CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies
Ari is involved in building next-generation training systems, cloud-based learning, records management, automation of high-liability training operations, and pervasive readiness technologies. He is a committee member of the National Congress for Secure Communities and an advisory board member of IADLEST. He has consulted for Federal Agencies, Homeland Security, Public Safety, Military, and Law Enforcement on technology, security, legally defensible records, compliance, and training.
Here's some information about some of the newest and most interesting police guns that will be at the show.
The SR-762 I received from Ruger was an impressive looking and feeling rifle. While at 8.6 pounds it's no lightweight, it was nicely balanced for fast, natural handling.
As you might have ascertained by its model designation, the LC380 is essentially the LC9 modified to fire the .380 cartridge. In fact, the LC380 is identical to the LC9 in every respect, except for the caliber and a minuscule variation in weight.
Ruger's LC380 offers a modified version of its LC9 9mm pistol chambered in .380 ACP. Read Paul Scarlata's full "Arsenal" review of the pistol. Photos by Paul Budde, Elaine Sandberg, and Becky Leavitt.
Guns and all of the gear and equipment associated with them keep you prepared for whatever may come your way. Here are 12 firearm paraphernalia products that caught our discerning eye.
The accessory rail on the Ruger Tactical Model Mini-14 allows you to fit it with a high-quality optic. And that makes this rifle a much more effective tool for law enforcement operations and home defense.
Before the popularization of M4-type carbines, Ruger's Mini-14 was one of the most popular choices in law enforcement for a patrol rifle. The company now produces several more-customized versions of the carbine, including the Mini-14 Tactical, which POLICE Magazine reviews in its June 2012 "Arsenal" feature. View detailed images of the gun and then read our review here.
Ruger developed the LC9 as a 9mm version of its Lightweight Compact Pistol (LCP). The LC9 is a DAO hammer-fired sub-compact pistol that works well as a backup for off-duty law enforcement officers. It provides a seven-round capacity and retails for $443. We featured Ruger's LC9 as our "Arsenal" review for March 2012. Photos by Butch Simpson.
While Ruger's LCP proved popular with both civilians and law enforcement officers, there were those who felt that its .380 cartridge was a lower end choice for defensive purposes. To answer this criticism, Ruger developed the Light Compact 9 (LC9).
Ruger celebrated the M1911 centennial by introducing the SR1911, a hard-nosed pistol for purists, collectors and warriors. View our photo gallery of the new pistol that includes several photos not seen in the June "Arsenal" review of Ruger's SR1911 pistol.
I found the SR1911 to be a fitting example of a 1911 pistol. It was well built of first-class materials, and it displayed excellent ergonomics; above average accuracy; and reliability.