State Troopers Get New Guns

“The agency is exchanging current .40-caliber semi-automatic Beretta handguns for all-new versions of the pistol. The last time troopers got new weapons was in 1997. State Police officials say the new Beretta sidearms are favored for their “”simplistic design, safety features, ability to individualize fit, ease of maintenance, and overall dependability.”” Beretta has agreed to exchange the old weapons, and the department will get more than 1600 new pistols at no charge. The current State Police trooper class will be the first to train on the guns. The rest of the force should be using them by year’s end.”

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