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Bad Boys, Whatcha gonna do?-- Cops in Corpus Christi.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by fiVe, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. fiVe

    fiVe Well-Known Member

    Over the holidays, I saw an episode of COPS. They were in Corpus Christi, TX. During shift change/roll call (?), you could see 6 or 7 police officers, and all but one were carrying revolvers. They appeared to be blued S&W's which I assume were chambered in .357Mag. Later, 3 officers were giving chase on foot and all 3 were wearing revolvers.

    Is this a new trend (I hope)? Just a Texas thing? How many LEO's wear revolvers today?

    Just curious......

  2. GhostRider66

    GhostRider66 Well-Known Member

    I saw it too. Very old episode (probably early to mid-90's).
  3. fiVe

    fiVe Well-Known Member

    Well that would explain a lot. Even so, I would've thought not many would carry revo's in the mid-90's. Oh well, it was wishful thinking, I guess.
  4. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    Lot's of old time Sheriffs Deputys here in Harris county still carry revolvers. Couldn't say why but I see them all the time, most of the city PD's seem to go for semi's.
  5. chrisTx

    chrisTx Well-Known Member

    many of us still carry revolvers, they're just concealed now. i have a life insurance policy, it's called the .357 magnum clause.
  6. thumper723

    thumper723 Well-Known Member

    When I lived in Corpus (2002), I asked my neighbor (CCPD) why he carried a revolver
    (S&W .357 main carry, .38 snubbie BUG).

    The answer was, the wheelgun had never had and will never have a FTF/FTE, about the only possible problem is a squib, which will put an auto OOC as well.

    He figured if he needed more than 6 shots w/o a reload, he was screwed anyways, or needed to practice more.
  7. Parker Dean

    Parker Dean Well-Known Member

    Uh huh. Must never have seen a loose extractor, casing hung up under the extractor, primer pushed out, and so on...

    Anyway, last year I was at Moody's Meats and an officer was in there grabbing some stuff and he had a large stainless Smith which looked like a 625. I didn't want to stare too openly.

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