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The Case for Laser Sighting

The Case for Laser Sighting

Not only does a laser sighting system enhance firearm accuracy when an officer is under attack, it can also help de-escalate violent confrontations.

June 30, 2019

Desert Design and Development D3-9SD Carbine

Desert Design and Development D3-9SD Carbine

Desert Design has dubbed the D3-9SD the "ultimate urban carbine." It is an integrally suppressed short-barreled rifle built on an AR platform that's primarily chambered for 9mm and is an especially quiet weapon.

December 8, 2016

SIG Sauer MCX Carbine

SIG Sauer MCX Carbine

When SIG offered to send me an MCX rifle configured for police duty use I couldn't wait. MCX rifles feature a slim-profile, chrome-lined, cold-hammer-forged barrel topped off with SIG's own muzzle device.

October 10, 2016

O.F. Mossberg & Sons MVP Patrol Rifle

O.F. Mossberg & Sons MVP Patrol Rifle

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

Customizing Your AR Rifle

Customizing Your AR Rifle

ARs are almost endlessly customizable to suit the needs of the operator. From barrel length to stocks, grips, rails, and optics, the foundation of the AR-15 can be adapted to everything from close-quarters operation work to long-range precision applications.

May 29, 2013

Assault Weapons Ban: A Cure That Could Kill

Assault Weapons Ban: A Cure That Could Kill

The proposed federal Assault Weapons Ban, which is supposed to curtail mass shootings, could be very bad for law enforcement officers. It may take the tools you need to protect the public from active shooters right out of your hands.

February 4, 2013

Law Enforcement Firearms Trends

Law Enforcement Firearms Trends

Zombies aside, there are trends emerging in the firearms industry, and they have the potential to determine what tools you will be issued in the near future.

January 22, 2013

Choosing Optics for Patrol Rifles

Choosing Optics for Patrol Rifles

With the increased use of rifles by patrol officers, there comes the need for modern modifications to make them more effective and to better fit the task at hand. One of the most obvious and likely the most effective is the use of modern optical sighting systems.

January 10, 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

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

Stag Arms 3G AR Rifle

Stag Arms 3G AR Rifle

Recently Stag introduced the 3G, a rifle developed for use in the rapidly growing three-gun competition market. This AR is also excellent for law enforcement operations. 

August 28, 2012

The Rural Officer's Arsenal

The Rural Officer's Arsenal

It is our job to win the fight with the bad guys, whether we serve in the nation's most populated cities, smallest towns, or most isolated counties. To win that fight, we need the right firearms and the right ammo.

July 10, 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

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

How the North Hollywood Shootout Changed Patrol Arsenals
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