Okay, I felt this was probably best posted in Caliber Corner, even though it involves Glock pistols and a LE agency. If I chose incorrectly, hopefully it'll be moved as necessary.
Apparently, according to the news article ( fingers crossed
) Madison PD (AL) has decided change calibers in their Glock pistols from .45 (?) to .40 S&W because of the cost of ammunition.
Does anyone here know whether they were using .45 ACP or .45GAP?
Also, why were they paying $40/box for .45 ammunition (of either .45 caliber), but they can get .40 for $20/box? Is there a state or local LE/Gov ammunition contract that provides for the reduced cost of the .40 ammunition?
I know that out here (CA) the last state contract had really low bid pricing for 9mm and .40 S&W, but there wasn't any .45 ACP (or .45GAP) on the contract, so agencies had to try and wrangle the best deal they could for the .45 ammunition (if they used it).