Albuquerque Police Department Continues to Choose Remington®
MADISON, N.C., October 26, 2011 –
Remington Arms Company, LLC ("Remington") is proud to announce that the Albuquerque Police Department again chose the Remington® Model 870™ Police Magnum as their department issued shotguns.
"We're looking forward to receiving our most recent shipment of 100 Remington® 870™ P shotguns," stated Commander Tim Gonterman - Albuquerque Police Department. "They have long been a large and integral part of our firearms and less-lethal inventory."
The Albuquerque Police Department ("APD") is one of the largest law enforcement entities in the State of New Mexico, serving the city of over one-half million residents. They face many unique challenges in their jurisdiction and have found unique ways to address the problems. APD has a highly visible equestrian division which patrols downtown and events in the city. Police in Albuquerque are well-known for helpful, friendly, community policing. The police department is a leader in the area for training with firearms and tactics having multiple ranges with diverse capabilities. Kirkland Air Force Base is located in Albuquerque bringing the pride, resources and challenges a military base brings to a community.
Remington is the leading law enforcement shotgun manufacturer in the United States and has produced more than 10-million Model 870™ shotguns. The Model 870™ was introduced in 1950 and continues to be a staple of hunting, competition, recreational and law enforcement. It is built with a solid steel receiver machined from an 8-pound block of ordinance steel. The dual action bars offer the most reliable operating system of any pump action shotgun.
The shotgun chosen by APD is the Model 870™ Police Magnum which features an 18- inch barrel, parkerized metal finish, black synthetic stock and low-profile sight system. The sight system offers fast, accurate shot placement and reduced time to get back on target.
Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.