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<p>Photo: Kim Pham</p>

Police Readers Oppose Assault Weapon Ban  

December 20, 2012
A full 84% of those officers who chose to answer the question (498) said that restricting the sale of "assault weapons" would not reduce the number of mass murder incidents such as the Newtown Massacre.
<p>SIG Sauer&#39;s P226. Photo: <a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SIGSauerP226.JPG&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Wikimedia</a>.</p>

SIG To Introduce P227 In .45 ACP  

November 14, 2012
SIG Sauer's aggressive expansion of its handgun lineup will include a new model called the P227 that could be introduced as early as SHOT Show 2013, according to a Missouri firearm dealer.
<p>Photo courtesy of Heizer Defense.</p>

DoubleTap Pocket Pistol Shelved  

October 16, 2012
A year after announcing the DoubleTap pocket pistol as an innovative backup gun for officers, the pistol's inventor issued a press release that Heizer Defense won't be able to produce the gun.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Using Light To Illuminate Threats  

August 29, 2012
Light can be one of an officer's most valuable allies in close-quarter battle. A tactical light helps you identify and neutralize threats. It also prevents you from dropping the hammer on a fellow officer or a civilian who is not a threat.
<p>Photo via Glock.</p>

Glock's 21SF: The Perfect Duty Weapon  

August 7, 2012
My top criteria for a law enforcement duty gun include reliability, stopping power, ergonomics, and ease of maintenance. Glock has packaged all of these and more into what I consider to be the perfect law enforcement duty weapon, the Glock 21SF (Short Frame).
<p>S&amp;W&#39;s M&amp;P Shield. Photo courtesy of Nick Jacobellis.</p>

Why Officers Will Embrace S&W's M&P Shield  

July 25, 2012
With its M&P Shield subcompact pistol, Smith & Wesson is revisiting a concept that once made history. The Shield hearkens back to the S&W Model 39, the first modern DA/SA pistol with a single column magazine and a thin grip.
<p>A Colt worker puts the finishing touches on a semi-auto pistol. Photo: A.J. George</p>

How Colt Maintains Quality Control  

July 11, 2012
There were a few things I noticed immediately about the manufacturing plant. First, the building and almost everything in it was an interesting mix of museum-quality artifacts and cutting-edge technology. Some of the plants machinery in service today has been in use for nearly 100 years.
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<p>Photo: A.J. George</p>

Zeroing In at Aimpoint Training Program  

June 14, 2012
Telluric's instructors ran us through several great drills designed to emphasize the fast target acquisition ability and accuracy of the Aimpoint optics.
<p>Photo: Scott Smith</p>

10-8's 1911 Pistol Operator Course  

June 12, 2012
To help 1911 users diagnose, correct, and maintain their fussy firearm, the training arm of 10-8 Performance offers a 1911 diagnostics and operation course. The staff of 10-8 Consulting is made up of fulltime or retired officers who carry or carried 1911s as their duty weapon, including founder Hilton Yam.
<p>Tools needed to disassemble an AR-tyle rifle are provided at Colt&#39;s law enforcement armorer&#39;s course. Photo: Dean Caputo</p>

Colt's Law Enforcement Armorer Course  

May 11, 2012
Colt is one of the best known names for duty ARs and offers one of the most intensive armorer's courses. The armorer course covers everything from replacing a front sight to rebuilding the bolt and bolt-carrier assembly.
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