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By Jim Weiss
It is the bullet design -- not the caliber -- that determines bullet effectiveness in most police scenarios. Here are the best designs for handguns, shotguns, patrol rifles and sniper rifles from the top ammo makers.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2012)
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)
By Steve Tracy
When it comes to .45-caliber duty pistols, the FNX from Fabrique Nationale Herstal trumps its competition by providing the highest factory magazine capacity at 15 rounds. The grip is tall to accommodate all those fat cartridges, but it’s not too wide for the average police officer.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2013)
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)