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Teacher Pension Fund Review Causes Sale of Firearms Conglomerate

Cerberus Capital Management announced plans to sell its stake in firearms conglomerate Freedom Group after one of the company's guns was used in the Connecticut school rampage.

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SHOT Show 2012 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2012 featured plenty of new gear for law enforcement officers. The show drew more than 61,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and added several "law enforcement only" halls for vendors. View our gallery and read our two-part coverage of the show, "Report From the Aisles" and "Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.

SHOT Show 2012: DPMS 5.56mm Tac 2 Carbine

DPMS Firearms' Tac 2 incorporates a slew of Magpul parts with a full-length hand guard in one of the more talked-about 5.56mm carbines of SHOT Show.

A-TACS for Weapons

The first companies to offer A-TACS for weapons are Remington, Bushmaster, and DPMS. They will soon have stocks out to retrofit your 870 so you can give it a new look and have it match your uniform and other A-TACS gear.

Long Guns: 2011

Just 10 years ago when law enforcement agencies went out to purchase long guns, they rarely looked at anything other than shotguns. Today, the AR and other military-style rifles dominate the market.

Kicking Things Up a Notch

I believe there is a need for law enforcement officers, especially for tactical personnel, to kick things up a notch and use heavier caliber carbines as patrol rifles and entry guns.

Patrol and SWAT Rifles

Ever since the 1997 North Hollywood bank robbery and shootout, the popularity of rifles in patrol operations has exploded. Rifle manufacturers have capitalized on this demand, and they are now making a variety of rifles specifically designed for patrol and SWAT operations. Here's a quick look at some of the long guns now available for service in law enforcement.

Long Guns 2009

Rifle manufacturers are now making a variety of rifles specifically designed for patrol and SWAT operations. Here's a quick look at some of the long guns now available for service in law enforcement.

DPMS Panther Mini SASS Rifle

So successful was the 7.62 x 51mm rifle designed for the military that DPMS officials decided to build a 5.56 x 45mm version of the gun. Called, appropriately enough, the Mini SASS, this new rifle has many of the same features that made its big brother so popular.

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LRT-SASS

DPMS Panther Arms’ LRT-SASS is essentially a .308 Winchester AR-style rifle designed from the ground up as a precision marksman rifle.