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TASER CEO Clarifies Chest Shot Guideline

October 27, 2009
TASER CEO Rick Smith says he is surprised by the uproar, which was caused by an article in the Arizona Republic, and that the targeting model was not changed because the company sees greater risk of cardiac events from chest shots.

FNH USA Donates Duty Pistols to Louisiana Agency

October 20, 2009
After the department's building was destroyed by fire in 2007 — along with several duty handguns — budgetary constraints prohibited replacement of the lost guns. Additionally, the duty weapons currently in use by the New Roads PD are over 10 years old; parts from damaged guns were in use to keep the weapons safe and working.

Burris Adds Two Illuminated Riflescopes To SixX Series

October 15, 2009
New models of Burris' SixX Series include the 2X-12X 40-mm and 2X-12X 50-mm rifle scopes with illuminated reticles that are available now, the company announced.

Burglar Steals Des Moines Officer's Uniform, Gun And Badges

October 8, 2009
A burglar stole two uniforms from a Des Moines police officer's home on Wednesday, and fired the officer's Glock duty pistol in the home before stealing it as well, the Des Moines Register reports.

Wake Forest Professor Finds No Major Link Between Tasers and Health Problems

October 8, 2009
A Wake Forest University professor researching the medical effects of the use of Tasers has found no major link between the less-lethal weapon and health problems, according to the company.

Marine Tuf-Cloth by Sentry Solutions NTOA Tested and Recommended

October 1, 2009
Sentry Solutions, a dry lubrication manufacturer for the military, law enforcement, firearms, and outdoor sporting markets, has received an overall score of 4.95 out of a possible 5 for its Marine Tuf-Cloth in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program ratings.
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Smith & Wesson Ships Walther PK380 Auto Pistol

September 30, 2009
The Walther PK380, which is engineered on the P22 platform, is semi-automatic and delivers the power of a .380 in a lightweight, ambidextrous firearm, according to the company.

TASER International Receives U.S. Customs and Border Protection Contract

September 29, 2009
TASER International, a market leader in digital evidence solutions and electronic control devices (ECDs), today announced that it received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract which can potentially extend for a five-year period from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The order received was for TASER X26 ECDs and related accessories.
The Glock G22 is a duty pistol  widely used by American law enforcement. Photo via Glock.com.

Leading LE Pistol Supplier Faces Tax Investigation

September 27, 2009
Glock, the Austrian firearms supplier that claims to supply duty pistols to 65 percent of the American law enforcement market, is being investigated for tax evasion, according to a story in Business Week.

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward For Stolen Weapons

September 18, 2009
The stolen weapons include an H & K MP5/10A3 10 mm gun, a Rock River Arms LAR-15 rifle, and a Springfield 1911A1 .45 caliber handgun.
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