LC Action Police Supply sells tactical weapons and equipment, including firearms, pepper spray, impact and chemical munitions, flashbangs, sting ball grenades, restraints, batons, and uniforms, to US police, prison, and military agencies.
Note: This company profile was written as part of AFSC's 2022 report Equipped for War: Exposing Militarized Policing in California.
LC Action Police Supply, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is a privately-owned retailer that specializes in selling weapons and tactical equipment to police. It was founded in 1988 and is owned by Darsi and Kip Miller. LC Action sells primarily to police departments, but also to the general public, both online and at its San Jose retail showroom.
LC Action sells semi-automatic rifles, pistols, shotguns, and handguns produced by major firearms manufacturers, such as Colt, Glock, Ruger, and Smith & Wesson. It also sells a variety of less-lethal weapons and riot gear manufactured by, for example, CSI, Defense Technology/Safariland, and United Tactical Systems/PepperBall.
LC Action primarily contracts with state and local law enforcement agencies in California. Among the law enforcement agencies that responded to our public records request, 45 have purchased weapons and equipment from LC Action for a total of $2.4 million. This makes LC Action the second-highest earning retail company in our dataset, after Lenco. LC Action has sold to police, prison, and/or military agencies in Georgia and Nevada, as well as to the Army and Bureau of Prisons.
In addition to its regular sales to law enforcement agencies, LC Action incentivizes police officers and departments to continuously upgrade their weapons. The company allows departments to trade in aging guns for newer models and runs an annual "Glock day" sale, with special prices and food at its showroom.