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Colt Detective Special

The Colt Detective Special is an iconic police revolver initially used from 1927-46. The snubby is a shortened version of the earlier Colt Police Postive revolver. GunznGear reviews a third-generation version of this classic police sidearm.

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S&W's 327 TRR8 Revolver

Smith & Wesson developed its eight-shot 327 TRR8, after a SWAT officer contacted the company to ask for a beefy revolver for the lead penetrator, who must carry a ballistic shield with one hand. The TRR8 gives operators eight rounds of .357 Mag in a package including a Scandium "N" frame, 5-inch barrel, and blackened cylinder. Rails and moon clips are included. After viewing these photos, read POLICE Magazine's full "Arsenal" review, "Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8" Revolver from the May 2008 issue. Photos by Alex Landeen.

SHOT Show 2011: S&W's Governor Revolver Loads .410 Shells

Smith & Wesson is introducing its own hybrid revolver at SHOT Show 2011 called The Governor that's chambered in .410 bore shot shells, .45 Colt and .45 ACP.

Winchester Introduces LE-Only Ranger Bonded .38 +P Round

The bonding process welds the lead and jacket together as one, which controls expansion and provides superior retained weight upon impact. This ensures "maximum stopping power," according to the company.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. KLCR 357 Compact Revolver

I am an avowed fan of the revolver in general and short-barreled revolvers in particular. So I was prepared to like the LCR. And I'm happy to tell you it did not disappoint me.

What to Look for in a Backup Gun

Because of the tough economic times most agencies issue only a duty sidearm, and the officer wishing to carry a backup can purchase one from a department-approved list. Let's take a look at some of the characteristics you should look for in a BUG.

Smith & Wesson Ships Bodyguard Pistols

Smith & Wesson has begun shipping its pair of Bodyguard pistols introduced at SHOT Show, including its Bodyguard 380 6 + 1 pistol and Bodyguard 38 revolver. The firearms arrive with built-in laser sights.

Small-Frame Revolvers: Still An Excellent Choice

For an officer considering a backup gun, one of the major factors is weight. Smith & Wesson and Taurus have addressed these issues in the small-frame revolver by replacing heavier steel frames with lighter aluminum, titanium, and scandium metals.

Sturm, Ruger Introduces the LCR-357

The LCR-357 is the newest addition to the LCR revolvers, chambering the .357 Magnum in a compact, five-shot revolver that weighs 17.1 ounces.

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SHOT Show 2010: Smith & Wesson Debuts New Backup Guns

Smith & Wesson brought a subcompact pistol and snubby revolver under a new line of Bodyguard pistols that are lighter weight and arrive with integrated lasers.

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