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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 FN FNX 45 ACP Pistol

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)
 

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)
 

Selecting a Modern Duty Pistol, Part 2

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 Jan/Feb 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 Law and Order Mar 2014)
 

The XD(M) 5.25 Duty / Competition Pistol

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)
 
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