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Glock G21 Gen 4 Pistol

Glock G21 Gen 4 Pistol

The G21 has always been one of my favorite Glock pistols. My evaluation of the G21 Gen 4 involved five veteran shooters who shot the pistol during four different range sessions.

November 11, 2013

Springfield Armory XD-S Sub-Compact Pistol

Springfield Armory XD-S Sub-Compact Pistol

The 9mm Springfield Armory XD-S sub-compact pistol is designed to function with a single column magazine, and is a departure from the traditional pocket pistols that were available in the 20th century because the new XD-S is chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP calibers.

August 10, 2013

Israel Weapon Industries SAR-21 Rifle

Israel Weapon Industries SAR-21 Rifle

In addition to its service with the Israel Defense Forces, the Tavor has been adopted by military units and law enforcement agencies in many different countries. Select fire and semi-auto versions of the Tavor are available for a variety of applications.

July 9, 2013

SIG Sauer  P224 SAS DAK Pistol

SIG Sauer P224 SAS DAK Pistol

The P224 is basically a P229 that has been cut down to fit the traditional dimensions of a subcompact. It's available in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG. The SAS (anti-snag) model also features a recessed hammer and a dehorned slide and frame.

April 17, 2013

Product Test: SIG Sauer's M11-A1 Pistol

Product Test: SIG Sauer's M11-A1 Pistol

The M11-A1 is basically a P228 with a blackened stainless steel slide, Sig Lite night sights, phosphate coated internal parts, a set of Sig Lite night sights, a short reset trigger, and a blackened alloy frame. The M11-A1 is also shipped with three high-capacity 15-round Parkerized magazines.

February 8, 2013

SIG Sauer 716 Patrol Rifle

SIG Sauer 716 Patrol Rifle

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.

January 9, 2013

Springfield Armory XD Sub-Compact 3" Pistol

Springfield Armory XD Sub-Compact 3" Pistol

The XD Sub-Compact pistols scored well in my CQB drills. I had no problem using the 9mm XD Sub-Compact to consistently engage a steel plate the same size as the scoring area of a TQ19 Police Qualification Target at various distances, including at longer ranges.

December 17, 2012

SIG Sauer P250 Subcompact Pistol

SIG Sauer P250 Subcompact Pistol

The potential for customization with the P250 means that you can select the perfect frame size that provides the best reach to the trigger and the nicest grip or ergonomics for your hand size.

November 17, 2012

Colt LE 901-16S Modular Carbine

Colt LE 901-16S Modular Carbine

The Colt LE901-16S is a very versatile direct impingement gas-operated carbine with a 16.1-inch barrel. It's commonly referred to as a "modular carbine" because users can easily transform it from a 7.62mm NATO caliber carbine to a 5.56mm M4 carbine.

September 20, 2012

Why Officers Will Embrace S&W's M&P Shield

Why Officers Will Embrace S&W's M&P Shield

With its M&P Shield subcompact pistol, Smith & Wesson is revisiting a concept that once made history. The Shield hearkens back to the S&W Model 39, the first modern DA/SA pistol with a single column magazine and a thin grip.

July 25, 2012

Sturm, Ruger & Company Mini-14 Tactical Carbine

Sturm, Ruger & Company Mini-14 Tactical Carbine

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.

June 18, 2012

Select Fire Carbines vs. Submachine Guns

Select Fire Carbines vs. Submachine Guns

After the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout in Los Angeles where the bad guys were equipped with armor that stopped pistol rounds, law enforcement agencies began adopting M16s, AR-15s, and M4s as "patrol rifles." But many tactical officers stuck by the pistol-caliber subgun.

May 15, 2012

LWRC International M6A2 Special Purpose Rifle

LWRC International M6A2 Special Purpose Rifle

Whether you are delivering precision shot placement or dumping one magazine after another as fast as possible into a target, the mid-length piston-powered LWRCI M6A2 SPR will do the job.

May 15, 2012

Understanding AR Systems

Understanding AR Systems

In recent years more and more manufacturers have developed new takes on AR-style rifles, resulting in four major operating systems for the common patrol rifles used by American law enforcement. Let's take a look at the four operating systems and their pros and cons

January 25, 2012

The Role of Subguns In LE

The Role of Subguns In LE

A pistol-caliber subgun can still be an effective firearm when you need more firepower. The caveat here is that it should be deployed only in the rarest of circumstances—when you need the most compact select-fire weapon possible.

December 23, 2011