I heard a couple of days ago that the LAPD is going to begin issuing recruits the Glock 17 instead of the 4th Generation Glock 22!! They might have already began doing this. I heard the Glock 22 had problems with the practice ammo and 9MM ammo would be cheaper. LAPD has budget problems and are trying to avoid layoffs. I also heard that as soon as the Glock contract is up the LAPD may be going the the S&W M&P. I have to admit that I never thought that a large department would go BACK to 9MM after transitioning to 40 cal but I have heard that recruits find it more difficult to shoot the 40 accurately!! Perhaps SAR can shed some more light on this!!