wonder what will happen to those old worn out Sigs ? http://www.ajc.com/services/content/met ... 7&cxcat=13 Sandy Springs Police: Glock's newest models By RALPH ELLIS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 10/02/07 Sandy Springs police officers have become poster material for international firearms manufacturer Glock Inc. A dozen stern-faced Sandy Springs officers, along with their police chief, posed for a color promotional poster emblazoned with the words, "America's Newest Police Force With America's Newest GLOCK." The angle: The Sandy Springs department, which is only 14 months old, is the first in the country to use Glock's new line of .45 caliber pistols. Police training officer Perry Baxter said the department received no price break or perks. "The benefit we got is they gave us several posters to give to our people," Baxter said. He said the department essentially traded its old sidearms, Sig Sauers and holsters, to the distributor for about 100 Glock .45's and new holsters. Sandy Springs ended up paying about $4 for each Glock, Baxter said. He said the department later purchased 22 Glocks at the standard police price of $469 per weapon. He noted that the new gun for new department angle was fleeting. Sandy Springs is not the newest police agency now, but probably was when the poster was shot. "When you stop and think about it there aren't that many police agencies being formed," he said. The .45's are made in Austria and assembled at the Glock plant in Smyrna, said Stephanie Plumeco, Glock director of marketing. Glock supplies firearms to about 65 percent of American law enforcement agencies, she said. In the poster, Police Chief Gene Wilson stands in front with arms crossed. Behind him are 12 officers; two Belgian Malinois, Amos and Romy; six marked police vehicles and two landmarks that say Sandy Springs loud and clear: the King and Queen towers at Concourse office park. Plumeco said the poster could be used for advertisements, catalogs or calendars. Glock has made similar posters of other police agencies, including some in Georgia. "It's your basic publicity shot," she said.