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SHOT Show 2012: Hornady's Critical Duty Designed for LE

January 17, 2012
Hornady produced its Critical Duty ammunition with law enforcement in mind by testing it against six urban barriers so officers could effectively stop threats without risking over penetration, company reps said at SHOT Show.

Hornady's Overview of 2012 Products

November 3, 2011
Hornady gives an overview of its 2012 products, including Critical Duty, 17 Hornet, and Heavy Magnum Turkey.

Springfield Armory XD(M) 3.8 Pistols

August 19, 2011

As you probably have already noticed, the XD(m) 3.8 and the XD(m) 3.8 Compact get their names from their 3.8 inch-barrel, as opposed to the four-inch barrel standard on the original XD Pistols. The Compact designation is assigned to the 3.8 Pistol, which has the short "Compact/Sub Compact" style grip.

Hybred Mag-20 Shotgun Slugs

July 29, 2011
The newest Lightfield round, the distinctive red hull Lightfield Hybred Mag-20 slug, fills the entire bore with a thin, two-piece plastic sabot gripping the rifling and imparting stabilizing spin on the slug.

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.

Stocking Your Patrol Bag

December 28, 2010

Regularly assess the contents of your patrol bag to make sure you have the essentials and no outdated items. Regardless of your assignment, extra ammo and some form of hydration system are important to carry with you.

SIG Sauer P220 Compact Pistols

December 6, 2010

SIG Sauer has developed a new line of SIG 220 .45 ACP pistols: one model with a full-size SIG 220 grip and one with a shorter grip that is considerably more concealable.

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.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Pistol

September 16, 2010

As its name indicates, the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 was designed from the ground up for use by police officers and licensed civilians who needed a small, lightweight, concealable, and easy to use pistol. I believe it would be safe to say that S&W's engineers have delivered just that.

.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.

Colt Defense Law Enforcement Carbines

July 30, 2010

From experience I can say that the Colt LE6920 is an outstanding semi-automatic M4-style carbine. It's chambered in 5.56mm and incorporates Mil-Spec features in its design.

Perfecting Your Handgun Grip

July 7, 2010

Most of us will agree that properly gripping a firearm is an important element of fundamental shooting skills, but what is the "proper" way to grip a handgun?

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