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.40 S&W

SHOT Show 2014: Remington Launches Concealed Carry Ammo Line

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.

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Liberty Ammunition Introduces Civil Defense Line

Liberty Ammunition has introduced its Civil Defense line of personal defense ammunition for civilians and law enforcement personnel. Available in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .380 Auto, Liberty’s high-performance ammunition has twice the effective range of standard ammo, according to the company.

Baltimore County PD Issues FNS-40LS Pistol

The Baltimore County (Md.) Police Department purchased FNS-40LS (Long Slide) duty pistols in August, becoming the first police agency in the country to adopt the pistol for duty.

Mo. Officers Lobby Chief for More Firepower

The St. Louis police union has told the chief their officers would like .40-caliber handguns to match the firepower of criminals they encounter in the streets to replace the 9mm duty pistols they've carried for a decade.

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.

SIG Sauer's P224 SAS DAK Pistol

SIG Sauer's P224 SAS DAK pistol offers a compact package, reliable operation, and "revolver like" trigger system. Read Nick Jacobellis' full "Arsenal" review of the pistol. Photos courtesy of Alex Landeen.

SHOT Show 2013: CZ-USA's P-09 Duty Pistol

The P-09, which is available in 9mm and .40 S&W, features an ambidextrous safety and de-cocker paired with a double-action, single-action trigger. Three back straps accommodate shooters with various hand sizes.

FNH USA Introduces 9mm/.40 S&W Conversion Kit

The kit, which is available in either 9mm or .40 S&W, includes a slide, barrel, spring, and magazine. Users can convers an FNS 9 to a .40 S&W or an FNS 40 to a 9mm.

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.

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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.

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