Today was the baton, a device that I've never had much use for. On, I carry one every day, but I don't think I've ever used it to strike a person. Of course, I've never shot anyone in the line of duty, but I also carry the pistol every day. But, once again, I'm certified on the baton, so that's done.
Speaking of pistols, tomorrow we turn in our SW M&P pistols and get issued new Gen4 Glocks. I''m not sure if I'll be issued a 9mm or a .40SW, but I'm getting a Glock. And we'll qualify with them tomorrow. I may be the only peace officer in the state of Louisiana who has never pulled the trigger on a Glock, so we'll see how that goes. It's just another bullet launcher and the course isn't that hard, so I bet that I'll do fine on the qualification course.
We have an opportunity to buy our issued SW M&Ps, so I picked up a money order on the way home.