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Smith & Wesson SW1911PD Semi-Auto Pistol

March 1, 2007

I think that you'll have to agree that there is a certain amount of irony in seeing a 1911 wearing the S&W logo. After all, it was Colt that brought the gun to market and produced millions for the military and for civilian consumption. But S&W didn't just copy the original design. It has made some changes to the time-honored 1911 to update the gun.

SIG Sauer SP2022

February 1, 2007

SIG’s new 2022 pistol isn’t the first sidearm to have a polymer frame, but it’s a welcome addition to a new tradition of sidearms that has continued to grow in popularity.

Love the One You're With

December 1, 2006

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to you as a law enforcement officer is being forced to carry a handgun that you dislike. So what can you do if your issued sidearm doesn’t fit you or you just don’t like it?

Kel-Tec PLR-16 .223 Handgun

September 1, 2006

Can an AR-style pistol really hold up to combat conditions? The rugged and accurate PLR-16 can.

Para-Ordnance Tac-Five LDA Pistol

July 1, 2006

There can be no denying that the most popular semi-automatic pistol of all time is John Moses Browning’s venerable Model 1911. The Model 1911 served the U.S. Army for almost a century; its popularity with civilian shooters knows few bounds, and it dominates the action pistol shooting sports. Oddly enough, however, the 1911 never gained much of a following among American law enforcement agencies. The reasons for this can be summed up in two words: tradition and litigation.

SIG Sauer 229 SAS Pistol

May 1, 2006

With refinements like a radical dehorning, a DAK double-action-only trigger, tritium front night sight and chambering for the potent .40 S&W cartridge, the SIG 229 SAS possesses everything that an officer or agent could need. And it should. This newest member of the SIG is designed for professionals who carry their guns all day, every day.

Springfield Armory XD-45ACP

April 1, 2006

Despite the howls of protest and dire predictions that continue to emanate from the traditionalists among us, I believe I am on firm ground when I state that polymer-frame pistols are not only here to stay, but will continue to capture an increasing share of the U.S. police market.

Smith & Wesson M&P .40 Semi-Auto Pistol

March 1, 2006

I would be willing to bet cash money that if you were to ask any veteran American law enforcement officer who is over the age of 35 to tell you what a “Military & Police” is, he or she would answer “Smith & Wesson’s most popular revolver.”

SHOT Show 2006: Report from the Show Floor

March 1, 2006

You probably think you have seen every possible rifle that can be derived from the basic AR platform. Think again.

Law Enforcement Handguns 2006

February 1, 2006

A good law enforcement handgun does not have to be new and exciting to remain viable in the market. A good duty or off-duty sidearm is not a fashion statement; it's a tool.

How to Evaluate a Handgun

February 1, 2006

With the right tests you can determine whether a pistol makes the grade as your next duty or off-duty weapon.

Smith & Wesson Fills First LE Order for M&P Pistols

January 6, 2006
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., announced it has filled an order from the Patrick County (Va.) Sheriff's Department for the company's new Military & Police (M&P) series of polymer pistols.

Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty Semi-Auto Pistols

December 1, 2005

Back in the late 1990s, a new polymer pistol called the HS 2000 hit the market. Made in Croatia by I.M. Metal, the HS 2000 suffered from poor marketing, a poor supply of holsters and accessories, and ultimately, poor sales.

Maintaining Success

November 1, 2005

Police officers are tasked with being true “jacks of all trades.” One of the biggest drawbacks to this designation is the amount of gear and paperwork officers are required to carry out into the field with them. It’s like having your entire office in your car and on your belt! Maintaining these items is one of the most commonly overlooked, but most important, aspects of our job.

Detonics USA CombatMaster

November 1, 2005

If you started your law enforcement career carrying a Smith & Wesson M19 in a Sam Browne rig, chances are that you’re pretty darn close to retirement. Chances are too that you’ll also remember the splash it made when Detonics introduced the CombatMaster in 1977.

Glock G38 and G39 Compact Pistols

October 1, 2005

Today's police handgun market abounds with full-sized, medium-sized, and compact .45 ACP pistols. But until recently the designers of these weapons all labored under a seemingly insurmountable constraint: size.

Kimber Warrior .45 ACP Pistol

August 1, 2005
Kimber’s new Warrior .45 ACP is a full-sized pistol with flashlight mounting capabilities. The gun offers Kimber’s traditional 1911 features such as short guide rods for easy field stripping and external extractors. Other features include a lanyard loop, an ambidextrous thumb safety, and a bumper pad on the magazine.

This Year's Models

February 1, 2005

So because every cop can't get a sneak peek at the latest police firearms on the floor of a major trade show, POLICE offers you this roundup of some of the latest in law enforcement tools.

Heckler & Koch P2000 US Duty Pistol

January 1, 2005

My grasp of the obvious is on display for all to see with the following statement. Good marksmanship is a characteristic that is very desirable for a law enforcement officer. There, I said it. And someone should write it down. Oops, never mind, I just did.

Showdown in Big Sky Country

November 1, 2004

“Shoot fast, don’t miss.” That’s the simple strategy for success that was voiced by one of the finalists in the 5.11 Challenge law enforcement shooting competition. But it’s easier said than done, especially when the officer aiming the gun is carrying the added pressure of performing in front of TV cameras, family, friends, and other onlookers.

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