The last 29 NYPD officers are finally turning in their .38 revolvers in exchange for Glock 9mm pistols.
Police brass believe that in an era of terrorist attacks and active-shooter situations, a six-shot handgun simply leaves cops outgunned.
According to Inspector Richard DiBlasio, the commanding officer of the NYPD’s Firearms and Tactics Section ““A 9 millimeter has a capacity to access of 15 rounds in the magazine. A revolver has six. If you get into a situation where you’re exchanging gunfire, you exchange six rounds you now have to reload and it takes that time,”
In 1986, rookie cop Scott Gadell was killed when his revolver ran out of ammo and he was shot in the head while trying to reload.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”