License and registration America!
It’s National Police Week and all of us at FullMagNews would like to send a big thank you to all the courageous men and women in uniform who work hard to keep the rest of us safe.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there are currently more than 800,000 law enforcement officers serving in America, with 12% of those being women (way to go ladies!).
And since this isn’t Europe (thank God), those police officers get to arm themselves with guns, in theory making for approximately 800,000 police-issue sidearms across the country.
While many law enforcement agencies have transitioned over to the Glock 19 or 17, most of those sidearms are likely .40 caliber Glock 22s.
The .40 caliber round is fairly new to the firearms industry, being developed in 1990 for the FBI who wanted something with slightly more one-shot stopping power than a 9mm and slightly less kick than the .45 Auto.
Since then, .40 caliber has become the unofficial caliber of law enforcement and who better to provide that .40 caliber than Glock Inc.
I don’t know the history of how Glocks came to be carried by most law enforcement agencies, but I imagine some very sweet bulk purchase deals were involved (well played, Glock).
Thankfully, the Glock 22 breaks apart and reassembles just as easily and quickly as any other Glock on the market – and this week’s video can prove it. Thanks for watching everybody!
To all the police officers and other law enforcement agents across the country: thank you for your devotion to standing guard against evil so the rest of us can go about our daily lives. Your protection and your service are greatly appreciated.