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S&W M&P autoloaders - any police/sheriff agencies using it

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by W.E.G., Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Member

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    anybody know?
     
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    I think Cincinatti PD are using M&Ps.
     
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    Cincy PD uses M&P9s, Columbus PD uses M&P40s
     
  5. W.E.G.

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    On a related question, what was their previous weapon?
     
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    Cincy? No idea. Columbus used to use the 4506.
     
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    Smith & Wesson wins law enforcement contract for M&P45 Pistols
    Briefing.com
    Posted: 2007-08-01 11:31:46
    Co announces that it has received an order for the their M&P45 pistol from the Hartford, Connecticut Police Department. The order calls for a total of 500 M&P45 pistols chambered in .45 ACP. An M&P45 will be issued to each officer in the department to replace early-model Smith & Wesson pistols that previously served as Hartford PD's primary duty firearm.


    08/01/2007 11:21 EST

    New Hampshire State Police and Highway Patrol Convert to Smith & Wesson M&P45
    PR NEWSWIRE
    Posted: 2007-08-20 08:30:05
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    "In anticipation of the U.S. military shifting from 9-millimeter pistols to .45 caliber ones (both numbers are barrel diameters; the latter is in inches and equals about 11.4 mm), Smith & Wesson began making .45 caliber military-style pistols in January.

    Cops are buying, too. Smith & Wesson used to dominate the law-enforcement market, but today controls just 10% of it. Last fiscal year, though, law-enforcement sales jumped 126%. The company says 80% of the departments it targeted have placed orders for new products. More than 200 departments have committed to using its new military/police handguns, while 150 are testing them."

    Springfield, Mass.-based Smith & Wesson is already the U.S. sales leader in revolvers and No. 3 in pistols (pistols have a fixed firing chamber, while revolvers use a rotating cylinder of chambers). And the company is still taking share; its pistol sales jumped 60% last year. In March 2006 Smith & Wesson launched "tactical," or military-style, rifles and last month it began selling shotguns. Hunting rifles are next, thanks in part to the company's recent purchase of Rochester, N.H.-based Thomson/Center arms. Initial response to the new products has been promising. The company captured a quick 11% of the tactical rifle market. Analysts say the new products are transforming Smith & Wesson into a military and police supplier rather than just a consumer gun maker.



    Full Article:

    http://finance.aol.com/quotes/smith-and-wesson-holding-corporation/swhc/nas

    That reminds me I need to purchase more SWHC stock while it is down.
     
  8. mbott

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    Cincy was also using S&Ws at the time, but I'm not sure what model.

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    In addition to New Hampshire SPD going to the M&P .45, I've read that the New Mexico SPD will be getting the M&P .357.

    CMPD in Charlotte is reportedly going to the M&P .40.

    cc
     
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  11. saltydog452

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    I guess that'd indicate that S&W fixed the accidentral magazine release. Does anyone know what the 'fix' was?...new mag release?

    Thanks,

    salty.
     
  12. Anna's Dad

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    I think the mag release problem was really only impacting the compact version of the gun. There might have been isolated reports on the full size but I think its primarily the compact. Many compact owers have also reported no such problem.

    I would assume that PDs would be issued the full size and that it would never have been an issue.
     
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    My local police department switched to the M&P 40 about a year ago.
     
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