Skip to comments.Police chief claims his force has to switch to 9mm handguns… because U.S. military switched to .40?
Posted on 02/26/2014 3:00:21 PM PST by EveningStar
I DIDNT GET THAT MEMO: Georgia police chief claims his force has to switch to 9mm handguns because U.S. military switched to .40?
A Georgia police force is switching to 9mm pistols. The Senoia Police Department says they are forced to make the switch due to the fact that they cant find .40 S&W ammunition because of the U.S. militarys switch to that caliber ...
The U.S. military has never widely issued a .40 S&W pistol, so Im assuming that Chief Edens and Councilman Fisher stopped at the narcotics evidence locker before doing their interview with the Times-Herald.
Im also assuming they have never heard of newfangled technology called the Internet. One can find .40 S&W ammunition all day long, in bulk, at LuckyGunner, AmmoSeek, AmmoToGo, BulkAmmo, and a host of other sites...
(Excerpt) Read more at bearingarms.com ...
Yeah, but try finding .22LR.
I dont think the military has switched to 40 but many govt agencies are arming their people with 40’s.
I see piles of .40 S&W in every store, but little of anything else. Where’s the damn .22 LR? Did the military buy .22 conversion kits for all their M16s?
Did we drop 9mm NATO and no one told me ?
last I saw the mediocre (M9) replacement for the 1911 was still being used buy the US ARMY
My understanding is that the military is going back to the trusted 45 auto
Considering that the 9mm is awesome at punching holes but fairly poor at stopping power I don’t get why they wouldn’t move back to the .45, there has to be lots of ammo available and one hit usually does the job, but then again we are talking about police marksman.
It’s probably expired, I’ll take it off your hands for what you paid for it. ;)
M9 are pretty good pistols. The 9mm may not be all that but the pistol is not mediocre. I was in when they made the switch from M1911A1 to M9, guess which pistol less people BOLO’d with?
They should apply for foreign assistance.
Chief Jason Edens
"The SPD will be trading in 14 used .40-caliber pistols and getting 16 new 9mm pistols. Glock will pay $300 for each trade-in, for a total cost of $2,434 for the new guns."
Glock's U.S. headquarters are in Smyrna which is less than 50 miles from the PD.
Bullet technology has improved the 9mm substantially, but then again, the same holds true for the .45.
If I was shooting something less than the .45, I’d go with .38 Super.
Didn’t the Lewis and Clark expedition take along a pellet gun?
If the ammo makers are being honest with us that they are at Max capacity on ammo production, there is a hole in the Wal-Mart distribution chain were ammo is going out the back doors to the Flippers.
The Air Force has been doing that for ages.
It was actually much more powerful. Capable of killing medium sized game.
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