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New from the 2016 SHOT Show

By Steve Tracy

The law enforcement focus was obvious at the 2016 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Spring 2016)
 

New from the 2016 SHOT Show

By Steve Tracy

The law enforcement focus was obvious at the 2016 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2016)
 

Best 380 Auto Ammo

By Ed Sanow

At just 200 ft-lbs of energy, the 380 Auto should not be judged by today’s police-duty-load wound ballistics standards. Instead, it should be judged by the performance needed for off-duty and backup scenarios. With the 380 Auto, you cannot have it all. You must pick what you want, and then be sure those loads cycle your pistol.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2016)
 

The XD(M) 5.25 Duty / Competition Pistol

By Steve Tracy

The XD(M) 5.25 offers a 1.45-inch longer barrel and slide length compared to Springfield Armory’s standard 3.8-inch-long duty pistol. The XD(M) 5.25 also comes with a target rear sight, a fiber-optic front sight, and a lightened slide.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jul/Aug 2014)
 

The Latest Firearms from the 2014 SHOT Show

 

With 1,600 exhibitors, the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show had something for nearly every aspect of law enforcement.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2014)
 

Gander Mountain Academy

By Van Natta, Jerome

At six locations across the country, Gander Mountain offers the very latest in police-specific simulator training: virtual ranges, live-fire ranges, 180- and 300-degree simulators. Their ranges can be rented at competitive rates, giving medium and smaller departments access to realistic training tools taught by the department’s own instructors.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2014)
 

The Latest Firearms from the 2014 SHOT Show

By Steve Tracy

With 1,600 exhibitors, the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show had something for nearly every aspect of law enforcement.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2014)
 

Going Green: Non-toxic Training Ammo

By Eugene Nielsen

In the past, non-toxic primers have generally been less reliable than lead styphnate primers. The sensitivity of non-toxic primers has significantly improved. Many non-toxic primers now replicate the sensitivity of standard primers. Nonetheless, ammunition with non-toxic primers is still generally considered best suited for training purposes and not recommended for duty use.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2013)
 

Ammunition for Tactical Operations

By Tactical Response Staff

Three realities of police work come into play when selecting rifle ammo: the typical engagement distances are close, the typical barriers are extremely harsh, and the need to limit the total penetration in open-air shots. Bonded rifle bullets are the best answer for both the 223 Rem patrol rifle and 308 Win sniper rifle.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2013)
 

Handgun Ammunition Stopping Power Update

By Evan Marshall

Handgun Ammunition Stopping Power Update

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2004)
 
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