Why Do Police Agencies Prefer Glock Pistols?

If there’s one issue that gets gun enthusiasts riled up, it’s the endless debate over which handgun is the best one for police officers. For decades, the weapon of choice was the Smith & Wesson .38 revolver.  Then, changing times and better armed criminals made stopping power and round capacity more important than ever.  While the venerable .45 ACP and the 9mm have their fans, these days, most law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have chosen Glock pistols for their standard issue sidearms.

The most commonly cited reason for this is that Glock offers huge discounts to law enforcement departments, many of which are forced to go with whatever is cheapest due to budget constraints.  While this is part of the answer, Glock fans are quick to cite the brand’s other strong points, such as:

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