Time For Some More Glock Smack-Talk!
The Police Department is ditching $38,000 worth of guns after two .45-caliber GAP Glock Model 37 pistols exploded in separate training incidents a year a part, causing minor injuries to an officer and a cadet.
The Sheriff’s Office switched last year to the Glocks after using Smith & Wessons. The Glocks cost the agency $350 per gun, compared with $560 for the .45-caliber Smith & Wessons deputies were using.
“They’re easier to fire, more accurate, and they hold more ammunition,” Rodgers said.
And we all know how important lots of ammunition is to police officers who can’t hit the broad side of a barn.
Lake Alfred Police Chief Art Bodenheimer said he would never let his officers use a Glock after he saw a video demonstration of one being partially disassembled after being jammed.
His officers use Smith & Wessons instead, because it is an all-metal gun, compared to the plastic Glock, he said.
“I’m not a Glock enthusiast,” Bodenheimer said.