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This Year's Models

NCJ Number
Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine Volume: 29 Issue: 2 Dated: February 2005 Pages: 24-29
David Griffith
Date Published
February 2005
6 pages
This article profiles a variety of law enforcement weapons recently released by gun manufacturers.
Available in 9mm and .40 Smith & Wesson, Beretta's new Px4 Storm duty pistol may be the most flexible and adaptable sidearm ever produced. It may be adapted to fit almost any hand size with interchangeable backstraps and can be customized to four trigger actions. Barrett's new Model M468, which can be bought as either a conversion kit or a full rifle is a 6.8mm version of the select-fire AR15. Features include a muzzle break so that it can handle the big-core weapon on full auto, a sound suppressor, a two-stage trigger, and a 30-round magazine. Bushmaster's Model 4 AR15 is made of lightweight composite material. In other respects it is much like the AR15 standard. Ceska Zbrojovka's new CZ-75 in .40 S&W is designed for plain-clothes officers and others who need a comfortable and concealable single-action/double-action pistol with excellent capacity and stopping power. Other pistols profiled are FN Herstal's FNP 40 pistol, Glock's Model G37, Heckler & Koch's P2000 SK Subcompact pistol, Kahr Arms' P45 compact pistol, Para Ordnance's LDA Colonel high capacity pistol, SIG's P229R compact pistol, Smith & Wesson's Model 990L duty pistol, Springfield Armory's XD9504 service pistol, and Taurus' 24/7 duty pistol. Other guns described are Kel-Tec's SU-16D rifle, Remington's Model 870 Max police shotgun, and Rock River Arms' Government Model AR15 rifle. For each gun, specifications are provided for caliber, capacity, overall length, barrel length, and weight (empty).


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