New Victoria police semi-automatic gun holsters replaced

Roll out of semi-automatic gun holsters to Victoria police has been suspended 18,000 new holsters were purchased after issues with previous holsters Problems began to occur with the new holsters after the first 300 were issued  Victoria police refused to say what the issue was for 'safety reasons'

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 03:46 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 03:47 BST, 1 August 2017

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The roll out of new semi-automatic gun holsters to Victoria Police officers has been suspended over safety concerns after the first 300 were issued.

Victoria Police ordered 18,000 new holsters from a US supplier after repeated issues with previous holsters, but problems have now been identified with the new ones.

The holsters started being distributed last month as part of Operational Safety Tactics Training, Victoria Police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The roll out of new semi-automatic gun holsters to Victoria Police officers has been suspended after a 'safety issue' was discovered when the first 300 were issued (stock image)

The roll out of new semi-automatic gun holsters to Victoria Police officers has been suspended after a 'safety issue' was discovered when the first 300 were issued (stock image)

'Around 300 new gun holsters have been issued to frontline police officers,' the statement reads.

'This roll-out has now been

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