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West Virginia, Wyoming and Texas Agencies Adopt New Smith & Wesson Pistols

By TR Staff

West Virginia, Wyoming and Texas Agencies Adopt New Smith & Wesson Pistols

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2011)
 

Up-Close: What's New in Firearms | 2013 SHOT Show

By Steve Tracy

This year’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas proved once again the 1911 pistol and AR-15 rifle platforms are more popular than ever. It seems there are more firearm manufacturers offering their own version of these proven designs than those that don’t.

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

Tale of Two S&W Bodyguards... One Revolver, One Pistol

By Steve Tracy

Today’s law enforcement officers can reap the benefits of Smith & Wesson’s new pair of Bodyguard handguns. The Springfield, Mass.-based firearms manufacturer has advanced the development of both the semi-automatic pocket pistol and the snub nose revolver and these new firearms are on the cutting edge of backup / off-duty technology.

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

Heckler & Koch

By Eugene Nielsen

Heckler & Koch

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

The Very Latest in Firearms

By Steve Tracy

The best opportunities for gun manufacturers to display their newest weapons is at big industry shows, such as the most recent IACP Conference in Chicago and the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. We offer the highlights from each.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2012)
 

S&W M&P9 Pro Series

By Ed Sanow, Steve Tracy

The M&P Pro Series has two major improvements over the basic M&P pistols. First, the Pro Series uses a Novak® green fiber-optic front sight and a Novak® Reduced Glare rear sight. Second, the S&W Performance Center adds a different sear, and polishes the trigger group. This much lighter trigger pull also has less slack than the basic M&P pistol and a much shorter trigger reset distance.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jul/Aug 2013)
 

Smith & Wesson and BLACKHAWK! at Gunsite

By Steve Tracy

Three full days at Gunsite Academy, shooting the best S&W has to offer in a compact revolver and semi-auto pistol from BLACKHAWK! gear, proves it all comes down to the reload. The 640 Pro Series 357 and the Shield 9mm both work exceedingly well, making it a difficult choice.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2013)
 

Selecting a Modern Duty Pistol, Part 1

By Steve Tracy

Previous generations of police officers had limited choices when it came to selecting their duty sidearm. Old timers simply chose between a Smith & Wesson or Colt revolver chambered in 38 Special. Today, police officers and departments that issue duty guns have an abundance of choices compared to the “one size fits all” mentality from yesteryear when selecting a modern duty pistol.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2013)
 

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)
 

Charter Arms 40 S&W Pitbull

By Steve Tracy

What a great idea: a five-shot off-duty revolver or back-up gun from Charter Arms that chambers the same powerful 40 S&W ammo as your semi-auto duty pistol.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2014)
 
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