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Future of Firearms in Policing

In this special section, we offer an in-depth look at the latest trends in firearms for police officers, providing you with side-by-side comparisons of duty weapons from the top manufacturers. We examined the market with an eye toward the future so you know what to look for in your next firearm, a crucial tool that could one day save your life.

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Is the piston the next big evolution for the AR? By Andrew Butts, PoliceOne Columnist
Here we explore some of the important elements to the piston-driven AR system — along with their associated benefits — in comparison with the traditional, direct impingement systems. Full Story
Firearms Roundup: Testing piston-driven AR systems By Andrew Butts, PoliceOne Columnist
One of the most-discussed changes we've seen in the evolution of Eugene Stoner's original AR-15 — or M-16 in military parlance — has been the move to an external piston to cycle the action. Here are my observations from testing several piston-driven AR systems. Full Story
PoliceOne roundtable: Expert insights on duty firearms By Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Recently, I connected with three of my top firearms writers — Dick Fairburn, Lindsey Bertomen, and Ken Hardesty — to get their thoughts on a handful of issues related to the firearms marketplace. I specifically wanted to investigate the current state of department-issued sidearm pistols. Full Story
Firearms future tech: First smart bombs, now smart bullets By Tim Dees, PoliceOne Columnist
Several TV shows and movies have featured bullets — usually deployed by the bad guys — that fly around corners and look for one person or object in particular. We don’t have those yet, but a new projectile developed at Sandia National Laboratory could be a game-changer for taking out distant targets. Full Story
Facebook Forum: Duty weapons of your dreams By PoliceOne Staff
If you were your police department's armorer and money was not an object, what would you choose for duty weapons? Full Story

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P1 Survey: Police Firearms & Firearm Accessories In early May of 2012, PoliceOne conducted a survey on law enforcement officers' use of firearms and firearm accessories. We have posted the results to the survey below. They represent a poll of 629 law enforcement officers. Full Story

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