POLICE Magazine

AUG 2019

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16 P O L I C E AU G U S T 2 019 www.aimpoint.us/acro ACRO P-1 ™ M03235 Fully enclosed optical channel. Front and rear protective lenses. Up to one year of constant-on use from one battery. Operationally parallax free. All electronic parts sealed inside sight body. Change battery without removing sight. Adapter plates available for optics ready pistols. Fast target acquisition. Increased probability of first round hit. Holster friendly design. Legendary Aimpoint ruggedness. How much insulation do you need? insulate is wonderful stuff in winter, but in summer can become uncom- fortable. Remember, if you need wa- terproofing and/or insulation, added weight can't be avoided. For dryer weather, a light, flexible boot might be preferred. Further, if you work in hot conditions, your boots shouldn't be too high because the taller the boot, the more heat is trapped. MISSIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS What's your patrol assignment? If you're a beat cop on foot patrol who spends the vast majority of their shift walking around, you're going to want to get a boot with ample cushioning. If you work in a really rural area where you spend a good portion of your time in the woods, you might want to get a slightly heavier boot. SWAT officers may also have the need for puncture-proof soles, and pos- sibly steel-toes. Some duty boots have toe caps made of polymer or a similar material for toe protection. SLIP RESISTANCE Watch any IndyCar race, and you'll quickly note that the commentators spend a substantial amount of time talking about the relative hardness or softness of the red-, yellow-, and black-walled tires. e harder tires last longer, but don't grip as well as the softer options. ere is a balance between compound hardness and slip resistance in patrol boots very similar to tire man- ufacture. Sole compounds are measured us- HOW TO... There is a balance between sole compound hardness and slip resistance in patrol boots that is very similar to tire manufacture. PHOTO: HAIX

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