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<p>Photo: Becky Leavitt</p>

DoubleTap Defense Tactical Pocket Pistol  

August 29, 2014

By Paul Scarlata

The most recent reincarnation and reimagining of the derringer concept is the DoubleTap Tactical Pistol produced by DoubleTap Defense. While similar in concept to earlier over/under derringer-type pistols in design, the DoubleTap's materials, construction, functioning, and options are as modern as tomorrow.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

SIG Sauer P320 Duty Pistol  

July 31, 2014

By A.J. George

SIG Sauer's answer to complaints about its manual safety and DA/SA trigger is the new P320, which blends the best of the classic SIG design with the attributes of a striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol.

<p>Photo: Becky Leavitt</p>

Steyr Mannlicher L9-A1 Duty Pistol  

June 25, 2014

By Paul Scarlata

The current version of the full-size Steyr duty pistol, the L9-A1, debuted last year. Available chambered for either the 9mm Luger or .40 S&W, the L9-A1 has many of the features of Steyr's earlier pistols along with several new ones, including a redesigned trigger.

<p>Photo: Bradley Nickell</p>

Deadly Threats: The Longest 10 Seconds  

June 17, 2014

By Bradley Nickell

The most stressful situation a police officer can face is an unexpected deadly threat—someone wanting to kill you or another person. You must react to it. And you don't have time to think.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Drawing from Non-Duty Holsters  

June 10, 2014

By Daniel Greene

In law enforcement training we tend to focus only on how to draw a full-size service pistol from a duty holster. Let's look at some preferred techniques for drawing from a variety of concealed carry, off-duty, and special operation holsters.

<p>Photo: Becky Leavitt</p>

Beretta BU9 Nano Pistol  

May 12, 2014

By Paul Scarlata

Many officers and concealed carry civilians are not very fond of small-caliber pocket pistols such as .380s and .32s, which is why Beretta chambered the Nano for the 9mm and .40 S&W cartridges.Is the Nano truly "tiny?" Well with an overall length of only 5.6 inches, a height of 4.2 inches, and a width of less than an inch, the answer is "Yes."

<p>Photo: Becky Leavitt</p>

Glock G42 .380 Pistol  

April 30, 2014

By Paul Scarlata

As more and more manufacturers began offering polymer frame .380 pistols Glock realized it was passing up a share of this growing market. The result was the launch of the Glock G42 .380 ACP pistol earlier this year.

O.F. Mossberg & Sons MVP Patrol Rifle  

March 4, 2014

By A.J. George

The MVP is a no-frills bolt-action rifle chambered for a 5.56mm/.223 round. It has a 16-inch cold-hammer forged, heavy profile, 1/2x28 threaded barrel with an A2 flash hider.

<p>Photo courtesty of ATI</p>

Police Product Test: ATI Raven Benelli M4 Package  

March 1, 2014

By A.J. George

Because of the shotgun's increasingly diverse role, the aftermarket accessory industry is just as diverse. Advanced Technology International (ATI) recently focused its attention on one of the arena's heavy hitters, the Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun.

<p>Photos: Elaine Sandberg, Lin Webb, and Becky Leavitt</p>

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-762 Rifle  

February 14, 2014

By Paul Scarlata

The SR-762 I received from Ruger was an impressive looking and feeling rifle. While at 8.6 pounds it's no lightweight, it was nicely balanced for fast, natural handling.

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