Best Of — Cop Talk

Are Cops Too Aggressive?


By Massad Ayoob An American Handgunner reader from the Pacific Northwest writes, “I always read Massad Ayoob’s articles first and

Lessons for Cops


From The Zimmerman Trial. The same media-fueled wildfire of lynch mob mentality that almost incinerated George Zimmerman also burned some

Caliber Choice:


A Question Of Confidence. In a world where one size does not fit all, standard issue police handgun choice can

When Cops Compete


In his book Guns, Bullets and Gunfighting, Jim Cirillo made it clear why men who had distinguished themselves in shooting

When Cops Shoot Dogs


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

Reloading Speed


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


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


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

Modern Is Better


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