DPS Suspends Use of New Handgun Over "Concerns" for 9mm S&W M&P

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  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Give me a .357-SIG over a 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P anyday.

    DPS Suspends Use of New Handgun Over "Concerns" | The Texas Tribune

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    Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm handgun
    The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed Wednesday that it has stopped using its newest service firearm after “concerns” were reported by state trooper recruits who were the first to use the new Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm handgun.
    “The Department is currently doing additional testing and evaluation on the Smith & Wesson M&P handgun,” DPS spokesman Tom Vinger told The Texas Tribune in an emailed statement. “The DPS suspended plans to train with and issue the handgun to the current trooper trainee class, after minor concerns were raised when firearms training began during trooper training.”
    A spokeswoman for Smith & Wesson had no immediate comment on the gun’s performance at the DPS training academy in Austin.
    DPS announced last year that it was switching to the lighter 9 mm handgun with this year’s 114-member recruit class, which started training on Jan. 16. The 9 mm handgun replaced the .357-caliber SIG Sauer P226 pistol at the agency’s training facility in Austin.
    Vinger said no money was paid for the guns. Instead, the agency traded 120 SIG Sauers for 120 of Smith & Wesson’s newer guns. They will use, for now, the SIG Sauer P226 pistol. The agency says that it will not cost any additional money to outfit the recruits with the older gun.
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  2. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I am looking for a sig p225 / p6. All metal, and when it runs outta fodder, you can still use it as a club.
     
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I like the M&P for personal use.... I have one in 9mm and one in .40.... But if I was working the streets as a LEO I would definitely prefer the .357 Sig any day!! The stopping power is so much better than a 9mm... even if it does carry less ammo.
     
  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Now if it was a Glock 20! Oh, FBI already found out that they were too powerful!
     
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    My son had one a while back but decided he wanted a .45 instead..... But I really like the 10mm [winkthumb]
     
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  6. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    They have doubled in price over the original offering when imported.
     
  7. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    I have an M&P in 9mm.
    zero concerns, stopping power is what it is, aim appropriately, which reminds me, need more range time
     
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  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Problem is, DPS always has the concern of all that metal around cars.
     
  9. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    It's probably due to the fact that this one can be concealed carry in those states with a large capacity mag restriction.
     
  10. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    When did DPS start listening to anything their recruits had to say? Further, what were the concerns the newb were so worried about?

    Jim
     
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