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Ruger Adds Lightweight Compact Pistol In 9mm

January 16, 2011
The firearms manufacturer developed this 9mm version of its Ruger LCP mouse gun that's ideally suited as a backup for off-duty law enforcement officers based on customer requests.

Kimber Adds Trio of .45 ACP Pistols to TLE Line

January 5, 2011
Kimber has introduced the Ultra TLE II, Stainless Ultra TLE II and Stainless Pro TLE II pistols chambered in .45 ACP.

Kahr Arms Revives Baby Desert Eagle

December 29, 2010
The Baby Desert Eagle II handguns will be available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP with steel or polymer frames in black only. The full-size and semi-compact models will include a tactical rail, resulting in a 19 variations.

S&W's Bodyguard 380

December 14, 2010

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 was designed for use by police officers and licensed civilians who needed a small, lightweight, concealable and easy to use pistol. It's polymer frame is reinforced with a steel insert that contains the trigger mechanism and the rails that the slide reciprocates on. The pistol weighs a mere 11.85 ounces. View our photos showing the details of this new backup gun (including a disassembly view), and then read our Arsenal review, "Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Pistol."

MasterPiece Arms Ships Protector Series Backup Guns

November 10, 2010
The MPA380 and MPA32 weigh 11.8 ounces, measure .925-inches in width, 4.37 inches in length, and 3.2 inches in height and have a 2.25-inch barrel.

SIG Sauer Introduces P290 Sub-Compact 9mm

October 28, 2010
The P290 is 5.5 inches in length with a 2.9-inch barrel and arrives with a six-round magazine. It weighs 20.05 ounces with the magazine.

Kahr Arms Releases Limited Pink P380

October 8, 2010
The Model KP3835 arrives with a 2.5-inch Lothar Walther match grade barrel in double-action-only (DAO) design without a magazine disconnect. The pistol arrives with a pink polymer frame and stainless-steel slide with a 6+1 capacity.

What to Look for in a Backup Gun

October 7, 2010

Because of the tough economic times most agencies issue only a duty sidearm, and the officer wishing to carry a backup can purchase one from a department-approved list. Let's take a look at some of the characteristics you should look for in a BUG.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. KLCR 357 Compact Revolver

October 7, 2010

I am an avowed fan of the revolver in general and short-barreled revolvers in particular. So I was prepared to like the LCR. And I'm happy to tell you it did not disappoint me.

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.

Smith & Wesson Ships Bodyguard Pistols

July 29, 2010
Smith & Wesson has begun shipping its pair of Bodyguard pistols introduced at SHOT Show, including its Bodyguard 380 6 + 1 pistol and Bodyguard 38 revolver. The firearms arrive with built-in laser sights.

Small-Frame Revolvers: Still An Excellent Choice

July 2, 2010
For an officer considering a backup gun, one of the major factors is weight. Smith & Wesson and Taurus have addressed these issues in the small-frame revolver by replacing heavier steel frames with lighter aluminum, titanium, and scandium metals.

Diamondback Firearms DB380 Pistol

June 17, 2010

Besides its trim dimensions and extreme light weight, the DB380 also boasts a number of other refinements that make it ideal for backup or undercover carry.

Beretta USA Lowers Price of Px4 Storm

June 16, 2010
Beretta USA has reduced the price of its polymer Px4 Storm pistol, offering it now for about $500, according to the company. The Px4 is available in two operating systems, and three calibers (9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP).

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.

Sturm, Ruger Introduces the LCR-357

May 18, 2010
The LCR-357 is the newest addition to the LCR revolvers, chambering the .357 Magnum in a compact, five-shot revolver that weighs 17.1 ounces.

SIG Sauer P238 Pistol

February 28, 2010

In addition to being used for backup, the SIG Sauer P238 would be very practical for plainclothes officers who need a "deep cover" weapon or as an off-duty gun.

SIG Sauer Introduces Five Variations To P238 .380 Pistol

February 23, 2010
When it was introduced a year ago, SIG offered the P238 only in two-tone or with the corrosion resistant Nitron finish. The SIG P238 is now available in five new styles.

Kahr Arms Adds External Safety To PM9 Pistol

January 26, 2010
Kahr Arms has introduced a version of its PM9 autoloader that includes a manual external safety that is compliant in Massachusetts as a backup or concealed carry gun for officers.

SHOT Show 2010: Smith & Wesson Debuts New Backup Guns

January 19, 2010
Smith & Wesson brought a subcompact pistol and snubby revolver under a new line of Bodyguard pistols that are lighter weight and arrive with integrated lasers.
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