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San Antonio Adopts S&W's M&P Duty Pistol

May 01, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson.
Photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson.
The San Antonio Police Department will begin issuing its officers Smith & Wesson M&P40 duty pistols, according to the company.

The department, which now counts more than 2,100 sworn officers, has ordered 2,600 M&P40 pistols chambered in .40 S&W.

The M&P40 pistol was selected after a testing and evaluation period, which included comparisons with firearms from various competitors. The department chose the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol based on its high level of quality and dependability, according to the company.

In addition to supplying the department with new duty sidearms, Smith & Wesson will support the agency with a variety of additional services including armorers' classes and transitional training for officers. The M&P40 pistols supplied to the San Antonio PD include standard features such as customizable grip inserts, ambidextrous operating features, and the ability to disassemble the firearm without pulling the trigger.

Tags: San Antonio PD, Smith & Wesson, Duty Pistols

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