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SHOT Show 2013: SIG Sauer's MPX Subgun

Using a short-stroke gas piston system, the SIG MPX can accept 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG rounds via proprietary 10-, 20-, or 30-round magazines. In fully auto mode, the MPX can cycle 850 rounds per minute.

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Select Fire Carbines vs. Submachine Guns

After the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout in Los Angeles where the bad guys were equipped with armor that stopped pistol rounds, law enforcement agencies began adopting M16s, AR-15s, and M4s as "patrol rifles." But many tactical officers stuck by the pistol-caliber subgun.

MasterPiece Arms Introduces MPA57SST Defender Semi-Auto

MasterPiece Arms introduced its MPA57SST Defender semi-auto machine pistol at SHOT Show 2012 will be available as a 5-inch fixed barrel pistol or a 16.75-inch carbine.

The Role of Subguns In LE

A pistol-caliber subgun can still be an effective firearm when you need more firepower. The caveat here is that it should be deployed only in the rarest of circumstances—when you need the most compact select-fire weapon possible.

Stolen LAPD SWAT Guns Hit Black Market

Just three of the 30 guns stolen from a Los Angeles Police SWAT training facility have been recovered and have likely been sold or traded on the black market.

LAPD SWAT Weapons Stolen from Training Facility

A cache of Los Angeles Police Department submachine guns and handguns was stolen last week from a secured building used by the department's SWAT unit, raising fears that the weapons, which police had altered to fire only blanks, could be converted back to lethal use.

Kriss-TDI Super V Vector

You've probably seen the Kriss Super V Vector SMG on the popular television show "Future Weapons" or perhaps read about it in Popular Science. This new submachine gun has generated a huge amount of interest because of its radically different operating system that reduces the effects of recoil and also controls muzzle climb.

FNH USA PS90 Carbine

Like the full-auto P90, the PS90 TR is completely ambidextrous and is blowback in operation. The gun also features a downward ejection of empty cases. But what allows the P90 and PS90 to be so effective yet lightweight is the cartridge that they fire: the 5.7 x 28mm.

Tactical Response

Emergency situations, from active-shooters to serving high-risk warrants, demand solid functionality. Mix in a heavy dose of innovative design and engineering based upon real-world needs, and you can end up with a piece of equipment that won't fail you when you need it most.

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Keep Your Finger Off the Switch

The lust forautomatic weapons is now almost universal within police departments throughout the country.