POLICE
HAND GUN CHOSEN FOR FUTURE USE


POLICE - HAND GUN CHOSEN FOR FUTURE USE
House:LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY- QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Date:TUESDAY, 10 March 1998
Member:
Member:Roberts, Mrs Michelle
Day, Mr John
Subject:POLICE - HAND GUN CHOSEN FOR FUTURE USE
Page:253 / 2

POLICE - HAND GUN CHOSEN FOR FUTURE USE

2625. Mrs ROBERTS to the Minister for Police:

(1) Can the Minister advise what type of hand gun has been chosen for future use of the Western Australia Police Service?

(2) What difference in price is there between the Sigma branch and the Glock hand gun?

Mr DAY replied:

(1) The current general issue handguns are the Smith & Wesson .38spl calibre revolver and the Smith & Wesson .40S & W calibre Sigma pistol. There are no plans to replace these with other handguns, at this time.

(2) Smith & Wesson - $468 each with a lifetime frame guarantee, 12 years free spare parts, a unique serial number and identified with Western Australia Police Service insignia. Glock - $479 each, plus the option of spare parts for ten years, at an additional 10% on the purchase price.