Corpus Christi Police Officers could soon be carrying a new kind of handgun on patrol.
Six years ago the department used nearly 400-thousand dollars in confiscated drug money to buy 450 new semi-automatic pistols. Now another upgrade appears to be on the way.
The police department says the biggest problem with the gun they use right now is that it takes a while for every officer to figure out how to handle it because of one simple thing, the grip.
We visited the police department’s indoor firing range and got a quick lesson on how to fire the hand guns Corpus Christi Police Officers now use. The Glock 40 Caliber Semi-automatic pistols were bought by the department back in spring of 2005. Now the department is looking for another sidearm for it’s 450 officers. Bids are supposed to go out over the next few weeks.