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U.S. Soldier with two sidearms!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jesse308, Nov 18, 2004.

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  1. Jesse308

    Jesse308 Member

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    I saw this pic in my local paper. It appears that the Soldier firing the M-21 has a beretta on his LBV and on his belt.

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  2. mons meg

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    He must be from New York...


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  3. patentmike

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    Smart lad. If somebody popped up close-in, probably all you'd see through that scope is nosehairs.
     
  4. MrMurphy

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    The belt one could be a pouch.
     
  5. Roadkill

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    There was a USMC Medal of Honor winner named Valdez(?), won it when he was a 1Lt in Vietnam in 68, he wore two .45s and a Kbar, emptied both guns until he ran out of ammo then used the knife. Said he had started carrying two pistols because it took too long to reload using just one. I guess street fighting is very close up and personal. Talking to a WWII vet a few weeks ago, he was Inf, said for open country the preferred weapon was a Garand with rifle grenades, for towns/cities they switched to M1 carbines, SMGs, grenades and .45s.

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    Never hurts to have a backup.
     
  7. PMDW

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    I saw a police officer in Florida one time, who had two Glocks on his belt. Confused the hell out of me.
     
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    that's cuz he's Sgt. Chow Yun Fat

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  9. ponyexpress

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    I apologize for highjacking this thread but our paper had the same picture and I noticed his M14 has a pistol grip. I wonder who supplied that?
     
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    Wife and I recently took a cruise ship out of Mobile, AL. While desparately trying to find the correct approach to the parking/offloading area I was interested to see a "cowboy" white-shirted Mobile police officer helping to direct traffic.

    He wore a primary sidearm on his right side, and another full-size secondary sidearm on his left side. It was carried in a RH holster at his 9 o'clock, cross-draw style. They were SIGs. I was amazed and impressed!

    But in his Oakleys and two sidearms he gve me the impression as a poser.
     
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    ponyexpress --

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    and to the original thread... I'm thinking that'a a pouch, not a holstered pistol under his shirt.

    And another question.. do those current issue flap holsters accomodate 1911 series pistols, or only M9s?
     

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    The second "pistol" those cops were carrying was more likely a Taser.

    Albuquerque cops carry them and unless you look closely, it appears to be a pistol in a thigh holster.

    There was thread here about that, but I can't find it right now.
     
  13. Gillster

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    The issued flap holster I have holds a Springfield 1911 and a PO P14 equally as well as the M9 it's supposed to hold.
     
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    What two side arms are you seeing, Jesse308? Do you mean the one that is visible on his belt and then are inferring one is present in the pouch under his shirt on his right hip? I think Mr.Murphy is probably right. It is probably just a pouch. Even if it isn't, there isn't enough information visible in the image to determine that it is a second gun. Heck, you can't even tell if the green item in question is a pouch or holster or a pouch being used as a holster and if it is a holster, just what it contains.

    Given the way the shirt drapes away from the pouch, the pouch appears to be a double pouch, one compartment outside of the main compartment that is closest to the body. If it is a holster, then it is a different type than the one visible on the soldier's belt that has a gun in it.
     
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    They'll hold either.
     
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    I recall seeing a square looking pouch about the size of the bulge on this guy's right hip on some NBC personnel in Iraq. Think it contained chem agent detection stuff. Since NBC isn't considered a threat anymore, could have disposed of the chem detection equipment and be using it to hold whatever he felt was needed instead.
     
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    Good Pic

    I hope the one guy has one of those Dirty Terroist Muslims in his crosshairs.
     
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    Nobody has stated the obvious. The military must be running out of knee-pads. Couldn't help myself on that one. :)

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    Two pistols? Wouldn't that be against *gulp, shaking* MILITARY REGULATIONS? *shudder*

    We know it's not a pistol as no one would violate those scared laws.
     
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    The M14s that were configured for full auto use (M14E2) had pistol grips... could be one of the E2 stocks someone painted.

    /r

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    Thats what I was thinking. The tasers I've seen were very glock-like, plastic is a given but the grip angle looked simular was well. I've never done a side by side comparison though, so I may be mistaken.

    Here in Asheville the tasers I've seen were carried cross-draw, where the collapsable baton would be found on other officers I've met within the department. I think theyve also got the yellow/black striped handle, but I still did a double-take the first time I saw one.
     
  22. Evil_Ed

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    The tasers issued to our local Police here in Melbourne have handles almost identical in shape to a glock handle, just in a bright neon yellow color to avoid confusion.
     
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    The thing I noticed is that both are only wearing one kneepad....on thier right knee.
     
  24. MrMurphy

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    Right handed guys generally go to their right knee in the kneeling position. So why wear two?
     
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    The shooter on the left appears to be left handed.....
     
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