Category Archives: Cop Talk

When Cops Shoot Dogs

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Scope Of The Problem Police defense attorney Laura Scarry noted this year in an excellent presentation at the annual conference

Reloading Speed

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A Police Survival Skill. Notice the title of this month’s column doesn’t have a question mark after it. That’s because

Glock 21 Gen4

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Service Pistol In 1990, the SIG P220 and the S&W 4506 were neck and neck as the most popular .45

Carry By Retired Cops

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Shortly before this past Christmas, two incidents involving retired peace officers made the news. Both experienced violent home invasions. Box

Modern Is Better

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The 9mm’s long-standing reputation for sub-optimal power came mostly from older loads. Los Angeles County Sheriffs and LAPD are reportedly

Officer Choice

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While some agencies take a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to issue handguns, others have found it

Lessons From ILEETA

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For the last several years ILEETA, the International Law Enforcement Educators’ and Trainers’ Association, has been a blue-chip provider of

PPC Gun Of Yesteryear

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If you read the archived copies of this magazine from 30 years ago (www.americanhandgunner.com) you’ll see in both ads and

30 Years Of Change

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Except for communications/electronics, little has changed so radically in the way of law enforcement gear as the weaponry. As a

Trooper Trends

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State police agencies are often bellwethers in law enforcement. When they adopt new equipment, it’s exposed to all other cops