Kingston Live Fire with the Jamaican Police
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During November, I traveled to Kingston Jamaica to conduct a live fire demonstration with my company's line of 9mm sub-machine guns. The Jamaican Police are particularly interested in replacing their Pakistani-made MP5s. We were hosted by the Assistant Commissioner of Police and spent most of our time with members of their small arms instructors and special weapons and tactics experts. Jamaica has serious issues with drug and weapons smuggling and gang violence and recently received a large chunk of money from the EU for defense spending. I found the technical and tactical proficiency of the Jamaican Police to be extremely high and their courtesy and professionalism were a rare treat. I look forward to my next trip back to Kingston to meet again with my new friends there. The range was located in the volatile neighborhood of Spanish Town on a national police training compound. With no shade to speak of, we were fortunate that the day of the shoot the weather was very comfortable with a gentle breeze and occasional cloud cover. We fired several thousand rounds from our guns as well as their current stock of Pakistani and Mexican made H&K MP5 immitations.