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

SHOT Show 2013: Smith & Wesson's M&P10 Rifles

January 16, 2013
Smith & Wesson introduced a pair of .308-chambered tactical rifles at SHOT Show based on the M&P15 models. The M&P10 and M&P10 MOE (with Magpul accessories) represent the company's first foray into the larger-caliber rifle market.
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

SHOT Show 2013: Ruger's LC380 Pistol

January 16, 2013
Sturm, Ruger, and Co. introduced a .380-caliber version of its LCP at SHOT Show that improves capacity and smoother racking of the slide. The subcompact LC380 offers a seven-round magazine, one additional round from the LCP 9mm autoloader.
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

SHOT Show 2013: Daniel Defense's Integrated Suppressed Rifle

January 16, 2013
AR specialist Daniel Defense introduced an AR-type rifle at SHOT Show chambered in 300 AAC Blackout with an integral suppressor designed for officers in close-quarter battle encounters.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Obama Announces $500 Million Plan to Combat Gun Violence

January 16, 2013
Proposals include universal background checks for every gun buyer as well as bans on assault weapons and ammunition clips that hold more than 10 bullets.
<p>Kershaw&#39;s ZT 0801, ZT 0566, and ZT 0770 folders. Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

SHOT Show 2013: Kershaw's Zero Tolerance Folders

January 15, 2013
Kershaw Knives brought three durable Zero Tolerance folders to SHOT Show in Las Vegas that offer Elmax Swedish steel construction and smooth flipper actions.
<p>SIG&#39;s SD .308 supressor mounted to the SIG716 Precision rifle. Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

SHOT Show 2013: SIG Sauer's SD Silencers

January 15, 2013
Most notably for officers, the SIG-SD line includes 5.56mm and 7.62mm silencer, including a 5.56 "DNA collector" with raised teeth. The line also brings two 9mm variants—one for pistols and another for subguns.
<p>Trijicon&#39;s ACOG 3x30 optic. Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

SHOT Show 2013: Trijicon's 300 AAC Blackout ACOG

January 15, 2013
Trijicon's ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) 3x30 optic with a 300 AAC Blackout reticle provides sighting for supersonic and subsonic velocities. Like other ACOG optics, this sight is a fixed-power, self-luminous sight that uses internal phosphor illumination from decaying tritium.

New York Bans Semi-Auto Rifles, High-Cap Magazines

January 15, 2013
New York is set to become the first state to enact stricter gun control laws after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting on Dec. 14.
<p>Photo courtesy of TASER International.</p>

New TASER X26P Uses Smart TASER Platform

January 15, 2013
The single-shot X26P is compact, and fires the same cartridges as the original X26. The new electronic control device integrates core elements of the Smart TASER platform from the TASER X2.
<p>Photo: Kim Pham</p>

Police Departments Face Ammo Shortages

January 11, 2013
A spike in ammunition purchases by civilians has left several police departments around the country scrambling to outfit their officers with ammunition.
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