Police Switching to M&P

Police Switching to M&P

This is a discussion on Police Switching to M&P within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.p...204-B1-05.html There was a big article in todays paper about the Columbus police switching their duty weapons over to M&P's from old S&W .45 autos. ...

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    Police Switching to M&P

    http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.p...204-B1-05.html

    There was a big article in todays paper about the Columbus police switching their duty weapons over to M&P's from old S&W .45 autos. The Dispatch tends to do pretty poorly with firearms stuff usually, but this article was fairly decent. Pretty cool of S&W (no matter what your view of them is) to do the whole department swap for $1!

    They had some problems with the .45 not penetrating heavy clothing. Once, a suspectís wallet stopped a police bullet. Police didnít want to go to a 9 mm, Corcoran said, because those bullets tend to pass through a person without stopping them.
    I thought that paragraph was a bit odd, I want one of those wallets though.

    Four accidental discharges of new guns have prompted reminders to officers to keep their fingers off the trigger and store the guns in approved holsters. In December, a sergeant who had the gun tucked in his waistband without a holster fired the weapon inside headquarters. He wasnít hurt.

    During testing, police dropped the guns, banged on them, even put 2,500 rounds through one in 40 minutes.
    Everyone needs training, even police Sgt's. Tucked in the waistband without a holster? Geez. 2,500 rounds in 40 minutes is 62.5 rounds a minute, more than one a second, I guess they had designated loaders, that time also doesnt reflect reloads, quality of quantity yeah, but thats impressive.

    So, the article isn't very technical, but it is a good overview of why the police choose to switch to the M&P, and discusses some of its strengths and weaknesses. The Cincinnati police have them too I believe, maybe its about time for me to take a serious look at em.
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    Sounds as if Smith is trying to get a foothold in the LE market.
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    hey now if smith will give me a m&p for 1$ trade for a glock i would certainly try it out

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    Well , about 1800 S&W .45s will be hitting the used gun Market
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    S&W ain't so bad now. They are American owned again and they cleaned up their act. I really don't like the new M&P. If they had GOOD ammo for the 45 that wallet would have a hole through it, mine will certainly shoot through it!

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    Not interested in the M&P, they just do not feel right in my hand. But, Columbus is more than welcome to give me one of their old .45s. I am sure I can find room for it.
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    Depts. to the south have been having some troubles, nothing major, just the typical growing pains.
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    A former partner's agency issued the M&P and they ended up hating them. Very shortly traded them in and bought Glocks, but they damm sure didnt get that trade for $1 a gun. Smith must be getting pretty deep in the pocket to go that far down. Discounts are common but a buck a piece? Good golly ms molly.
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    A rumour swirling around here is that M&P might replace the SW 5946 that the RCMP use.

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    It wasn't a dollar a gun, it was a dollar for the whole swap.

    The deal is a trade-in that will cost the city $1. It had to charge something to be able to draw up a contract that the City Council could approve. But Smith & Wesson is giving the city new guns in exchange for the old ones, Corcoran said.
    It's too bad that all the trade ins are going back to Smith, there is one gun store up here that handles most LEO business in the area. If they had a bunch of the .45's I'd look into em.
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