The PWS MK214 is a solid fighting carbine in every sense. The platform allows the use of any of the most common accessories such as the Grip Pod GPSLE Model, LaserLyte’s Kryptonyte Carbine Green Laser K-15 and Trijicon’s 1-4x24mm AccuPoint riflescope.
There has always been this tendency in the law enforcement world to try and put everyone’s needs into one neat little package. It seems to be inherent in the profession, and often police agencies line up to see what everyone else is using or doing to decide what they are going to do. Much of it is that whole liability thing, since some still seem to believe that as long as they follow the leader, they have some protection if the leader made the wrong decision. The choice of firearms for officers is not immune to this… in fact it is “Exhibit A” for many of these decisions.
A really good example is the move to rifles by many SWAT teams. Overall that has been a good move, but some agencies that are about as urban as you get, have started to go back to pistol-caliber subguns. You can argue the decision all you want, but it makes the point that moving to a particular system may be perfect for one agency and a waste of time and money for another.
Just as many urban agencies have decided that rifle rounds in 5.56mm NATO or .223 are too much, others in rural areas are reaching the conclusion they are simply not enough.
A debrief on a shooting several years ago brought this to light in a clear fashion. Officers responded to a request for help by young children on a farm. This was a very rural part of the country and the officer had to drive up a long dirt road to get to the property. As he arrived the children were walking towards him. The next thing you see through the dash cam is bullet holes in the windshield and debris flying. The officer grabbed the kids and backed out with haste.