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Armed Commercial Pilots

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by arizona, Apr 18, 2003.

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  1. arizona

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    News is reporting some Pilots as early as this Sunday will be carrying handguns while flying.

    Anyone know what gun, ammo and caliber they will be carrying?
     
  2. rock jock

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    I aw them on the news today practicing with Glocks.
     
  3. Hkmp5sd

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    From the news videos, it looks like the .40S&W Glock.
     
  4. FJC

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    The news story I saw (NBC Nightly News, I think it was) said they were practicing with their "issued 40 caliber pistols". Definitely looked like Glocks.

    Issued? Issued by whom? I would have thought they'd be pilot-purchased...

    They also stated that these 16 would be ALL that would be approved to carry for the first two months (at least), sort of a trial (one could say, "pilot") test before more are trained and approved.

    I was pleased to see that the training DID focus a lot on weapon retention tactics.
     
  5. mercedesrules

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    They will be federal officers. :rolleyes:
    http://www.wtoctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1239242&nav=0qq5FJp7

    MR
     
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    It's amazing the hoops they had to go through just to get this to happen. I know one of the excuses for not letting the pilots carry guns was "What if a paasenger gets shot". I don't know about you all. but I'd rather get shot with a Glock .40 than a missle from an F-16. At least I have a chance of surving the bullet wound.
     
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    Ahh, Federal Officers. I'm supposing that's how they got around any local concealed weapons issues (i.e., "Federal Officers" are exempt from local weapons carrying restrictions).
     
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    Great, now everytime a jet crashes some Glockophobe will say a Kaboom caused it.
     
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    Saw these guys shooting down at FLTEC at Brunswick GA on cable news... looks like they were shooting silhouette targets at 5 to 10 feet.

    Wonder what loads they'll use... surely not full power 155 gr .40. I would have picked a slower bullet or maybe a shotgun for a pilot weapon.

    Pico
     
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