Thursday, June 7, 2018
New York City Police Revolvers
Starting in September, no NYPD officer will still carry a classic American revolver. The change in policy will not be noticed by the public, because there were only about 150 officers still using a wheelguns, out of 34,000. In 1994, the department officially switched over to semi-automatic pistols, but officers at the time could still opt to remain with their Smith*, Ruger, or Colt. That means that any officer still carrying a revolver has been walking the beat for over 24 years.
It also means that there will no longer be an American gun manufacturer filling the holsters of NYPD.... the new weapon choice is either Glock or Sig Sauer.
*most duty revolvers were Smith&Wesson, model 10 or 64.