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The Winchester Ranger .223 Remington 64-grain Power-Point is the duty issued ammunition of many agencies for patrol rifles. Photo by Kim Pham.

Winchester Recalls Ranger .223 Rem Power-Point Lots

March 3, 2011
The corporate parent of Winchester announced a recall of six lots of Ranger .223 Remington 64-grain Power-Point rifle ammunition, because it "may contain incorrect propellant," according to a company statement.
The Romarm-Cugir Draco 7.62x39mm is an AK variant of Romanian origin. Photo via GunBroker.com.

Weapon Used In ICE Agent's Slaying Traced to Texas Man

March 1, 2011
A Romarm-Cugir Draco 7.62x39mm that was legally sold by a firearms dealer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was transported to the Los Zetas cartel operators who used it to attack special agent Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Jr.

Police Commission Allows SF Chief To Consider TASERs

February 24, 2011
A year after rejecting a similar proposal, the San Francisco Police Commission approved a proposal from the new chief to consider using TASERs or another less-lethal weapon.

ALS Technologies Recognized By Two Ammo Suppliers

February 17, 2011
ALS Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and provider of less-lethal products and services, as well as law enforcement and tactical equipment, has been recognized for its 2010 service and sales performance by Simunition and Hornady
Glock is shipping the .40-caliber G27 (pictured) and 9mm G26, as new introductions to its Gen4 line. Photo courtesy of Glock.

Glock Ships New G26 and G27 Gen4 Pistols

February 15, 2011
The availability of the new pistols in .40-caliber and 9mm brings the total new Gen4 pistols now available two eight with the remaining three (G21, G34, and G35) rolling out later this year.
Galco's KingTuk inside-the-waistband holster is one of four new introductions for 2011. Photo courtesy of Galco.

Galco Introduces Four New Holsters

February 10, 2011
Galco's inside the waistband holsters include the KingTuk and V-Hawk, while belt holsters include the TacSlide and the Stryker.
The top bullet is a 380 Auto 90 grain Critical Defense round at 896 fps from a 2.75-inch barrel Ruger LCP. The bottom bullet is a 22 WMR 45 grain Critical Defense round from a S&W 351 PD with a 1-7/8-inch barrel at 1038 fps. Chart courtesy of Hornady.

Hornady Introduces .22 Magnum Critical Defense Ammo

February 9, 2011
The new 22 Magnum round uses a 45-grain FTX bullet that reaches a muzzle velocity of 1000 fps when shot from a 1 7/8-inch test barrel, according to a Hornady rep. The .22 WMR, a heavier bullet, penetrated to almost the same depth as the .380 ACP Critical Defense.
The Heckler & Koch 14410 Soldat will be available this year from Benchmade. Photo courtesy of Benchmade.

Benchmade To Bring H&K Soldat Folder

February 8, 2011
The folder weighs 2.8 ounces and will be available in a black-coated finish. The blade is made from corrosion-resistant steel and opens via a manual push-button locking mechanism with thumb-hole opener.
Photo courtesy of LaserLyte.

LaserLyte Offers Caliber-Specific Laser Trainer Cartridges

February 8, 2011
Designed to match popular calibers in 9mm, .40 cal. and .45 ACP, the new Laser Trainer Cartridge fits inside the pistol chamber and features a firing-pin activated switch that indicates bullet impact with a bright red laser dot.

Wilson Combat Introduces TRIM Free-Float AR Rail

February 7, 2011
The rail system's attachment points enable the end-user to quickly position the supplied modular Picatinny rail panel on the attached interface in pre-specified locations.
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