March 2006

Short Shots: 03/06

[IMGCAP(1)] S&W’s Law-Enforcement Pistol Bonanza
Smith & Wesson has recently filled two big LE orders, one for the company’s new Military & Police (M&P) series of advanced-design polymer pistols and the other for its SW1911 pistols with tactical rails.

The Patrick County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Department ordered the M&P guns. Members of the Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT Team) of the Riverside County, California Sheriff’s Department will get the SW1911s.

Smith & Wesson began shipments of the M&P 40, the first pistol in the series, in December 2005. David Hubbard, sheriff of Patrick County, Virginia, said, “We tested numerous products, and my professional opinion is that the...

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