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Police bodyguards protecting the Royals and the Prime Minister are being armed with ‘baby’ guns in a bid to recruit more women officers to the role.

Often seen as a ‘girl’ gun in the hands of female detectives in TV programmes like CSI Miami and Criminal Minds, the Baby Glock is smaller, lighter and easier to use for those with smaller hands.

Full Story – HERE

If you can’t shoot a Glock 17, you aren’t going to be able to shoot a Glock 26.  Giving the women the option of the G26 as their primary gun is a mistake if you ask me. The G26 is approximately 1.25″ shorter in height, which make make it a bit easier for some of them to hold, but the barrel length is around 1″ shorter on the G26 which isn’t a great when accuracy is paramount.  I’d much rather see them train on both guns, and have the G26 as a backup. Another big downside is the fact that the standard capacity of the G26 is only 10 rounds, compared to 17 rounds for the G17.

From my personal experience, the G26 is much more susceptible to malfunctions; especially when it comes to limp wristing my full size Glocks are a lot more forgiving. Anyone else find this as well?

Finally, I could be wrong, but I doubt there are too many women out there that are thinking to themselves “I’d love to be a police officer… if only the guns held less ammo, and were a bit shorter for my little hands”

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On 1 April, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command issued the Maintenance Information Message MI 10-040 “Camouflaging Specific Small Arms” stating that, given command approval, Soldiers are permitted to camouflage the M4/M16 weapon systems with paint.

See the guide in PDF format – HERE

As the guide says at the end, weapons painting has been elevated to a fine art. I don’t know where the awesome examples I saved on my harddrive went, but some of the paint jobs I have seen are breathtaking.  The example the have in the PDF is pretty weak looking as far as artistry goes, although it still would likely look better than black in the right environment.

I’d like to see the military started paying soldiers that are also artists extra money to paint rifles. The talented guys shouldn’t have to work for free just because their whole unit would rather not walk around with the plain old black color scheme.

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*You’re strolling down the street… soccer moms are grabbing their kids and glaring at you… the police are called… you end up face down on the concrete…*

That is one scenario that wouldn’t likely happen if you were able to have one of these in the US and open carry it.

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OpenCarryThe Swiss Mini Gun

It shoots 2.34 mm calibre rim fire ammunition which we have developed for it and which is the smallest rim fire ammunition in the World.

According to the information page:

It is NOT available in the US because it does not meet the minimum size prequisites according to the ATF Form 4590 criteria for weapons.

Interestingly enough in Canada it is apparently 100% legal, and is not even classified as a firearm.

Price – 6’300 Swiss France (which is equal to roughly $6200 US !!!#$!@#$) wow.. that’s pricey, not to mention it also says ammo is $10 US each shot!

Nevertheless it’s definitely feat of mechanical engineering!

Check out the homepage for more information – HERE

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