“The NYPD is spending more than $700,000 to buy automatic rifles for cops assigned to the Emergency Services Unit, the Daily News has learned. The purchase means every cop assigned to the elite unit will have their own rifle and will not have to share weapons, as has been the case, said Deputy Chief Edward Mullen, an NYPD spokesman.” The ESU will replace all its current guns, and use the “old” guns for practice. So, how much is that per gun? Glad I asked . . .
The 450 guns, Colt M4 Commandos, cost $729,000 and are being bought from Phoenix Distributors, based in Feasterville, Pa.
Mullen said the purchase is a reflection of the NYPD’s increased focus on terrorism in the wake of the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.
“This goes hand in hand with our active shooter concerns,” he said. “It also makes sense because of what is going on around the world.”
I make that $1620 per gun. Depending on what the ESU gets with their gun – no mention of mags, furniture, suppressor or whatnot in the News piece and I don’t think we can trust their Getty image [above] as representational of the ESU’s set-up – that’s seems a bit steep. avguns.com is offering a sweet little Colt Commando package for $1245. Not that we begrudge the cops their full-auto SBRs. We just begrudge them begrudging us our full-auto SBRs.