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Which rifle for LEO squad car?

This is a discussion on Which rifle for LEO squad car? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Like another thread I started recently reguarding the best Sig for an LEO I cannot afford a new gun right now. I have no plans ...

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  • AR-15

    49 58.33%
  • Sig 556

    2 2.38%
  • FN FS2000

    0 0%
  • FN PS90

    2 2.38%
  • SA Socom 16 (without the big rail)

    19 22.62%
  • Para FAL

    3 3.57%
  • AR-10

    0 0%
  • Vepr or Arsenal AK

    2 2.38%
  • Mini-14

    4 4.76%
  • Other (Please specify what and why)

    3 3.57%
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    Like another thread I started recently reguarding the best Sig for an LEO I cannot afford a new gun right now. I have no plans to buy the rifle right now, I was just wondering what the members of this forum would consider to be the best rifle for an LEO squad car. A new handgun will be my next two purchases and they may or may not be purchased before I get into the academy. The rifle won't be purchased for quite a while.


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    Hello,

    Planning ahead is good.

    I got the impression that you were planning to go buy it tomorrow!

    I understand being a starving student as I am currently in my third college stint at present, hopefully for some marketable skills this time that I'm willing to do.

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    Least ya'll forget the crux of the thing here...

    He young and he has an excuse to go gun shopping.

    Nuff said. No need to explain to me! 308.... :)

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    Oh, I'm all for that. Gun shop away!

    However, my whole point is that if you have a particular mission statement for a firearm, don't buy until you know what that mission statement is! :)

    Not coming down on anyone. When I thought I was going to be a cop I went out and purchased the required pistol, a duty belt, handcuffs, a nightstick, and a few other items. Set me back several hundred dollars and a Ruger Super Single Six I wish I still had. Turns out I decided, 3/4 of the way through school, that police work wasn't my thing and now I'm stuck with the stuff, except for the handgun which I used in partial trade for something else at the gunshop.

    Just speaking from experience.

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    Nope, I'm not buying anything for the academy until I get the conditional offer of employment. I already have a gun on the accepted list (Sig 220) but I had that before I applied. To tell you the truth I don't even know if APD allows officers to carry rifles in their squad cars. Answers are hard to come by right now.

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    I picked the FAL as I served with them, no doubt the AR-15 will be a good choice, lots of options and lots of ex-US serviceman know them well. A couple of the RCMP I know up North carry the M305 (Norinco M14) in their cars as it can take a large animal or a BG from far.

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    ok,,,, after 29 years on the job,,, i go with the remington 870 shotgun. the rifle is good for long shots, but,,, your department will have regulations for/against the rifle. on the road you will need a shotgun. come to think of it, i don't carry the issue a4 on "raids", i carry the "870". hard to beat the "870" for work and/or all around work,. so i would look for a good used "870' with a 18 inch barrel, and you can change out the stocks to fit your body.

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