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No ammo shortage for Dougherty County Police and Sheriff

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Senoia police department is trading 40-caliber guns for 9 millimeter weapons because they're having trouble restocking ammunition quickly.

The Albany and Dougherty County Police Departments and Dougherty County Sheriff's office all use 40-caliber pistols.

D-C-P and Sheriff's Office official say they don't have a shortage of ammunition, but they have to put in orders well in advance because there is a waiting period to get them filled.

Dougherty County Police Captain Thomas Jackson said "We try to order our ammunition in advance throughout the year. Sometimes it can be up to a 12 month wait, due to the high volume, or demand for ammunition. Especially with the conflicts going on with the military."

The Senoia Police Chief said ammunition for the 9 millimeter guns is readily available and may be cheaper than 40-caliber rounds.

Dougherty County police and sheriff's officials say they prefer the 40-caliber performance.

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