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F,B,I. issue sidearm???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Furncliff, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

    My daughter and I were at the home range yesterday, when she asked what handgun was issued to FBI agents?

    Anyone know?

  2. KriegHund

    KriegHund Well-Known Member

    Just taking a random guess here-

    .40 cal glocks?
  3. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    The FBI issues the excellent Sig P228 9mm.
  4. kahrcarry

    kahrcarry Well-Known Member

    Read this thread, got on the phone to a friend who is a Special Agent, and found out that he was issued a .40 S&W Sig. He also said that they use 10mm HK MP5s, and Remington 870 shotguns.
  5. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    What did they do with all their Glocks???
  6. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    H.R.T. members are issued Springfield 1911 TRP's~!:cool: :D
  7. jungle

    jungle Well-Known Member

    Here is the current list.

    Issue - G22

    Approved for purchase and duty-G17,19,21,22,23,26,27 SIG 228,226,229 in .40

    Longarms include- M-4, 870, MP-5/10mm and a few other more specialized

    SWAT/HRT-Springfield 1911 customized

    Some of the SIGs are left from earlier buys and the MP-5/10mm looks like it is being replaced gradually with the M-4.
  8. jungle

    jungle Well-Known Member

  9. choochboost

    choochboost Well-Known Member

    Got a friend who's a special agent...he carries a Glock 22.
  10. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    Wow, thanks Jungle, I had no idea our agents had so many choices these days!
  11. Optical Serenity

    Optical Serenity Well-Known Member

    Most of the agents I've worked with (I'm not in the bureau, but as a State LEO I have worked with them) carry a Glock 23 and a H&K MP5 10mm.
  12. Universal

    Universal Guest

    Last I knew the GLOCK 22 was indeed the issued sidearm of the FBI. I knew they had a list of other approved weapons but not that it was so extensive.
  13. neoncowboy

    neoncowboy Well-Known Member

    heh...yeah right!
  14. Inline_6

    Inline_6 Well-Known Member

    Exactly correct. :cool:

    Can you ask him please when he was issued this? Is it a 229? I thought the Bureau went straight from the 226 in 9mm or 220 in 45ACP to the G22 in the mid-90s. :confused:
  15. STAGE 2

    STAGE 2 Well-Known Member

    Whats the reasoning for allowing the g21 but not the p220?
  16. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    Yup, the TRP Professional :)
  17. jungle

    jungle Well-Known Member

    My understanding is that the few SIG 220s issued in the late '80s showed a propensity to crack frames, I understand this has been fixed but may have soured (Sauered?)them on it.

    The Glock 22 has been standard since '98. They went from .357 revolvers through 9mm SIGs to 10mm S&W to get there in a little over a decade. Seemed like a different pistol/caliber every few years for a while.
  18. Creeping Incrementalism

    Creeping Incrementalism Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know when they dropped the 10mm pistols? Is the MP5/10mm a holdover from the same "era"?
  19. jungle

    jungle Well-Known Member

    The SIGs were a rapid response in 9mm right after Miami, then they did a study and decided 10mm was the ultimate and got Smith to build the SIG -like decocker version of their 10mm in stainless. It was going to be the uber gun. Didn't work out that way for a number of reasons. I think they dropped the 10mm in the early '90s, within a year or two after adoption. Back to SIG during the next search, which got them to Glock.
    The MP-5/10mm was a product of the 10mm is best years of the mid eighties to early'90s. H&K no longer produces that 10mm variant and as far as I know no other buyers for it other than the FBI in any numbers to speak of. The price they paid for their special MP-5 was eye -watering. They bought about 1,400.
  20. raz-0

    raz-0 Well-Known Member

    I'd have to go with this, as the best answer I got when I looked into it was a subset of that with the caveat that you'll find a mishmosh of weapons and calibers because agents aren't necessaril;y forced to change to the new issued arm.

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