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Looking Back: Semi-Autos, Shootouts, and SWAT Standards

In past March issues, POLICE has covered how to transition from revolvers to semi-automatics, awards for outgunned officers, and the first national tactical standards.

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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.

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

SIG Sauer Inc. announced that the Norwegian Police have selected the SIG Sauer P320 X-Series as the standard service pistol for select agencies within their organization.

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.

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.”

Glock Releases 2 New Optics Ready Pistols

These Gen5 models are precision-machined to provide a mounting system for all popular optic sights, Glock says. With multiple adapter plates, you can quickly and easily mount electronic sights to the rear of the slide. The Gen5 MOS family of pistols also feature front serrations for easier and quicker manipulations.

Montgomery (AL) PD Replaces Official Duty Firearm with SIG Sauer P320

SIG Sauer Inc. announced that the Montgomery (AL) Police Department has selected the SIG Sauer P320 as their official duty firearm. The Montgomery Police Department has a complement of more than 500 sworn officers protecting the second largest city in the state, with over 200,000 citizens.

Virginia State Police Select SIG Sauer P320 Pistol for Standard Issue Firearm

The Virginia State Police has officially selected the SIG Sauer P320 Pistol as their official duty sidearm.

FN Releases FN 509 Tactical Pistol

FN America LLC has announced the expansion of the FN 509 Series of striker-fired pistols with the release of the FN 509 Tactical, an optics- and suppressor-ready 9mm pistol.

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California Police Still Looking for 31 Stolen Service Pistols

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently renewed a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the guns, matching an identical offer from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, putting the total reward at $20,000.

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