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howdy , does anuone know what police Dept issued the .41 S&W magnum , eithe rthe model 57 or 58, please post , rojo
 

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My dept. didn't issue .41 mags, but when I joined back in '83, I carried one. We could carry anything we could qualify with. Mine was a Smith 657 4" which I have to this day.
 

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Neither did my department issue the Model 58, but I carried one during the early '70's with the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Police (now defunct). Back then we could carry what we liked as long as we qualified with it.
 

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IIRC, when I was a kid, San Francisco P.D. issued the .41 Magnum.

I think the .41 Magnum is a very overlooked, but great round. For handloaders there is a lot of undeveloped potential there.

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I may be wrong, but I think the New Mexico State Police were issued >41's at on time.

It is a fine cartridge, especially if you reload.
 

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My old dept. still lets officers carry whatever they can qualify with. I carried a 6" mdl. 57 in the mid 80's, for awhile.
 

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I bought one of the San Antonio (TX) PD M58 sixguns after SAPD sold them off. I used it off and on, mostly on, as a duty and CC sixgun during the later half of the 1980's.

SAPD never bought enough M58s for all of their officers. IIRC, the S&W Model 10 was the other issued sixgun during that time.
 

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While I don't know the model it is reported that before he started carrying a 357 Magnum, Buford Pusser carried a 41 Magnum. He switched to the 357 Magnum after he and his wife were ambushed.
 
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