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The Uses For Ultraviolet Flashlights In The Military And Policing

Ultraviolet flashlights are useful tools that are being utilized by law enforcement authorities and the military all over the world to aid in the uncovering of counterfeit materials, for detecting blood and other evidence, to help find hidden explosives so they can be destroyed, for intelligence gathering, in the capturing of criminals, and much more. Many policing and military professionals report that the ultraviolet flashlight is a critical tool to have in their arsenals for fighting the criminal element and for providing security here at home and abroad.

What is ultraviolet light? The sun produces infrared, ultraviolet, and visible light rays and each has different wavelengths. It is the length of these wavelengths that makes some light easy for us to see, and other light that is mostly undetectable to us unless we are using special equipment to view it. The light you see from the sun during the day has a longer wavelength and is therefore more visible than say ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength. Ultraviolet light produces minimal visible light rays and is instead characterized by a deep blue or purple light ray that is most visible at night or when other light sources are blocked.

LED and ultraviolet flashlights incorporate the use of different lighting components to produce light beams for use in a variety of settings. The technological lighting components in ultraviolet flashlights use the shorter and concentrated wavelength of ultraviolet lighting to illuminate small particles that are rendered nearly or completely invisible by the intensity of longer wavelengths of lighting. A police flashlight with ultraviolet light technology is useful in the detecting of blood evidence, fibers, minerals and substances and other evidence that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and when other light sources are serving as the backdrop.

An ultraviolet flashlight can be used to detect counterfeit money and for finding traces of drugs like cocaine on money. This is useful in tracking down those criminals that manufacture and distribute counterfeit money and also many of the criminals that engage in drug trafficking. Money is not the only item counterfeiter's target. Art, clothing, jewelry, passports, social security cards, and other things can also be counterfeited. Detecting counterfeit items with the use of ultraviolet flashlights gets more of them off the streets before innocent people are victimized by the purchasing of fake items.

The military has also found the versatility of LED and ultraviolet flashlights helpful in their fight against terrorism as well as in previous covert military operations. Our military forces are stationed throughout the world on peace keeping and anti-terrorism missions, including the war in Iraq. The ultraviolet flashlight plays an important role in military maneuvers, surveillance, detection, and in a variety of other military activities.

Protecting our communities means equipping our police officers, investigators, and other members of the policing team with the versatility and advantages of LED flashlights. If you are in charge of procuring equipment for your military squad or regiment, make sure ultraviolet flashlights are on your purchasing list. The ultraviolet flashlight is a powerful tool for enhancing your arsenal of weapons against criminals and for defending the innocent.

~Ben Anton, 2008


The Question Now is: Can you Keep Your Rifle or Pistol Safe?

Keeping a rifle or pistol safe is perhaps an obvious commonsense obligation of anyone who chooses to own a gun. And while the Second Amendment of the US Constitution provides a statutory basis for gun ownership in America, it does not outline how those guns are to be kept. The right to keep and bear arms is a controversial topic that sparks lively debates in homes and public forums around the country. Is the meaning of the Second Amendment properly interpreted to be that individuals are guaranteed the right to possess and carry a wide variety of firearms? Or, was the Amendment meant only to guarantee States the right to operate militias?

There is a long history of legal interpretation on these questions, which I won't go into here. Interpreting the Founder's intentions is not my purpose. Just let me say that I am content to abide by the US Supreme Court's 2008 decision, in District of Columbia vs. Heller, which struck down a Washington, D.C. ban on individuals having handguns in their homes. Justice Scalia found the right to bear arms to be an individual right consistent with the overriding purpose of the Second Amendment, to maintain strong state militias. It would have been nice if the Court had announced some sort of standard of review to apply in future challenges to gun regulations, but at least it did say that its decision should not be seen as casting doubt on laws restricting gun ownership of the mentally ill or of felons.

The concern of those who oppose gun ownership is not entirely unfounded. Guns in the hands of people who intend to do harm, or are irresponsible, is an obvious problem. However, in countries like Australia, where gun ownership by individuals has been restricted or even taken away, statistics show an increase in violent gun crimes. This may seem counterintuitive to some people, so it is something to think about. A system of authorized gun ownership, and whether one keeps their pistol safe or not, does not seem to deter those with evil intent, or are too stupid to properly secure their weapons.

While it appears now that it is highly unlikely that the right to own and bear arms will ever be taken away from the US citizenry, it seems like the next best thing those in opposition can hope for is educating people about more responsible gun ownership. If guns can be owned by individuals, then there should be no logical opposition to educational efforts that teach gun owners to keep their rifle, shotgun or pistol safe. As in many areas, education can be the path to a tolerable situation that everyone can live with.

Some closing thoughts: If you own a weapon, then learn to use it properly. Consider taking a class, and learn how to use your guns the way you should. If you have rifles or other long guns, put them under lock and key. If you own a handgun then get a pistol safe. There are lock boxes, biometric safes, and other technologies that make securing your guns safe and still easily accessible. It's great to exercise your right to own a gun, especially if you do so in a safe and responsible way.


How To Choose Tactical Vests For Airsoft

If you enjoy participating in the sport of Airsoft, it is important to ensure that you learn how to choose tactical vests for Airsoft. In this particular sport, individuals shoot pellets that are round in nature and are not composed of metal at other individuals engaging in gameplay. The pellets of the game are shot from weapons that look similar to standard guns. The actual play of the game varies, but most individuals engage in scenarios that are considered to be organized, or simulations such as those engaged in by military personnel, or those engaged in by individuals in history through the means of reenactments. Because of the nature of the sport, it is important to ensure that you obtain all of the protective Airsoft tactical gear pieces. These items help reduce the chance that an injury will occur. In this guide, you will learn some effective steps on choosing the best tactical vests for Airsoft.

The tactical vests for Airsoft that are available on the market today have a high level of functionality. Not only are they considered to be effective in protecting the torso region from the bullets and field obstructions that may be encountered during the game, but they are also considered to be effective in storing various items of necessity while engaging in the game. Examples of these necessities include the magazines that are used to hold the pellets that are emitted from the various weapons used in the game, the actual weapons associated with the sport, as well as other items such as canteens, speed loaders, and small first aid kits. When choosing this specific type of Airsoft tactical gear, it is important to ensure that you choose vests that will accommodate all of the items that you feel are important to have on your person during gameplay.

When you play Airsoft, you will often find that you are placed in many different types of locations. It is important to ensure that you are able to move freely from one location to another. You do not want to choose tactical vests for Airsoft that are considered to be restrictive or limit your overall range of mobility. In the same respect, it is important to avoid choosing Airsoft tactical gear that is considered to be too loose. It is important to make sure that the tactical vests for Airsoft that you choose provides you with just the right amount of room that you require to move freely, without being too loose. It is important to remember all of the items that you will place in the vest as well. You should have a snug fit after placing all of the items of necessity in the product. Not only will a precise measurement assist in protecting your body during gameplay, but it will also assist in protecting all of the items that you have purchased for your game.

As you can see, there are many considerations that should be made when shopping for tactical vests for Airsoft. The two most important factors are your personal protection and the level of functionality that the Airsoft tactical gear provides to you. If you shop carefully, you will quickly discover that there are many different high quality vests that are sure to meet your needs. In addition to the protection and functionality, it is also important to choose only those vests that are considered to be highly durable. Airsoft is a rough game and it is absolutely imperative to ensure that your Airsoft tactical gear has the capability to stand up to the game. By using the steps contained in this guide, you are sure to find several tactical vests for Airsoft that meet your needs.


Shopping At An Army Surplus Store Can Save Money

All kinds of essential items for outdoor activities can be found at a local army surplus store. These high quality items come from a variety of sources, including authentic military issue. Boots and other clothing can be found, as well as supplies like hunting knives, binoculars, and a vast array of essential goods.

For those who enjoy outdoor sports such as paintball, supplies of all kinds can be found to make the game safer, and more fun. Certain activities require safety goggles or other equipment, and these items are readily available at a military surplus store. Upgrading equipment can also help a player to improve at their sport and they can be even more competitive.

Most people enjoy camping at times, and of course certain items are required for this activity. Cooking supplies are a good idea, and these are available, as well as flashlights and pretty much anything required. A quality tent is essential of course, and there are many of these available for all kinds of different weather and terrain conditions.

Going to the military surplus store regularly will ensure that a person has first access to new deliveries, and can have a greater choice in items. Some items are new, and others may be used but remain in very good condition. Many people find that they get high quality supplies for a great price at these retailers.

Another great reason for visiting a surplus outlet is that the staff has a lot of experience, and can provide advice and answer questions. This is great for customers who are less experienced outdoors. It is a good idea to make use of their advice to ensure a safe and comfortable outdoor excursion for everyone involved.

During a wilderness excursion, having warm clothing and safety equipment is essential. This is even more important when dealing with low temperatures for those who enjoy things like ice fishing. There are times when having safety supplies can save lives, when an unexpected or dangerous situation presents itself.

Everyone should be well prepared for a potential life threatening situation in the wild. Seasoned outdoor veterans will have items with them at all times. The comfort of being prepared will make the outdoor experience a much more relaxed and enjoyable one. For those who live in more remote areas, certain items are wise to have around, in case of power outages or other situations. An individual or family can greatly benefit from a visit to an army surplus store.


A Hunters Expo Gets You Outfitted for Outdoor Adventure

As soon as the fall season hits, hunters everywhere feel the tickle in their blood: the crisp, clear air, the scent of fallen leaves, and the desire to have a freezer full of venison, elk, or other wild game to feed your family for the winter. But if you're not ready by fall, it's too late. The time to find the best deals, sample all the latest technology, and swap stories with fellow outdoor adventurists is in the summer when you attend your favorite hunters expo.

A hunters expo caters to people who appreciate the bounty of the earth. Hunting isn't about taking all you can grab, and most hunters are responsible, generous men and women who work hard to practice conservation and safety. But does it take away the thrill of the hunt? Absolutely not. Bow hunting, fishing, and shooting are all represented at an expo, but you can also find paintball gear and other sports gear available.

Humans used to hunt extensively for food, and some species of animals were hunted almost to extinction. These days, local governments carefully calculate the number of game animals that can be safely targeted by hunters, and those who don't win the chance to take a deer or elk have to rely on the grocery store. But even if you don't hunt, there's plenty to entice you to the expo. Archery, fishing, and shooting are all sports that can be enjoyed for their own sake; and in the end, those skills are valuable.

Archery, for instance, is an ancient sport. Before there were guns, warriors used bows and arrows along with their knives and swords. Archers in battle could wreak havoc on the enemy's ranks while staying out of the way of personal combat. You can select your favorites from dozens of bow manufacturer's brands, as well as arrows and arrow tips. Whatever your style, you'll see the newest and best from the vendors at a hunters expo. Frequently, award-winning archers are invited to come and speak or give demonstrations, which is a good time to pick up tips and learn new techniques.

Many expos offer a ladies only day or evening, catering to the needs and wishes of female hunting and sports enthusiasts. Women have a chance to browse vendor offerings, watch and participate in demonstrations that have special significance to them, and enjoy entertainment.
Most of these types of expos are held in the summer months so that you'll have everything you need when hunting season rolls around in the fall. Find your local expo by searching the internet.


How a Hunting Rifle Scope Works

As a novice game hunter or target shooter, a hunting rifle scope may cross you mind in two different ways. Most men getting into the regular use of firearms will initially shy away from the use of a scope due to the daunting challenge of choosing from the plethora of nuances available while younger people getting into firearms for the thrill will often buy any old scope they can get for a cheap price. Shying away from getting a scope until you know what you're buying is a great idea, buying a cheap scope is a terrible one. In many cases the scope makes the rifle. You can use an amazing scope on a decent rifle to make it a great rifle or a crappy scope on an amazing rifle to make it the worst rifle in the world. How is this possible? Let's find out.

There are eight parts to a hunting rifle scope; the objective lens, windage bell, elevation adjustment, windage adjustment, power ring, eyepiece, ocular lens, and exit pupil. All of these items pretty much speak for themselves, if you don't know what they are then simply pick of a scope sometime and your sure to figure out pretty quick which part does what. While they come in a variety of sizes, most hunting rifle scopes look like a tube with an inch or thirty millimeter diameter.

Do not confuse rifle scopes with gun sights. The difference is that a rifle scope magnifies the target while a gun sight does not. Different models of scopes are labeled by their magnification range and diameter. For instance, a 3-8x30 scope can magnify the target anywhere from three to eight times what the naked eye can see and has a thirty millimeter diameter.

When shopping for a scope you want to find one that is suitable for the type of game you are hunting. Think about how big your target is and how far away it will probably be. If you're hunting big game at a close range between fifty and a hundred yards then you won't need much more than five to six times magnification at most. If you're hunting small game from further than one hundred yards then you may need a scope that has twenty times magnification. Because of this, most hunters typically have multiple scopes on them at all times for various situations.

Remember, no two guns are exactly alike. Whenever you switch a scope between weapons you will have to refit the scope to fit that gun's distinct qualities which can take a bit of time and practice. Don't make the usual novice mistake of popping a scope onto a gun and expecting it to work immediately. Take time to properly adjust the scope or else it will be utterly useless.


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