Sunday, March 04, 2012

An important message from FOP 7 - Pres. Michael Shields



The Firearms Training Unit has discovered a problem with three (3) 45 caliber Duty rounds that were out of specification. This issue caused the rounds to fail to feed into the chamber of the pistol. All Department members that were issued Winchester 45 Auto 230 GR. Bonded JHP Duty ammunition by the Department in 2011 or 2012 shall immediately perform the following inspection:

In a safe location, such as a weapon safety center, field strip the weapon according to the manufacturer instruction manual and remove all rounds from all magazines. Ensure that the chamber is clean and free from obstruction. Hold the barrel with muzzle pointed downward. Drop each round into the chamber and observe if it falls freely into the chamber without assistance (see figure 1). Then invert the barrel over a soft surface and ensure the round falls freely from the chamber (it is OK to catch the round in your hand). If there is any doubt about whether the round moved freely into and out of the chamber, bring the suspect round to the Academy Range for inspection and replacement.

If a Department member requires assistance performing this safety check, bring the weapon to the Academy Range or call 312-746-4728 (Pax 4278). The Academy Range will be open 24 hours per day until further notice for members who encounter a problem or wish to have assistance from a range instructor with conducting this inspection.

All officers are encouraged to visually inspect their duty cartridges for defects, regardless of caliber, every time they clean their weapon.


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