Dekalb County Ga PD trades in their 92G for 40cal M&P


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Jbabbler
October 22, 2010, 01:08 PM
I guess it's the end of an era. Dekalb County Georgia has decided to retire their 9mm Beretta 92s and have opted for the Smith and Wesson 40 cal M&P's instead. The have begun trading them in and they are showing up in the surplus stores of Metro Atlanta. I was at Forest Park Army Navy yesterday and they had an entire rack of Dekalb PD Beretta 92G pistols that were recently traded. Most were marked at $399 with a "cash price" of $350. The guns all showed holster wear but were in overall great shape. I considered snagging one but then realized that if I came home with another gun this soon I would have to sleep in it.

I'm surprised that they waited so long to go with a 40cal solution as most Metro counties have been using the more potent rounds for a decade.

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highorder
October 22, 2010, 01:11 PM
Cincinnati Police use the M&P9 with few complaints.
They shoot a fair number of people, so 9x19mm must be adequate?

Tell me more of these $350 92G's...

Jbabbler
October 22, 2010, 01:13 PM
Looks like they did well on the price.

"$207,475 contract will pay for 1,200 guns, holsters and magazines to outfit the department."

The 92Gs are at Forest Park Army Navy and their sister store in Stockbridge. Great people to work with.

Mike J
October 22, 2010, 01:29 PM
highorder-I did not see the Berettas last week when I was in these shops. They must have come in since then. I was actually in the Stockbridge store on Tuesday but didn't look at the pistol case as I was just there to get a climbing stand. If you would like to contact them the name of the Stockbridge store is
Army Navy Outdoor Center
5814 N Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281-3029
(770) 389-3350
Both stores are owned by the same people.

postalnut25
October 22, 2010, 01:29 PM
"I'm surprised that they waited so long to go with a 40cal solution as most Metro counties have been using the more potent rounds for a decade."

The department most of my family works for authorizes 38 special +P, 9 mm and 45 ACP. No 40s are authorized. It's a pretty good sized department, too. Maybe 40 S&W isn't that great of a caliber.

9mmepiphany
October 22, 2010, 05:40 PM
I wish we could get some of those 92G out here on the West Coast...they are great guns and LE trade-ins are usually a great value also

Jbabbler
October 22, 2010, 09:24 PM
"I'm surprised that they waited so long to go with a 40cal solution as most Metro counties have been using the more potent rounds for a decade."



The department most of my family works for authorizes 38 special +P, 9 mm and 45 ACP. No 40s are authorized. It's a pretty good sized department, too. Maybe 40 S&W isn't that great of a caliber.

Sorry, go start a caliber war elsewhere. I'm dealing with facts not opinions. In the Atlanta Metro area: Fulton Co, Clayton Co, Dekalb Co, Henry Co, Douglas Co, Cobb Co, Gwinnett Co, Cherokee Co and Fayette Co, the police issue 40SW sidearms. The city of Atlanta issued 3rd gen S&W (5906 I think) back in the late 90's. That is all my comments referred to. If I had it my way we'd all carry 10mm or 45 :)

bds
October 22, 2010, 09:44 PM
I considered snagging one but then realized that if I came home with another gun this soon I would have to sleep in it.
Who said you had to bring the pistol home right away? Have a good friend "take care" of it a while and then bring it home later, like for Christmas with a bow on it.

When I buy a gun, I always tell my wife, "Honey, you shouldn't have! How did you know that I wanted THIS ONE?" I always respond to her generosity with something comparable for her - works for me every time. :D

wideym
October 23, 2010, 05:29 AM
I bought a 96G parts kit several years ago and love the de-cocker only setup.

I think that most PD's have traded up their carry pistols and the days of cheap trade-in's are behind us, at least for the next twenty years. I did pick up a PD trade-in Beretta 92FS that was in mint condition. Turned out the label tape on the grip said "CO 6", which problably meant Commanding Officer and the number 6 is usually reserved for Commanding Officers.

Ulver
November 30, 2010, 03:26 AM
The load the DCPD issued in 9mm, was the Federal 115gr. +P+ hollow-point.

For ages, it gained a rep, for putting bad guys down fast! Interestingly enough, before the 9mm, DCPD had huge, S&W model 25's in .45 Colt. They didn't "knock anyone down" :rolleyes:, and the tactical penetration was lacking.

While I like a Glock 17 or the Beretta platform, the caliber with that Federal ammunition never failed them...

We'll see what the change brings...:uhoh:

1911austin
November 30, 2010, 02:08 PM
The department most of my family works for authorizes 38 special +P, 9 mm and 45 ACP. No 40s are authorized. It's a pretty good sized department, too. Maybe 40 S&W isn't that great of a caliber.

This statement is ridiculous. The .40 is not my personal favorite but it has proven itself as a good caliber for police work.

ColdDeadHand
November 30, 2010, 02:22 PM
The M&P is a great pistol. I own a compact in 40 and have shot a full-size in 40. Both are fun to shoot, though recoil is a bit brisk on the compact if you're not used to shooting small pistols that kick. I broke myself in over a period of time and shooting that pistol has finally become a pleasurable experience, now that I have learned how to handle it.

Score another one for the M&P.

joe_security
November 30, 2010, 03:29 PM
Im no fan of the .40 but I think those Sheriffs in Dekalb made a good choice with the M&P. It should serve them well. They are doing what other LE has done, no surprise there.

Chindo18Z
November 30, 2010, 05:16 PM
Back in the early 80's, Dekalb PD flooded local gun shops with .357 S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolmen when they replaced that weapon with .45 Long Colt S&W Model 25s!

Later they went to the Berettas and the 25s joined the 28s in the shops at really reasonable prices. Naturally, I purchased neither model when I had the chance... :banghead:

9mmforMe
November 30, 2010, 05:28 PM
"Sorry, go start a caliber war elsewhere. I'm dealing with facts not opinions."


No caliber war? Facts not opinions? Then why say this?



"If I had it my way we'd all carry 10mm or 45."



Sounds like fightin' words to me. :rolleyes:

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