When I was taking the NRA Basic Pistol course, during lunch the instructor, who is a retired Air Force sky cop and retired law enforcement firearms instructor opined very articulately that had the Miami shoot out not ocurred, or had a Silvertip expanded like it was supposed to that most police agencies would still be carrying 9mm autos or .38 Spl revovlers.
"Growing up as both a Southern and the son of a child of the '50s, I was imprinted with several things that have long stuck with me. The F-86 Saber Jet was the finest fighter ever flown, the National League is always superior, and Leslie Coffelt
was the finest revovler shooter since Mr. Ed."