NYPD breaks up with the wheelgun for good
The nation’s largest municipal police force, which officially adopted its first standard revolver when Teddy Roosevelt was commissioner back in 1896, is doing away with the last of their wheel guns.
With over 30,000 officers on the job, the agency has been on the slow transition to semi-autos since 1993 and only has about 150 officers still carrying revolvers, a number that shrinks with every retirement. This is down from the more than 2,000 still reportedly packing the guns back in 2004.
Now, the last of New York’s Finest carrying them will have to convert to Glocks or Sigs by next August.
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