Glock 19

I had never fired a Glock before. Of course, I’ve seen them many times, and have heard about them for years. I’ve heard the good stories as well as the lies, from anti-gun twits claiming that the “plastic Glocks” will slip through airport scanners, to 1911 fans calling them “combat Tupperware”. I’ve heard others crow about their accuracy, their ease of use, and their reliability, even when abused or subjected to extremes of the elements. But I had never fired …

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FN 303 Less Lethal Launcher Review

One definition widely preferred by law enforcement regarding less-lethal systems is stated as follows: “A weapon system or device that, when properly applied, can stop the undesirable action of an individual and induce compliance, by means that have a low probability of producing lethal effects.” The concept of a less-lethal system is the reduction of the number of fatalities produced in encounters when lethal force was previously acceptable and within the rules of engagement. When a less-lethal system is used …

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FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon Review

Times are changing very quickly for police agencies. Criminals today are more determined, not afraid of the judicial system, better armed, and well equipped with items such as personal body armor, radios, and protective (gas) masks. As a result, agencies are expressing the need for lightweight, compact, ambidextrous, and easy to use weapons which fire a cartridge that will be effective against the modern criminal, but not pose the liability risk of a rifle. FN Herstal took notice and developed …

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Rock River Arms Lar-15 Entry Tactical Rifle Review

Arguably, one “Big Dawg” is the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) special agent who is called on to go into harm’s way on a regular basis and does so worldwide. In 2002 and 2003, the DEA held selection trials, jointly conducted by members of both the FBI and DEA Firearms Training Units (FTU), as well as their armorers/gunsmiths. The request for bid went out to all manufacturers of ARs; some chose to respond, others did not. Rock River Arms, Inc. was …

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The Keltec-Tec Sub-2000 Folding Carbine Review

At last, a competitively priced carbine suitable for the average home user, one who doesn’t want to spend a green fortune adding a long gun to his/her home defense options. “Plastic” guns have proven their reliability and have carved a permanent niche in the market place. There are alternatives both below the lightweight polymer composite Sub 2000’s pricing and above it, some worse, some better. None (other than another Kel Tec product) fold up for easy and compact storage. So, if you are not a …

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Revisiting the Smith & Wesson Model 10 and the Colt Official Police | Two Classic “Cop Guns”

Revisiting the Smith & Wesson Model 10 and the Colt Official Police For the past two decades police depart­ments across the country have been relying on nothing but semi-automatic pistols made by Glock, Smith & Wesson, Sturm Ruger and Beretta, but for well over seventy years law enforcement officers carried .38 Special revolvers that came from the two biggest gun makers of the day, the Smith & Wesson Model 10, and the Colt Official Police. The Smith & Wesson Model …

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