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Blog - Weapons - May 2010

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A .380 auto-loader such as Ruger's LCP can be an effective backup gun for an officer.

Resurgence of the .380 ACP  

May 26, 2010
The .380 ACP round is much shorter than either the 9mm Luger or the .38 Special, creating the ultimate deep concealment package with six to eight rounds of ammunition. This exceeds the average five-shot, deep-concealment revolver by a few potentially life-saving rounds.
A 20-round (front) magazine can be preferable to 30-round magazines (rear) for a patrol carbine to achieve more accuracy when shooting from the prone position. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Should You Use a 20-Round Magazine With Your Carbine?  

May 19, 2010
When you're taking incoming fire, and you can't get to cover other than the ground in front of you, you must make yourself as small and low a target as possible. Magazines larger than 20 rounds place your prone position too high unless you turn your carbine or rifle horizontal when firing.
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