Then and Now: Firearms

The original photo, shows the six-shot Smith and Wesson version that was carried by uniformed officers.
The current photo, shows the Glock 17, 9mm self-loading pistol with two self-loading ammunition magazines.

The original photo, shows the six-shot Smith and Wesson version that was carried by uniformed officers.
The current photo, shows the Glock 17, 9mm self-loading pistol with two self-loading ammunition magazines.

The original photo, dated 1969, shows ACT Policing recruits undertaking pistol qualifications at RMC Duntroon. The recruits are using Browning .32 calibre self-loading pistols with shoulder holsters.

The current photo shows an annual re-qualification class of police officers using the Glock 17 self-loading pistol. ACT Policing are required to qualify in their every-day dress, which includes vests, hats and all accoutrements, along with safety equipment such as ear and eye protection. 

The original photo shows ACT Policing officers undertaking training with their Smith and Wesson .38 calibre revolvers.

The current photo shows ACT Policing recruits undertaking their initial firearms training with Glock 17 self-loading pistols.