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POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Tactical Gear

October 27, 2011

Each year the manufacturers and distributors of tactical police products display their latest and greatest wares at POLICE-TREXPO. The following is a quick look at some of the coolest items exhibited and demonstrated at POLICE-TREXPO 2011.

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.

Tactical Rifles

June 28, 2011

Noted gun writer Patrick Sweeney discusses tactical rifles and his latest book, "Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle." He gives an overview of non-AR rifles such as the FN SCAR, AK, and Steyr AUG. More importantly, he offers suggestions about choosing a sling, what to look for in an optic, how much to spend on gear, and whether to practice only with agency-issued ammunition.

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.

Chemical Agents

April 28, 2011

View our roundup of nine chemical agents and customizable launchers created for either indoor or outdoor use with inert training rounds or impact projectiles. Chemical agents include liquid or powder barricade penetrators, OC-Vapor grenades, aerosol projectors and pepper projectiles.

Less-Lethal Launchers: Reaching Out and Punching Someone

March 15, 2011

Today, police have a wide variety of tools and munitions for exerting less-lethal force on individuals at greater and greater distances. Extended range less-lethal impact weapons have been refined to the point that they are both accurate and extremely effective when deployed correctly.

FNH USA SCAR 17S Patrol Rifle

January 25, 2011

Which brings me back to the caliber debate and leads us into this discussion of the FNH USA SCAR 17S, a .308 caliber patrol rifle. There are agencies and jurisdictions where the extra range and penetration of the .308 rifle is a necessity.

Long Guns: 2011

January 13, 2011

Just 10 years ago when law enforcement agencies went out to purchase long guns, they rarely looked at anything other than shotguns. Today, the AR and other military-style rifles dominate the market.

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.

FN SCAR 17S Rifle Now Available At Dealers

July 28, 2010
With this release, the commercial SCAR 17S includes a durable, lockable, waterproof Hardigg Storm hard side case for storage and transportation and a certificate of authenticity.

Insight Tech-Gear Illuminator Included With FN Five-SeveN Purchase

June 24, 2010
The firearm-mounted Insight Tech-Gear M3 tactical illuminator is rugged and reliable and retails for about $120, according to the company.

Kicking Things Up a Notch

May 31, 2010

I believe there is a need for law enforcement officers, especially for tactical personnel, to kick things up a notch and use heavier caliber carbines as patrol rifles and entry guns.

FN SCAR Reaches Milestone C Phase of Approval by U.S. Military

May 7, 2010
This decision authorizes the production and deployment of the FN Special Operations Forces (SOF) Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) MK 16 and MK 17, as well as the Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module (EGLM) MK 13.

A Punch of Pepper

April 22, 2010

Less-lethal weapons containing capsaicin can give you the edge you need to end a confrontation without loss of life.

FNH USA and Leupold Team Up for Precision Shooting Competition

April 19, 2010
The competition will showcase 30 two-man teams representing the finest sniper/counter sniper teams from the U.S. military as well as local, state and federal law enforcement communities.

FNH USA Extends Special Purchase Offer to NRA Certified Instructors

April 12, 2010
FNH USA has unveiled a new purchase program specifically created for NRA Certified Instructors and NRA Training Counselors. This program allows these certified individuals to purchase either an FNP-9 (9 mm) or FNP-40 (.40-cal. S&W) for only $375 -- almost $300 below retail.

FNH USA Announces Partnership with Strider Knives

February 5, 2010
FNH USA is now collaborating with San Marco, Calif.-based Strider Knives Inc. on a project to offer a series of FNH USA branded knives that will be available from Strider Knives and its authorized dealers Feb. 15.

SHOT Show 2010: FNH USA Brings Less-Lethal 303P Sidearm

January 19, 2010
The FN 303P uses a disposable compressed CO2 gas capsule contained within the six-shot detachable magazine to launch its .68-caliber projectile.

FNH USA SCAR 16S Patrol Rifle

December 22, 2009

FN's SCAR is one of the first true 21st century rifles. It features amazing ergonomics and offers exceptional accuracy.

USMC Selects H&K Carbine To Replace FN M249

December 7, 2009
The HK IAR is a 5.56×45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) gas piston/op-rod AR-15-config lighter-weight rifle/carbine package.
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