Shout out to the cops on "issue" firearms & ammo?
This sort of got started with me last school year when I created and started teaching in the Criminal Justice magnet at my inner city high school. Some of the kids wanted to know what firearms and ammo various depts issued. So I e-mail the Texas Rangers to start. That was in OCT of last year. I just got a response last week! They're issued Sig P226 9mm and the issue load is the GDHP 124gr+P+ but it's optional. Most Rangers still stick with the traditional 1911 while acknowledging that the Walker 44 is a little slow on the reload since it is the ultimate tradition for the Rangers!
I've since tried to find out what the issue weapon and ammo is for FDLE and Miami-Dade PD and I just can't seem to find out squat. I know the kids are gonna wanna know in two weeks when school starts. This criminal justice academy is designed to prep kids to basically enter the police academy almost directly from high school. In the third year of the program they go to the range and are taught weapons retention techniques...so it is a pretty big deal. Obviously only kids with no behavior problems are admitted to the program.
So if anybody knows anything, whether it's what your own dept issues or if you definitely know what somebody else issues. I'd like to know brand names of firearms and ammo that are also sanctioned or optional.