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Mossberg 590A1 Tactical Shotguns Now Available to Public

December 22, 2008
Now, for 2009 Mossberg will make available select 590A1 models to the general public. All models will come standard with heavy-walled barrels, metal trigger guards and safety buttons in a durable Parkerized finish.

Los Angeles City Council Bans Sale of .50 Caliber Rifle Ammo

December 18, 2008
The measures ban the sale of .50-caliber ammunition, capable of penetrating a car's engine, and would require the city's ammunition vendors to be licensed, to sell ammunition face-to-face instead of over the Internet and require gun dealers to report a full accounting of their inventory twice a year to the Police Department.

UK Government to Fund 10,000 TASER X26 Electronic Control Devices

December 2, 2008
TASER International announced that the United Kingdom government intends to fund 10,000 TASER X26 Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) for police officers in England and Wales, now that a successful pilot program has concluded.

St. Louis Alderman Calls on Residents to Carry Handguns for Safety

December 2, 2008
The alderman is pleading with constituents to get guns of their own — and learn how to use them. Troupe, who represents a swatch of north St. Louis, is encouraging residents to apply for concealed weapons permits so they can start carrying a firearm.

St. Louis Police Board Nixes Gun Buyback Program with Tie Vote

November 20, 2008
Board President Chris Goodson said he was against the idea because last year's buyback didn't prevent this year's rising murder rate. "I'm trying to understand what the benefit is," he told Isom. "If it's to reduce crime, it doesn't seem to have an effect."

Discounts Available for TREXPO West 2009 Travel Arrangements

November 13, 2008
TREXPO West 2009 attendees are eligible for special discounts on travel to the tactical show and conference, March 31–April 3, 2009 in Long Beach, California.

Harlem Gun Buyback Program Nets 744 Firearms

October 31, 2008
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said New Yorkers set a new record for guns surrendered in one day when they carted 744 revolvers, semiautomatic pistols, sawed-off shotguns, assault weapons and rifles into the houses of worship.

TREXPO West Registration Now Open

October 23, 2008
TREXPO West registration is now open. The tactical conference and trade show will take place in Long Beach, Calif., Mar. 31–Apr. 3, 2009. And because these days it's all about saving and getting more for your dollar, registration fees will remain the same as last year.

San Antonio PD Restricts Use of TASERs

October 16, 2008
Officers now are prohibited from using the weapons against anyone “known to be under the influence of drugs,” and no more than one officer at a time should use a Taser against a person, according to the new policy.

Savage Range Systems Awarded Patent

October 16, 2008
Savage Range Systems—manufacturers of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, bullet traps, target systems, and shoot houses—has been awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,434,811 for its Air Barrier System (ABS).
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