Glock Duty Pistol
Glock Duty Pistol

Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Sheriff’s Office Adopting Glock Duty Pistols

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office will issue Glock duty pistols for its 37 officers.

The Mille Lacs County (MN) Sheriff’s Office will issue Glock duty pistols for its 37 officers, replacing the old policy where officers could use their pistol of choice as long as those fell within certain guidelines.

The Mille Lacs County Board approved Sheriff Brent Lindgren’s request Dec. 17 to purchase 40 Glock 9mm pistols, with the money coming out of the sheriff department’s forfeited property sale fund and from miscellaneous revenue accounts.

Having one standard department-issued firearm for every deputy will better enable the department to give a deputy who has discharged their firearm a replacement. Another advantage of the policy is that there is only one type of ammunition to purchase and keep in stock, Lindgren noted. Still another advantage is only having to have one armorer in the department. An armorer is a person skilled to tear down a firearm and repair it. Only needing to have one in the department will result in cost savings, Lindgren said.

See more at http://unioneagle.com/2013/12/sheriffs-office-adopts-firearms-policy/.

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  • Batou

    After 28 years from Mil service – I decided to try my hand at competitive pistol competition. I still remember the F1 (Browning Hi-Power) as a bit of a clunker in the hand. But NOW! – the Glock 17 and 21 are amazing.