Citizens of New York City, beware!
NYPD brass are doing their best to avoid having to shell out the millions of dollars it will take to make sure that their officers are reasonably competent with their handguns, and are instead dictating policy that makes it harder for officers to shoot the handguns they are allowed to use as accurately as they otherwise might.
New York Police Department desk jockeys are banning officers from using the previously approved Kahr K9 9mm pistol double-action-only (DAO) as an off-duty carry gun.
They’re scapegoating the pistol for more than a dozen “accidental shootings” that are actually the result of poor officer training.
The NYPD has instructed cops to stop carrying an off-duty gun that has a trigger so light it’s been blamed for a series of accidental discharges, the Daily News has learned.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the Kahr K-9 semi-automatic pistol has led to more than a dozen such shootings — none resulting in a fatality. The shootings have occurred over the last few years, a source said.
The NYPD last Monday ordered that the revocation order be read aloud to cops at each precinct for 10 consecutive roll calls.
Kahr Arms has done business with the NYPD since 1997, and more than 5,000 Kahrs have been sold to city cops, said Frank Harris, a spokesman for the gun firm.
Let’s interject a little reality into this story that the NYPD brass obviously doesn’t want to hear.
The Kahr K9 is being used as a scapegoat for a much deeper underlying problem. The Kahr series of pistols serves officers and concealed carriers around the nation who simply do not report this sort of “problem,” because there is nothing at all wrong with the firearm.
The actual “problem” is specific, and confined to the NYPD.
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