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Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Pistol

September 16, 2010

As its name indicates, the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 was designed from the ground up for use by police officers and licensed civilians who needed a small, lightweight, concealable, and easy to use pistol. I believe it would be safe to say that S&W's engineers have delivered just that.

Smith & Wesson M&P15R

August 20, 2010

I'd like to discuss a somewhat unusual rifle choice that can help law enforcement agencies and individual officers realistically cope with the rising cost and shortage of .223/5.56 patrol rifle ammunition. I believe the solution to this problem is for law enforcement agencies to field the Smith & Wesson M&P15R M4-style carbine chambered in 5.45x39mm.

Wound Expert Says NYPD's Firepower In Harlem Was Sufficient

August 12, 2010
All officers were carrying one of the NYPD's approved on-duty 9mm handguns and fired Speer Gold Dot, 124-grain hollow-point bullets, Sgt. Kevin Hayes told POLICE Magazine. Officers carry magazines with a 15+1 capacity.

Smith & Wesson Ships Bodyguard Pistols

July 29, 2010
Smith & Wesson has begun shipping its pair of Bodyguard pistols introduced at SHOT Show, including its Bodyguard 380 6 + 1 pistol and Bodyguard 38 revolver. The firearms arrive with built-in laser sights.

Small-Frame Revolvers: Still An Excellent Choice

July 2, 2010
For an officer considering a backup gun, one of the major factors is weight. Smith & Wesson and Taurus have addressed these issues in the small-frame revolver by replacing heavier steel frames with lighter aluminum, titanium, and scandium metals.

Resurgence of the .380 ACP

May 26, 2010
The .380 ACP round is much shorter than either the 9mm Luger or the .38 Special, creating the ultimate deep concealment package with six to eight rounds of ammunition. This exceeds the average five-shot, deep-concealment revolver by a few potentially life-saving rounds.

Smith & Wesson Introduces SD Series Pistols

May 24, 2010
Among the key features found on the Smith & Wesson SD9 and SD40 is the new Self Defense Trigger (SDT) that provides a smooth, consistent trigger pull from the first round to the last, according to the company.

Police Product Test: Buck Knives Nighthawk Bravo

May 20, 2010

Scott Smith reviews the Buck Knives Nighthawk Bravo, Weaver Optics Tactical Model 800360 Scope, and Smith & Wesson Special Tactical Knife.

Smith & Wesson Introduces M&P .22 LR Auto Pistol

May 12, 2010
Engineered on a dedicated .22 LR tactical platform, the M&P15-22P offers shooters reduced size and weight while retaining the similar operating features and versatility of the full-length tactical rifle.

Running Up the Score

April 22, 2010

The purpose of this article is to pass on a few observations and suggestions that might help law enforcement officers and their employing agencies improve firearms training, especially for those officers who find it difficult to qualify with their issued firearms.

Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol with Safety

April 8, 2010

There can be no denying that Smith & Wesson's Military & Police (M&P) pistol has been wholeheartedly accepted by law enforcement agencies both here in the United States and overseas. So what could S&W do to make this popular pistol even more popular?

SHOT Show 2010: Best of Show

March 26, 2010

There was a lot more to see at this year's SHOT Show than backup weapons. Glock announced a major facelift of its duty pistols, Bushmaster launched a new combat rifle, and numerous companies pumped out cool police products. Here's a quick look at some of our favorites.

SHOT Show 2010: Smith & Wesson Debuts New Backup Guns

January 19, 2010
Smith & Wesson brought a subcompact pistol and snubby revolver under a new line of Bodyguard pistols that are lighter weight and arrive with integrated lasers.

Firearms Demand Slipping

December 17, 2009
Firearms demand has surged in 2009, as public gun-makers Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. reported sharp profit spikes largely driven by fears that the Obama Administration would impose new gun-control laws.

Washington State Patrol Switches to S&W MP40 Duty Pistol

November 13, 2009
The Washington State Patrol has adopted Smith & Wesson's MP40 as its duty pistol because of the availability of replacement parts and multiple grip selection. The agency ordered 1,400 of the .40-caliber pistols from S&W, and will eventually cease using the Heckler & Koch .40-caliber autoloader.

Smith & Wesson Ships Walther PK380 Auto Pistol

September 30, 2009
The Walther PK380, which is engineered on the P22 platform, is semi-automatic and delivers the power of a .380 in a lightweight, ambidextrous firearm, according to the company.

S&W's M&P15MOE Tactical Rifle Earns Shooting Industry Award

August 12, 2009
The rugged, lightweight, semi-automatic rifle chambered for 5.56 NATO (.223) ammunition, features an upper and lower receiver constructed with 7075 T6 aluminum. Reliability features of the gas-operated rifles include a chrome-lined gas key, bolt carrier and barrel.

Smith & Wesson Night Guard Revolvers

May 1, 2009

While the revolver's popularity among American police forces has taken a nose dive in the past few decades, Smith & Wesson has recently introduced a new line of revolvers that I believe will engender new interest from law enforcement, especially for concealed carry by undercover officers and as an off-duty or backup gun.

Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol Fires 50,000 Rounds in Endurance Test

April 2, 2009
Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that the full-size M&P9 pistol successfully recorded 50,000 rounds during eight months of endurance testing.

SHOT Show 2009: Best of Show

March 1, 2009

There were law enforcement exhibits in the lobby, in the hallways, in the meeting rooms from one end of the rambling convention center to the other. And they had a lot of great products on display. Here's a look at our favorites from this year's SHOT.

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