Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers
Current Version of the Standard
Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers, NIJ Standard-0112.03, Revision A, July 1999
Autoloading Pistols Compliance Testing Program
|Interested in Submitting an Autoloading Pistol Model for NIJ Compliance Testing in Accordance With NIJ Standard-0112.03 Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers?
Manufacturers interested in submitting autoloading pistols for compliance testing should:
Once the laboratory has been contacted and a test date has been scheduled, manufacturers should submit two samples of the pistol model, along with a letter requesting the test, to the CTP. This letter should contain:
Once the CTP has received the pistol samples, CTP staff will inspect them to ensure they meet the labeling/workmanship requirements identified in the standard and the manufacturer has submitted all required user information. If the test samples meet the initial pre-test inspection criteria, they will be forwarded to the laboratory for compliance testing.
Once the pistol samples have completed laboratory testing, they will be returned to the CTP along with the Compliance Test Report (CTR). CTP staff will review the CTR to ensure it has been accurately completed and examine pistol samples. If the pistol model is determined to have successfully met the requirements of the Standard, a Compliance Letter will be sent to the identified manufacturer representative, the model will be listed on NIJ’s Complaint Product List and the pistol samples will be returned the manufacturer.
Manufacturers having pistol samples determined not to meet the requirements of the standard will be notified of the test result by the test laboratory. The CTR and pistol samples are returned to the CTP for review. Once the CTR has been reviewed and determined to accurate, the pistol samples will be returned to the manufacturer.
Last updated: Oct. 2, 2015