The last crop of officers transitioning from the old-school revolver to the modern semi-automatic handguns reported to the NYPD shooting range in the Bronx for training Wednesday.
The remaining 150 police officers — who all joined the force before 1993, when the .9mm semi-automatic became the department's service weapon — have until Aug. 31 to be trained on new guns.
Some of the officers say they will miss their wheel guns.
Lt. James Darcy, a housing cop who has been on the job since January 1987, said his revolver commanded reverence on the streets. "They give you a lot of respect. They say, 'Man, you're old-time, you've been out there a long time doing this,'" he told the New York Daily News.