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SHOT Show 2012: Beretta's Px4 Storm Compact In .40 S&W

January 20, 2012
Beretta brought its Px4 Storm Compact pistol in .40 S&W to SHOT Show 2012, a year after introducing a compact 9mm version. The Px4 Storm Compact, which will be available in February, arrives with a 3.2-inch barrel.

Springfield's XD(m)-9 5.25

January 13, 2012

At first glance, Springfield Armory's XD(m)-9 5.25 pistol may be viewed as a pistol for competitive shooters. The company did indeed seek design input from champion shooter Rob Leatham. However, it's a viable option for police service. It's excellent ergonomics, low recoil, and high cartridge capacity would be especially useful in tactical operations. Read our full "Arsenal" review of the gun.

Upgraded Bersa Thunder HC Pro Series Pistols Arrive

January 13, 2012
Improved Bersa Thunder High Capacity (HC) Pro Series pistols chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W will be introduced at SHOT Show 2012, importer Eagle Imports, Inc. has announced.

FNH USA Introduces FNS Striker-Fired Pistols

January 12, 2012
FNH USA will introduce the FNS-9 and FNS-40 striker-fired autoloaders for law enforcement at SHOT Show 2012. The new FNS features a frame design that includes an ultra-low bore axis to reduce felt recoil and two interchangeable backstraps to personalize the grip fit to the user.

Springfield Armory XD(m)-9 5.25 Pistol

January 10, 2012

Springfield recently introduced yet another version of the XD(m) designed for action pistol competition shooting, and I believe it is equally adaptable to law enforcement purposes. The XD(m)-9 5.25 was designed with the input of champion shooter Rob Leatham and is intended to give competitor shooters everything they need to compete right out of the box.

Sphinx Introduces SDP Compact Pistol

January 5, 2012
Swiss firearms maker Sphinx Arms has introduced the Sphinx SDP compact pistol in 9mm for law enforcement and military operators, according to the company.

Mass. and Vermont Troopers Get Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols

December 16, 2011
Massachusetts troopers will receive the M&P45 pistol, while Vermont troopers will get the M&P40 pistol. Troopers are currently using M&P pistols in the field.

Glock To Bring Gen4 G21, G32, G34 To SHOT Show

December 14, 2011
Glock will be introducing Gen4 versions of the G21 (.45 Auto), G32 (.357) and G34 (9mm) at SHOT Show next month, the company has announced. The pistols will all use the dual recoil spring system.

FNH USA FNP-45 Tactical Pistol

September 19, 2011

The FNP-45 Tactical is the largest pistol in the FNH USA handgun line, and it offers just about everything a warrior needs in a big-bore fighting pistol.

Handgun Trigger-Pull Assessments for Recruits

September 14, 2011
The trigger-pull assessment can be an important teaching tool particularly in getting prepared for firearms training, helping new recruits improve their grip strength prior to them entering the program, planning for remedial training, and setting goals for the curriculum. You can discern many things by watching how an individual picks up and handles a weapon for the first time for example.

Springfield Armory XD(M) 3.8 Pistols

August 19, 2011

As you probably have already noticed, the XD(m) 3.8 and the XD(m) 3.8 Compact get their names from their 3.8 inch-barrel, as opposed to the four-inch barrel standard on the original XD Pistols. The Compact designation is assigned to the 3.8 Pistol, which has the short "Compact/Sub Compact" style grip.

Product Test: FNH USA FNX 9

May 25, 2011
With the FNX 9, FNH USA has produced a well made and modern semi-auto pistol. However, its drawbacks as a duty pistol include limited backstrap options, lack of night sights, and a short trigger reset.

Arizona Adopts U.S. Cavalry Duty Pistol As State Gun

May 5, 2011
The Colt Single Action Army revolver, which became the U.S. Cavalry's service sidearm in 1873, is now the official state firearm of Arizona.

Ruger SR40 Duty Pistol

April 19, 2011

Ruger's SR40 duty pistol may be the first semi-auto from the company that could catch on with law enforcement officers. Ruger introduced the first striker-fired polymer pistol, the SR9, in 2007. Because .40-caliber S&W is the leading duty ammo in law enforcement, the company introduced a pistol to compete in this realm. In his "Arsenal" review in the March issue of POLICE Magazine, Paul Scarlata called the SR40 a "a pleasingly accurate pistol."

Rhode Island Agency Converts to M&P40 Pistols

March 30, 2011
During testing and evaluation, the Providence PD reported that the M&P polymer pistols received high marks on officer evaluation forms for ergonomics, operating controls, and reliability. The M&P pistol was also noted for its ambidextrous controls and the ability to customize the grip size of the pistol to meet each officer's requirements.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR40 Duty Pistol

March 21, 2011

The SR40's slide is machined from solid stainless steel, and it is the narrowest of any of its contemporaries. The slide also features very aggressive grasping grooves, making it easy to retract even with wet hands or when wearing gloves.

Glock Ships New G26 and G27 Gen4 Pistols

February 15, 2011
The availability of the new pistols in .40-caliber and 9mm brings the total new Gen4 pistols now available two eight with the remaining three (G21, G34, and G35) rolling out later this year.

SHOT Show 2011: Glock Adds Gen4 G21 In .45 ACP

January 19, 2011
Glock will release two more Gen4 pistols in 2011, including the G21 .45 ACP and G34 9mm pistol that will arrive in the summer. Glock will also release a new beaver-tail back strap to help larger-handed officers avoid slide bite.

SHOT Show 2011: Walther Brings PPQ Duty Pistol

January 17, 2011
The PPQ arrives in 9mm and .40 S&W calibers with 3.2-inch barrels. Representatives from Smith & Wesson (Walther's distributor) touted the pistol's "quick defense trigger," which provides an audible reset (clicking sound), 5.5-pound pull, and 0.1-inch reset.

Handguns: 2011

January 13, 2011

All sworn law enforcement officers carry at least one handgun. Smart ones carry more than one, if they're allowed to. That's why so much of the handgun market is focused on providing cops with handguns.

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