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What is your local law enforcement standard issue sidearm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ZeppelinM16, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. ZeppelinM16

    ZeppelinM16 Member

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    For my area, central PA, it would be the Glock 22.
     
  2. mgmorden

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    It's a full-size Glock. Not sure if it's 22 or 17 though.
     
  3. 9mmepiphany

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    Sig 226 or 229 in 9mm for the PD or the SO...the SO has the .40 as an option
     
  4. Borch

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    PD gets Glock 22 or 23 depending on fit, SO gets a certain amount of money from the county to buy a weapon that meets certain criteria. If a deputy wants a nice, expensive, decked out weapon he/she has to cover the difference in the purchase price, pay for practice ammo if the weapon is not a 9mm or .40 cal and pay for biannual armorer certifications if the SO doesn't have an armorer for that particular brand on staff.

    There are 5 or 6 who carry really nice 1911's. I know 1 of them carries a Wilson Combat Elite CQB with all the aftermarket trimmings and a Crimson Trace.
     
  5. XxM0nEyMaKeRxX

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    mostly sigs. seen a glock once though.
     
  6. bds

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    6 surrounding counties: PD/Sheriff Dept. - G22

    1 city PD - Sig 226
     
  7. Jaxinc

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    Sig 229 .40sw
     
  8. BlisteringSilence

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    PD - Sig 226 .40
    SO - G22 or G23 (deputy's preference) .40

    If you're in SWAT for PD/SO, when you're on a SWAT call you can carry whichever sidearm you want to. Lots of guys have moved to 1911's.

    Staties - G21SF .45, unless you've been there forever, in which case you predate the mandatory issue clause, and you can carry whatever you want.

    The surrounding PD's carry all Glocks, all G21's, G22's, or G23's. I don't know of a nearby department that carries anything in 9mm.
     
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    I carry the G22. All my other agencies around me, are G22 (x4) the SO being the wierd duck with the Sig 226 in .40
     
  10. CajunBass

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    Some kind of Sig or the other. They all pretty much look the same to me.
     
  11. joe_security

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    Many State Police agencys have embraced the Glock .45 GAP. In my State its the G22. In our area, local Police have to choose the G17 or G19. After probation, they can choose from a list including 9mm/ .40/.45 Glocks, Sig DAK, XD and Baretta to name a few.
    Many have S&W DAO such as 5946/6946 from the 1990s. These are the ones too lazy to upgrade. Many are happy with these S&W DAO pistols and see no reason to switch. Old timers still remain with grandfathered revolvers.
     
  12. Kingofthehill

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    Glock 22 with Federal Hydrashocks

    JOe
     
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    County Sherrif: Glock 22s in .40 S&W

    Local PD: Full size Glock in 45 ACP (don't recall the model #).

    I hear the most commonly carried BUG and off duty CCW of choice is the S&W 642.
     
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    Redlands Police Department = Deputy choice to purchase & use from a list of approved handguns.
    San Bernardino County Sherrif = Glock 17 (9x19mm) or Glock 21 (.45ACP), deputy choice between the two.
    Riverside County Sherrif = Deputy choice to purchase & use from a list of approved handguns.
    California Highway Patrol = S&W Model 4006TSW (.40S&W).
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department = Officer choice to purchase & use from a list of approved handguns.
    Nevada Highway Patrol = SIG P229DAK (.40S&W).
     
  15. hiram2005

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    Hamilton County SD Indiana, Glock 22; Indiana State Police Glock 17.
     
  16. 7an

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    Sig in 9, 40 or 45. DA/SA trigger.
     
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    Central PA here too, but we dont have a local police (not a bad thing :) ), so its the PSP, and their Glock 37's in .45GAP.
     
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    We're allowed to have Sig's, Beretta's, S&W's, and HK's.


    I carry a Sig P220 Elite.
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  19. oasis618

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    Tacoma Police use Kimber Pro Carry.
     
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    SIG P226 in .40 S&W. The RCMP carry the S&W 5946 I believe.....not complete sure though. Transit police carry the Glock 22.
     
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    Cincinnati PD, S&W M&P9. Magazine safety, no manual safety, no internal lock.

    ...M&P15's too.
     
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    Our city police have the Glock 22 and the Sheriffs patrol has the SIg in .40 . I wish the city had Glock 21's . I hate the .40 too snappy for me .
    My 22 is 13 yrs old now and I am getting a replacement for it next week . The G-22 with the tact rails so we can have lights attached . I still dont like the .40 cartridge but I am greatfull for a new gun . My nightsites are still visible .
     
  23. RobMoore

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    SIGs and Glocks mostly, but the state police carry the new Beretta PX4 (I'm guessing because Beretta USA is in MD).
     
  24. Sgt93

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    G21 or a few selected firearms on our Directives allowed in .45 or .40. I carried a Wilson Combat CQB for about 3 years and am now selling it in the forums.
     
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    S&W M&P .40 recently replaced the S&W 4006

    For some reason, almost all the law enforcement agencies here in Colorado pack S&Ws.
     
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