So, shootout on the Kingsway and it turns out that the copper who copped a bullet was reloading his revolver when he was hit. So today, the Police Association is calling for an updated weapons system. I was a bit shocked when i moved down here to see the police still carried the old .38S&W revolvers. Every state in Australia, I believe, use the Glock 22 in .40. I remember seeing the Hobart Police carrying theirs in holsters that had a cut out to eject the round, and a hole at the bottom for the muzzle. Theory was they could shoot somebody while being grappled etc without having to draw their handgun. But I digress. Anyway, I'm no expert on handgunning, but the more i think about rearming the police with semi-automatics the more it loses it's appeal. A revolver will just about never fail, and lets face it, if you don't hit them with six, you aren't going to hit them in 15. And with enough training, you can load a revolver with speed loaders as quick as a semi-automatic magazine. (This I have done) Anyway, I'd be interested to see what the cops on the forum think about this? And why haven't Victorian cops made the leap yet? My uncle, who was a firearms trainer in the QLD Police said the only reason they changed to Glocks up there was to allow more females who have less strength in their hands to enter the force and fire a revolver.