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11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols For Law Enforcement

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols For Law Enforcement

Duty and backup striker-fired handguns ready to deliver reliable stopping power!

Modern striker-fired pistols have refined the combat handgun. They tend to be very reliable and easy-shooting pistols that are every bit as durable as traditional hammer-fired pistols. From the cops patrolling the toughest part of the city to the citizen carrying concealed for self-defense, these guns have become the standard by which others are judged.

Striker-fired pistols can be had in a variety of forms, all designed for different purposes. Some are thin and light for concealed carry, while others are full-sized pistols intended for law enforcement and military applications. Fortunately, there is a gun for virtually every need. The following handguns are some of the top striker-fired pistols on the market today.

 

FN FNS-9

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement FN FNS-9

FN FNS-9

Developed by FN as a service pistol for law enforcement, the polymer-framed FNS-9 features a double-action trigger and options for manual and non-manual safeties. Standard magazines hold 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and night sights are available as an option.

For more information, visit fnhusa.com or call 703-288-3500.

 

Glock 19 Gen4

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Glock 19 Gen4

Glock 19 Gen4

Considered by some to be the perfect size for both concealed carry and combat duties, the G19 pistol is a 9mm handgun that carries 15+1 rounds in its standard configuration. The Gen4 update comes with interchangeable backstraps, improved grip texturing, a dual recoil spring assembly to help mitigate recoil and an enlarged, reversible magazine release.

For more information, visit us.glock.com or call 770-432-1202.

 

Glock 22 Gen4

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Glock 22 Gen4

Glock 22 Gen4

Perhaps carried by more law enforcement officers than any other single handgun, the G22 Gen4 is a full-sized pistol chambered in .40 S&W. These 25.59-ounce guns hold 15 rounds in a standard magazine and can swap backstraps to help fit shooters of various hand sizes.

For more information, visit us.glock.com or call 770-432-1202.

 

Heckler & Koch VP9

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Heckler & Koch VP9

Heckler & Koch VP9

The newest gun on this list, the VP9 is the latest striker-fired pistol from Heckler & Koch. With more than 40 years of technological development since the introduction of HK’s first striker-fired pistol, the VP9 is everything a modern combat pistol should be. A duty-sized 9mm gun, it features interchangeable grip side panels and backstraps, a very smooth trigger and a 15+1 capacity.

For more information, visit hk-usa.com or call 706-568-1906.

 

Ruger SR9

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Ruger SR9

Ruger SR9

The SR9 pistol from Sturm, Ruger & Company has earned a reputation for being an easy-shooting and reliable design. Made in the U.S.A., the 9mm pistol holds 17 rounds in the magazine. Its MSRP is $529 with a black nitride or brushed stainless finish.

For more information, visit ruger.com.

 

Sig Sauer P320

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Sig Sauer P320

Sig Sauer P320

Sig Sauer is currently offering two models of the striker-fired P320—the Full Size and Carry—and users can change their calibers and switch between the grip frames for a better hand fit. Out of the box, the P320 Full Size offers a 17-round capacity in 9mm and 14-round capacities in .357 SIG and .40 S&W, with .45 ACP on the way. This model has a 4.7-inch barrel and SIGLITE night sights.

For more information, visit sigsauer.com or call 603-610-3000.

 

Smith & Wesson M&P Series

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Smith & Wesson M&P Series

Smith & Wesson M&P Series

M&P stands for Military & Police, and Smith & Wesson has been satisfying these markets for decades. Both the full-size and compact M&P striker-fired handguns use a polymer frame with a stainless steel chassis for durability. Smith & Wesson offers its M&P semi-autos in 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG and .45 ACP. Models are available with and without thumb safeties. The standard M&P40 has a 15+1 capacity.

For more information, visit smith-wesson.com or call 800-331-0852.

 

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Thin and compact, the M&P Shield from Smith & Wesson offers duty-caliber performance in a lightweight package. Shield pistols are available in both 9mm and .40 S&W, and they can be had with or without a thumb safety.

For more information, visit smith-wesson.com or call 800-331-0852.

 

Springfield Armory XDM 4.5

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Springfield Armory XDM 4.5

Springfield Armory XDM 4.5

A full-size fighting handgun, the Springfield Armory XDM 4.5 is perfect for law enforcement and home protection. It has adjustable backstraps and a match-grade, 4.5-inch barrel. These polymer-framed pistols are available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

For more information, visit springfield-armory.com or call 800-680-6866.

 

Springfield Armory XD-S 3.3

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Springfield Armory XD-S 3.3

Springfield Armory XD-S 3.3

Very compact, the XD-S pistols have found favor with both police officers needing a backup gun and armed citizens looking for the ultimate CCW handgun. Springfield Armory makes the striker-fired XD-S 3.3 in both 9mm and .45 ACP. The company also offers models with 4-inch barrels.

For more information, visit springfield-armory.com or call 800-680-6866.

 

Walther PPQ M2

11 Top Striker-Fired Pistols law enforcement Walther PPQ M2

Walther PPQ M2

The M2 is an updated version of the very popular Walther PPQ line of striker-fired handguns. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the M2 added a reversible, button-style magazine release. Walther pistols are highly regarded for their light, smooth trigger pulls.

For more information, visit waltherarms.com or call 479-242-8500.

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  • Anonymous07

    I can’t personally speak for most of the guns on this list, but I have fired both the PPQ and the VP9. Of the two, I find the VP9 the superior weapon; ergonomically, its grip is IMO much better and more comfortable than the PPQ, its trigger has just the right amount of pull, and it’s slightly more accurate in my experience – I got tighter grouping on target with the VP9 than the PPQ. It’s a little pricey, but if you want a good striker-fired 9mm, the VP9 is IMO definitely the better offering of the two

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  • Ronin Wolf

    Whoever put the Ruger on here never had one. My friends Sr45 went back to Ruger 3 times for not going off when the trigger was pulled. A coworker of his has a 9 and his does the same.

    • drew

      I have an sr40c with 2000 plus rounds and I have never had a malfunction of any kind. Great trigger very reliable good shooting firearm. Eats any kind of ammo.

      • River Walleyegeye

        Agreed. Any gun owner, of Kimbers, SIG Sauer, Korth, ANYthing needs to verify their particular gun with 200 or more rounds before relying on it. The SR9C I used to own shot like a dream. I didn’t want to admit it, but I liked shooting it better than the P226 (I used to own.) Now I’ve got the PPQ and M&P9 Pro due to their lighter weight and higher capacity.

        Ronin is knocking a great gun that could be had for UNDER $320 new!!!