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Philly Police to Buy 1,000 TASERs

January 7, 2010
The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 Tasers to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people.

SIG Sauer's P250 2SUM Package Makes Two Guns

January 6, 2010
The Nitron-finished, 9mm P250 is ideal for duty, home defense or sport and the package includes the components needed to quickly convert it to the P250 9mm subcompact for concealed carry.

Steyr Arms Revives Steyr AUG Rifle

January 6, 2010
The new Steyr AUG/A3 SA USA bullpup rifle is now available in 5.56x45mm (.223 Rem.).

Kahr Arms Offers PM9 and PM40 With Crimson Trace Laserguard

December 29, 2009
The PM9093L and PM4043L will come with the new Crimson Trace Laserguard (LG-437) — a compact, user-adjustable laser-sighting system.

Federal Judges Set Standard for TASER Use, Specify Believable Threat

December 29, 2009
Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a TASER and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.

SIG Secures Federal Air Marshal Pistol Contract

December 21, 2009
SIG Sauer Inc. has announced it has secured a multi-million dollar contract to deliver pistols to the Federal Air Marshal Service. The contract provides the Federal Air Marshal Service with SIG SAUER's P250 Compact pistol in .357 SIG caliber.
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Washington State Reps Seek Ban on Semi-Auto Military-Style Rifles

December 17, 2009
The bill is backed by Seattle's police department, spokeswoman Renee Witt said. Also pushing it is Washington Ceasefire, a nonprofit that seeks to reduce gun violence. The group plans a news conference today to announce the proposal.

Police Say Criminals Packing More Heat

December 17, 2009
Nearly 40 percent of the departments reported an uptick in the use of assault weapons, according to the Police Executive Research Forum, a law enforcement think tank. In addition, half reported increases in the use of 9mm, .40-caliber, and 10mm handguns in crimes — among the same types of weapons that police use. The survey offers one of the broadest indications of officers' concerns about the armed threat from criminals involved in murder, assault, and other weapons-related offenses.

Firearms Demand Slipping

December 17, 2009
Firearms demand has surged in 2009, as public gun-makers Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. reported sharp profit spikes largely driven by fears that the Obama Administration would impose new gun-control laws.

History Channel Seeks Skilled Marksmen For TV Show

December 9, 2009
If you are skilled with a pistol, rifle, or any other firearm, you could win $100,000 in prizes on TV's first marksmanship competition show that will air on the History Channel.
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