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AmChar Celebrates Grand Opening of AmChar Georgia

AmChar Wholesale has announced the grand opening of AmChar Georgia: LE Gun Range & Store May 3rd and 4th. The company says this grand opening celebration is in honor of all local heroes, current and retired.

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South Carolina Officer Struck by Accidental Discharge During Training

An officer with the Charleston Police Department was reportedly struck by a bullet when a gun was accidentally discharged during training at the agency's firearms range on Monday afternoon.

Lyman Products Introduces A-Zoom StrikerCaps for Dry-Fire Training

For traditional snap cap dry-fire practice in striker fire type pistols, the slide must be drawn back to cock the pistol, which then extracts and ejects the snap cap from the pistol. Lyman’s new A-Zoom StrikerCaps are made without a rim and are equipped with a centering O-ring which grips the chamber walls and keeps the snap cap in place in the chamber.

FN Releases FN 509 Training Pistol for Law Enforcement Agencies

The FN 509 Training Pistol is an inert pistol made to provide law enforcement agencies and instructors a completely safe way to demonstrate the pistol's functionality in a classroom or range setting.

Training School Teachers and Administrators to Respond to Active Killers

Very few people who get into teaching have the mental, emotional, or physical fortitude to use deadly force when under imminent threat. However, every teacher should receive some level of active shooter response training—everyone should have at least some idea of what to do in an attack.

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.

RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed...

FN Releases FN 509 Simunition Pistol for Law Enforcement

FN America, LLC has announced the release of the FN 509 Simunition pistol, developed jointly with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, available to law enforcement agencies nationwide.

SIG Sauer Introduces 223 Rem and 308 Win SIG FMJ Rifle Ammunition

SIG Sauer continues to grow its Elite Performance line of rifle ammunition with the addition of 223 Rem and 308 Win full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds for training.

Unlocking the Perfect Gun Lock

Many companies and innovators have tried to create the perfect solution for keeping a gun safe from kids or other unauthorized users while simultaneously allowing the firearm to be ready at a moment’s notice for the gun owner.  Most solutions can be divided into three primary categories: traditional safes, cable or trigger locks, and biometric options. Each of these, however, while offering a way to secure firearms, suffer from either reliability or accessibility issues.