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Why Patrol Rifles Need a Suppressor

July 16, 2013
Now that many patrol officers are commonly equipped with the AR platform, these officers and their trainers have identified a valid concern for high frequency decibel gunfire generated by these weapons.

Customizing Your AR Rifle

May 29, 2013

ARs are almost endlessly customizable to suit the needs of the operator. From barrel length to stocks, grips, rails, and optics, the foundation of the AR-15 can be adapted to everything from close-quarters operation work to long-range precision applications.

Patrol Rifle Accessories

May 28, 2013

An AR-type rifle can be configured with a plethora of accessories to adapt it to almost any law enforcement mission. POLICE contributor A.J. George walked readers through one set-up in the May feature, "Customizing Your AR Rifle." View the components he uses. Photos by Mark W. Clark and vendors.

Global Military Gear Introduces Tactical Weapon Accessories

May 24, 2013
Global Military Gear (GMG) has added 18 new products to its 2013 product line and will launch a business-to-business advertising program by July 1, the company announced.

Md. Lawmaker Raffles AK-47, AR-15

April 10, 2013
A conservative Maryland lawmaker will raffle off an AK-47 and AR-15 rifle during his reelection campaign to bring attention to the state's strict new gun control law.

Traditions Tactical Introduces Scopes, Rings

March 29, 2013
Traditions Tactical of Old Saybrook, Conn., has introduced the AR Marksman and AR Patrolman scopes in addition to screw rings for AR platforms, the company announced.

Shots Fired: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 08/29/2010

March 14, 2013

Before Lawson had time to open her car door, the man turned and raised a rifle and began shooting. Lawson's mind kicked into a hyperkinetic drive, her synapses firing in rapid-fire succession of one another and keeping pace with the man's action on the trigger of the AR-15 he was wielding.

Olympic Arms Drops New York Law Enforcement Customers

February 14, 2013
AR-rifle specialist Olympic Arms will no longer sell its products to New York law enforcement officers or agencies, following the state's passage of an assault weapons ban.

Calif. School Police Get Colt Carbines

January 23, 2013
The Fontana Unified School District's 14 police officers were recently armed with semi-automatic rifles, drawing sharp criticism from some in the Southern California community who oppose having such weapons on campuses.

Law Enforcement Firearms Trends

January 22, 2013

Zombies aside, there are trends emerging in the firearms industry, and they have the potential to determine what tools you will be issued in the near future.

SHOT Show 2013: DoubleStar's Constant Carry Carbine

January 18, 2013
DoubleStar Corp. introduced a lightweight AR-15 called the Constant Carry Carbine at SHOT Show that significantly reduces gear load for tactical operators.

SHOT Show 2013: Smith & Wesson's M&P10 Rifles

January 16, 2013
Smith & Wesson introduced a pair of .308-chambered tactical rifles at SHOT Show based on the M&P15 models. The M&P10 and M&P10 MOE (with Magpul accessories) represent the company's first foray into the larger-caliber rifle market.

SHOT Show 2013: Daniel Defense's Integrated Suppressed Rifle

January 16, 2013
AR specialist Daniel Defense introduced an AR-type rifle at SHOT Show chambered in 300 AAC Blackout with an integral suppressor designed for officers in close-quarter battle encounters.

New York Bans Semi-Auto Rifles, High-Cap Magazines

January 15, 2013
New York is set to become the first state to enact stricter gun control laws after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting on Dec. 14.

SIG Sauer's 716 Patrol Carbine

January 9, 2013

SIG Sauer's 716 Patrol carbine is one of four SIG716 models and should be given serious consideration by tactical operators and patrol personnel working in more rural settings who may need to engage longer-range targets. Read Nick Jacobellis' full "Arsenal" review of the carbine. This gallery includes exclusive photos that didn't appear in print. Photos by Alex Landeen.

Gun Rights: Keep Up the Fight

December 21, 2012

The Newtown massacre could have as much effect on the firearms industry as 9/11 had on the airline industry. And it may result in the hasty passage of ill-conceived laws and onerous regulations that accomplish nothing but depriving law-abiding Americans of their rights.

Ares Defense Releases Mission Configurable Rifle

December 13, 2012
Ares Defense Systems has introduced the Ares-15 Mission Configurable Rifle (MCR) that features gas-piston operation, optional belt-feed capability, and a quick-change barrel.

MasterPiece Arms Introduces MPAR 556 Rifle

December 12, 2012
The AR-type rifle features a short-stroke piston design and a lightweight, free floating, two-piece aluminum hand guard with Picatinny rails. It will also include a front hand-guard cap.

Lewis Machine & Tool LM8MRP Rifle

October 11, 2012

Lewis Machine and Tool Co. (LMT) recently released what it believes is an improvement on the venerable AR-15 design, the LM8MRP. The LM8MRP is a direct gas impingement AR-15 with a 16-inch barrel that features the company's latest modular upper receiver or Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP).

Colt LE 901-16S Modular Carbine

September 20, 2012

The Colt LE901-16S is a very versatile direct impingement gas-operated carbine with a 16.1-inch barrel. It's commonly referred to as a "modular carbine" because users can easily transform it from a 7.62mm NATO caliber carbine to a 5.56mm M4 carbine.

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