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NCJ Number: 149791 Find in a Library
Title: Command Performance
Journal: Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine  Volume:18  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1994)  Pages:50-51,55,92
Author(s): D Fairburn
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Police agencies are increasingly using carbines to supplement or replace their traditional shotguns, choosing short rifles that fire handgun cartridges.
Abstract: These pistol-carbine weapons are gaining particular favor in urban areas. These short rifles have many advantages, particularly the range and power of the rifle cartridges. Using a standard-powered handgun round in a rifle also increases the probability of a hit. The author personally tested an Olympic Arms 10mm weapon supplied with a semiautomatic lower receiver. The weapon had a barrel- suppresser unit with a combined length of 16 inches, making it legal for use on the street. More than 300 rounds were fired in the full-auto testing session. Other tests included testing as a carbine and load testing. A few problems were encountered, but most can be corrected. The overall results of the tests were positive, and the weapon was found to be both quick-handling and accurate. Photographs
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Firearms; Police weapons; Police weapons training; Police weapons use
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