Weaponry

Pistol Mounted Optics – The Future Is Now

Todd Fletcher There was no doubt in my mind that uniformed officers would be carrying handguns with optics in their duty holsters as soon as durability and battery life were improved. Now, the future has arrived with an outstanding selection of duty ready handgun optics. These new Mini Red Dot Sights (MRDS) are durable and ready for officers to carry on a regular basis. Let’s face it: Most officers don’t take good care of their equipment (handguns are a perfect…

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Take a Second Look at Laser Sights

Mike Boyle One constant in any discussion among law enforcement firearms trainers is controversy.   Back when the Earth was flat, we engaged in heated debate as to whether pistols offered advantages over revolvers or the stopping potential of the 9mm versus the .45ACP. Some of these issues have played out, but others will persist until we can put our phasers on stun. One area where both practitioners and instructors would probably agree is that only hits count. The ability to…