Forum Members who are currently Law Enforcement or Military?


March 28, 2005, 05:46 PM
How many members of this forum are currently working as Law Enforcement officers or in the Military? What firearms are you carrying for work/issue?

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Jeff White
March 28, 2005, 05:57 PM
I am retired from the US Army. Currently working a a police officer in a small town in Southern Illinois.

Currently carry an HK USP .45 and a SW Model 36 as BUG. Colt R6920 (semi auto M4 type carbine w/16" barrel) in squad car.

Just received my Kimber Warrior on Friday. It will be my duty weapon when I've rung it out on the range and qualified with it.

Off duty I carry a Glock 36 and the SW 36 BUG.


March 28, 2005, 06:03 PM
X-military, and have been a cop for the past 33 years now,,present job is with the Port Authority in VA. Issued the 229/40cal. SIG back up is a Khar Pm9 and a Kel-tec 380 rides in the vest, as a Patrol Sergeant I am issued a 870 12ga pump gun, no long guns issued,, but a M1 carbine set up in a scout configureation rides in my ditty bag for the crusier

March 28, 2005, 06:17 PM
Us Army
307 Sig BN
Camp Carroll South Korea


Old Dog
March 28, 2005, 06:35 PM
Current military with several years as military law enforcement specialist.
First assignment: Colt 1911 .45ACP, M-14, Rem. 870
Last assignment: Beretta M-9, M-4.
Current assignment: Dell PC.

March 28, 2005, 06:39 PM
I'm a patrol officer in a small rural police department in Northwestern Germany. My issued service weapon which I carry on and off-duty is a HK P2000 V2 in a Safariland SLS holster. We also have access to HK MP5's if we need them.

Before that I was a watch commander in the German Federal Border Police on the German-Polish border. I carried a SIG-Sauer P225 then.

I would prefer to carry a BUG too... but unless you belong to a SWAT-type unit you won't be authorized to do that in my PD. :cuss:

I also have a privately owned SIG-Sauer P228 which I'm not allowed to carry anywhere... it's just my range/competition gun which I use for service pistol bullseye events and IPSC production class.



March 28, 2005, 06:54 PM
I am currently in law enforcement for an undisclosed Dept. and have been so for the last 3 years or more.

Issued Sig 229 in .40 S&W. Started with Sig 226 in .40 before specializing.

Off duty goes to a Sig 225 in 9mm since it's a nice warm spring coming up.

Occasional carry will be a Sig 228 in 9mm when attending special get togethers and I don't feel like carrying backup mags.

Backup pistol has not yet been determined, though leaning towards a Taurus Ultra Lite 85 in .38 Special.

Also considering for off duty a Springfield XD in 4 inch and POSSIBLY a subcompact in .40. (Off duty carry is not being regulated so single action is good to go, for now.) But the XD's are really just because I think they are cool. I really wish Sig would get off the crapper and get those new Sig Pro's out. (I've been dying to love a polymer for a while.) Glock didn't cut it, the subcompact XD 9mm, though nice, wasn't my cup of tea and in the wrong caliber. Reallly I should have kept it, but we were getting a new boss and he is into DAO stuff and.....well this has nothing to do with the thread. I'll shut up now. :D

March 28, 2005, 07:09 PM
Deputy Sheriff for one of the larger Central Georgia Sheriffs Departments.

Started out in 1992 with a small rural S.O. in Central Georgia, left LE for “other” not-so-related endeavors in 1996, returned to local LE in early 2003 when I went to work for a large PD in the Atlanta Metro Area before landing my current job where I was born and raised and I call home.

We are issued the Glock 22


2t2 crash
March 28, 2005, 07:13 PM
60 APS Tavis AFB
im air transportation, dont carry a weapon.
was augmented as a SF during my deployment, so I carried an M16. qualing for M9 soon.

would rather carry my M1 any day.

March 28, 2005, 07:34 PM

Usually an M16, which I prefer over the M4.

If I think I need something, I go over to the arms room and check out whatever I need. Qual'd or formerly qual'd on almost everything .50 cal and under.

March 28, 2005, 07:50 PM
USAF for the past 8 years and I'm re-enlisting in a few weeks.

I'm intel, they don't give me a gun.


Spreadfire Arms
March 28, 2005, 07:52 PM
former LE officer of 7 years from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. taking the TCLEOSE exam in 2 weeks to reserve in Texas....transferring my California POST certificate to Texas.

March 28, 2005, 08:15 PM
AZDOC. Duty Glock 19. Off duty CZ 75 PO1.

March 28, 2005, 08:19 PM
With any luck, i'll be a member of the NYSP in a few months :)

March 28, 2005, 10:06 PM
LEO since 1974.

Currently carry Glock 19 on duty, glock 26 or S&W 36 BUG/off duty.

March 28, 2005, 10:14 PM

On duty issue is a Glock 23 .40, off duty/backup is an issued Glock 27. I also have an 870 in the back of my patrol car till I can manage to acquire one of the dept Benelli semi's . Once my partner becomes our rangemaster he's gonna see about getting me qualified on my personally owned AR so I can carry that too. We have 2 MP5's and 2 AR's that senior guys have already snatched up.

March 28, 2005, 11:05 PM
Federal LEO, I carry a Glock 19 for duty and I am qualified with Rem. 870 for duty. Used to also carry H&K MP5, came in handy on narcotics busts.

I was also a FI, as a collateral duty, for 13-14 years until I pissed off a boss. I instructed pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun and MP5.

In the past I have carried and qualified for duty with Glock 26, S&W 60, S&W 6906, S&W 66, Colt Border Patrol (yes when I was a BPA), Beretta 92SB and Beretta 92F, Steyr AUG, Ruger Mini 14, and, one or two others, all for duty.

All the best,
Glenn B

March 28, 2005, 11:28 PM
A NH Town police officer. Our issued handguns are mostly Glock 22,23, Detectives carry Glock 27 and one Glock 26. Remington 870 in each cruiser and a M14 Rifle issued to each officer. Two officer's that are part of a regional SWAT team are also issued Bushmaster M-4's. AR 15 with full auto capacity.

March 29, 2005, 12:04 AM
LE (Denver).

USP45f, condition one, on and off duty. Varying backups. We buy our own from among a list of most quality pistols in 9mm or .45.

Remington 870, Colt AR15.

March 29, 2005, 12:33 AM
Federal Bureau of Prisons here.

March 29, 2005, 06:55 AM
Former Army - Infantryman with the 25th ID.

Been a Peace Officer for almost 6 years now.
Duty weapon is a Browning Hi-Power in .40S&W.
Backup is a Kel-Tec P-3AT in .380ACP.
Soon as I can save up the cash I'm going to buy a Mossberg 590A1 for duty too.

March 29, 2005, 07:06 AM
LEO, undisclosed department, Glock 22 .40, Remington 870P

Just my .02,

March 29, 2005, 08:00 AM
Hey Pokey, I was with 2/27Inf. from '96-'99.

March 29, 2005, 08:25 AM
Former US Army.

Current Texas LEO.


March 29, 2005, 08:46 AM
Ex-Army officer. Currently an LEO (by Ohio law, Assistant Prosecutors are LEO). We're a "carry what you own" agency, so long as it is .38, .380, 9mm, or the now approved .40. I carry either a Glcok 19 or a Smith 649, depending on weather, manner of dress, and tasks for the day. (The 649 is my trial gun :D ).

March 29, 2005, 09:27 AM
Active duty Air Force here. I hit 20 years in May but just re-enlisted in Feb 05 for 4 more.

On duty the only weapon I carry is my pen. In another 5 months (possibly) I will be sporting an M-16 and an M-9 along with web gear, helmet and flack jacket.

Off duty its a Kimber Pro Carry for CCW.

I'm intel, they don't give me a gun
Good thing........ :neener:

March 29, 2005, 09:32 AM
homicide prosecutor, Atlanta, GA. Our boss prohibits us from carrying. The previous administration issued every ADA a gun.
A co-worker of mine is moving to another circuit. Every ADA there can choose between .40 Glocks or Sigs (!).
My last job issued us Glock 27's.
One nice thing about this job is that each ADA in my division has our own investigator, and our investigators are required to be with us at all times during trials (even following us to our cars). Our investigators carry Glock 23's. So we can't carry but we have our own armed bodyguards.
Of course, once I get to my car, I have my own arsenal. :)

March 29, 2005, 10:04 AM
homicide prosecutor, Atlanta, GA. Our boss prohibits us from carrying.

You boss is an idiot...

All our ADA's carry, or they can if they wish, we qualify about 5 everytime we go qualify.

Come a bit further south, down I-75, we have an ADA in a neighboring county who owns and keeps for home defense a full auto MAC-10.

March 29, 2005, 10:35 AM
Small N.E. Ia, P.D. - On Duty - Para P-14 ltd. - Off duty - D.W. series 70 1911 - 10mm.


March 29, 2005, 11:15 AM
You boss is an idiot...
Not the first time I've heard that. But enough about today... ;)

March 29, 2005, 12:53 PM
City LE for the last 28 years, 2 years state LE before that. Our department allows officers to choose their own handgun within policy guidelines. I carry a Colt Gunsite Pistol as primary, Smith 342 Airlight as BUG, and have a department issue Colt M4 for a rifle. The patrol guys get a 14" Vang 870 and either AR15 carbine or M16 issued to them. Entry officers get MP5s. I used to have one but lost it when I was promoted, dang it.

March 29, 2005, 01:57 PM
Sheriff Deputy- issue Glock 22

Started out with the PD, back when it was what you carry. I then carried my fav, Colt Ser 70 :)

March 29, 2005, 02:13 PM
Formerly USAF
Currently TEXAS Air National Guard
Primary weapon M16A2

I did join the Base Marksmanship Team to play and compete with the cool stuff: M9, 1911, M1, M14, M24, M240B, M60, M4, S&W 41, S&W 52...

kayak bum
March 29, 2005, 02:41 PM
County Officer; Smith 5943/6

March 30, 2005, 05:48 AM
Sheriff's Deputy. Glock 35 with an extra Glock 22. Mossberg 500 and AR15 for good measure.

March 30, 2005, 07:52 AM
Active Duty Air Force. Qualify every year with M9 and M16, per aircrew rules. Putting the finishing touches on a 20-year career. (TAP class was well worth it) A couple days after my retirement is official, it appears I will walk back into the same unit as a GS-12/13 - probably keep the same haircut. Nomex will be traded for a suit and tie. :( (On the bright side, since I'm forced to do the suit and tie thing, I'll carry my 696 as my off-base CCW gun, dresses things up nicely)

March 30, 2005, 08:11 AM
In 2 months I'll be in the USAF active duty as a Security Forces guy after basic.

Then I'll get an M16/M4 and/or an M9 or other heavy weapon depending on where they send me.

March 30, 2005, 08:17 AM
Retired city LEO. Department requires S&W on-duty carry: 9mm or 45. I think SWAT carries different brand/caliber weapons.

March 30, 2005, 08:54 AM
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (Correctional Officer)

Most days just the issue LE-10 OC spray, since I work inside the walls. If I work PST (perimeter security team) or offsite escort, one of the following:

S&W Model 36 .357
Remington 870 Police 12 gauge
Colt AR-15 .223

March 30, 2005, 09:15 AM
We used to use LE-10, until fears of inmates bursting into flames being tasered after being gassed forced us to switch to Sabre Red, water based, and is not as effective. The LE-10 was MUCH better....

March 30, 2005, 09:20 AM
I thought TDCJ issued the S&W Model 65. When did they go to the Model 36?

Just my .02,

March 30, 2005, 10:18 AM
it appears I will walk back into the same unit as a GS-12/13 - probably keep the same haircut
I'm working on the same thing. Gonna be nice having a retirement and GS-12 pay too. Makes for plenty of money to purchase more firearms. :D

March 30, 2005, 11:36 AM
Active Duty US Marine SSgt
Have carried /used/been responsible for
M-60E3 7.62
M-249 SAW
M-2 .50 cal
Mk-19 40mm GL
M-16A2 W/M-203 GL
M-240G 7.62
M-9 9mm
Remington 870 12 gauge
Mossberg 500 12 gauge

Am responsible for the fire direction aspect of the M-198 155mm howitzer.

home/personal defense
Mossberg 500 12 gauge
M-59/66 Yugo SKS

I also have a heck of a WW2 C&R collection, but none of these are set up for exclusive home defense.

Not to steal the topic, but how much weight does prior military service have when trying to become Law enforcement? I have gone through some schools that would transfer over IE MOUT instructor, Non-lethal weapons/Crowd-riot control,

March 30, 2005, 11:53 AM
Not to steal the topic, but how much weight does prior military service have when trying to become Law enforcement?

Depends on the department.


confed sailor
March 30, 2005, 12:46 PM
USN here ET3

im currently stationed at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, and for guns, we dont use anything!! they dont want us baby nukes near firearms, :evil: they must be afraid or something.

in fact when i talk about shooting i get odd looks from the command, they must think we nukes only play everquest or D&D or something like that :p

March 31, 2005, 02:11 AM
deputy sheriff here

we're issued either the sig 226R or 239 and have a choice of 9mm or .40

those of us who have been on prior to '95 have a wider choice for carry if we're willing to pay for it. i flip-flop between the beretta 96, sig 220 and hk p7...BUG is my smith 642

for off-duty, i'll add the sig 228 to the mix and i'm just breaking in the SW 1911 Sc

March 31, 2005, 02:31 AM
Former US Army. Current LEO w/ small municiple department in rural Alaska.

March 31, 2005, 03:25 AM
city officer for 16 yrs. ,issued glock 21, s&w 642 b/u and off-duty as well as kimber 1911 (that i would rather carry on-duty if i had a choice) and a colt ar.

March 31, 2005, 09:35 AM
I'm active Air Force, for a couple more months anyways (4 & out). I'm an intel guy as well, so they don't trust us with guns ;) I do however work a 2nd job off-duty as an armed, private security officer.

When I asked my company about what equipment I'd get for the armed work, they said "You get one of our knock-off .38 revo's and a pair of knock-off cuffs, oh and a belt and holster." I was like "Can I use my stuff?" They obliged. So I carry my Para P13-45, in addition to all the other stuff on my own duty belt. I love having the local cops ooh and aaah over my pistol because their department restricts them to carry these single stack 9mm pistols that look like rejects from Hi-Point.

March 31, 2005, 04:23 PM

"Not to steal the topic, but how much weight does prior military service have when trying to become Law enforcement? "

It will give you a slight leg up in most departments if all other things are equal. We get a LOT of ex-military types apply, thus we hire a lot too.

March 31, 2005, 10:15 PM
Former military, municipal LEO, and County Deputy Sheriff. Currently with an undisclosed Federal agency that issues SIG 229's.

In my time in the US Army and various LE agencies I've carried everything from Beretta 92's to HK MP5SD's.

(I did carry a 90MM recoiless rifle once but don't think that really counts :D - which BTW was a blast to shoot <Panama early 80's>)


March 31, 2005, 10:29 PM
currently a PI, previously an army mpi,deputy sheriff, pa state humane officer,housing officer [lt. at time of seperation] and i carry a keltec p3at allways, keltec sub rifle in 40 glock in the car along with an 1897 take down gun
and a glock 23 in a padfolio type rig[ for friendly interviews]. i work mostly alone in pa, wv, and oh, often in very rural areas.

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