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BlackHawk Adds Seven Holsters To Concealment Line

November 27, 2009
BlackHawk Products Group will offer seven additional leather concealment holsters and new features for existing leather models in 2010, the company announced.

Kahr Arms Introduces New and Improved PM9 Pistol

September 10, 2009
Kahr Arms has introduced a new model of its popular PM9 pistol. The new model, available as the PM9193 and PM9193N, includes a loaded chamber indicator and external safety feature.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Light Compact Revolver

July 31, 2009

At this year's SHOT Show, Ruger wowed the attendees when it unveiled one of the most radically new handguns that has been seen in decades, the Light Compact Revolver (LCR).

Kahr Arms CW9 Compact Pistol

October 1, 2006

The latest Kahr model, the CW9, is an excellent example of a reliable, compact semi-auto, and it makes an excellent backup or off-duty weapon.

Kahr Arms P45 Pistol

June 1, 2006

Life is full of compromises. This has been especially true for those that have faced the perplexing problem of selecting an off-duty, undercover, or backup gun.

Backup Gun Policies: Agency-by-Agency

June 1, 2004

Last June POLICE magazine published an editorial that asked readers to let us know if their agencies had policies that prohibited officers from carrying backup guns. We promised to contact these agencies and ask the reasons for the policies. Calls were made and the following is our agency-by-agency report.

Backup Gun Policies: Backup Guns Vs. Hideaway Guns

June 1, 2004

One of the biggest problems with the concept of backup guns is that police administrators have a tendency to confuse backup guns with smaller, often less reliable "hideaway guns."

Special Report: Backup Gun Policies--Gun Control

June 1, 2004

It's not hard to make a strong case for backup guns. The basic contention of backup gun proponents is that old saw that goes: If you absolutely have to have one of something to ensure your survival, then you better have two.

Our Guide to Backup Guns

June 1, 2003

The possibility of being kidnapped was heavy on the minds of LAPD officers in the mid-1960s because of the kidnapping of their fellow Officers Bob Hettinger and Ian Campbell whose story inspired the book and movie, "The Onion Field."

Priceless

June 1, 2003

If your department lets you carry a backup gun, and you don't have one, get one. If you have one and don't carry it because its uncomfortable or you just don't think you need it, then ask yourself, what will you do if some recently paroled pumped-up gorilla takes your sidearm away and tries to turn it on you?

Taurus' PT111 Millennium

September 1, 2002

At 18.7 ounces, the PT111SS qualifies as a true pocket pistol.

Para-Ordnance 7.45 LDA Autopistol

May 1, 2002

From custom sights to wildcat cartridges, the 1911 reigns supreme as the most versatile auto pistol in history.

A Dose of Survival Reality

December 1, 2001

Keep officer survival smart and simple.

Freeway Shootout: Backup Gun to the Rescue

November 1, 2001

The decision of whether or not to carry a backup gun, while a personal one in most cases, is just as obviously important in this and many other situations.

North American Arms Guardian .380

November 1, 2001

The NAA Guardian is a double-action-only semi-automatic with a fixed barrel fitted inside an open-topped slide. The gun resembles the Seecamp design that single-handedly popularized the pocket pistol so many years ago.

Concealed Carry: Thoughts for Plainclothes Officers

May 1, 2001

For many investigators their handgun is their primary weapon. Consequently, it must be the most effective tool they can have. Here are some thoughts on the selection process of both the handgun and the ever-important holster it's carried in.

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