Here's some information about some of the newest and most interesting police guns that will be at the show.
This year POLICE featured hundreds of products in our coverage of law enforcement technologies, tools, weapons, and apparel. We have determined these 20 products to be the most popular covered in the magazine during 2015.
Beretta's ARX-100 is a 5.56mm, piston-driven, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle, and a direct descendant of the select-fire ARX-160, which was designed and built in 2008 for the Italian military.
Beretta chambered its striker-fired BU9 Nano for the 9mm and .40 S&W cartridges, which many people prefer for pocket pistols. Unless you are a nudist, you ought to have no trouble at all concealing this little handgun just about anywhere upon your person. Read Paul Scarlata's Arsenal review of the BU9 Nano for more information. Photos: Becky Leavitt
Many officers and concealed carry civilians are not very fond of small-caliber pocket pistols such as .380s and .32s, which is why Beretta chambered the Nano for the 9mm and .40 S&W cartridges.Is the Nano truly "tiny?" Well with an overall length of only 5.6 inches, a height of 4.2 inches, and a width of less than an inch, the answer is "Yes."
We sent Police Magazine contributing editor Mark W. Clark to the SHOT Show in January and he came back with these shots of guns and gear from Media Day at the Range and from the show floor.
Join us for a lively, in-depth conversation about police weapons. St. Louis Metro Police officers are lobbying Chief Sam Dotson for .40-caliber duty pistols to replace outgoing 9mm Beretta 92s they now carry. The agency's police union has also asked for patrol rifles for its members. Chief Dotson tells PoliceMag.com which way he's leaning on the caliber debate and why he's reluctant to allow officers to carry their own rifles on duty.