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CA Officers Take Black Powder Gun from Gang Member

The police report lists the gun as a .44 Magnum. The image details that it was a replica Model 1858 New Army .44-caliber cap-and-ball revolver of the kind made by a number of Italian firms, chiefly for the collector market.

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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.

NYPD No Longer Allowing Veteran Officers to Carry Revolvers as Duty Weapons

The remaining 150 police officers — who all joined the force before 1993, when the .9mm semi-automatic became the department's service weapon — have until Aug. 31 to be trained on new guns.

LaserLyte Introduces CK-SWAT Laser Sight for S&W, Taurus Revolvers

LaserLyte has introduced the CK-SWAT side-mounted laser that fits Smith & Wesson J-frame and Taurus revolvers, including the Taurus Judge and Public Defender. The LaserLyte CK-SWAT laser mounts under the grip and allows the customer to holster the firearm with the factory grip.

Off-Duty Ready

Do your kids know the difference between cover and concealment, and how to use both? I am not advocating scaring your family, but preparing your family—and when you do, it will prepare you. You can act more confidently knowing your loved ones are prepared as well.

S&W Introduces Classic Model 586 Revolver

Smith & Wesson has re-introduced its Model 586 .357 Magnum revolver, a popular law enforcement sidearm in the 1980s. The revolver first appeared in 1980 and will be reintroduced into S&W's Classic line.

Ruger Introduces LCR-22 Revolver

Sturm, Ruger & Company, has introduced the Ruger LCR-22, an eight-shot LCR chambered in .22 Long Rifle.

NYPD Cop Jams Finger In Gun's Hammer, Stops Assault

A quick-handed NYPD sergeant likely saved his own life when he stopped a man's revolver from firing by sticking his right ring finger between the hammer and cylinder.

3 Basic Firearm Drills To Improve Your Accuracy

As a retired law enforcement officer, I can vouch for three fundamental training drills that will improve your firearms proficiency—dry firing, the ball-and-dummy technique, and the ready up drill. Let's review these three in more detail.

Ruger Introduces .22 LR SP101 Revolver

The 30-ounce double-action revolver is made of weather-resistant stainless steel with a satin finish. The revolver features a fully adjustable square-notch rear sight and fiber-optic, square-post front sight.