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Choosing Your Rifle Scope

By Wilson, Warren

Riflescopes today are available with a wide variety of reticle designs, magnification levels, parallax adjustments, field of view, illumination—and at pricing that varies from very economical to incredibly expensive. Be realistic about the task when selecting the scope. The average police sniper distance is 51 yards. With so many decisions to make, here are some tips.

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

Choosing a Patrol Rifle Red Dot Optic

By Wilson, Warren

Researching the available options before purchasing a red dot optic can ensure getting the best optic for the task.

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

Ruger AR-556 Patrol Rifle

By Steve Tracy

Ruger offers a quality AR-15 with all the features you want, at a price law enforcement officers can afford. The AR-556 is made in the USA and backed up by Ruger’s long-standing reputation for reliability. With the right ammo, the rifle turned in sub-MOA accuracy as well.

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

Firearm Sound Suppressors

By Eugene Nielsen

Sound suppressors may have an image problem in the eyes of some police administrators; however, they are valuable tools in the arsenal of today’s law enforcement tactical teams. To select the best suppressor, a number of factors need to be considered.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Dec 2015)

Aimpoint Carbine Optic

By Eugene Nielsen

The Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO) is a new red dot sight designed for “flat-top” AR platforms. It features a 1x parallax-free lens, 2 MOA red dot, one year continuous on operation on a 1/3N battery, rugged waterproof housing, 30mm body, and absolute co-witness with integrated Picatinny rail mount.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2015)

Sig Sauer 516 Patrol Rifle

By Mickey Davis, Jim Weiss

The Sig Sauer Model 516 patrol rifle uses a short-stroke gas pushrod action with a four-position gas valve. It is chambered in 5.56 x 45mm NATO. The rifle uses a 16-inch, 1-in-7-inch twist, free-floating military grade chrome-lined bore and chamber barrel. It has a M1913 Picatinny flat top upper, a 7075-T6 Aircraft grade aluminum upper and lower receiver with hard-coat anodized finish and flip-up iron sights.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2015)

Mossberg ATR Night Train 308 Win Rifle

By Steve Tracy

Mossberg is known for value priced firearms that provide excellent performance. The ATR Night Train bolt-action rifle chambered for the 308 Winchester cartridge proved to have features and accuracy unexpected in its price range, making it a superb choice for officers on a budget that still need to reach out in the distance and hit their targets.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2014)

TruGlo TruBrite Reflex Sight

By Law and Order Staff

The TruGlo TruBrite is a durable, good-quality, multi-function reflex sight that is priced to fit the “put on every patrol rifle” budget. It has the choice of red or green illumination and the choice of four different reticles.

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

Ford-Havis-LAPD Embedded Screen

By John Bellah

The technology and upfitting buzz of the season is the joint effort between the LAPD, Ford, Havis and Lectronix for an in-dash mounted screen in the two Ford Police Interceptors. This concept touchscreen is LAPD’s vision of the future police vehicle, the next step forward in police interiors and upfitting.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 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)
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