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5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement

May 4, 2011

The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.

Follow Your Agency's Ammo Rules

May 4, 2011
Somewhere in the fine print of your departmental directives or policies regarding firearms and use of force you'll read the line, "No unauthorized ammo will be used in departmental weapons for duty."

Winchester Recalls Ranger .223 Rem Power-Point Lots

March 3, 2011
The corporate parent of Winchester announced a recall of six lots of Ranger .223 Remington 64-grain Power-Point rifle ammunition, because it "may contain incorrect propellant," according to a company statement.

Hornady Introduces .22 Magnum Critical Defense Ammo

February 9, 2011
The new 22 Magnum round uses a 45-grain FTX bullet that reaches a muzzle velocity of 1000 fps when shot from a 1 7/8-inch test barrel, according to a Hornady rep. The .22 WMR, a heavier bullet, penetrated to almost the same depth as the .380 ACP Critical Defense.

How To Determine a Basic LE Combat Load

February 9, 2011
During my law enforcement career, I found it no real burden or inconvenience to carry one or two spare magazines or one or two extra speed loaders. One trick I learned is to invert double-magazine pouches to make them fit in a way that flatters your body and protrudes less.

Ammunition: 2011

January 28, 2011

From full metal jacket to shotgun slugs, the right rounds are essential for every firearm's optimal performance. This is even more important for police officers, who depend on their weapons to help protect and serve. Check out POLICE Magazine's gallery of top manufacturers' newest ammo offerings for law enforcement.

POLICE-TREXPO East 2010 Report from the Aisles

October 28, 2010

Each year at POLICE-TREXPO, the trade show and exposition attracts some of the leading manufacturers of tactical products and vehicles. This year's show was no exception. The aisles were packed with innovative and intriguing new tools and machines. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

Winchester Introduces LE-Only Ranger Bonded .38 +P Round

October 9, 2010
The bonding process welds the lead and jacket together as one, which controls expansion and provides superior retained weight upon impact. This ensures "maximum stopping power," according to the company.

.308 Gives You the Longer-Range Edge

August 31, 2010
The .223 is a respectable cartridge for many applications, but can fall short at a longer-distance range for penetrating heavy media such as concrete, armor plating, and dense steel.

Wound Expert Says NYPD's Firepower In Harlem Was Sufficient

August 12, 2010
All officers were carrying one of the NYPD's approved on-duty 9mm handguns and fired Speer Gold Dot, 124-grain hollow-point bullets, Sgt. Kevin Hayes told POLICE Magazine. Officers carry magazines with a 15+1 capacity.

Searching for an Effective Small Caliber Sniper Round

August 12, 2010

This is about an alternative to a .308 for those snipers who will likely never even see a 100-yard deployment and do not need the overpenetration or down range effect. I believe the 6.8 SPC is that alternative.

Resurgence of the .380 ACP

May 26, 2010
The .380 ACP round is much shorter than either the 9mm Luger or the .38 Special, creating the ultimate deep concealment package with six to eight rounds of ammunition. This exceeds the average five-shot, deep-concealment revolver by a few potentially life-saving rounds.

Should You Use a 20-Round Magazine With Your Carbine?

May 19, 2010
When you're taking incoming fire, and you can't get to cover other than the ground in front of you, you must make yourself as small and low a target as possible. Magazines larger than 20 rounds place your prone position too high unless you turn your carbine or rifle horizontal when firing.

ATK To Deliver $372 Million In Small Caliber Ammunition To U.S. Military

May 3, 2010
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has received orders totaling $372 million to produce 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber ammunition for the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Rock Island, Ill.

Tapco Brings 30-Round Mini-14 Magazine

April 25, 2010
The magazine uses a heavy duty spring and anti-tilt follower to improve reliability. A textured floorplate allows for an easier pull from magazine pouches.

Extreme Shock Releases Copper-Core CT2 Round

April 8, 2010
Extreme Shock Ammunition has introduced the improved copper-core CT2 (Copper Training/Tactical) round to expand the CT2 further into the tactical realm, according to the company.

SHOT Show 2010: Winchester Introduces PDX1 Shotshells

January 20, 2010
Winchester Ammunition introduced the Supreme Elite PDX1 shotshells in 410 and 12 gauge for personal defense at SHOT Show 2010 in Las Vegas.

Ruger Introduces Two Revolvers Chambered In .327 Federal Magnum

January 18, 2010
The .327 Federal Magnum offers near-.357 Magnum performance with less recoil, pushing a 100-grain American Eagle load at 1,525 feet per second out of the 4.20-inch barreled GP100, according to Ruger.

Ammo at the Ready

January 14, 2010

Check out a sampling of law enforcement ammunition made to meet the specific needs of police officers.

Shotgun Ammunition: Rounds of Authority

December 14, 2009

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center produced this video, "Shotgun Ammunition: Rounds of Authority" to demonstrate conventional, specialty, and exotic shotgun ammunition. It describes the capabilities and shows the effects of the various rounds on an assortment of substances.

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