LEO's - What handguns have you carried on-duty during your career?
This is a discussion on LEO's - What handguns have you carried on-duty during your career? within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was in our local Sheriff's Office reserves for 25 years (1975-2000). Here's my list, we furnished our own weapons so long as they were ...
October 9th, 2010 04:51 PM
October 9th, 2010 05:14 PM
I carried a Smith & Wesson M-28 4 inch barrel (Highway Patrolman) when I was with Monroe PD in Louisiana.
I carried a Smith & Wesson M-66 2.5 inch barrel when I was with Cobb County SO in Georgia.
I carried a Glock 23 when I was with Forsyth County SO in Georgia.
October 9th, 2010 05:43 PM
M28, 29, 39, 19, 36, 57, 13, 10, G19,23, 26,22, ppk, and several1911s. I think that's it.
October 9th, 2010 05:52 PM
For the old-timers, I'd be curious to know when and why you changed duty pistols. Was it a departmental upgrade, or did they ammend the "approved carry" list?
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October 9th, 2010 06:52 PM
As an armed security officer and private investigator I carried a 6" Colt Python, 4" S&W 28-2, 4" S&W 686-1, 2 1/2" S&W 66, S&W 59, Beretta 92F, 4" S&W 10-8, 4" S&W 64. All were personally owned by me except for the S&W 64. The contract required the company to provide the duty weapon.
As a Police Officer I have carried a 4" S&W 64 and a Beretta 92FS. Both were issued by the U.S. government. The Beretta is my current issued duty weapon.
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October 9th, 2010 07:39 PM
I changed from the departmentally issued Combat Masterpiece, 4", to my own Model 27, 3-1/2". I made the change as soon as I was financially able.
Originally Posted by jumpwing
October 9th, 2010 07:54 PM
October 9th, 2010 08:56 PM
I started out with a Sig 220 in the year 2000. I carried it until a couple of years ago when the Sheriffs Dept. mandated G21's for everybody. Now, I carry a G21. The other dept that I work for carries the Springfield XD in .45, but rather than qualify with 2 guns, they let me use the G21, so I am the only one that carrys that on that dept.
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October 9th, 2010 10:50 PM
4006, G23, G22, G19, Sig 228, Sig 220 and varied 1911's from time to time.
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October 9th, 2010 11:33 PM
Well yes, lol I am. I love guns, what can I say? There was a time, when an agency I worked for back when revolvers ruled that had a very liberal policy. Carry what you want, just have to qualify with it. So, I did alot of experimenting. I carried the 29 with specials in it, but it was too heavy after awhile. So I went to different revolvers. Then I got on a kick where I wanted fixed sites, hence the m10, and 13. Then, I wanted a backup, so out came the 36 and ppk. Where I have worked for the last 15 years, I started out with a m19 with stag grips. Then they changed the policy to go to glocks so I transitioned around 1996 to the g19, but was grandfathered in to still carry my m19. Then they moved up to the 40 shorty, so I went to that. The policy was that when you carried off duty, it had to be an approved weapon. Then a change of administration changed the policy to carry what you want off duty, as long as its concealed, so I played with the 1911 for awhile. Now they dont like my m19 because of the stag grips cause its to flashy and dont go with the uniform. Personally, if I could, I would wear my Duke gun belt with a good ole single action in 44 spl and call it a day, but that aint gonna happen. The glock 22 I carry now is a great gun, but I like revolvers for their looks, ergos and they are just more classy. I am at the point in my life now, where pride of ownership takes front stage. And, carrying a gun is a very personal thing/choice, individual to the person carrying it. I think its important to carry something that says this is me, cause chances are, if you really like your gun, and it suits you, then you will probably good with it. But try telling that to the suits.
Originally Posted by jumpwing
October 9th, 2010 11:46 PM
I hear you about the suits. When some of us first started wearing custom made Hoyts, there was some grumbling that they looked too much like gunfighter holsters. It eventually went away.
October 9th, 2010 11:55 PM
Yeah, stupid me. I thought that gunfighting was one of the hats lawmen were supposed to wear.
Originally Posted by Guantes
October 10th, 2010 01:00 AM
I've only carried an H&K P2000 in 40. I'm hoping the next one will be a Glock 22.
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October 10th, 2010 01:44 PM
Wow! good question. I started off with a dept. issue S&W M-28. I then purchased my own S&W M-657, S&W 686, switched to autos, S&W 659, S&W 5906, Glock 17, Glock 22, Para Ordnance P-14, Glock 21.
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October 10th, 2010 05:02 PM
-Beretta 92 SB 9mm
-SIG-Sauer P226 9mm
-H&K USP40 Compact .40 S&W
-S&W 6946 9mm
-Glock 22 .40 S&W
-S&W M&P40 .40 S&W
-Beretta 96 FS .40 S&W
-Glock 23 RTF2 .40 S&W
All of those have been issued guns, I've worked for several departments and went through duty gun changes at several of them, hence the large number of different issued weapons in my 14+ year career. My current duty weapon is the Glock 23 RTF2. We just changed to that earlier this year from the Beretta 96, and I expect we will have them at least ten years. So, not expecting any changes anytime soon as I plan to retire from this department.
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