One of our local Sheriff's Departments just announced that they are switching from Glocks to S&W M&P pistols. Smith and Wesson continues to offer police agencies sweetheart deals on the M&P handguns. The only payment that the department has to make for the guns is to turn in their old used Glocks in trade.
The department is paying for accessories such as belts and holsters, that they are also getting from S&W to use with their new M&P handguns, as well as for some training. But the guns themselves are coming at no cost to the department. How is it that S&W can afford to do this with so many agencies???
Here is a link to a full news report about the switchover, including a video interview with the Sheriff:
New Handguns for the Linn County Sheriff's Department | KEZI
Patrol officers are being issued the full size M&P 40, while plainclothes officers are getting the compact M&P 40c
No wonder there are so many used Glock Law Enforcement guns available on the market.