Skip to comments.Egypt’s police to get 100,000 9mm pistols
Posted on 02/16/2013 9:05:41 PM PST by Olog-hai
An Egyptian security official said Saturday that the interior ministry has agreed to purchase 100,000 new 9mm pistols after low-ranking policemen went on strike demanding greater firepower to defend themselves against increased lawlessness.
The announcement ended five days of strikes by thousands of low-ranking policemen that threatened to further unravel security in the Arab worlds most populous nation, two years after the overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
It is also likely to provoke a new wave of criticism against the interior ministry by rights groups and activists who accuse police of using excessive force against unarmed protesters and carrying out the same brutal tactics of the former regime.
Allegations of torture at the hands of police persist, and around 70 people have been killed in nationwide protests in just the past three weeks. Rights groups allege that police are still operating with impunity.
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Mine is single/double.
I am not a fan of double action only.
Same here, I have the stainless, with less than 500 rounds spent. Had it standing by, ready for whatever, for 20 years now. The PT 92 AFS PORJAS TAURUS S.A. with walnut grips. The thing is not much more than a boat anchor, but its fun to play with.
Seems like it took quite a few Krauts just to get it up.
What’s the over under as to when Morsi gets the same that happened to Sadat?
That’s a homely thing, isn’t it?
Mine works great.
Yes it is.
I prefer the Tarus 92 over the Beretta because it has the capability to cock & lock and carry single action.
“...send them 900 one meter pistols?”
A meter long pistol with a detachable “clip”? Wouldn’t that then be considered to be one of those evil, black, AR assault weapon thingees that spray thousands of cop-killer bullets with one trigger pull?
Do they still make the Tokegypt?
That’d only happen if he ever signs a peace agreement with Israel and means it.