Originally Posted by CampingJosh
More evidence that the police are, in general, poorly trained in firearms.
To be fair, they have a ton of material to cover, so expecting mastery in everything is unrealistic. A bullet from an uber-simple Glock is just as effective as one from any other comparable gun, and they're priced right, so it's a logical choice.
However, the military used them for years and years.....(1911's) but I suppose the training was more intense for them. Heck it hasn't been that long since police departments changed from revolvers as the standard issue has it?