Just FWIW: What state troopers carry...

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    Just FWIW: What state troopers carry...

    This is a pretty well confirmed and up-to-date list of what 'state patrols' carry as gun brands and caliber. Although I won't disclose the source, I do trust it.

    Just a thing of interest or curiosity.

    Alabama Glock 22/23 (.40 S&W)
    Alaska Glock 22/23 (.40 S&W)
    Arizona Sig P226 (.40 S&W)
    Arkansas Glock 21SF (State Police), Glock 22 (S.P. Highway Patrol) (.45 ACP, .40 S&W)
    California S&W 4006TSW (.40 S&W)
    Colorado S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
    Connecticut Sig P226/P229 (.40 S&W)
    Delaware Sig P229 (.357Sig)
    Florida Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
    Georgia Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
    Hawaii (State Sheriff's Office, Honolulu) S&W M&P (9mm)
    Idaho Glock 21 (.45 ACP) or Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Illinois Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Indiana Glock 17 (9mm)
    Iowa S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
    Kansas Glock 21 (.45 ACP)
    Kentucky Glock 35 (.40 S&W)...........Transitioning to Gen 4 G35
    Lousiana Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Maine HK USP (.45 ACP)
    Maryland Beretta Px4 (.40 S&W)
    Massachusetts S&W M&P (.45 ACP)
    Michigan Sig P226 (.40 S&W)
    Minnesota Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Mississippi Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Missouri Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Montana Sig P229 (.357Sig)
    Nebraska Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Nevada Sig P229 (.40 S&W)
    New Hampshire S&W M&P (.45 ACP)
    New Jersey Sig 228 (9mm)
    New Mexico S&W M&P (.357 Sig).........The latest word is that NM has gone back to .40 for cost reasons
    New York Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
    North Carolina S&W M&P(.357Sig)
    North Dakota Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Ohio Sig P229/P226 (.40 S&W)
    Oklahoma Sig P226R (.357Sig)
    Oregon S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
    Pennsylvania Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
    Rhode Island Sig P229 (.357Sig)
    South Carolina Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
    South Dakota Sig P229 (.357 Sig)
    Tennessee Glock 31 (.357Sig)
    Texas Sig P229/P226 (.357Sig)
    Utah Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Vermont S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
    Virginia Sig P229RDAK (.357Sig)
    Washington S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
    West Virginia S&W 4566TSW (.45 ACP)
    Wisconsin Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
    Wyoming S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
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    Only two 9mm??? LOL

    disclaimer: No, I dont have anything against the 9mm and think it is a very effective round but with all the caliber wars I have read about I thought it might be at least a little humorous to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief1297 View Post
    Only two 9mm??? LOL

    disclaimer: No, I dont have anything against the 9mm and think it is a very effective round but with all the caliber wars I have read about I thought it might be at least a little humorous to say.
    Yep, and as a guy said that has connections with a lot of LE, he is seeing a number of agencies returning to the 9mm - probably a cost thing as much as anything.

    But, realize this is just 'states'; cities might be different.
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    I need to know what the fascination with .40 S&W is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roon View Post
    I need to know what the fascination with .40 S&W is?
    I wouldn't call the .40 a 'fascination' when about half the state agencies (including Minnesota's) in the US are using it. Did you miss the trend away from 9mms that took root starting over a decade ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I wouldn't call the .40 a 'fascination' when about half the state agencies (including Minnesota's) in the US are using it. Did you miss the trend away from 9mms that took root starting over a decade ago?
    Yeah, but at the same time, I know of LEO that are perfectly content with the performance of their 9mms. There's a county, Prince something, that has more shootings than any other county in the US. LEO is using 124 gn 9mm, can't remember the brand now but it's a well known brand and they are getting, as Ernst Langdon put it, a lot of down or dead right there stops.

    Let's remember too, that as the .40 was introduced, 'we' began to understand more about shootings, placement, etc. So newer training methods and techniques may have made the .40 look more effective than it really was.

    I found it intriguing that New Mexico switched from the .357 sig to .40 for costs. Kinda sounds like they had the better performing bullet, but costs.....And I don't really know that the .357 sig is better than a .40, but I think it is.
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    Where did all the wheel guns go? Not a single state agency is using them. JK

    I was surprised to see the prevalence of .40 cal. I knew it was popular, but not that popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I wouldn't call the .40 a 'fascination' when about half the state agencies (including Minnesota's) in the US are using it. Did you miss the trend away from 9mms that took root starting over a decade ago?
    I guess I don't really see the point of .40 S&W. Its marginally more effective than 9mm yet costs more. If you are looking for "stopping power" go up to the .45 ACP. If the capacity of those guns is an issue, train better shot placement and save the cash and use the 9mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roon View Post
    "stopping power"
    Invalid argument. No medical professional can tell you what caliber was used by looking at the wound channel. No handgun round has stopping power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Invalid argument. No medical professional can tell you what caliber was used by looking at the wound channel. No handgun round has stopping power.
    I wasn't making that argument....hence the ("") around the phrase.

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    My brother in law is a county sheriff and they switched to a 45 ACP last year. I am not sure what model pistol. They had 40 S& W and the department was not happy with it. He also has an M-16 in his squad with at least 10 full mags.

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    Very interesting. Thanks for posting!
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    Kentucky State Police also carries the G27 as a backup.

    And, yes, thanks for posting!
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    I am surprised to see the .357 sig and the .45 gap on the list.

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