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The Beretta Cx4 Storm is being promoted as a patrol rifle.

SHOT Show 2003: This Year's Models  

April 1, 2003

Each year the National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. stages one of the nation’s largest exhibits of new products in the firearms and hunting markets, the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trade (SHOT) Show. Here’s our look at some of the more intriguing items that we saw in the aisles.

Outgunned—The Politics of Being Outgunned  

March 1, 2003

One of the problems that all SWAT teams and all police departments face is that their need for weaponry or equipment conflicts with their local governments' desire to avoid the appearance of "heavy-handed" law enforcement.

KA-BAR Folding Hunter  

March 1, 2003

This budget clip-it knife offers a lot of bang for the buck.

Tags: Knives
An appropriate setting for three classics: Remington’s Model 8, Winchester’s 1907, and a 1940 Packard.

Police Rifles Then and Now  

March 1, 2003

All steel and solid walnut, the Winchester Model 1907 .351 S.L. (for "Self Loader") autoloader and the Remington Model 8 in .35 Remington are, simply put, stunning examples of the gunmaker's craft.

Our test guns represented the four types of trigger mechanisms used on police pistols today. (Clockwise from top left) Single Action—Browning HiPower; Double Action Only—Ruger KP95DAO; Double Action/Single Action—SiG P226; Safe Action—Glock 17.

Trigger Test  

March 1, 2003

Each trigger mechanism has a loyal group of supporters. Each claims that its favored type of trigger is the "most practical" or "safest" for law enforcement.

Outgunned  

March 1, 2003

There is a tendency among all law enforcement to believe that no matter the odds, their bravery and training can save the day. It’s an instinct that a good SWAT officer must overcome. Because believe it or not, there are times when even a SWAT team may be outgunned or otherwise need help.

Columbia River's M16 Duty Knives  

February 1, 2003

The top of the line is the M16 series of knives developed by Kit Carson, a well known member of the Knifemakers' Guild.

This group at 25 yards (with Federal .38 Special wadcutters) measured a tidy 21/2 inches until the author pulled that lonely shot at the bottom.

Smith & Wesson 386PD Revolver  

February 1, 2003

Simply put, revolvers work. And that's something people treasure in these overcomplicated times.

Gelatin block studies are a good way to determine the impact of bullets on living tissue and a graphic representation of stopping power.

Understanding Stopping Power  

January 1, 2003

If I knew I'd be in a gunfight within the next 20 minutes, I'd be laying my hands on a 12-gauge. But the best I can predict is that, as an officer of the law, I might be in a gunfight sometime in my career. So I carry a handgun.

Les Baer Super-Tac  

January 1, 2003

With the dramatic resurgence in interest in the 1911 platform, it's comforting to note the old war-horse is still a viable alternative to the black-plastic gun trend.

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