Albuquerque, New Mexico cops have earned a reputation as overly aggressive. Changes are in order:

The Albuquerque Police Department will require officers to use only department-issued firearms, reversing a policy criticized by the Department of Justice that allowed officers to use personal weapons as long as they had been certified to use them.

Officers received a memo Thursday that stated the department is in the process of getting new handguns, including Smith & Wesson 9 mm and Glock 9 mm handguns. The memo said that officers will be required to carry those weapons while on duty.

The DOJ report, issued last month, said that part of APD’s “aggressive culture” was that officers were buying expensive, high-powered guns for use on duty and viewed them as “status symbols.”

Well, it’s a start.

Not really related, but have you purchased a Sig Sauer .40 caliber pistol recently? From Fox40, CA:

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office pulled its deputies off the streets Thursday afternoon and asked other local law enforcement agencies to respond to calls of service after a number of newly purchased duty weapons failed gun range testing, officials said.

“We recently purchased over 300 Sig Sauer .40-caliber handguns, and during qualification on the range, a couple of them failed,” said Deputy Les Garcia, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. “Our range master contacted Sig, and Sig identified a part in this gun that will potentially cause them to malfunction.”