June Issue of American COP Keeps It Sharp with Features on Knives


Whether it’s a folder or fixed blade carry option for urban environments, or how to make sure your duty knife is in tip-top condition, the June issue of American COP covers all the bases. Editor Suzi Huntington supplies readers with detailed reviews of the latest, cutting-edge innovations in the blade industry from a variety of knifemakers, such as Boker, Benchmade and Spyderco.

“We carry and use a variety of knives for many reasons,” Huntington says. “There are all different types of steels offering different levels of performance…We can’t tell you what knife will work best for you because owning and using one is a personal thing, but we can present you choices.”

In “Tactical Folder Maintenance: Living On The Edge,” contributor Michael Janich reinforces the importance of keeping duty knives in top working order, detailing the steps many in law enforcement may forget.

“It pays to keep a knife well maintained. Sadly, many officers have no idea how to do it and end up carrying tools so dull or worn they’re actually a hazard to their owners,” Janich writes. “The good news is that with the proper tools, a little knowledge and a little time, maintaining a duty knife is a very simple process.”

Additional features in this issue of American COP include an overview of medical procedures aimed at improving shooting accuracy for aged eyes, a guide for selecting effective knives that are legal to carry in cities with strict blade-length laws, a guide to help law enforcement better document cases involving drug possession for sales as well as an article on the latest ballistic protection systems.

The June Giveaway, valued at $1,252, is highlighted by the 9mm Alpha SDP Compact by SPHINX. The prize package also includes the Precision Press pen by Tuff Writer, CQB Tool by Spartan Blades, Impact Sport earmuffs from Howard Leight and the ExiTool by CRKT. Readers can enter online at www.americancopmagazine.com/giveaway.

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