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Search Result: Backup Guns

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Video Review: Glock G42 .380 Pocket Pistol

May 30, 2014
PoliceMag.com asked Sgt. A.J. George of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department to give us his thoughts on Glock's new G42 .380 pocket pistol.

Video Review: Glock G42 .380 Pocket Pistol

May 30, 2014

PoliceMag.com asked Sgt. A.J. George of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department to give us his thoughts on Glock's new G42 .380 pocket pistol.

Video: SHOT Show 2014—Glock's New .380

January 14, 2014
Made to fit nicely on your ankle or in your pocket. The G42 is small, but it retains all the classic Glock controls and the feel of the Austrian gunmaker’s larger pistols. When you grab it, you’ll feel the ergonomics are pure Glock.

SHOT Show 2014—Hands On with Glock's New .380

January 14, 2014

POLICE Magazine contributing editor Mark Clark learns about the features of the new Glock G42 and enjoys some trigger time with the .380 ACP pistol at the 2014 SHOT Show. Read Full Story Here.

.380 Pocket Pistol Added to Glock Line

January 6, 2014
Glock Inc. announced today the launch of the company’s first pocket pistol, the .380 caliber Glock 42.

Glock's 30S Pistol

September 10, 2013

Glock's 30S subcompact pistol is a .45-caliber hybrid of the company's Glock 30 and Glock 36 that offers a larger frame to accommodate 10-round capacity in a slim package. Read A.J. George's full "Arsenal" review of the firearm. Photos courtesy of Mark W. Clark.

Springfield's XD-S Pistol

August 6, 2013

Springfield Armory's XD-S sub-compact pistol in 9mm offers an excellent choice for a backup or off-duty gun. Read Nick Jacobellis' full "Arsenal" review of the firearm. Photos courtesy of Alex Landeen.

DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol Now Shipping

May 31, 2013
DoubleTap Defense has begun shipping its Tactical Pocket Pistol, which was shelved in October after a falling out between the developer and manufacturer. Raymond Kohout and Azimuth Technologies have begun shipping the slim, two-shot pistol to distributors.

Beretta 3032 Tomcat Subcompact Pistol

March 21, 2013

Today Beretta's Model 92 gets all the attention, but the company has not forgotten its roots and still offers a number of blowback-operated, sub-compact pistols. The .32 ACP Beretta Tomcat is an extremely small concealed carry pistol that some officers use for backup and off-duty carry.

Beretta's 3032 Tomcat Pistol

March 20, 2013

Beretta's 3032 Tomcat sub-compact pistol makes an excellent "get them off you" gun for off-duty carry or as a back-up weapon. Read Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review of the pistols. Photos courtesy of Butch Simpson.

SHOT Show 2013: Ruger's LC380 Pistol

January 16, 2013
Sturm, Ruger, and Co. introduced a .380-caliber version of its LCP at SHOT Show that improves capacity and smoother racking of the slide. The subcompact LC380 offers a seven-round magazine, one additional round from the LCP 9mm autoloader.

Glock 30S Arriving Soon

January 9, 2013
Glock plans to introduce a new pistol called the Glock 30S, a .45-caliber hybrid of the company's Glock 30 and Glock 36, a prominent gun blog is reporting ahead of SHOT Show.

DoubleTap Pocket Pistol Shelved

October 16, 2012
A year after announcing the DoubleTap pocket pistol as an innovative backup gun for officers, the pistol's inventor issued a press release that Heizer Defense won't be able to produce the gun.

Why Officers Will Embrace S&W's M&P Shield

July 25, 2012
With its M&P Shield subcompact pistol, Smith & Wesson is revisiting a concept that once made history. The Shield hearkens back to the S&W Model 39, the first modern DA/SA pistol with a single column magazine and a thin grip.

S&W's Shield Subcompact Pistol

July 24, 2012

Smith & Wesson's M&P9 Shield has been designed for civilian concealed carry, but is also an excellent undercover or off-duty weapon. Our full coverage of the Shield includes Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review; Nick Jacobellis' blog on why the pistol is ideal for officers; and a marketing video from S&W. This gallery includes exclusive photos that didn't appear in print. Photos by Michael Hughes and Nick Jacobellis.

Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield Subcompact Pistol

July 24, 2012

Smith & Wesson's M&P9 Shield is a subcompact pistol suitable for "deep cover" carry by undercover and off-duty police officers. The Shield is available in either 9mm or .40 S&W.

S&W Introduces SD VE Pistols

June 5, 2012
Smith & Wesson Corp. has introduced the SD9 VE and SD40 VE semi-auto pistols for self protection and home defense. S&W is marketing the pistols, which are chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W, as a next-gen hybrid of their SD and Sigma pistols.

Bersa BP 9 CC Pistol

April 19, 2012

It's likely that many American shooters have never heard of the Argentine firearms manufacturer Bersa, but I believe that is about to change. And with good reason.

Bersa's BP 9 CC Pistol

April 18, 2012

Argentine firearms manufacturer Bersa is entering the North American concealed market with its BP 9 CC pistol, a polymer-framed lightweight semi-auto for off-duty or backup. We featured Bersa's BP 9 CC as our "Arsenal" review for April 2012. We included an exclusive photo in this gallery that didn't appear in print. Photos by Michael Hughes.

Smith & Wesson Introduces M&P Shield Pistol

April 12, 2012
Smith & Wesson Corp. today introduced the M&P Shield pistol, a slim and lightweight compact pistol for off-duty concealment or plainclothes assignments. The M&P Shield is a striker-fired polymer pistol that's available in 9mm and .40 S&W with a 3.1-inch barrel.
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