Detroit drops Glock claims NPR

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8'Duece

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330 PD's have adopted the S&W M&P .40 and .45.

Perhaps Glock is starting lose it's market share in the PD area. Plenty of citizens still swear by them, but it's apparent PD's are having a change of heart.

Smith and Wesson has always been a mainstay in the police sidearm market. Smith and Wesson’s latest pistol series, the Military and Police (M&P), has become wildly popular with officers and citizens alike. To date, more than 330 police departments have issued the M&P pistol as the standard handgun in 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP. The newest department to adopt the M&P is the Worcester, MA Police Department.

Smith & Wesson announced that it has shipped an order for 500 of the company’s M&P45 pistols to the Worcester, Massachusetts Police Department (PD). The M&P45 will be issued to each officer in the department to replace non-Smith & Wesson pistols that previously served as Worcester PD’s primary duty firearm.


Story here:http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2008/05...partments-latest-worcester-mass-pd-in-45-acp/
 

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Perhaps Glock is starting lose it's market share in the PD area. Plenty of citizens still swear by them, but it's apparent PD's are having a change of heart.

That from a liability or a performance standpoint?
 
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That from a liability or a performance standpoint?

In my opinion it's neither. When PD's get their HS grants they have money to spend and most officers will ask for something newer, better, fancier etc. Glocks are notoriously reliable, but there's also a slew of civil cases from officers that have accidently shot themselves with the Glock trigger set up. I'm not saying it's not the officers fault, but there's little or no forgiveness as appossed to other handgun designs.


Hell, a decent 1911 is safer in my opinion, even carried in condition one, than a Glock.

Just my .02:2c:
 
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The Smitty 40s got that easy rock for good target reacq, 15 + 1, more metal. Cheaper, too.

My default handgun will always be a 1911; it's like religion to me. But it's a lot of gun to sit on all day. Never been a big fan of Glock...no particular reason, it just never suited me.
 
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Perhaps Glock is starting lose it's market share in the PD area.

I was told the MnP is winning approx 80% of the LE contracts against Glock. My guess is, Glock still makes up the major portion of LE guns, but if that rate continues....:cool:
 

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LE seems influenced by what's fashionable to a great extent. Perhaps Glocks were the afros and bellbottoms of their time.
 

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I don't care for the the MP15s at all and I think the pistols are even worse. While I have never been an XD fan...I did shoot the XDm this weekend (19+1)...and it is the cats ass.
 
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I don't care for the the MP15s at all and I think the pistols are even worse. While I have never been an XD fan...I did shoot the XDm this weekend (19+1)...and it is the cats ass.
I just (finally) got a 1911 squared away (Springfield).
My next purchase will be the XDm (when it comes out in .45 dammit!).
The M&P was my 3rd choice...but high on the list.

I wish the XDm was made entirely in the USA though.
Has anyone shot the Sig 250 (polymer) yet? I am curious about that one.
Sig Arms picked up a healthy Sig 250 (also known as SP2340) Federal contract
with the DEA, which could have piggybacked to the FBI
Glock order if they had wanted to. Other agencies are
also beginning to use the new kid on the block. So the
Sig future is looking promising.
:cool:
 

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I just (finally) got a 1911 squared away (Springfield).
My next purchase will be the XDm (when it comes out in .45 dammit!).
The M&P was my 3rd choice...but high on the list.

I wish the XDm was made entirely in the USA though.
Has anyone shot the Sig 250 (polymer) yet? I am curious about that one.

:cool:

I hope you will share some photos with us in the gun porn thread. I like the Springfield, but then again, I like most all firearms.

a side note, one of my faves is a Glock 10mm. I like 10mm, to bad the feebees dropped it.
 
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dakalep

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Lots of Chaldeans in Detroit!

This just in on NPR radio (NPR reporting gun related news? I know, very odd but...) but Detroit PD dropped Glock in favor of the S&W MnP .45 ACP says NPR. NPR claims an order of 5000 MnPs was placed.

Guess that MnP is gaining market share in a big way! Now confirmed:

5,000 M&P40 (not .45)
350 M&P15

http://ir.smith-wesson.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=90977&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1282628&highlight=]S&W press release
I wonder how many are succumed to spying?}:-)
 

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I was writing about how
a lot of Chaldeans live in Detroit,and could be used as spies....
I have met a few chaldeans from their...

What does that have to do with, what kind of weapons the Detroit Police Dept is using. Chaldeans are a group of people who broke away from the Catholic Church...
 
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7point62

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The Chaldeans are dropping the Glock contract? Is that good or bad for the Vatican?
 
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dakalep

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You never know?

What does that have to do with, what kind of weapons the Detroit Police Dept is using. Chaldeans are a group of people who broke away from the Catholic Church...
Pakistan is a perfect loop hole....Objects and people are fused....Like satanists and blood and knives...Its not hard too recognize...Muslim=warfare....The Quran,is the Judge....:confused:
 
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