NSW Police Considering Glock ‘Rifle’ Conversion Mods

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The NSW Police Force is looking at technology which would allow them to convert the Glock pistols currently used by officers into a ‘rifle’ to better equip them in the event of potential active shooter incidents or terror attacks.

Fitting conversions kits to existing Glocks is one option being looked at by the police force to better equip officers on the front line.

The standard Glock pistols used by New South Wales Police Force can be modified to a long arm weapon with an attachment fitted to the pistol grip and an extended barrel, possibly giving greater accuracy.

The NSW Police Association has been calling on the government and police hierarchy to have rifles in all highway patrol vehicles since the Lindt cafe siege last December.

True Blue Line Editor – in my view, Glock modification does not qualify as a rifle (compared to, for example, a Colt M4). It’s not clear how the modifications would be deployed – the entire assembly carried at all times or having the conversion kit in the car – we can see many problems with both scenarios.

A new “active shooter’’ training program designed specifically to teach officers how to best handle terror situations has also been rolled out.

Uniformed police and highway patrol officers are invariably the first to arrive at the scene of any major incident ahead of specialist units such as the counter-terrorism and the heavily armed Tactical Operations Unit.

Consideration is being given to future options involving long arms, but the current priority is to provide enhanced training to officers with the weapons they currently use,” a police spokesman said.

The use of a Glock conversion kit is seen as a quick and cost-effective way to beef up the existing police weapons.

“A typical conversion kit would be half the cost of a new firearm,’’ president of the National Firearms Association Mr Luca Scribani Rossi said.

“The longer barrel improves accuracy. With the weapon being turned into a carbine there is a sight for aiming.”

True Blue Line Editor – Cheap, temporary solution that may well become permanent, endangering the lives of officers and citizens.

Read full article: The Daily Telegraph.

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