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<p>&quot;We are honored that the Montgomery (AL) Police Department has chosen the P320 as their official duty firearm for its full complement of officers,&quot; said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG Sauer Inc. Photo: SIG Sauer</p>

Montgomery (AL) PD Replaces Official Duty Firearm with SIG Sauer P320

August 14, 2018
SIG Sauer Inc. announced that the Montgomery (AL) Police Department has selected the SIG Sauer P320 as their official duty firearm. The Montgomery Police Department has a complement of more than 500 sworn officers protecting the second largest city in the state, with over 200,000 citizens.
<p>Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether &mdash; at a range of up to 25 feet &mdash; that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso.&nbsp;</p>

Video: Illinois Police Test New Device that Ensnares Resistive Subject

August 14, 2018
Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether — at a range of up to 25 feet — that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso. When the device is activated, a 9mm blank propels the rope from the cartridge. The new handheld device — known as the BolaWrap — costs $800 and each tether cartridge costs $30.
<p>The Virginia State Police will begin instruction and training on their SIG Sauer P320 pistols and officially place them into service with the Virginia State Troopers as their official duty sidearm in 2019. (Photo: SIG Sauer)</p>

Virginia State Police Select SIG Sauer P320 Pistol for Standard Issue Firearm

August 8, 2018
The Virginia State Police has officially selected the SIG Sauer P320 Pistol as their official duty sidearm.
<p>SIG 223 Rem and 308 Win full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds for training. Photo: SIG Sauer</p>

SIG Sauer Introduces 223 Rem and 308 Win SIG FMJ Rifle Ammunition

August 6, 2018
SIG Sauer continues to grow its Elite Performance line of rifle ammunition with the addition of 223 Rem and 308 Win full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds for training.
<p>FN 509 Tactical (Photo: FN)</p>

FN Releases FN 509 Tactical Pistol

July 27, 2018
FN America LLC has announced the expansion of the FN 509 Series of striker-fired pistols with the release of the FN 509 Tactical, an optics- and suppressor-ready 9mm pistol.
<p>Actor Joe Mantegna of Criminal Minds and Gun Stories SIG SAUER 1911 TACOPS Pistol placed into the NRA Museum&rsquo;s Hollywood Gun Exhibit. Photo: Forrest MacCormack, NRA Staff</p>

Custom SIG Pistol from Criminal Minds Now in NRA Museum

July 25, 2018
At the grand re-opening of the National Firearms Museum's Hollywood Gun Exhibit, Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna officially placed a SIG Sauer 1911 pistol, identical to the pistol used by his character, into the exhibit.

Massachusetts Trooper Admits Receiving Free Guns from Dealer

July 23, 2018
A Massachusetts State Police trooper has admitted receiving free guns from a state-contracted firearms dealer and is cooperating with prosecutors in an ongoing criminal investigation into the sale of department weapons.
<p>(Photo:&nbsp;Straight 8 photography)</p>

Houston PD Permits Officers to Use Pistol Optics

July 9, 2018
The department has set some specific rules officers must follow in order to use the pistol optics. They must use Safariland's level III Holster; only optics-ready pistols from specified manufacturers will be accepted; and they must complete an eight-hour training course prior to putting the pistol optics into service.
<p>A Calgary officer trains with the 37mm ARWEN ACE-T less-lethal launcher.&nbsp;</p>

Video: Canadian Agency Arms Patrol Officers with 37mm Launchers for Less-Lethal Response

June 29, 2018
“If we look at known objects out in the world, we can equate the AR-1 baton to about one-and-a-half times the energy of somebody being struck by a 100-mile-per-hour fast ball or roughly the same energy as somebody being struck by the fastest slapshot ever recorded,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Bobrowich.
<p>Aimpoint Acro P-1 sight (Photo: Aimpoint)</p>

Aimpoint Launches New ACRO Series Sight

June 27, 2018
Designed for direct integration onto pistol slides, the Aimpoint Acro P-1 sight can also be used as a backup sight for magnifying scopes, personal defense weapons, and on any system where a small red dot is applicable.
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