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Federal HST Duty Ammo

By Mike Boyle

A few years ago, Federal launched its Tactical HST line, which quickly became popular with law enforcement agencies. Federal Tactical HST might be best described as the next evolution of the earlier HydraShok line of premium ammunition.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2011)
 

ATK’s Force-on-Force Training System

By Mike Boyle

Firearms training with marker cartridges is an integral way to sharpen your skills safely. Marker rounds now offer improved ballistics over the initial offerings. Here’s a look at one company’s advances. The Force-on-Force training system from Speer LE can take your interactive training to the highest level.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2011)
 

2013 SHOT Show Product Spotlight

By TR Staff

The 2013 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show will feature law enforcement products from industry leaders. Here's a peek at some of the offerings, including apparel, weapons, holsters, footwear, ballistic armor, video and thermal night vision cameras, weapon lights, microphones, and more.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2012)
 

ATK Wound Ballistics Workshop

By Ed Sanow

The ATK Workshop covers the difference between bonded and non-bonded bullets; the difference between how handgun bullets cause injury and how rifle bullets cause injury; the difference between a permanent crush cavity and a temporary stretch cavity; the effects of different barriers (glass, metal, heavy clothes) on bullet performance; and how to pick the best ammo for police scenarios.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2012)
 

ATK Wound Balllistics Workshop

By Ed Sanow

The ATK Workshop covers the difference between bonded and non-bonded bullets; the difference between how handgun bullets cause injury and how rifle bullets cause injury; the difference between a permanent crush cavity and a temporary stretch cavity; the effects of different barriers (glass, metal, heavy clothes) on bullet performance; and how to pick the best ammo for police scenarios.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 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)
 

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)
 

ATK Force on Force Gear

By Eugene Nielsen

ATK Force on Force is a complete line of non-lethal training ammo in marking, non-marking and blank versions. They have a complete, head-to-toe line of protective gear and offer world-class instructor training courses.

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

Weaver Tactical Super Slam 3x15x50mm Riflescope

By Tactical Response Staff

The first focal plane reticle is a deciding feature for some SWAT snipers. Many police rifleman find the EMDR reticle more functional than a Mil-Dot reticle. External parallax adjustment and illuminated reticle are a must in a police scope.

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

ATK Force on Force Gear

By Eugene Nielsen

ATK Force on Force is a complete line of non-lethal training ammo in marking, non-marking and blank versions. They have a complete, head-to-toe line of protective gear and offer world-class instructor training courses.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2014)
 
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