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30 April 2010

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Victoria Police's decision to upgrade to a semi-automatic pistol makes it the last police force in the nation to ditch the old-fashioned revolver. From late this year, police on the beat will be issued a Smith & Wesson M&P (military and police) .40 semi-automatic pistol in a $7 million rollout announced yesterday. The decision to upgrade the weapons was made in April 2008 and came after close to 35 years of using revolvers. All other Australian state police forces... (

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