For this year's Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in January, the POLICE editors and a POLICE contributor walked the aisles learning about the latest products for law enforcement. Here's our report on the nation's largest police equipment show.
March 5, 2018
Ammunition manufacturers are starting the year off with new product offerings.
January 3, 2018
SIG Sauer has expanded its 9mm full metal jacket (FMJ) Elite Performance Ammunition offerings with the addition of 124-grain and 147-grain bullet weights.
June 29, 2017
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is returning to the ammunition caliber it labeled ineffective and blamed for the deaths of two of its agents during a 1986 shootout in Miami — the 9mm jacketed hollow-point luger.
November 2, 2015
The MVP is a no-frills bolt-action rifle chambered for a 5.56mm/.223 round. It has a 16-inch cold-hammer forged, heavy profile, 1/2x28 threaded barrel with an A2 flash hider.
March 4, 2014
Remington’s solution to the problem has been to engineer a bullet that will expand properly at lower velocities. The bullets used in the new Compact Handgun ammo have spiral nose cuts as well as a softer lead core to make them expand faster from a compact or subcompact handgun.
January 16, 2014
The testing officer said of the recoil, "I was astonished at the light recoil in my Glock 17. Despite being light, it cycled flawlessly."
January 10, 2014
The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.
May 4, 2011
Regularly assess the contents of your patrol bag to make sure you have the essentials and no outdated items. Regardless of your assignment, extra ammo and some form of hydration system are important to carry with you.
December 28, 2010
Each year at POLICE-TREXPO, the trade show and exposition attracts some of the leading manufacturers of tactical products and vehicles. This year's show was no exception. The aisles were packed with innovative and intriguing new tools and machines. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
October 28, 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.
August 12, 2010
What are you going to do when they come and close down your range? That's a question many firearms trainers are asking themselves all across this country.
May 1, 2009
The round requires a special M2 Training Bolt that changes the weapon from locked breach gas to straight blowback operation. Once the bolt is installed-—which takes about 30 seconds—-the weapon will work normally in semi- and full automatic operation. It works in standard 20-inch barrels and also in M4 carbines with short barrels. With the standard bolt installed an SRTA round will chamber and fire but the gun won’t cycle or extract.
December 1, 2006
Meister Bullets, best known for its Cowboy Action Shooting bullets and ammunition, is expanding its new line of LE training ammunition with the introduction of four new cartridges designed for law enforcement training. The cartridges consist of a FMJ .223 Remington with a 55-grain Spitzer bullet, .40 S&W RN with either a lead or FMJ bullet, and a copper-plated version of the newly introduced .45 ACP 230-grain LRN.
March 1, 2006
Cast bullet manufacturer Meister Bullets, best known for its Cowboy Action Shooting bullets and ammunition, has a new cartridge specifically for law enforcement training. The Meister LE .45 training round consists of a 230-grain RN hard-cast lead bullet and uses Vihtavuori powder for a clean powder burn and consistent powder drop which results in a very low “extreme spread.”
October 1, 2005