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Sioux Falls Police Switching From .40S&W to 9MM



It seems like a new trend is starting, police departments switching from .40S&W to 9mm. The Sioux Falls Police just made the switch, the reason? They’re exchanging firepower for accuracy.

Over the next year, the police department in South Dakota’s largest city will be going from .40-caliber Glocks to 9 mm pistols. The change is prompted by an in-house study that showed pistols are more accurate and can carry two more bullets than the Glocks, Police Chief Doug Barthel told the Argus Leader newspaper.

What are your thoughts on this new trend?


  1. 9mm is a great round. Most police departments throughout the entire world use it, and I don’t think American police are worse marksman, so why not.

    As for the article, it’s written weird, like as if it’s written by someone with no clue about guns. The writer makes it sound as if a Glock is not a pistol. It makes it sound as if there’s a manufacturer/make of gun called a “pistol” and that’s the 9mm they’re switching to.

  2. Here we go again…..
    The customers, the manufacturers & the press never, ever stop chasing their own tails.
    The whole calibre thing will never end, thank God.
    So everyone, just pour a nice drink, sit back & enjoy the merry-go-round!


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