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<p>&nbsp;The Los Angeles County Sheriff&#39;s Department is now issuing its deputies&nbsp;Smith &amp; Wesson&#39;s&nbsp;M&amp;P9 9mm service pistol as it moves away from Beretta&#39;s Model 92 9mm pistol. The agency has experienced both better shooting scores and an increase in accidental discharges. (Photo: Smith &amp; Wesson)</p>
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Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputies Fire More Accidental Shots After Switch to New Guns

June 15, 2015
Accidental gunshots by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have more than doubled in two years, endangering bystanders and occasionally injuring deputies. The jump coincides with the department's move to a new handgun that lacks a safety lever and requires less pressure to pull the trigger.
<p>Photo: Action Target</p>

Action Target Opens Registration for Annual Law Enforcement Training Camp

June 12, 2015
Action Target has opened registration for its annual Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC), being held September 14-18, 2015. Now in its 23rd year, LETC brings over 140 firearms trainers from across the country and around the world together for a week of fast paced training.
<p>Photo: -X-Spand Target Systems</p>

X-Spand Target Systems Introduces New Versatile Paper Target Design

June 11, 2015
-X-Spand Target Systems targets utilize a distinctive paper design, allowing you to use a single target or multiple target formations for a versatile and diversified firearms training, testing, or competition tool.

Courts Say LEOs Can Confront Open-carry Advocates

June 11, 2015
When police arrived, they took the man's gun, and briefly handcuffed him while they questioned him. The man, Johann Deffert, an "open carry" gun advocate, then sued police saying they had violated his constitutional rights. A federal judge disagreed.

Texas Chiefs: Open Carry "Handcuffs" Law Enforcement

May 28, 2015
Texas police chiefs are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation repealing certain handgun restrictions in Texas if lawmakers do not remove a controversial provision the chiefs fear would allow criminals to carry firearms without repercussions.
<p>Photo: ATN</p>

ATN X-Sight Day/Night Rifle Scope Makes Great Tactical Tool

May 15, 2015
American Technologies Network's X-Sight HD Day/Night rifle scope in 5-18X or 3-12X was originally developed with hunters in mind. But since its introduction at SHOT show, ATN has seen an increased interest from long-range shooters, security, tactical, and law enforcement professionals.

Tulsa PD Receives 200 Donated TASERs

May 5, 2015
The Tulsa (Okla.) Police Department received a donation of 200 Tasers from the Tulsa Police Department Foundation. In an unanimous decision, the Tulsa City Council accepted the donation on behalf of the Tulsa Police Department.
<p>Photo: SureFire</p>

Newest SureFire Scout Light Provides Power-Source Versatility

May 5, 2015
SureFire's new M600 AA Scout Light—for long guns equipped with MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails—can be powered by AA lithium or AA alkaline batteries, the latter of which are typically more readily available globally.

USCCA Concealed Carry Expo Announces Speaker Lineup

April 28, 2015
The USCCA has announced a growing list of presenters for the upcoming Concealed Carry Expo, May 8-10, 2015, located at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, Wisconsin. This consumer event will feature numerous retailers and manufacturers and will offer a variety of "living classroom" experiences and seminars.

Liberty Ammunition Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with 10-Day Sale

April 16, 2015
Liberty Ammunition, maker of high-performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement, and civilian markets, is celebrating 10 years in business this April. In honor of this milestone, the company will be offering 10% off all ammunition purchases at www.libertyammunition.com for 10 days from April 17 through April 26.
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