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US Border Patrol Standard Issue

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Aaryq, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. Aaryq

    Aaryq Member

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    Howdy folks. I was thinking about joining the Border Patrol when I get out of the Corps (hopefully I can get AZ and leave my current state).
    What do they carry and what do they have access to carry?
     
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    I believe the standard is the Beretta 96D.
    Optional:
    SigP229DAK
    HK P2000

    and I think there is a S&W but danged if I know which one it is. We sell a lot of holster to BP in southern Arizona and those are the 3 models I get requests for.
     
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    I think they're now phasing out the Beretta. The winners of the big DHS contract were the Sig 226/229 and the HK with LEM.
     
  4. Aaryq

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    What about Rifles/Shotguns/SMG's?
     
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    Correia I thought so too based on that until I started talking with the officers coming through us for equipment. Most of them prefer the Beretta to shoot because the Sigs and HK's have very high trigger pulls.

    I called BS on a few of them (friends and family members) and so we went shooting. I don't care for the DAK or LEM but they're not bad. I think the BP increased trigger # because they were horrible. Don't know why it's not uniform.

    Anyway, the Beretta is still on the approved list and long story short I'm still selling a lot of holsters for them.

    Long guns IIRC is an AR-15/M4 and a Remington 870. Outside of that I've heard of a few others but never seen or heard of anything issued.
     
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    Are these firearms issued or are you allowed to purchase your own?
     
  7. Ala Dan

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    In talking with a Border Patrol agent just recently, I was informed that they
    are indeed switching over to the H&K's with the LEM trigger. Seems like he
    did say, that the model was the P2000; but honestly, I don't remember? ;)
     
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    I was at a meeting today in a Border Patrol station and none of the agents were carrying the Beretta. Of course that doesn't mean it still isn't being issued. I wasn't looking real closely but it looked like most of them had Sigs but I could be wrong.
     
  9. Spreadfire Arms

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    my friend just graduated from the Border Patrol academy a few days ago in Artesia, NM.

    he said their issued pistol is a HK P2000. they are qualified on the M16, UMP .40, and the Remington 870 shotgun.
     
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