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What would you carry if you were or are a cop?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Doug.38PR, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Doug.38PR

    Doug.38PR member

    If police departments banned the use of semi auto pistols tomorrow, what kind of revolver would you carry? Old, new, used, what caliber, what model what brand, etc.
  2. ProguninTN

    ProguninTN Well-Known Member


    Ruger GP100 in .357 Mag.
  3. WESTTX357

    WESTTX357 Well-Known Member

    S & W

    When i first started out i carried a 4" model 19 on duty and off duty and plain clothes i carried a model 66 with 2" barrel.
  4. Edmond

    Edmond Well-Known Member

    Smith & Wesson 686. If I run out, it's a nice club.:D
  5. Euclidean

    Euclidean Well-Known Member

    S&W Model 28
  6. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    I carried a S&W Mdl 58 .41 magnum for 13 years, I guess I could do it again if I was invited!!;)
  7. 461

    461 Well-Known Member

    Ruger GP-100 4"
  8. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Well-Known Member

    .45 ACP is nice out of a revolver. I really like my S&W 22-4. Moon clips make for fast reloads.
  9. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    The Original, All Time Favorite

    4" S&W model 19 "Combat Magnum" .357
  10. redneckrepairs

    redneckrepairs Well-Known Member

    I would get back out my S&W 686 4" round butt and its duty holster , carryed it for years and wouldnt hesitate to again .
  11. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    A S&W M19 or M66 or if allowed, my Taurus M66. L frames and GP100s are awful heavy to carry a full shift. I'd want a K frame size and weight gun.
  12. Ron James

    Ron James Well-Known Member

    I would carry what the department mandated me to carry and smile, and say , yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
  13. MartinBrody

    MartinBrody Well-Known Member

    S&W 686, 4 inch, 7 shot, 357 Mag
  14. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    My Smith 620. That 7th shot would make me feel mighty comfortable. That, and the fact that it balances perfectly; now, I just need to stop pulling the gun down in DA....
  15. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    If I'd fired six and missed, I wouldn't feel all that warm and fuzzy about having one last round to defend myself with. LOL :D

    I'd definitely use Safariland Comp 2 speed loaders and have a back up in my pocket.
  16. .357 magnum

    .357 magnum Well-Known Member

    Taurus 66SS4

    Weighs 38oz, .357 mag, 7 shots-- well balanced accurate. I would petition to carry an auto loader. Then I would carry the new Taurus 24/7 OSS in a .45acp or .40 cal I have money down on one of these babies! I am ex-LE and this Taurus would have been it for me.


    Have a good one gentlemen!
  17. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    IF I went w/ a wheelgun for LE duty, I'd go w/ the S&W model 19.
  18. Brad686

    Brad686 Member

    Just like the name, 4". Incidentally, some departments still let you use them, lot of times you get to pick from a list of firearms that are compatible with their particular standards. I think a 686 would be a fine choice.
  19. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    In order of personal preference:

    1) S&W 686 or 620 4" (I admit I'm a little biased)
    2) S&W 19/66 4"
    3) Ruger GP100 or Security Six, 4"

    + a S&W 642 for BUG duty

    That being said, I really like all of the above!
  20. CSA 357

    CSA 357 Well-Known Member

    4 inch 66-1

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