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Starting a Duty Pistol Red Dot Optic Program

Officers and agencies have to be willing to rethink firearms training to gain the benefits of adding optics to duty handguns.

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Trijicon to Present Class on Handgun Reflex Sights at SHOT Show

"The tactical benefits of reflex sights, more commonly known as 'red dot' sights, on military and law enforcement rifles and shotguns has been well documented over the past 20-plus years. Their use on service handguns is the next logical step," Trijicon says.

Holosun Introduces New Premium Micro Red Dot

Holosun's new premium micro red dot optic, the HE508T-RD, is a pistol-sized optic protected by a CNC machined titanium housing.

FN Announces Optics-Ready 509 Midsize Pistol

FN America has announced the release of an optics-ready variant of its FN 509 Midsize pistol. The FN 509 Midsize MRD combines a 15-round frame size with FN’s patented optics mounting platform.

Exclusive POLICE Survey: Weapon Lights, Optics, and Lasers

Officers say they are using a wide variety of tools to improve situational awareness and firearm accuracy.

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.

FN Expands 509 Line of Pistols with Midsize and Black Tactical Models

FN America has released the FN 509 Midsize, a new carry option in the FN 509 series of striker-fired pistols. Additionally, the FN 509 Tactical is now available in a matte black finish.

Trijicon to Offer Handgun Optics Class for Law Enforcement at 2019 SHOT Show

The class will cover the practical use of reflex sights on handguns, how they work, and the advantages they offer in terms of tactical effectiveness, enhanced officer safety, and reduced officer and/or agency liability.

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.

Houston PD Permits Officers to Use Pistol Optics

The department has set some specific rules officers must follow in order to use the pistol optics. They must use Safariland's level III Holster; only optics-ready pistols from specified manufacturers will be accepted; and they must complete an eight-hour training course prior to putting the pistol optics into service.