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Old February 1st, 2019, 01:09 PM #1
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Baltimore County Police Replace FNS-40 with Glock 17 Following Accidental Discharges

Baltimore County Police to Replace FNS-40 with Glock 17 Following Accidental Discharges
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Back in December local news in Baltimore reported that Baltimore County Police had problems with their FNS-40 pistols and were looking to replace them with Glocks. Baltimore County Police Department began reviewed their FN pistols in October 2018, and have made the decision to replace them.
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what was causing the accidental discharges? Do they know?
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It wasn't because of the accidental discharge(s).

The firearm had several issues over the short period of time. Besides some guns "locking up" for apparently no reason they had an identified issue with the striker. FN is now offering a replacement striker for all firearms within in a production period. The next was the roll pin holding the trigger together started to "back out" at only 4 years of service. I believe FN considered it a service item and had the gun had no other issues they would just replace them every 2 years OR wait for FN to "upgrade" them.

However with all the issues over the year there was a huge dollar amount of potential liability on the line with a firearm that the Department just didn't trust at the time.

Seemingly the G17 seems to be a much better fit. I'll be interesting to follow the ballistic effectiveness of the new gun/ammo/caliber.
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what was causing the accidental discharges? Do they know?
They reported the ones they had were due to the holster design. They got a new holster.

It was discovered the gun could be put into a situation where tapping the back of firearm cause the gun to fire. Hence the current striker recall.
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I talked to a BC officer friend. He got his about a month ago. He doesn't like the G17.

Been discussed already.
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I talked to a BC officer friend. He got his about a month ago. He doesn't like the G17.

Been discussed already.
What about it doesn't he like? Or is it because its 9mm?
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Directly from the mouth of a Baltimore County police officer who happens to be a very good friend of mine.


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If you read the owner's manual for that particular FN it says do not carry this firearm with a round in the chamber. I'm sure that's probably in there for liability reasons...
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If you read the owner's manual for that particular FN it says do not carry this firearm with a round in the chamber. I'm sure that's probably in there for liability reasons...
Well that line should've ruled out it's selection as a service weapon from the start.
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Well that line should've ruled out it's selection as a service weapon from the start.
Yep..
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