Police Impact Weapons

Police Leather Sap Lead Filled Impact Weapon.

ASP Expandable Baton: Telescopic Impact Weapon.

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Police impact weapons have evolved tremendously from the early billy club to precision engineered telescopic batons. Some of these key pieces of police gear are derived directly from ancient martial arts weaponry. For example, the police side handle baton and the nunchaku (nunchucks) are straight out of any kung-fu movie that's worth watching. Over time, certain police impact weapons have come and gone for various reasons. Most of the control devices have faded out of the modern police officer's gear arsenal for reasons of non-political correctness. Interestingly enough, one of the most effective police impact weapons, the leather sap, is also one of the oldest and most simplistic of police defensive weapons.

Police Guns

The Glock pistol is the most commonly carried police gun in the United States. It is followed in popularity by Sig Sauer and then Smith & Wesson. Heckler & Koch semi-automatics, Beretta pistols, and also Ruger firearms are often issued to the modern day American police officer.

Most police departments have evolved from the 9mm Luger Parabellum towards the .40 Smith & Wesson caliber. In recent years, some high-profile police units (such as Los Angeles Police Department's SIS squad and Los Angeles SWAT) have adopted customized 1911 pistols in .45 ACP caliber. Kimber corporation has been particularly adept at securing these types of manufacturing contracts and then marketing very similar versions of the customized 1911s to the civilian firearms consumer.

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