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    In each pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcb188 View Post
    Does anyone know of another reason why depts would prohibit the carrying of a second weapon by police officers?
    The main reason is not the "throw down" factor, but its just one more gun to worry about during a wrestling match.
    Also, some unions wont allow their officers to carry equipment not owned by the city/county/state or whatever. That would be a huge expense to provide another weapon to all the officers.
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    Is the throw down at all a factor in some depts?
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    personaly i agree with the lance on this. if your i a profession where your required to hae a firearm you should carry a backup incase your primary goes down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcb188 View Post
    Is the throw down at all a factor in some depts?
    No, those days are gone. Its incrediably easy to spot a "throw down"

    Another reason it is the way it is, because if it were public or common knowledge, it would defeat the purpose somewhat.
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    Just nice to have a .38 in case you lose your service weapon one way or the other, and then have nothing at all. I myself would like to have the little .38 in a pocket somewhere just in case. You never know.
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    Yeah bobcat, I'd carry the extra 3 pounds of weight on top of everything else for something useful like a sidearm, especially in more urban areas, like you can find in Iraq. But I digress, I am getting this thread off topic, that is for another thread.

    For the LEOS, is there any sort of pattern that the depts. that generally have more lenient choices on what can be carried as a primary, more often allow carry of a secondary.

    My thinking is that if the primary is standard issue without any options, then it would seem more logical that the dept. wasn't the most "gun-wise", and therefor not see the need for secondaries.
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    I think most depts tell you what you will carry, right Sixto? Just for uniformity. All Boston Police are now Glock .40s where they used to be Glock 9s
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcb188 View Post
    I think most depts tell you what you will carry, right Sixto? Just for uniformity. All Boston Police are now Glock .40s where they used to be Glock 9s
    For the most part yes, thats the way it works. Some more progressive depts. allow some choices.
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    My dept allows any backup as long as it is a .38 special or above.
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