Star BM with famous Guardia Civil “tricornio” dress hat and Spanish police training targets. Guardia Civil used BM for many years.

BATTLE PROVEN BARGAIN: Star BM Pistol

Like many of you reading this, my inbox is generally filled with ads for an array of firearms-related products. I usually open only a fraction of these ads, but I almost always open ones from Century International Arms. Century gets interesting surplus firearms and imports the Red Army Standard ammunition that I use in my

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Glock Armorer’s Course covers both Gen3 and Gen4 Glock pistols, including all Standard, Compact, and Subcompact duty pistols. Both generations of Safe-Action pistols will be made for the foreseeable future.

HANDS-ON HANDGUN REPAIR: Glock Safe-Action Armorer’s Course

Attending an armorer’s course is one of the “best practices” when considering any change in duty weapon. At least one member of the weapon selection/approval committee should attend training for the pistol that the department is serious about purchasing. A hands-on armorer’s course allows the officer to cut through the sales hype or myth and

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Hansen fires Ruger Security-9 at Gunsite. He found it accurate and easy to shoot.

DYNAMIC DUO: Ruger Security-9 Pistol and PC Carbine

Back in December, I attended a three-day rollout of new Ruger products at Gunsite a month before they were officially launched. The firearms included the Security-9 pistol, PC Carbine, and Precision Rimfire. This report features the first two guns. A BIT OF HISTORY In 1971 Ruger introduced the Security Six double-action revolver. The revolver was

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Add a Gemtech GM-45 suppressor to a rail gun with mounted light and you have a gun that should handle any mission.

RUNNING OFF THE RAILS: Comparing Six Rail-Gun Pistols

Photos by Liam Clendenen I’m not a great fan of weapon-mounted lights for most situations. With good training, there are a boatload of techniques that allow a shooter to manipulate a pistol or carbine and a light, and even a pump shotgun and a light, though that’s more difficult. A patrol officer in Washington State

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Successful Downsizing: Heckler & Koch VP9SK

In the spring of 2014, Heckler & Koch surprised the firearms world with the introduction of their striker-fired HK VP9. The gun was comfortable to shoot, accurate, customizable to users’ hands, reliable, and affordable. I am not sure that even HK was expecting the gun to be as big of a hit as it was.

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ROBAR Custom Rc-1911EAG: A Fitting Tribute to Pat Rogers

As S.W.A.T. readers know, Pat Rogers’ passing in 2016 left a gaping hole in the industry, the training community, and among countless “good guys” who considered him a friend, mentor, and role model. There have been many small efforts to memorialize Pat in a more lasting way than the frequent unprompted memories that many of

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