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The BlueSheepDog Crew is always evaluating the site to see how we can make things better. As we have stated many times already, our primary purpose is to provide America’s law enforcement officers an outstanding resource for:

  • Officer safety concerns
  • Training on key aspects of police work
  • Information on the latest firearms, ammunition, and LE duty gear available
  • Tactics for the modern police officer
  • Trauma treatment and the essentials of TCCC and a good Kit
  • Legal updates from the Federal Courts
  • Firearm and equipment reviews
  • And more …

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Speer Gold Dot Ammunition Additions


At SHOT Show this year, Speer Ammunition announced several additions to their quality Gold Dot G2 line of handgun ammunition. Speer Ammunition is not new to the law enforcement market, and the Gold Dot G2 line is specifically targeted for police users. In fact, Speer claims their Gold Dot ammunition is the #1 law enforcement duty round on the market. The Speer Gold Dot ammunition is designed for duty use, while the Lawman line is designed for training and practice.

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Gerber Ding-Dong Breaching Tool

Gerber has been famous for producing some very impressive knives for nearly . The company continues to make great knife options, but in recent years Gerber has been increasingly branching off into survival and specialty tools. At SHOT Show this year, Gerber was showing their “Ding-Dong” breaching tool, released mid-2014. The Gerber Ding-Dong is a multi-purpose Halligan Tool (H-Tool), combining the standard H-Tool pry bar function with a heavy-duty sledge-hammer and battering ram.

The Gerber Ding-Dong
The Gerber Ding-Dong breaching tool is compact but capable.

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Sons Trauma Kits

The Sons Trauma Kits

Phokus Research Group, a part of the Safariland group, has created an incredible Trauma Kit targeted specifically for law enforcement and first responder use. Named the Sons Trauma Kit, there are several versions targeted for specific uses. The kits contain the most important medical tools to life saving trauma care in the field, and are directly related to the concepts of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).

Phokus Research Group is a part of Safariland, and designed and distributes the Sons Trauma Kits.
Phokus Research Group is a component of Safariland.

The Sons Trauma Kits are great trauma kits, but each officer should investigate the options and specific needs before making a decision or purchasing trauma care supplies.

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Crash at SHOT Show 2015

Well if you’ve been diligently coming back to BlueSheepDog this week, looking for the latest and greatest offerings from the SHOT Show, you might have been wondering, “what the heck”. The BlueSheepDog crew extends our most sincere apologies that the news feed went down yesterday, but apparently the overwhelming response to both BlueSheepDog and our sister site, pushed our server beyond its capable means. Yep, we crashed!

Though not intentional, we were a train wreck, like the government archives photo!
Though not intentional, we were a train wreck, like this government archives photo!

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U.S. v. Molsbarger – Hotels & 4th Amendment

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This case is from the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and therefore establishes strong precedence, even with other Circuits. However, the staff at BlueSheepDog are not legal advisors, and strongly recommend that readers refer to their State Statutes and confer with local Prosecutors before taking action in regards to this decision.   

Grand Forks Police Cruiser (Photo courtesy of GFPD)
Grand Forks Police Cruiser (Photo courtesy of GFPD)

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