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<p>The author fires LWRC&#39;s M6A2 special purpose rifle. Photo: Alex Landeen</p>

Select Fire Carbines vs. Submachine Guns  

May 15, 2012

After the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout in Los Angeles where the bad guys were equipped with armor that stopped pistol rounds, law enforcement agencies began adopting M16s, AR-15s, and M4s as "patrol rifles." But many tactical officers stuck by the pistol-caliber subgun.

<p>Photo: Alex Landeen</p>

LWRC International M6A2 Special Purpose Rifle  

May 15, 2012

Whether you are delivering precision shot placement or dumping one magazine after another as fast as possible into a target, the mid-length piston-powered LWRCI M6A2 SPR will do the job.

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

Beating the High Cost of Training Ammo  

May 7, 2012

The high cost of ammo has police agencies scrambling for ways to cut their firearms training budgets while still maintaining standards. Some are walking a very dangerous line where their solution to the problem has been to cut back on firearms training opportunities both for in-service personnel and for recruits. Others are looking for ways to achieve the same training goals without sending ammo down range.

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

Police Product Test: Salute Products Spartan Steel Target  

April 23, 2012

Salute Products' new steel target is just over 20 inches tall and 11 inches wide and made of AR500 steel armor plate, which makes it rifle rated.

<p>Photo: Michael Hughes</p>

Bersa BP 9 CC Pistol  

April 19, 2012

It's likely that many American shooters have never heard of the Argentine firearms manufacturer Bersa, but I believe that is about to change. And with good reason.

Police Product Test: M-Pro 7 Advanced Small Arms Cleaning Kit  

March 27, 2012

Parent company Bushnell took the BoreSnake and combined it with M-Pro7's cleaning products, creating a complete cleaning kit for personal, range, or agency use.

<p>Photo: Butch Simpson</p>

Sturm, Ruger & Co. LC9 Sub-Compact Pistol  

March 15, 2012

While Ruger's LCP proved popular with both civilians and law enforcement officers, there were those who felt that its .380 cartridge was a lower end choice for defensive purposes. To answer this criticism, Ruger developed the Light Compact 9 (LC9).

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

SHOT Show 2012: Best of Show  

March 1, 2012

Last month, we gave you a look at some of the items from SHOT that immediately caught our attention. This month, we're going to open up the briefcase, and the boxes, load the CDs and the jump drives, and give you our Best of Show report.

<p>A 2012 AR-15 patrol rifle now comes with a 1913 quadrail, back-up iron sights, co-witnessed optic, vertical foregrip, QD sling swivels, and proprietary flash hider. Photo: Bob Parker</p>

How the North Hollywood Shootout Changed Patrol Arsenals  

February 28, 2012

On the 15th anniversary of one of the fiercest gun battles in modern law enforcement history, patrol officers are much better armed, equipped, and trained than they were in 1997.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Off-Duty Ready  

February 13, 2012

Do your kids know the difference between cover and concealment, and how to use both? I am not advocating scaring your family, but preparing your family—and when you do, it will prepare you. You can act more confidently knowing your loved ones are prepared as well.

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