State LE agency sidearms


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Quiet
June 6, 2010, 05:40 AM
I'm trying to update a list, that was posted back in 2005.
So, if anyone has any corrections, please post them up.
Thanks. :)

State Police/Highway Patrol = sidearm (caliber)
AL = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
AK = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
AR = SIG P229 (.40S&W)
CA = S&W Model 4006TSW (.40S&W)
CO = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)
CT = SIG P226 (.40S&W)
DE = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
FL = Glock 37Gen4 (.45GAP)
GA = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
ID = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
IL = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
IN = Glock 17 (9x19mm)
IA = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)
KS = Glock 21 (.45ACP)
KY = Glock 35 (.40S&W)
LA = SIG P220 (.45ACP)
ME = H&K USP45 (.45ACP)
MD = Beretta PX4 (.40S&W)
MA = SIG P226 (.40S&W)
MI = SIG P226 (.40S&W)
MN = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
MS = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
MO = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
MT = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
NE = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
NV = SIG P229 (.40S&W)
NJ = SIG P228 (9x19mm)
NM = S&W M&P357 (.357SIG)
NY = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
NC = S&W M&P357 (.357SIG)
ND = S&W Model 4506 (.45ACP)
OH = SIG P226 (.40S&W)
OK = SIG P226 (.357SIG)
OR = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
PA = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
RI = SIG P226 (.357SIG)
SC = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
SD = SIG P229 (.40S&W)
TN = Glock 31 (.357SIG)
TX = SIG P226 (.357SIG)
UT = Glock 22 9.40S&W)
VT = SIG P229 (.40S&W)
VA = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
WA = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)
WV = S&W Model 4566TSW (.45ACP)
WI = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
WY = Glock 22 (.40S&W)

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chg
June 6, 2010, 10:58 AM
Idaho ISP have a choice .40 S&w or .45 auto - glock in either case

basicblur
June 6, 2010, 11:09 AM
Mebbe somebody from NC will chime in, but I'm pretty sure I read somewhere (one of Ayoob's columns?) that NC was going to the M&P, but don't remember what caliber was stated. I'm sure it was either 40 or 357 SIG?

I just tried a little Google search and came up with 5,000 M&Ps bought by NC Dept of Corrections, but that may or may not mean NC State Police? I was thinking the article I read said the NC State Police were transitioning from the SIG to the M&P?

I know this really helps...:D

EDIT: After refining my Google search, it appears NC Highway Patrol IS going to the M&P 357 SIG.
Nothing official yet, but I've read multiple posts on various forums which state such.
EDIT II: SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson
M&P357 Polymer Pistols
The North Carolina Highway Patrol has purchased 2,000 Smith & Wesson M&P357 polymer pistols chambered in .357SIG. The new duty sidearm will replace non-Smith & Wesson pistols that were previously issued by the department. The M&P pistol's reliability, ambidextrous operating controls and three interchangeable palm swell grip sizes were noted by officials within the agency as key reasons for the selection of the new duty sidearm. The North Carolina Highway Patrol added that the polymer pistol's accuracy, reliability during testing and ability to disassemble the firearm without pressing the trigger were all primary factors in their decision-making process.

Colonel Randy Glover, Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, said, "The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is confident that the M&P357 will prove to be a reliable service weapon for our officers."

possum
June 6, 2010, 01:42 PM
yep the NC Highway Patrol and several other organizations in NC have gone to the m&p.

BridgeTooFar
June 6, 2010, 03:00 PM
I can't find anything to affirmatively back this up, but I don't believe the SC Highway Patrol has changed from the Glock 22 since they adopted it in 1993. Their history website doesn't mention a change after that (although I'm not sure how often that site is updated).

http://www.schp.org/75/history.asp

Al Thompson
June 6, 2010, 03:59 PM
TDooley, yes they changed, but I'm not sure where they are in the transition process. :)

BridgeTooFar
June 6, 2010, 04:45 PM
Cool deal. I will have to catch back up with a couple of my SCHP buddies to find out about that.

Ala Dan
June 6, 2010, 04:55 PM
:eek: the states that issue Glock's in .45 GAP~! :cuss: :banghead: :evil:

postalnut25
June 7, 2010, 12:24 AM
Ala Dan, You must have never shot a 45 GAP. The ballistics are equal to the 45 ACP, but it's coming out of a gun that is sized for normal people's hands. They are actually very good rounds.

meytind
June 7, 2010, 12:45 AM
The ballistics equal standard pressure .45 ACP. .45 GAP is weaker than +P .45 ACP and can't reach that level because the round can't hold any more powder. It's the same idea why you never see +P .40 S&W.

SigP229R
June 7, 2010, 02:39 PM
If it is really true then that means that there will probbly be tons of nice sig cpos to hit the market somewhere in the near future. I could be wrong but I heard they currently used the 229's in .40. Hey wifey can I please have just one more??

LeonCarr
June 7, 2010, 02:57 PM
Federal Air Marshals are supposed to be switching to the Sig P250 in .357 Sig, and that means there should be some used P229s in .357 Sig hitting the used market.

I am just sad that no State LEOs are shooting 10mm anymore. I think Kentucky and Virginia were the last ones but switched :(.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

fastbolt
June 7, 2010, 04:41 PM
I didn't keep up on this, but late last year it was announced that WA state patrol (WSP) and the dept of corrections (WSDOC) both adopted the M&P 40.

http://ir.smith-wesson.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=90977&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1342209&highlight=

In part ...

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 157-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, announced today that the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has selected firearms from the company's Military & Police (M&P) Pistol Series for duty use. The Smith & Wesson M&P40, which is made in the United States, will be issued to each officer of the Washington State Patrol to replace firearms supplied by a European-based manufacturer that had previously served as the primary duty sidearm. The Washington State Patrol has ordered 1,400 M&P40 pistols. The company has also recently completed shipments of 1,300 M&P pistols to be used by the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC).

The WSP selected the M&P pistol after an extensive testing and evaluation process, which included various competitors. State Patrol evaluators indicated that the M&P pistol incorporated several key features including enhanced ergonomics and ambidextrous controls that are valuable for their officers. The evaluators added that the polymer pistol's interchangeable grip sizes, ease of maintenance and level of support offered by Smith & Wesson were all primary factors in their recommendation that the WSP acquire the M&P pistol. In addition to the State Patrol's high remarks on the performance of the M&P pistol during testing, officials at Washington State DOC commended Smith & Wesson for its customer service, product warranty and armorer's training conducted by the company.

Dunno where they're at in the transition process, though.

It's not uncommon for changes in service weapons to occur quietly, since it's often treated as just another change in safety equipment.

Landric
June 7, 2010, 04:46 PM
NC Highway Patrol is in the process of switching. Most of the troopers in the county I work in are now carrying the M&P 357, but at least one (who I saw at the magistrate's office last week) is still carrying a SIG 229 .357 SIG DAK. FFIW, the NCSHP never carried the SIG 226 in any format, they went from revolvers to the Beretta 92, then Beretta 96, then Beretta 8357 Cougar, then the SIG 229 DAK, and now the M&P 357.

The State Department of Correction, both Prisons and Probation & Parole transitioned from revolvers (4" 64 for Prisons, 3" 65 for P&P) to the M&P40 in mid to late 2006.

hammerklavier
June 7, 2010, 05:13 PM
Is it true that the states using .45GAP are given the guns and ammo for free from Glock?

Fri
June 8, 2010, 12:17 AM
I believe Washington State Patrol carries the M&P 40 now.

Ala Dan
June 8, 2010, 03:28 AM
Nope, I have never desired to shoot a Glock in .45 GAP~! ;) I guess cuz I'm
not a Glockmeister :D :D :D

Quiet
June 8, 2010, 03:30 AM
Made changes for NC and WA.

Quiet
June 8, 2010, 03:35 AM
Is it true that the states using .45GAP are given the guns and ammo for free from Glock?
No.
Glock does offer trade in credit. Trade in old department issue gun and get $$$ in credit towards new gun. But, they do that for all of their guns in any caliber. SIG also offers this service.
I believe NYSP ended paying around $400 per gun with 6 mags.

I do know that FHP let their officers decide and they chose the Glock 37Gen4 over the Glock 21SF and S&W M&P45. Said the Glock 37Gen4 was easier to handle, had less felt recoil and was more accurate.

ArchAngelCD
June 8, 2010, 05:32 AM
I heard PA got a great deal on the Glocks they switched over to. IMO it's not a bad thing to go from a .40 S&W to .45 GAP. Only bad thing, I haven't seen any of their old Beretta 96's on the market yet... lol

greggeczi
May 1, 2013, 06:08 PM
Update on New Jersey State Police:

NJ State Police Troopers are now Issued the Sig Sauer P226R .40 S&W after Sig Sauer discontuned the P228 and introduced the P229. I am not positive but I think they also have the option of carrying P229R for small handed officers. I saw that you wanted an update-my apologies if you are annoyed.

dodo bird
May 2, 2013, 10:12 AM
North Dakota wins!

Bill4282
May 2, 2013, 10:06 PM
TN went to 40 cal Glocks so all state LEOs carry the same gun and ammo. In a crunch they can share mags or ammo.

Dryft
May 2, 2013, 11:29 PM
You have to admit that Maine State Police carrying the USP45 is undeniably cool.

Bobson
May 3, 2013, 12:12 AM
It lives.

Wyoming Highway Patrol now issues the M&P40. Arizona DPS issues the Glock 22. AZ wasn't even on the original list. We hadn't completed our 100-year probationary period yet.

AZ PAUL
May 3, 2013, 12:43 AM
AZ DPS is actually carrying Sig P226's and some P229's.

AZ PAUL
May 3, 2013, 12:46 AM
AZ Game and Fish also carrys the Sigs.

Bobson
May 3, 2013, 02:37 AM
Weird. When did they switch from the G22? Had to be pretty recent.

ArchAngelCD
May 3, 2013, 02:42 AM
After 3 years is anyone sure the list posted is close to being correct? 3 years is a long time in the gun world and government agencies... (after all, this thread is 3 years old)

Quiet
May 3, 2013, 12:01 PM
After 3 years is anyone sure the list posted is close to being correct? 3 years is a long time in the gun world and government agencies... (after all, this thread is 3 years old)
I have found that with the big LE/Gov agencies they review/update/upgrade every 10 years.

Quiet
May 3, 2013, 09:58 PM
circa 2013
AL = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
AK = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
AZ = SIG P229 (.40S&W)
AR = Glock 21 (.45ACP)
CA = S&W Model 4006TSW (.40S&W)
CO = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)
CT = SIG P220 (.45ACP)
DE = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
FL = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
GA = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
ID = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
IL = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
IN = Glock 17 (9x19mm)
IA = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)
KS = Glock 21 (.45ACP)
KY = Glock 35 (.40S&W)
LA = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
ME = H&K USP45 (.45ACP)
MD = Beretta PX4 (.40S&W)
MA = S&W M&P45 (.45ACP)
MI = SIG P226 (.40S&W)
MN = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
MS = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
MO = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
MT = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
NE = Glock 21 (.45ACP)
NV = SIG P229 (.40S&W)
NH = S&W M&P45 (.45ACP)
NJ = SIG P226 (.40S&W)
NM = S&W M&P357 (.357SIG)
NY = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
NC = S&W M&P357 (.357SIG)
ND = S&W Model 4506 (.45ACP)
OK = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
OH = SIG P226 (.40S&W)
OR = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
PA = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
RI = SIG P226 (.357SIG)
SC = Glock 37 (.45GAP)
SD = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
TN = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
TX = SIG P226 (.357SIG)
UT = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
VT = SIG P229 (.40S&W)
VA = SIG P229 (.357SIG)
WA = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)
WV = S&W Model 4566TSW (.45ACP)
WI = Glock 22 (.40S&W)
WY = S&W M&P40 (.40S&W)

tercel89
May 3, 2013, 10:50 PM
2 years ago a Tennessee State Trooper and me were on the same crash and he said that they switched to .357 Sig in the Glock platform . We still use Glock in .40 .

tazcat2005
May 4, 2013, 12:12 AM
The Massachusetts Jack Booted Thugs, I mean State Police now carry S&W M&P's in .45.

Source
http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/massachusetts/mass-state-police-order-2500-pistols

BlindJustice
May 4, 2013, 02:45 PM
FYI - Whitman County ( SE Washington State )
Sheriffs Kimber 1911 .45 ACP
Pullman City Police - Glock 17 9m Parabellum
WSU College LEOs, - Glock .40 S&W

george d dennis
May 4, 2013, 04:21 PM
Connecticut just went to sig .45 from the .40 sig

herrwalther
May 4, 2013, 07:27 PM
Alabama still uses Glock 22 or 23 depending on your hand size. I have seen both on officers.

Vermont state police uses S&W M&P .40 with a good bit of leeway on after market grips.

JTQ
May 5, 2013, 03:15 PM
WV = S&W Model 4566TSW (.45ACP)
I think this is the most interesting one.

While the CA 4006TSW's are probably pretty old, from the days before the M&P, I think these 4566TSW's are new purchases. S&W doesn't offer their metal framed DA auto's to the public anymore, but apparently the tooling is still around to make them, if the right folks ask for them.

Dframe
May 5, 2013, 04:39 PM
Illinois also issues the glock model 23

giggitygiggity
May 5, 2013, 07:07 PM
Not trying to hijack the thread, but does anyone know what all the State Game Commissions carry? I am wondering if the Game Commissions carry more revolvers and high powered sidearms like revolvers since they'd probably be more likely to put down animals rather than humans.

allaroundhunter
May 5, 2013, 07:18 PM
Not trying to hijack the thread, but does anyone know what all the State Game Commissions carry? I am wondering if the Game Commissions carry more revolvers and high powered sidearms like revolvers since they'd probably be more likely to put down animals rather than humans.

Negative. Game wardens usually carry a typical service caliber semi automatic handgun because they are more likely to deal with a 2 legged threat than a threat from a wild animal. Game wardens in Texas are also issued ARs and shotguns. If they need to deal with a wild animal, the shotgun is what is used. It doesn't take a .357 magnum to put an animal out of its misery, a 9mm to the head will do just as well (but buckshot or a slug does it better).

I'm not sure about other states, but here in Texas a game warden does not need a search warrant to be on your property. This fact makes them more vulnerable to threats from people. Many people don't even know that game wardens have all the power of a uniformed police officer when it comes to making arrests, they even issue speeding tickets.

herrwalther
May 5, 2013, 10:09 PM
On the subject of Game Wardens, I think they have a much greater leeway on what they can carry. My frat brother is a game warden in PA and he carries an issued Glock. I think its a Glock 31 or 32. And .357 SIG is nothing to sneer at.

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