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Heckler & Koch VP9 Pistol

By Mickey Davis, Connor, John, Jim Weiss

The VP9 is Heckler & Koch’s latest handgun and the first striker-fired HK since the innovative P7 series pistols were introduced in the 1980s. The HK VP9’s action is a Browning type, modified linkless locking system.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Aug 2016)
 

The Fitz Special

By Steve Tracy

Fitz pretty much knew it all when it came to gunfights and he put it down on paper for police officers to learn. To confirm his theories, FitzGerald modified guns to his own desires and constructed holsters of his own design.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Aug 2016)
 

Modern-Day Quick Draw

By BJ Bourg

When you need it, you need it in your hand.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2014)
 

The Shield: S&W’s Slim Military & Police Pistol

By Steve Tracy

The new Shield is a slimmed-down M&P that hits the game-winning home run. The M&P Shield joins the growing list of single stack pistols available in either 9mm or 40 S&W.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Oct 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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

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)
 

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)
 
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