This is the latest quip from John Farnam of Defense Training International (DTI). Evidently LAPD decided to ditch buckshot completely. Any of you have LAPD contacts that can comment on this decision? Any of you have any thoughts? Have a good 4th. Dave Williams "3 July 04 Taking the lead from the Burbank PD, LAPD is eliminating buckshot from their inventory and going to an all-slug shotgun program. This has been under consideration for some time, but the move is finally being made now. Of course, only low-recoil slugs will be issued. We might call this a trend among American police departments, although buckshot is still thoroughly entrenched in many places. I find low-recoil slugs wimpy, and I would rather see the recoil issue addressed by issuing small-statured officers 20ga shotguns, but, in big departments, that is a logistical challenge many don't want to tackle. /John"