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By Ron Yanor
Agencies should conduct research and testing to ensure their ammo is up to standards of performance, accuracy and reliability. Proper ballistics gelatin testing can be quite a process and can be expensive, but small agencies can combine resources and work with arms manufacturers. The effort is worth it when officers’ lives are on the line.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2011)
By Mickey Davis, Jim Weiss
Remington and Winchester offer different ammunition for many of today's police caliber weapons. Choose the right one for your agency based on their attributes.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jul/Aug 2012)
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)
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)