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Smith & Wesson SW1911PD Semi-Auto Pistol

March 1, 2007

I think that you'll have to agree that there is a certain amount of irony in seeing a 1911 wearing the S&W logo. After all, it was Colt that brought the gun to market and produced millions for the military and for civilian consumption. But S&W didn't just copy the original design. It has made some changes to the time-honored 1911 to update the gun.

Detonics USA CombatMaster

November 1, 2005

If you started your law enforcement career carrying a Smith & Wesson M19 in a Sam Browne rig, chances are that you’re pretty darn close to retirement. Chances are too that you’ll also remember the splash it made when Detonics introduced the CombatMaster in 1977.

Para-Ordnance Black Watch Companion Pistol

May 1, 2005

If you like the idea of carrying a semi-auto pistol chambered for the mighty .45 ACP but are not comfortable carrying a gun with the hammer cocked and locked, Para Ordnance might have the perfect off-duty alternative for you.

This Year's Models

February 1, 2005

So because every cop can't get a sneak peek at the latest police firearms on the floor of a major trade show, POLICE offers you this roundup of some of the latest in law enforcement tools.

SIG Arms Granite Series Rail 1911

December 1, 2004

The folks at SIG have done it again. Not content to have one of the classic designs in police autopistols in their "P-series" double-action models, they have rocked the boat by introducing their own 1911 platform.

Mech-Tech Carbine Conversion

January 1, 2004

The firearms innovator develops a low-cost, high-quality way for agencies to field short patrol rifles.

Springfield Armory's Mil-Spec 1911

December 1, 2003

Whenever I handle a basic 1911 pistol, either an original commercial Colt from 1918 or a more modern gun, I'm quickly reminded of just why this elegantly simple gun has been the darling of so many millions of fighting men over the decades.

Les Baer Super-Tac

January 1, 2003

With the dramatic resurgence in interest in the 1911 platform, it's comforting to note the old war-horse is still a viable alternative to the black-plastic gun trend.

Kimber Arms LAPD SWAT With Custom II

November 1, 2002
The Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit has chosen a new sidearm. The elite unit has selected the Kimber Custom II .45 ACP as it's duty pistol of choice, Shooting Times reports.

Kimber Custom II Pistol

October 1, 2002

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.

Taurus' PT111 Millennium

September 1, 2002

At 18.7 ounces, the PT111SS qualifies as a true pocket pistol.

The Scientific Method

August 1, 2002

Searching for a weapon that would fit the grips of both small-handed officers and big officers with huge meathooks, Jenkins' attention was drawn to the Model 1911 platform, a pistol design that has not been officially adopted by a U.S. metropolitan police department in 50 years.

Para-Ordnance 7.45 LDA Autopistol

May 1, 2002

From custom sights to wildcat cartridges, the 1911 reigns supreme as the most versatile auto pistol in history.

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