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Okay, can someone explain to me why S&W would take back the old pistols and supply the new ones for just ONE dollar? They have a lifetime warrenty so replacement parts are not the motive.... What did they serve to gain?



They had some problems with the .45 not penetrating heavy clothing. Once, a suspect’s wallet stopped a police bullet.


Must have been one rich suspect
 

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Smith and Wesson wants to get major Dept.s with the new gun for the public relations. It is good when you can say that X-number of departments have switched to the new gun. It helps sell guns. ON the side of Columbus PD they tested the living daylights of the M&P and it passed with flying colors so they went to it. Plus they gained a more usable gun for all sizes of officers with more bullets.

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Maybe I just over estimate the size of the columbus PD, but I would think that a rather large financial pill to swallow for S&W, thus my surprise. Good news none the less.
 

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ClosetCaseNerd said:
Okay, can someone explain to me why S&W would take back the old pistols and supply the new ones for just ONE dollar? They have a lifetime warrenty so replacement parts are not the motive.... What did they serve to gain?



They had some problems with the .45 not penetrating heavy clothing. Once, a suspect’s wallet stopped a police bullet.


Must have been one rich suspect
Good PR= More $ales!

+More interest by more PD's, it all ads up! This is exactly the same thing that Glock did to get more departments to come over to the Glock side!
 

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ClosetCaseNerd said:
Okay, can someone explain to me why S&W would take back the old pistols and supply the new ones for just ONE dollar? They have a lifetime warrenty so replacement parts are not the motive.... What did they serve to gain?



They had some problems with the .45 not penetrating heavy clothing. Once, a suspect’s wallet stopped a police bullet.


Must have been one rich suspect


Smith could sell the old guns and at the very least, break even in the deal. Plus gain the publicity, which has already been stated...
 

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Police didn’t want to go to a 9 mm, Corcoran said, because those bullets tend to pass through a person without stopping them.



"We weren’t looking at tearing somebody up," he said. "We were looking at stopping somebody’s actions with the least amount of rounds possible


Er....I think being shot, more than once, with a 40 (you know they're using HP) would qualify you as being "torn up". I think it's a bit on the interesting side that I'm the proud owner of the same thing Columbus PD is armed with, and I can probably shoot better than a few of them
 
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