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APD buys new guns

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department will spend nearly $46,000 to replace guns that have the potential to misfire.

The department had more than 300 Smith and Wesson 99's. While officers did not report any on-the-job problems with the guns, the city decided to replace them to avoid any line of duty problems.

The new guns are Glock 40 handguns.  Mayor Willie Adams said, "We certainly don't want the opposition, namely the people who commit crimes to know that our pistols don't shoot when they're supposed to shoot."

The police department will get $76,000 trade-in credit for the Smith and Wessons which will be applied to the price of the Glocks.

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