Mexican Police moving to .40 caliber for their sidearm

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Prensa Latina reports:

A SEDENA pamphlet handed over to several entities explains what type of guns they can use to fight organized crime, the way to acquire them and the way to request them, even abroad.

The newly allowed guns include calibre-40 and fragmentation grenades.

The SEDENA document also explains the type of training and confidence control tests to be undergone by those using the guns.

I presume .40 means .40 S&W. Personally, unless I had a multi-shot 40mm grenade launcher as my sidearms and something big enough to read-out-and-touch-someone from a significant distance as my primary arm I don’t think I would even remotely consider Mexican police work … and even then 😉

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  • Spiff Spiff on Dec 06, 2010

    Odds are that whatever .40S&W handguns are bought by the Mexican police will be in the hands of the cartels before any policemen receive them...

  • Idahoguy101 Idahoguy101 on Jul 26, 2012

    The US Border Patrol has been using Beretta 96 pistols in 40 S&W for over ten years. I guess the Mexican Police took notice.