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U.S. Army and Navy Buy 10K Beretta M9s
Beretta U.S.A. recently announced the receipt of purchase orders from the U.S. Army and Navy for a total of 10,576 M9 pistols (5,969 for the Army, 4,607 for the Navy). The purchase orders were issued against a multi-year contract between Beretta U.S.A. and the U.S. Army, which serves as executive purchasing agent of the M9 pistol for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

In 2005, Beretta U.S.A. Corp. received 13 contracts for M9 pistols and component parts from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. For more information visit berettausa.com.

trijicon.gifU.S. Army Selects Trijicon ACOG Optic
Trijicon, Inc. recently announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army to supply up to 135,000 of Trijicon’s Advanced Combat Optical Gunsights (ACOG) for the Army’s M150 Rifle Combat Optic (RCO) program. Already the standard magnified optic for the U.S. Special Operations Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps, Trijicon’s ACOG is a combat veteran, providing America’s front line troops extremely rugged and proven any-light aiming systems. The Army M150 RCO version of the Trijicon ACOG is a 4x dual-illuminated optic that will include a laser filter, Signature Reduction Device (SRD) and pouch. The ACOG is compatible with the Army’s full inventory of M16s and M4s. For more information
visit trijicon.com.

sw.gifNH State Police Convert To S&W M&P45
Smith & Wesson Corp., recently announced that it is has received an order for the company’s M&P45 pistols from the New Hampshire Department of Safety. The contract calls for a total of 500 of the company’s Military & Police (M&P) pistols chambered in .45 ACP to be issued to officers in the New Hampshire State Police and Highway Patrol divisions. The Smith & Wesson M&P45 pistols will replace competitive duty handguns currently used by the agency. For more information visit smith-wesson.com.

benelli.gifGA State Patrol Go With Benelli Tactical Shotguns
The Georgia State Patrol recently awarded Beretta (Benelli) U.S.A. a statewide contract to supply Benelli Nova Tactical shotguns. The contract will supply 1,000 Benelli Nova shotguns for the entire state police force.

As a part of the contract, Beretta U.S.A. will provide extensive armorer and transitional training to Georgia State Patrol. The conversion from the existing patrol shotgun to the Nova Tactical platform will be completed statewide by December. Initial training began in Columbia County on September 7, 2007.

According to Lt. Scott D. Johnson, Deputy Director Georgia State Patrol Training Division, “After a review of firearms available we concluded that the Benelli Nova Tactical shotgun would best protect and safeguard both our community and our officers and would provide the performance, safety and reliability that we need to meet the law-enforcement challenges that we are facing today. For more information visit berettausa.com.

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