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  1. cratz2

    cratz2 Member

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    I like to post this one some board every year or so, so hear goes...

    If you are either a LEO (or somehow related) or know for sure what a particular agency issues, please post it here. I'm more interested in the cartridges issued rather than the gun itself (though feel free to say what gun as well) and the agencies that issue something other than 9mm, 40S&W or 45ACP are of particular interest... 10mm? 357SIG? 45GAP? Maybe even a small town in Wyoming that issues a 44-40! :p
     
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greeting's cratz2!:D

    Well, my old agency left it up to the discretion of the
    individual officer? It didn't matter whether or not an
    officer carried a revolver or self-loader they were
    required to qualify with it 3X per year. Here is the criteria
    that my department based its findings on:

    a) Revolver - caliber: .38 Special or above, barrel
    length: restricted to 4" to 6" for patrol personel; 2" to
    4" for plainclothes or detectives. The weapon MUST be
    of reputable manufactuer from one of these company's:
    Smith & Wesson, Colt, or Ruger period, there were
    NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule! If any officer couldn't qualify
    with the weapon in a reasonable time frame; the
    weapon was retired, as far as that officer was concerned.
    Upon my departure on 16 May 1997, I can recall no more
    than three officers sporting a revolver; and one of them
    was the Deputy Chief who was and still is a member of
    the coveted Governor's Twenty.

    b)Self-Loader's - caliber: 9m/m or above, barrel
    length: standard issue. Who could carry? Any duly sworn
    law enforcement officer assigned to the patrol division,
    narcotics division, DARE program, persons assigned to
    the plain clothes or detective division, corrections officers,
    reserve personel, park rangers, or persons assigned to
    the security of the mayor. In some cases, the dog warden
    would also be armed with a self-loader. Here again, the
    same basic rules apply: the weapon MUST be of quality
    manufactuer, from one of these major manufactuer'ers:
    Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger, Beretta, SIG-SAUER,
    Glock, H&K, Springfield, or Walther. Qualification
    was STRICT with the self-loader class. Failure to qualify
    within three attempts, usually got the officer in
    question reverted back to a six-shooter.

    I can recall a veteran officer coming into headquarters
    early one morning to answer natures call. He promptly
    removed his gun belt upon entering the stall. In a hurry,
    and not wanting his Glock 17 to sit on the floor; he took
    it from its secure leather holster and commenced to hang
    it upside down on the coat hanger attached to the rear
    of the door. He quickly slammed the door shut, the G17
    started for the floor and the officer reached up in a futile
    attempt to grab it !:uhoh: Next thing we heard was a
    very loud B-A-N-G; as the G-17 had accidentally discharged
    a W-W 147 grain "Black Talon" JHP into the men's shower
    stall. Luckily, no one was bathing at the 0900 hr mark so
    there were no injuries.

    After that, the Chief of Police had a 55 gallon drum beefed
    up; and with a little use of a torch and welding machine
    made a "clearing barrel" for ALL officers to use when their
    weapon was out of their holster for any reason, bar none!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  3. RCL

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    My brother's agency (Sherrif's Dept.) issues the Glock 21 .45 ACP.
     
  4. mrbonecrusher

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    Idaho Dept of Corections, Glock 22.
    I have seen some Montana Deputies carry Colt SA.
     
  5. SigP220ST_Guy

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    Tippecanoe County (Indiana) Prosecuting Attorney: whatever the heck you qualify with [just no 1911s:rolleyes:].
     
  7. BerettaNut92

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    Costa Mesa PD: .40
    Irvine PD: .45
    Santa Ana PD: .40

    All in Orange County, CA.
     
  8. Brigrat

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    Humboldt County S.O. Glock 22 .40, same thing goes for the local Nuclear Security force, along with a longarm. Although the more inteligent officers would prefer the equally deadly but easier to shoot 9mm Glock 17.

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself!
     
  9. sturgeon

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    officers in my home town in CT are issued P7M8's
     
  10. MrFreeze

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    Hillsborough County in Florida does not issue or allow any .40 or 10mm sidearms. That leaves 9mm, .357, and .45 as the Deputy's caliber options.

    Travis
     
  11. Chupacabra

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    Seattle PD - Glock22 or 23 in .40S&W

    Tacoma PD - Kimber Pro Carry in .45ACP

    The Police at the University I work at Carry Sigs. Not sure which model but probably 226s in 9mm. I'll have to ask them next time they drop by.

    Pretty standard stuff. Nothing too exotic.

    :cool:
     
  12. liliysdad

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    Oklahoma Highway Patrol current;ly issues Sig 220s in .45acp, *I think*, but are currently transitioning to Sig 226s w/ TacRail in .357Sig.

    Local towns areound here all issue the Glock 22.
     
  13. eagles1181

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    I know that the San Antonio police department issues Glock 22 (.40S&W) to their steet patrols. I was at school and they were recruiting. When I asked if it was a G17, G22 or G31 they got very interested (for the non-glock people the only difference in the three guns is the caliber it shoot).

    Houston PD officers are allowed to chose from an approved list. I know the .40 S & W Glocks are on there, but I don't know what else is.

    I have been told that Texas DPS is issued .357 sig, but that is only hear say.

    Eagle
     
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    Michigan state police is a sig in 40 cal ..local i dont know but one is carrying a wheel guns still looks like a smith
     
  15. fawndog

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    SFSO-depends on what you qualify with.
    G17-9mm
    G22-.40
     
  16. Dorian

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    Greenville, NC PD S&W .45

    Pitt Co., NC SO Glock .45

    NC SHP Beretta .357 Sig
     
  17. SMLE

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    The New Mexico State Police carry the full size Glock in .357 Sig. (I don't have a score card handy to tell you the model.

    The Albuquerque Police Department issues the Glock 17 to patrol officers, I don't know what ammo they carry in 9mm. APD officers are allowed to carry personal weapons, and 1911s seem to be the most common. I know that he 230grn Hydra-shok is the load of choice fo the 45s. I was told by an APD instructor that the recommended round for .40 calibers was the 165grn Golden Saber, hence that is what I carry in my Beretta 96.

    The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department issues the .40 caliber Glock loaded with Winchester XTPs, I'm not sure what weight of bullet though. Until recently, Deputies were only allowed to carry their issue Glocks, but that changed with a new Sheriff in office. Once again, 1911s seem to be the most common option. The BCSO was issuing the Federal Hydra-shok in 40 cal, but had a rather spectacular failure to stop when a Deputy shot an armed suspect 11 times in the body and it still took two men to hold the BG down. All the rounds went clear through and the little SOB walked into his trial.

    I have a friend on APD that I'll ask about their ammo regs,and my neighbor in NMSP, so I'll chat him up for info on their ammo of choice.
     
  18. Erik

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    Know for sure?

    Parker, CO PD - G22 issued. G27 may be privately purchased for backup. I believe the detectives may opt for the G23 or G27.

    CBP - G17. Legacy Immigration Officers carry either the Berreta 96D or the HK USP40cLEM for now.

    ICE - G17, G19, G26, Berreta 96D, HK USP40cLEM, depending on legacy agency. (FAMS and legacy FPS agents may carry otherwise for now.)

    US Marshalls - G22 for the uniformed ones.

    FBI - G22 or G23, with an extensive list of options should they opt for something else.

    Many agencies around Denver allow their officers to choose from extensive lists of approved duty weapons. You see lots of Glocks, Sigs, 1911s... the usual choices for the most part.

    Off duty? The feds usually prefer it if you stick with your duty weapon. I don;t believe the state or local guys care too much for the most part.
     
  19. tlhelmer

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    Indiana State Police issues the Beretta 96-G, Beretta 84 (.380) and the Remington 870.
     
  20. Checkman

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    My department (City of Caldwell Idaho) lets us carry what we want as long as it's 9mm, 40 S&W, or 45 acp. We can even 1911 or BHP, but we have to go through more training before being allowed to do so. The county also allows their deputies individual choice. the Boise Police Department carreis the Glock 45. The Idaho State Police carries the Glock 40. I believe the troopers have the choice of the Glock 40's or 45, but theat might have changed recently to just the 40 Glcok being issued.
     
  21. YodaVader

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    The police in my town use the 45 ACP in a Glock - not sure of the model number.

    The conservation officer carries a 45 ACP as well but in a Sig P220.
     
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