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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.

FN Herstal Five-seveN Pistol

August 1, 2004

Developed primarily as military ammunition in the last days of the Cold War, FN Herstal's SS190 5.7x28mm armor-piercing round was designed to defeat Soviet-made body armor in combat.

Taurus 24/7 Duty Pistol

July 1, 2004

Anyone who has seen the 24/7 can tell you, this gun really takes the requirements of law enforcement to heart.

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.

Ready for Duty

April 1, 2004

Beginning in the mid-1980s, American police agencies switched en masse from the revolver to the semi-automatic pistol. Rationalizations for this change in weaponry were many and are still hotly debated.

Dialing Long Distance

November 1, 2003

We all know that most police-involved shootings develop at a range of just a few feet. But there are exceptions. It’s not easy to hit a target in combat at long range with a pistol. But it can be done.

Shooting on the Move

November 1, 2003

Since the majority of OISs are up close and personal, with no cover available, movement becomes an essential element in any gunfight.

Lead Vs. Steel

April 1, 2003

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

Trigger Test

March 1, 2003

Each trigger mechanism has a loyal group of supporters. Each claims that its favored type of trigger is the "most practical" or "safest" for law enforcement.

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