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The officers of LAPD SWAT wanted a handgun that was solid, reliable, and delivered the features, accessories, and performance they felt they needed. After an extensive period of testing there was one clear winner: the Kimber Custom II.
At 18.7 ounces, the PT111SS qualifies as a true pocket pistol.
With the advent of today's innovative roundup of specialty munitions, including high-velocity sabot slugs, less-lethal rounds, and the new generations of low-recoiling buckshot, the smoothbore has a new lease on life.
It looked like the metal was finished virtually flawlessly, and these weren't castings but forgings, milled to final form. Impressive.
“Bang, bang, Daddy,” the little voice says, with a wide smile on his face. His fingers aren’t long enough to reach the trigger, but your gut wrenches into your throat, as you duck, reach out for the gun, and softly say, “No, son, put it down.”
Since taking the law enforcement community by storm in the early 1980s, Glock has continued to grace the holsters of cops of every rank and service.
From custom sights to wildcat cartridges, the 1911 reigns supreme as the most versatile auto pistol in history.
The P99 is entirely built in Germany and like a Mercedes Benz, delivers the goods in a quietly authorative manner that instills a calming sense of confidence.
Founded by Robbie Barrkman 16 years ago, Robar is one of the nation's leading precision rifle customizers.
Emergency situations, from active-shooters to serving high-risk warrants, demand solid functionality. Mix in a heavy dose of innovative design and engineering based upon real-world needs, and you can end up with a piece of equipment that won't fail you when you need it most.
With today's cutting-edge rifle systems like the AR platform, the performance possibilities inherent in these designs have generated a high level of interest in correspondingly high-tech optical sights.
Regardless of the consequences, regardless of how uncomfortable things get, I believe in gritting my teeth, saying what needs to be said and standing firm for the fallout. It's always better to deal with facts than with smoke and mirrors.
Springfield Armory's M1A rifle is more refined than ever and it still packs a punch.
Not just anyone who decides to become a cop can claim hero status.
This Old West town's small force juggles city and county duties.
More astounding is the fact those same people seem perfectly content to put their lives into your hands.
When our society finally realizes it should be politically correct to stop crime, the wasted energy now spent by those pounding their fists against racial profiling will be better spent taking action against those same "bad" people the cops are already trying to stop.
Have the WTC and Pentagon attacks changed how police work will be conducted in the future?
Leadership, bravery and initiative in the face of superhuman odds are still some of the most powerful axioms of being an American.
Chevy's "Ride and Drive" is an opportunity to introduce new technology (in this case, the new Impala police package) to writers and cops from around the country. I rubbed elbows with uniforms from many states and there were plenty of serious, squinty-eyed stares going on as the performance was duly noted in notebooks and on video.