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Old July 2, 2012, 02:13 PM   #31
Deputy276
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It lost favor mainly because the cops started facing multiple assailants with hi-cap semi-autos. Bad guys don't worry about hitting innocent bystanders, so they could "spray and pray" and achieve fire superiority against the 6-shot police revolvers. Some departments (Chicago PD for one) actually adopted what amounted to a hi-cap .38 Special in the form of the Beretta 92 DA only gun. 9MM eventually replaced the .38 Special because you could carry 15+ rounds in it and it was much quicker to reload. Then people started realizing that 9MM wasn't all that effective and it was (and is) being replaced by .40 S&W.
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