This is a discussion on Just FWIW: What state troopers carry... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by azchevy Invalid argument. No medical professional can tell you what caliber was used by looking at the wound channel. No handgun round ...
That being said, the 9mm has the advantage of being much easier to control with one hand and off hand shooting, and for most of us, accurate follow up shots are quicker.
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I for one am very happy with our Glock 35s, 22s, and 27s. The latest shooting we had was an axe welding idiot who crumpled after a quick double tap at danger close distances. I know of no failures to stop since adopting the 40, although, there were never any with the 10mm either.
I cannot find any fault in the 40 from what I have seen, and the reports I have read.
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I'm surprised to see that 5 agencies use the 45 GAP.
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Thanks for the post, OP.It was interesting and I was a LITTLE surprised to see Glock come up so often; but not totally!
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re: 45 gap,
one reason FLA went to them is that glock essentially gave the guns to them. in many cases what weapons are chosen is an economic decision
Great post, enjoyed going over the list. I see lots of discussion about the 40 and 45 GAP, but I am surprised at the small number of 45 ACP used.
My cousin is a Cop in Colorado. Carries a Sig45 acp. He said he' going to a 9mm by choice for round count. he wants more rounds. But he has a M4 and shotty in his car.