Should officers have a choice in their duty gun? The December issue of American COP poses this question and features a wide-range of engaging content sure to encourage further perusal. In addition, this issue of COP features a Christmas Gift Guide, perfectly tailored to fit the needs of police officers.

In “Duty Gun Commonality,” officer John Grohn calls into question the “one-size fits all” approach that many administrators take for assigning only one approved duty gun for departments. Grohn makes a reasoned argument that officers should have a say in what duty gun they carry, as it will benefit the entire department.

“Law enforcement agencies need to acknowledge the differences in their officers’ physical limitations, whether the way they’re built or by virtue of injury,” Grohn contends. “We owe it to our officers to acknowledge there’s no ‘one-size fits all’ when it comes to such a critical tool.”

SIG SAUER’s dependable 1911 Compact RCS Nitron packs the power one would expect in .45 ACP, but as a “mid-size” 1911, it is also ideally-suited for concealment. As a result, contributing editor Jeremy Clough reserved special praise for this distinctive 1911.

“The Compact RCS has all the vaunted SIG reliability, combined with the well-proven advantages of the 1911,” Clough conveys. “When it comes to self-defense, it’s hard to think of a package providing a better compromise between being easy to carry and easy to shoot.”

Also featured in this issue of American COP is the 2012 COP Christmas Gift Guide, an expedient resource that highlights products available online – a foolproof way to avoid holiday-crazed crowds.

The December Gun of the Month Giveaway, valued at over $3,400, features a custom Rhino Arms rifle chambered in .308. This giveaway includes the 125-lumen INFORCE WML and the sturdy Dua folder from Grayman Knives. Enter to win this giveaway at

With engaging features and sensible product reviews, the December issue of American COP is sure to be a one-stop resource for all police officers. To sign-up for a free digital subscription and to access previous editions of American COP, visit

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