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ILEETA: Force Panel Debates Point Shooting vs. Aimed Fire  

April 27, 2010
The panel discussed the issue in terms of training and officer-involved shootings. And it concluded that point shooting may be what happens in a gunfight but to point shoot well under stress officers need to aim when they train.
Angelo Artificio, a San Francisco Sheriff's Department deputy, tries out DoubleStar's new 1911-type pistol. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Officers Go Hands-on With 1911s at POLICE-TREXPO Range Day  

April 6, 2010
Manufacturer reps from SIG Sauer, Kimber, DoubleStar, and others set up tables with 1911-type pistols, a few sniper rifles, and a custom AR-15.
AIMPRO Tactical's "co-witness" 590A1 arrives with most of the bells and whistles.

How To 'Hot Rod' Your Police Shotgun  

February 10, 2010
The phrases "gun smithing" and "shotguns" may not immediately associate themselves in your mind. You may be more likely to take your 1911 pistol or rifle in for some custom work. Yet several specialists have carved out a niche delivering scatterguns that deliver higher performance.
Heckler & Koch's MR556 carbine will be available for testing and evaluation by law enforcement later this year.

H&K Is Developing Two More Patrol Carbines  

January 27, 2010
When POLICE Magazine caught up with Heckler & Koch at SHOT Show 2010, a company rep gave us a few preliminary details about its MR rifles that should be available to law enforcement for testing and evaluation later this year.

Glock Will Bring Next-Gen Pistols to 2010 SHOT Show  

December 17, 2009
So far, most of the online chatter about Glock's introduction of a "next-gen" line of pistols at the SHOT Show has been about ergonomics.

Remington May Bring 1911 Pistol to 2010 SHOT Show  

December 1, 2009
The company best known for its pervasive Model 870 shotgun is testing a 1911-type pistol that may be ready to be introduced at the SHOT Show in January.

Cleaning Up the LEOSA Mess  

October 22, 2009
If the LEOSA improvements bills become law, retired officers will need to have an official ID from their agency and qualify with a state-certified firearms instructor who qualifies police in their states of residence. This could make it much easier for retired officers from say Illinois agencies to exercise LEOSA carry rights.

Smart Guns Are Not Ready for Duty  

June 12, 2009

What the lab tried to communicate to the NYPD was that the technology wouldn’t have prevented the Edwards tragedy. You see, the radio system will pick up any friendly gun within 600 feet. That means that when the other officers pointed their weapons at Officer Edwards their guns would have only told them that a friendly gun was in the general area. Well, they already knew that. They knew that at least three friendly guns were in the area. After all, they were holding them.

Knives, Tools, and Answers  

February 20, 2009
Yes, price is a consideration, as well as quality. But finding the right tool for your job is paramount.

Go to a Gun Show  

March 11, 2008
For the young recruit who is not firearms savvy, just browsing at a gun show can be an education in itself.
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