Critical Duty 357 SIG Cartridge Evaluation

Thank you for participating in our Member Tested and Recommended Program. The Critical Duty 357 SIG Cartridges have been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association. Your overall score was a 4.78. This product and its review are now listed on the NTOA’s Member Tested and Recommended online database. The review may also be published in The Tactical Edge journal,…

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Understanding Twist Rates

By Jayden Quinlan Article Reprint: SWAT Magazine October 2013 Short-barreled rifles have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years, but has the niche outrun the knowledge in the pursuit of ergonomics? There is nothing quite as frustrating as banging the 16th inch of your muzzle on every surface imaginable as you try to smoothly deploy a carbine in CQB, vehicle or urban environments. Learn…

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45 Auto +P FlexLock Critical DUTY® Evaluation

Thank you for participating in our “Member Tested and Recommended Program.” The 45 Auto +P FlexLock Critical DUTY® has been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association. Your overall score was a 4.79. Press releases written regarding this product review must be emailed to NTOA for review before release to assure the wording is correct. This product and its reviews…

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Ballistic Gelatine Mixing Procedures Practiced By The FBI

In December, 1988, the FBI Academy Firearms Training Unit (FTU) designed and implemented the FBI Ammunition Tests. The test designs are based on research and consultation with experts in the fields of wound ballistics, forensic pathology, wound research and medical research. The full report of this research is available to Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Units on the FBI Ammunition Data and Sniper…

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Hornady® Test Protocol

Location: Hornady Manufacturing Ballistics Laboratory, Grand Island, Nebraska Elevation: 1,800 feet ASL | Temperature: 74º F Bullet Velocity [feet per second, fps] All trajectories and associated velocities are from SAAMI minimum specification test barrels. An Oehler model 35 P with model 55 skyscreens was used for velocity measurements. Bullet velocity was measured at a distance of 15 feet from…

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