.40 caliber gun http://kbia.org en Some St. Louis officers seeking more firepower http://kbia.org/post/some-st-louis-officers-seeking-more-firepower <p>Some union members are pushing St. Louis police leadership to buy more powerful guns to replace the 9 mm semi-automatic weapons officers have been carrying for more than a decade.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the police department has set aside $1.4 million to buy new pistols for the department's roughly 1,300 officers. Beretta has stopped making the 9 mm handguns, and the Police Officers' Association wants them to be replaced with .40-caliber pistols.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:11:12 +0000 Associated Press 37524 at http://kbia.org Some St. Louis officers seeking more firepower