SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 30 (UPI) -- Three more U.S. law enforcement agencies are transitioning their current on-duty firearms to Smith and Wesson's Military and Police family of pistols.
Smith and Wesson Holding Corp. reports it recently filled orders from the Miami Beach Police Department in Florida, the Police Department of Olympia, Wash., and the Passaic County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey.
The Miami Beach Police Department received 460 M&P 40mm pistols following an open evaluation of firearms to replace previous non-Smith and Wesson firearms carried by its officers. Each of the M&P40 pistols supplied were manufactured to exacting specifications including the placement of the agency's shield and logo on the slide of the firearm, the company said.
The Passaic County Sheriff's Office chose the .45-caliber M&P and received 660 weapons. M&P45 pistols that replaced non-Smith and Wesson firearms supplied by a European manufacturer.
The Olympia, Wash., Police Department also chose the .45-caliber pistol and received 77 from the company.
"Because the M&P pistol has been engineered to meet our highest standards of performance and reliability, it continues to be selected by numerous law enforcement agencies across the country," said Mario Pasantes, Smith and Wesson's senior vice president of Marketing and Global Professional Sales.
"These professionals demand firearms that deliver consistent results in the field, and they continually seek innovative feature sets that help deliver improved operation and adaptability.
"The M&P line has earned the trust and confidence of professional operators worldwide, as well as consumers seeking products that meet those same specialized standards."
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