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2022 Firearms, Ammo, and Holsters

The leading law enforcement firearms, ammunition, and holster makers are rolling out new products for 2022. Here’s a look at some new options for duty- and off-duty response.

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Alien Gear
Duty Holster

The Rapid Force Duty Holster from Alien Gear features an active retention system, including an ejection port lock and locking backstrap. Along with adjustable passive retention, the Rapid Force provides full Level III retention, with Level II configurations available. Belt slide and paddle attachments are available. Website

American Tactical
Alpha-15 Rifle

The Alpha-15 is an AR-style 5.56mm rifle with a 16-inch barrel. Features include: a carbon fiber infused buffer tube, 30-round American Tactical polymer magazine, Nano composite trigger kit, flip-up sights, and 8-inch MLOK rail. Website


Black Hills Ammunition 
9mm HoneyBadger

Black Hills HoneyBadger Ammunition is made with solid copper bullets. It features non-deforming, non-fragmenting projectiles with wide, sharp flutes. The company says HoneyBadger rounds reliably penetrate to uniform depths. The Black Hills 100-grain 9mm HoneyBadger load utilizes newly developed projectiles at a velocity of 1300 fps. The result, according to Black Hills, is a fast, accurate, light recoiling load that significantly outperforms conventional hollow points on barriers and on ballistic gelatin. Black Hills says the 9 mm produces a wound track of over 3 inches in diameter and over 15 inches long. Website


DeSantis Gunhide
Uni-Tuk IWB Holster

The Uni-Tuk is the latest in DeSantis’ Pegasus Kydex line. The IWB holster features a precision-molded Kydex front married to a back component, which is an all synthetic and a “breathable” platform. This allows airflow for a “keep cool” IWB carry. The Uni-Tuk features multiple points of tensioning for a customizable fit. It’s equipped with our proprietary Tuckable 360 C Clip, which can be adjusted for both height and cant with 360 degrees of rotation. The built-in Spur™ which acts as a “claw”, is an integral part of the holster body, enhancing concealment. Now available for the Glock 43 line with or without optic, Sprinfield Hellcat and Hellcat OSP, and SIG Sauer P365 line with or without optic. Website


FN America
509 MRD-LE Pistol

FN America’s FN 509 MRD-LE has been chosen by the Los Angeles Police Department as the agency’s new duty pistol. Adapted from FN’s original development for the U.S. Army’s handgun trials, the FN 509 MRD-LE is a 9mm pistol, featuring the company’s patented FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System. The FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System with co-witness tritium 3-dot iron sights, delivers rapid sight acquisition, the company says. Accuracy-enhancing features of the FN 509 MRD-LE include a high-performance, conical striker and a flat-faced, duty-rated trigger. The trigger has a positive wall at 90 degrees before a clean break, so that officers can maintain their sights on target through the full trigger pull. Website


Optic Ready Slimline Pistols

The Slimline Glock 43X and Glock 48 are now available in the Modular Optic System (MOS) configuration. These slim 9mm pistols feature a micro-optic-ready factory-milled slide and a slim rail. The G43X and G48 feature a compact, Slimline frame with a 10-round magazine capacity. The optic-ready Slimline models are now available with an MOS cutout and slim Glock mounting rail system. With a non-standard MOS footprint, the Slimline MOS models require specific mico-reflex optics such as the Shield Sights’ RMSc. A non-standard accessory rail allows for a light to be attached with close alignment to the firearm’s bore with positioning in front of the trigger guard, which allows the operator to maintain a two-handed grip. Both MOS models incorporate Gen5 Technologies such as the nDLC finish for extreme durability, a reversible magazine catch, and the match-grade, Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) for increased accuracy. Website


Gould & Goodrich
T.E.L.R. Holster

The Thumb Activated Ejection Port Lock Retention (T.E.L.R.) light-bearing duty holster from Gould & Goodrich is available with Level 1 or Level 3 retention. Drawing from the Level 3 T.E.L.R. is demonstrated in a video on the Gould & Goodrich website. The hood is rolled down off of the pistol with the thumb. Once the hood is rolled down, the shooter’s natural grip should place their thumb on the thumb release, which releases the ejection port lock, and facilitates a smooth draw. When you replace the pistol in the T.E.L.R. holster, you should hear an audible click as the ejection port locking engages. Fits available for Glock 19, 17, 45, 20, 21; and SIG Sauer compact/carry, full size, and X5 Models with Streamlight’s TLR 1, SureFire’s X300, and similar lights. Website


Springfield Armory
XD-M Elite Compact Pistol

Springfield’ s new XD-M Elite 3.8-inch Compact OSP in .45 ACP provides officers with a powerful concealed carry pistol option for off-duty or on-duty carry. The pistol packs 10+1 rounds of .45 ACP. Features fully ambidextrous controls, the META trigger, and an optics-ready slide. Website


GX4 T.O.R.O. Pistol

The new GX4 T.O.R.O. is a 9mm everyday carry pistol featuring the Taurus Optic Ready Option (T.O.R.O.) mounting system. The T.O.R.O. system is designed around a factory optic-cut slide. The GX4 T.O.R.O. also comes with a flush-mount slide cover plate for use with the non-optic option. Installation of a compatible red dot optic onto the Taurus GX4 T.O.R.O. is fast, easy, and does not require the services of a gunsmith, the company says. Accommodates the Shield RMSc, Holosun HS507K and HS407K, Sightmark Mini Shot A-Spec M3, Hex Wasp GE5077-MIC-RET, SIG RomeoZero, Riton 3 Tactix MPRD2, and Trijicon RMR cc Red Dot (with the optional adapter plate P/N: 20048396). Website


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