Delta police want over $86,000 for new guns

The Delta police department wants new guns.

Council on Monday will consider a staff recommendation to spend over $86,500 to purchase 120 new service pistols for officers, Glock 9mm calibre Gen5 guns with sights.

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A report by Police Chief Neil Dubord notes the department began issuing Glock .40 and Glock .45 calibre service pistols in 1995 and completed the transition from the .38 revolvers in 1996. Currently, the bulk of the department’s Glock pistols are between 14-to-18 years old. Although Glock pistols are highly reputable for their quality, the gun manufacturer advises that the average service life of a law enforcement pistols is 15-to-20 years, Dubord explained.

The majority of the department’s current inventory of pistols are at the point where their service life is coming to an end, said Dubord, adding that most of the pistols have night sights which only have a service life of 10-to-12 years. In addition, the majority of the current pistols have had several replacement parts over the years in order to prolong their service life and delay full replacement.

Rampart International is the sole authorized distributor for Glock pistols, parts and accessories in Canada.

Glock announced its new Gen 5 series in the fall of 2017.

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