost eight Chevrolet Corvettes when a sinkhole opened up beneath the museum and swallowed up eight ‘Vettes. This being the internet age, some videos of the Corvette carnage have just hit the web, and — fair warning — it’s not exactly …

2015 Subaru WRX STI First Drive

Everyday Hero: The Best-Driving STI Yet<p>The STI has always been difficult to confine to a conveniently simple definition. If you were unaware of its rally heritage, its mix of performance hardware and economy car versatility would seem bizarre, but intriguing. Why not have a sports car you could …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible First Drive

It's All About Attitude<p>In fairness, I almost always pick a convertible over its hardtop counterpart, and in the history of cars there is only one vehicle for which I found the hardtop better than the convertible: the Nissan Murano.<p>But let me assure you, the 2014 Corvette Convertible is no Murano. …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible First Test

The Most Powerful Camaro Convertible Ever<p>In a previous comparison test, the 2012 Camaro ZL1 coupe edged out the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 coupe before placing sixth in our 2012 Best Driver’s Car completion. Now, we finally got our hands — and test equipment — on the drop-top version: the 2014 …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Spied with 650-hp Supercharged V-8

Days after Chevy released its first teaser, spy shots of the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 have hit the wire, showing dramatic aerodynamic enhancements, extra vents, and a new hood – which just may be hiding a new 650-hp supercharged V-8 underneath, according to a leaked Instagram photo.<p>Despite …

Sports Cars

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Ford Mustang

Despite a mid-cycle refresh in 2010 and minor yearly revisions, it’s been about a decade since the current Ford Mustang hit the streets. Now that the iconic pony car has finally broke cover with new styling as well as updated powertrains and suspension, let’s compare the new <b>2015 Ford Mustang</b> with …

2014 Camaro Z/28 Laps the ’Ring Pretty Damn Quickly

With a 7.0-liter V-8 from Chevrolet’s previous-generation Corvette Z06, the gearbox and suspension setup from the Camaro SS 1LE, and the gravity of a historic nameplate slapped on its ass, the upcoming Camaro Z/28 has performance enthusiasts on the edge of their heavily bolstered Recaros. To prove …

2014 Dodge Ram 1500

Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept

Mopar's pickup division will make apiarists out of you yet.<p>Whether you think bee-related pop culture references peaked with Chris Farley’s reckless-driving-ticket-avoiding “Bees!” stunt in the movie <i>Tommy Boy</i> or with this Oprah-tastic gif, Ram is hoping folks instead think back on the ultra-yellow …

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel First Drive

Light Duty Gets Diesel Power<p>Diesel engines are a stalwart of the heavy-duty pickup truck segment. But the light-duty segment? Not so much. In fact, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the only diesel light-duty truck sold in the United States.<p>Responding to what Ram chief engineer Mike Cairnes describes …

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel V-6

The Ram goes compression ignition.<p>Being practical sorts, full-size-pickup owners don’t suffer fools or eco-weenies gladly. But as with the mainstreaming of organic foods and energy-conserving light bulbs and appliances, the prefix “eco” has slowly crept into the pickup-truck vernacular.<p>Ford kicked …

2014 BMW M3/M4 First Ride

5th-gen power, 1st gen fuel economy<p>BMW has finally pulled back the curtain a bit farther on the M3 sedan and M4 coupe, revealing a tantalizing amount of technical detail during a “second look/first ride” event held near the vehicle’s birthplace outside Munich. We’ll spare the suspense and let you …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 vs. 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs. 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Sports Cars Don’t Get Better Than This<p>It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. No, I’m not talking about the Jacobin Reign of Terror, or anything to do with Charles Dickens. I’m talking about how the <i>Motor Trend</i> staff felt after wrapping up our 2013 Best …

2013 SRT Viper TA – 1:33.62

1:33.62<p><b>Driver</b>: Randy Pobst<p><b>We said:</b><br>For the first time ever, I found myself behind the wheel of a Viper that I felt wasn’t actively trying to hurt me. In the great tradition of all excellent track cars, the TA felt almost totally neutral. Sure, get on the power too early/aggressively, and the back …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Wagon First Drive

The Wagon for People of a Certain Station<p>Mercedes-Benz sold just 1726 E-Class wagons last year, meaning you were more likely to spot a new two-door Maserati than you were a two-box E-Class. Nevertheless, in terms of its market segment, Mercedes still commands a comfortable 100 percent share. Yes, …

2014 Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG First Drive

Big News In Small Performance<p>I almost feel bad for any manufacturer that has a turbocharged four-cylinder-powered small car scheduled to be released within the next few years. Not only is the new 2014 Mercedes CLA45 AMG breaking new ground in small performance sedans, it will likely be the …

2014 BMW 4 Series First Look

BMW's New Coupe Gets Down<p>We don’t envy BMW‘s M4 engineers. The new 2014 BMW 4 Series coupe will debut this summer with the lowest center of gravity of any current BMW. Combine that with its significantly wider track and slight weight loss and you’ve got what we expect to be a quick, capable, and …

Adult prescription growth linked to kids' poisonings

As adult prescription medication use has increased, so have rates of poisonings in children of all ages.<p>More adults are taking prescriptions for chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure -- and those same medications are linked to increasing rates of poisonings in children and …