Volume 22, Number 7 December 2014


The Smith & Wesson 986 appeals to LEOs as well as serious competitors. The shield man on a SWAT entry team has a demanding job. He has to properly maintain the ballistic shield that protects the team members behind him, leaving only one hand for a firearm to protect himself. Handguns are the norm here, but semi-autos have proven problematic. Experience has shown that if the handgun’s slide brushes the shield while firing it can jam, and the shield man doesn’t have two hands available to clear it. This is one factor that prompted S&W to chamber its N-frame revolver… [Read More]