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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.
In 2000, Kahr introduced the P9, a lightweight, polymer-framed version of the original K9. Other models followed, including the P40, a polymer .40 S&W version, and the PM9, an abbreviated version of the P9.
One of the biggest equipment challenges faced by police agencies is finding a handgun that will accommodate all of their officers and conform to agency firearms policies. Beretta believes it has such a weapon in its soon to be released Px4 Storm duty pistol.
In keeping with its tradition of supplying police officers with easy-to-use, rugged long guns built for specific police applications, Remington recently introduced the Model 7615 pump-action rifle that's being marketed as a patrol rifle for agencies that can't carry so-called "assault" weapons outside of tactical units.
It’s no wonder that the AR-15 rifle, in all its incarnations, has become so dominant in the law enforcement patrol rifle market. It’s lightweight, accurate, possesses little recoil, is easy to maintain, and has plenty of capacity.
If you like the idea of carrying a semi-auto pistol chambered for the mighty .45 ACP but are not comfortable carrying a gun with the hammer cocked and locked, Para Ordnance might have the perfect off-duty alternative for you.
ArmaLite introduced its latest version of the AR-180 about two years ago, but the design and the AR-180 designation date to the 1960s. There were very good reasons to update it.
What was surprising, however, was the performance of a low-price rifle, the DPMS Panther Arms Panther 16-inch AP4 Post Ban configuration rifle with Miculek compensator.
The reason for the 870's popularity with the men and women of American law enforcement is easy to understand. It's a proven weapon that works not only as a long gun but also as a means of intimidating the bad guy into peaceful compliance.
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.
The folks at SIG have done it again. Not content to have one of the classic designs in police autopistols in their "P-series" double-action models, they have rocked the boat by introducing their own 1911 platform.
The M1A SOCOM can supply well-directed heavy fire from an easy-to-use, cop-friendly platform.
Slim and trim, this new model rewrites the book on Ruger auto pistols.
The Corner Shot is a combination of an articulating gun mount and a video camera sighting system that was developed by two former senior officers from elite units of the Israel Defense Forces.
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.
Anyone who has seen the 24/7 can tell you, this gun really takes the requirements of law enforcement to heart.
There are tens of thousands of personally owned AR rifles sitting in patrol cars, purchased in good faith by officers tired of being undergunned, but unless that initial purchase is followed up with regular training, the situation might be best described as an accident waiting for a time to happen.
Lest we all get too caught up in a case of the "gotta-have-its," we elected to take a quick look at the need for change, and how it must be balanced with an agency's budget, real-world threats, and ability to train its officers.
This is an off-duty or concealed carry pistol, not a uniform duty gun.
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