With the increased use of rifles by patrol officers, there comes the need for modern modifications to make them more effective and to better fit the task at hand. One of the most obvious and likely the most effective is the use of modern optical sighting systems.
Bushnell's DMR 3.5-21x50 has the G2DMR reticle and its SMRS 1-6.5x24 has the BTR-1 reticle. The first one is a long-range monster and the second will likely handle everything else.
Meopta's 1-4X22KD has a 30mm tube to give you a crisp, clear image of whatever you view through it. Its illuminated reticle is the "K Dot," a modified German 4 with a dot centered on a broken horizontal crosshair and a vertical post.
I have been using Streamlight flashlights since I went to my first SHOT Show many years ago. I have always found them to be durable, bright, and affordably priced. The TL-2 X is another great addition to the company's family of tactical lights.
While the U.S. military has largely transitioned en masse to using optics on issued M4 carbines and other weapons, many American law enforcement agencies continue to use patrol rifles and carbines with iron sights and no optics. So the question is valid: Do you really need combat optics on your patrol rifle?
Believe it or not, many cops are walking around with the decaying remnants of America's nuclear arsenal strapped to their hips.
Each year the National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. stages one of the nation’s largest exhibits of new products in the firearms and hunting markets, the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trade (SHOT) Show. Here’s our look at some of the more intriguing items that we saw in the aisles.