Another win for S&W


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August 21, 2007, 12:01 PM
http://www.policeone.com/police-products/firearms/press-releases/1342562/

New Hampshire State Police and Highway Patrol Convert to Smith & Wesson M&P45

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Smith & Wesson Corp., announced today that it is has received an order for the company’s M&P45 pistols from the New Hampshire Department of Safety. The contract calls for a total of 500 of the company’s Military & Police (M&P) pistols chambered in .45 ACP to be issued to officers in the New Hampshire State Police and Highway Patrol divisions. The Smith & Wesson M&P45 pistols will replace competitive duty handguns currently used by the agency.

Officials at the New Hampshire Division of State Police and Highway Patrol indicated that the M&P45 pistol will provide their officers with several valuable features including interchangeable grip sizes, ambidextrous controls and proven safety features. The agency added that the M&P45’s enhanced ergonomics, magazine disconnect safety, and ease of maintenance, were primary factors in their decision. The Smith & Wesson M&P45 pistol was selected by a committee representing multiple units of the New Hampshire State Police.

“After a close evaluation, it was evident that the M&P45 pistol provided our officers with the best combination of features for use in duty,” said Colonel Fredrick Booth, Division Director of the New Hampshire State Police. “Along with its consistent reliability, the M&P45 proved to be very accurate and its unique internal design aided in reduced recoil and improved shootability. As we begin our transition to the Smith & Wesson polymer pistols, we are confident that the M&P45 will prove to be a valued asset to our officers.”

“We are very pleased to be working with the men and women of the New Hampshire Department of Safety,” said Leland Nichols, President and Chief Operating Officer of Smith & Wesson Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. “Since we first debuted the M&P45 in February 2007, the pistol has been selected by numerous law enforcement agencies and has won various industry awards. We believe that the M&P45, along with the other models in the M&P Series, offers law enforcement and military professionals an ideal choice when selecting a duty firearm.”

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Silvanus
August 21, 2007, 12:16 PM
What pistol did they carry before the M&P?

scubie02
August 21, 2007, 02:27 PM
good for S&W--what's good for smith, is good for the U.S. of A...:D

Police agencies have always liked to go with Smith--it was smart of them to finally get around to making a gun like the M&P

Ala Dan
August 21, 2007, 05:05 PM
as their M&P .45 is one fine pistol~! ;):cool::D

CountGlockula
August 21, 2007, 05:12 PM
I need to check out an M&P45. I don't think Glocks were their issued weapons since Glocks aren't allowed in the state of Mass.

Old Dog
August 21, 2007, 05:34 PM
I don't think Glocks were their issued weapons since Glocks aren't allowed in the state of Mass.Um ... this is New Hampshire we're talking about.

But yeah, that was my question as well -- what're the NH state cops currently issued?

littlegator
August 21, 2007, 06:01 PM
Interesting that they went with the .45 instead of the .40 or even 9mm. It used to be that police depts gave their force an option to choose the police issue or go with one or two variants. With the S&W M&P .45 as the police issue, they should be happy. :D

nwilliams
August 21, 2007, 06:14 PM
Nice!

I was looking at the M&P45 the other day and if its as nice as my M&P40 I wouldn't mind adding one to my growing family.

Good job S&W!

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