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Kan. Chief Made 'Take Out' Call After 32-Hour Standoff

July 15, 2013
The Wichita (Kan.) Police chief decided to end a 32-hour standoff with a suspect that involved nine different SWAT teams by telling tactical officers to "take him out."

Will LE Adopt the 'Smart' Rifle?

June 17, 2013
Tracking Point Innovations hopes to change the way precision shooters calculate their shot by mounting "smart" aiming technology to a custom rifle. SWAT operators told POLICE Magazine they'll wait to see if it will hold up to duty use.

Police Sniper Ends Ind. Standoff, Saves Child

March 21, 2013
A Fort Wayne (Ind.) Police sniper ended a stand-off Wednesday afternoon that began when a suspect pulled a woman off a city bus, killed her, and took a 3-year-old hostage.

SIG Sauer 716 Patrol Rifle

January 9, 2013

The SIG716 makes a great first impression. It's a ruggedly built 7.62mm carbine with a 16-inch barrel and a free-floating quad rail. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when I was opening the box.

Swiss P Ammunition

January 8, 2013
RUAG Swiss P—from trigger to terminal impact—is the snipers' choice for outstanding accuracy. SHOT Show Booth #20118

Weather Meters

January 8, 2013
Kestrel's new weather meters powered by Horus ATrag Ballistic software provide powerful shooting tools that combine the critical environmental data and targeting software solutions required for precision shooting. SHOT Show Booth #1946

OutWest Systems Introduces Marksmanship Training

September 14, 2012
OutWest Systems has introduced a high-tech laser-based firearm training aid for shooters called the OCAT (Optical Computer-Aided Training) system that works inside a residence in laser mode or at the rifle/pistol range with live ammunition.

FNH USA Introduces Conversion Kit for SPR Rifle

September 12, 2012
FNH USA has introduced its Tactical Box Magazine (TBM) Conversion Kit for the FN SPR precision bolt-action rifle. This new kit allows SPR owners to install upgrades such as higher capacity magazines and an ambidextrous magazine release button with hand tools.

Sniper Mat

June 14, 2012
Fox Tactical's Professional Series Tactical Weapon/Sniper Mat System is a multi-use weapon case that's perfect for transporting weapons up to 50 inches long and can be converted into a sniper mat system.

Remington Introduces Model 700TM SPS Tactical 300 Blackout

February 24, 2012
The Model 700 SPS Tactical 300 Blackout pairs a machined solid-steel, cylindrical Model 700 receiver with 16 1/2-inch, heavy-contour barrel threaded to accept AAC and 5/8-x-24 threaded flash hiders, muzzle breaks and suppressors. The tactical-style carbon steel, hammer-forged barrel has a 1:7 twist rate.

Colt To Release LE901-16S Carbine

January 13, 2012
Colt Defense LLC will bring to market the LE901-16S modular, multi-caliber rifle. With a proprietary adapter, the rifle can be easily changed from .308 Winchester (7.62x51 NATO) chambering to .223 Remington (5.56x45 NATO).

Rock River Arms LAR-8 Varmint A4

February 14, 2011

The advantage of a semi-auto weapon over a bolt gun is obvious. Follow-up shots are much quicker and the felt recoil is much less. Another advantage of the AR platform .308 weapons system is the familiar layout of the selector, mag release, and charging handle.

The Best Way to Zero a Rifle

December 8, 2010
Sighting in on a target at 25 yards is much easier than attempting to sight in at a greater distance. Once sighted in at 25 yards, it will be easy to find your shots at 100 yards or greater and make the correct adjustments.

Ruger Announces Mini Thirty Tactical Rifle

September 9, 2010
The Mini Thirty Tactical has a blued 16 1/8-inch barrel with a flash suppressor and black synthetic stock. The rifle weighs approximately 6.75 pounds, has an overall length of ­­­­­ 37.5 inches, and arrives with one 20-round magazine.

Remington Releases Model 700 Tactical Rifle With Threaded Muzzle

June 3, 2010
The carbon steel, hammer-forged barrel's rifling provides a twist rate of 1:10. These specialty, bolt-action rifles are shipped with a thread protector installed.

Steyr Arms Introduces SSG 08 In .338 Lapua Magnum

May 20, 2010
The cold-hammer-forged barrel measures 27.17 inches to maximize the potential of the .338 cartridge, and its 1:9 twist rate will stabilize bullets up to and including the increasingly popular 300-grain HPBT Secnar projectile.

California Snipers End Mother's Day Stand-off With Suicidal Son

May 10, 2010
Contra Costa County Sheriff SWAT officers ended a Mother's Day standoff involving a suicidal son who held a gun to his mother's head by shooting the man.

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.

Rifle Optics

July 10, 2009

When it comes to gear and gadgets for duty applications, many of us are drawn to the coolest, most expensive items. That's true of weapons and it's true of weapon accessories such as optics. But what's more important is to find the right optics to fit your mission. Options include red dot sights, variable focal length short scopes often used on shotguns, and of course true precision scopes meant for use on a precision rifle.

SWAT Snipers

August 1, 2005

For as long as most active SWAT operators have been police officers, there has been one gospel truth about SWAT sniper operations: the 70-Yard Rule. Ask any SWAT sniper what is the average range of a police sniper shooting, and he will answer, “About 70 yards.” Ask him the source of his data, and he will say, “FBI statistics.”

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