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LE Firearms Instructor Makes Finals in 'Top Shot' TV Show

August 17, 2010
Police firearms instructor Chris Cerino came in a close second on the weapon skills competition TV show "Top Shot" on The History Channel. The show required contestants to prove their skills in everything from muzzle-loading muskets and modern pistols to slingshots and throwing knives.
The NYPD issues Speer Gold Dot, 124-grain hollow-point rounds to its officers. Photo courtesy of ATK/Speer.

Wound Expert Says NYPD's Firepower In Harlem Was Sufficient

August 12, 2010
All officers were carrying one of the NYPD's approved on-duty 9mm handguns and fired Speer Gold Dot, 124-grain hollow-point bullets, Sgt. Kevin Hayes told POLICE Magazine. Officers carry magazines with a 15+1 capacity.
Photo courtesy of Bushmaster.

Bushmaster Introduces .308 Carbine With Optic Mounts

August 11, 2010
Two half-inch riser blocks are mounted to the receiver-length Picatinny rail and provide enough clearance above the upper receiver, so the natural cheek weld aligns the shooter's eye directly behind his or her chosen optic.
Photo courtesy of Hi-Point.

Hi-Point Debuts .45 ACP Carbine

August 10, 2010
Hi-Point Carbines will introduce a .45 ACP carbine with a 17.5-inch barrel, a black molded polymer stock and a special high-durability black powder coat. The carbine has a nine-round capacity, weighs 7 1 /2 pounds and reaches 33 inches in length.

Pinal County Justice Foundation Seeks Donations to Purchase Rifles for Deputies

August 6, 2010
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is asking now because "dangerous incidents have increased through the past few years and are now escalating to a point where deputies are involved in high-speed vehicle pursuits, shootouts between deputies and smugglers, incidents of ambush, as well as the deputy who was injured in a shooting."
Leupold upgraded its ER/T, LR/T and MR/T models of Mark 4 rifle scopes.

Leupold Upgrades Mark 4 Rifle Scopes

August 2, 2010
Primary upgrades include Leupold's Xtended Twilight Lens System, as well as options such as M5 0.1 mil windage and elevation adjustment dials, Horus reticles, front focal plane reticles and third-generation illuminated reticles. Selected options can be retrofitted for existing Mark 4 riflescopes.

Smith & Wesson Ships Bodyguard Pistols

July 29, 2010
Smith & Wesson has begun shipping its pair of Bodyguard pistols introduced at SHOT Show, including its Bodyguard 380 6 + 1 pistol and Bodyguard 38 revolver. The firearms arrive with built-in laser sights.
Photo courtesy of FNH USA.

FN SCAR 17S Rifle Now Available At Dealers

July 28, 2010
With this release, the commercial SCAR 17S includes a durable, lockable, waterproof Hardigg Storm hard side case for storage and transportation and a certificate of authenticity.
Photo courtesy of Benchmade.

Benchmade's 741 Onslaught Wins Knife of the Year

July 28, 2010
The 741 Onslaught features Benchmade's patented AXIS Locking Mechanism, contoured G10 handle scales with 420J stainless steel liners, and 154CM stainless steel blade. The knife was designed by custom knife maker, Bob Lum.

'Top Shot' Show Seeking Talented Shooters for Season 2

July 21, 2010
If you are skilled with a pistol, rifle, or any other firearm, you could win $100,000 in prizes on season 2 of History Channel's competition show "Top Shot."
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