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NYPD Issuing Its Recruits Pistols with Lighter Trigger Pull

NYPD Issuing Its Recruits Pistols with Lighter Trigger Pull

The department used revolvers with 12-pound pulls until the 1990s, when then-Commissioner Raymond Kelly began issuing 9mm handguns. The manufacturer-recommended setting for the new pistols was a five-pound pull, but the NYPD kept the trigger pull at 12 pounds.

August 26, 2021

LAPD Selects the FN 509 MRD-LE as New Duty Pistol
Writing a Handgun Optics Policy

Writing a Handgun Optics Policy

If your agency is allowing officers to use red dot sights on duty pistols, then it needs to have a policy that covers issues such as training, equipment, and qualification protocols.

March 9, 2020

Takeaways from SHOT Show 2020

Takeaways from SHOT Show 2020

There were far too many products on display at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas to adequately capture it all, but as I zoom along at 300 miles per hour about 34,000 feet above sea level en route home, here are some of the things that immediately spring to mind as having a lasting impression on me.

January 24, 2020

Newington (NH) Police Department Transitions to SIG Sauer P320 Pistol

Newington (NH) Police Department Transitions to SIG Sauer P320 Pistol

The Newington (NH) Police Department has transitioned to the SIG Sauer P320 (9mm) as its official duty pistol. The full-service law enforcement agency is responsible for protecting the citizens of Newington and the Pease International Tradeport, home to SIG Sauer Worldwide Headquarters.

October 15, 2019

New York Agency Transitions to SIG Sauer P320

New York Agency Transitions to SIG Sauer P320

SIG Sauer announced that the Lloyd Harbor (NY) Police Department has adopted the SIG Sauer P320 9mm pistol as its official duty pistol. Lloyd Harbor Police Department serves the Village of Lloyd Harbor in Huntington, New York.

May 24, 2019

Indiana State Police Adds SIG Sauer P365 as Their Back-Up Duty Firearm
Glock Signs Chuck Norris as Spokesperson

Glock Signs Chuck Norris as Spokesperson

“I’m honored to partner with this world-renowned brand,” said Norris. “The values that I have built my life and brand on—tough, real, constant and powerful—are echoed in everything that Glock does and creates."

April 8, 2019

Nebraska State Patrol Switches from .45 to 9mm

When evaluating the different calibers, the agency's firearms selection committee found newer 9mm rounds had comparable ballistics to .45s, but the smaller caliber allows each trooper to carry more ammunition.

March 6, 2019

Looking Back: Semi-Autos, Shootouts, and SWAT Standards
SHOT Show 2019: FN Releases Optics-Ready FN 509 Duty Pistol

SHOT Show 2019: FN Releases Optics-Ready FN 509 Duty Pistol

FN America released the FN 509 MRD pistol, an optics-ready duty pistol at SHOT Show 2019. The company says the new FN 509 MRD was designed specifically for agencies considering miniature red dot optic-equipped pistols for their officers.

February 3, 2019

Norwegian Police Adopt SIG Sauer P320 X-Series as Standard Service Pistol

New Hampshire Department Completes Transition to SIG Sauer P320

SIG Sauer, Inc. announced that the City of Manchester, NH, has completed the transition to the SIG Sauer P320 pistol as their official duty firearm. The Manchester Police Department is the largest city in the State of New Hampshire with a complement of more than 225 sworn officers protecting over 110,000 citizens.

September 28, 2018

Glock Announces New 5th Generation Pistol

“After the release of the G19X, we saw a strong interest from the law enforcement community for the design in a black model,” said Glock Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “The G45 is the result of a design that meets the demanding level of reliability with distinctive Gen5 design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy and performance to those who go into harm’s way where fractions of a second matter.”

September 25, 2018

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