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Thomas deputies switch weapons

Investigator David Godwin Investigator David Godwin
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomas County Sheriff's deputies are testing out their new firearms, now that they've switched from .40 caliber to 9 millimeter sidearms.

They say the new guns are not only easier to train with, but they also save the department money, as this is their most expensive training they do all year.

"Over the last few years, when we've tried to order .40 caliber ammo to qualify with and train with, it takes sometimes up to a year to get the ammo in. But when we call, they say they've got plenty 9 millimeter ammo sitting around," said Thomas County Sheriff's Investigator David Godwin.

With more ammunition available, the Sheriff's Office hopes to do this training at least twice a year.

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