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FN Herstal's FNP9 Duty Pistol

FN Herstal's FNP9 Duty Pistol

If you like the elegant curves and "just-right" feel of that definitive fighting pistol, the Browning Hi-Power, you may be a little surprised by the look and feel of FN Herstal's new FNP9 duty pistol.

July 1, 2003

North American Arms Guardian Series

North American Arms Guardian Series

There's an old adage among special units of the military and police (indeed, among anyone who relies upon equipment for their very lives) that "one of something is none, and two is one."

June 1, 2003

There Are No Magic Bullets

There Are No Magic Bullets

That constant search, that timeless endeavor by rangemasters everywhere for the "perfect" bullet goes on. But a perfect bullet doesn't exist, and it probably won't, unless somebody invents a "Star Trek" phaser.

June 1, 2003

Kahr Arms' T9 and PM9 Pistols
Police Rifles Then and Now

Police Rifles Then and Now

All steel and solid walnut, the Winchester Model 1907 .351 S.L. (for "Self Loader") autoloader and the Remington Model 8 in .35 Remington are, simply put, stunning examples of the gunmaker's craft.

March 1, 2003

Smith & Wesson 386PD Revolver

Smith & Wesson 386PD Revolver

Simply put, revolvers work. And that's something people treasure in these overcomplicated times.

February 1, 2003

Les Baer Super-Tac

Les Baer Super-Tac

With the dramatic resurgence in interest in the 1911 platform, it's comforting to note the old war-horse is still a viable alternative to the black-plastic gun trend.

January 1, 2003

Hi-Point Firearms Model 995 Carbine

Hi-Point Firearms Model 995 Carbine

If you can put the gun-snob side of you in a drawer for a minute, you may learn something here when it comes to affordable firepower.

December 1, 2002

The FN Police Shotgun

The FN Police Shotgun

From the classic Browing Hi-Power pistol, to today's current crop of high-tech firearms, FN's reputation is that of a Cadillac of police and military firearms.

November 1, 2002

Kimber Custom II Pistol

Kimber Custom II Pistol

The officers of LAPD SWAT wanted a handgun that was solid, reliable, and delivered the features, accessories, and performance they felt they needed. After an extensive period of testing there was one clear winner: the Kimber Custom II.

October 1, 2002

Scattergun Goodies

Scattergun Goodies

Few items in the police arsenal are asked to wear as many hats as the duty shotgun. This ubiquitous tool is being increasingly relied upon to perform a wide range of roles-many never imagined even 20 years ago.

September 1, 2002

Taurus' PT111 Millennium
Mossberg: The 'Other' Shotgun

Mossberg: The 'Other' Shotgun

With the advent of today's innovative roundup of specialty munitions, including high-velocity sabot slugs, less-lethal rounds, and the new generations of low-recoiling buckshot, the smoothbore has a new lease on life.

August 1, 2002

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

“Bang, bang, Daddy,” the little voice says, with a wide smile on his face. His fingers aren’t long enough to reach the trigger, but your gut wrenches into your throat, as you duck, reach out for the gun, and softly say, “No, son, put it down.”

July 1, 2002

Springfield Armory's 'Extreme Duty'

Springfield Armory's 'Extreme Duty'

It looked like the metal was finished virtually flawlessly, and these weren't castings but forgings, milled to final form. Impressive.

July 1, 2002

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