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What would you carry if you were or are a cop?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Doug.38PR, Oct 31, 2006.

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  1. Doug.38PR

    Doug.38PR member

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    If police departments banned the use of semi auto pistols tomorrow, what kind of revolver would you carry? Old, new, used, what caliber, what model what brand, etc.
     
  2. ProguninTN

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    Ruger GP100 in .357 Mag.
     
  3. WESTTX357

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    When i first started out i carried a 4" model 19 on duty and off duty and plain clothes i carried a model 66 with 2" barrel.
     
  4. Edmond

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    Smith & Wesson 686. If I run out, it's a nice club.:D
     
  5. Euclidean

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    S&W Model 28
     
  6. Iggy

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    I carried a S&W Mdl 58 .41 magnum for 13 years, I guess I could do it again if I was invited!!;)
     
  7. 461

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    .45 ACP is nice out of a revolver. I really like my S&W 22-4. Moon clips make for fast reloads.
     
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    4" S&W model 19 "Combat Magnum" .357
     
  10. redneckrepairs

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    I would get back out my S&W 686 4" round butt and its duty holster , carryed it for years and wouldnt hesitate to again .
     
  11. MCgunner

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    A S&W M19 or M66 or if allowed, my Taurus M66. L frames and GP100s are awful heavy to carry a full shift. I'd want a K frame size and weight gun.
     
  12. Ron James

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    I would carry what the department mandated me to carry and smile, and say , yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
     
  13. MartinBrody

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    S&W 686, 4 inch, 7 shot, 357 Mag
     
  14. Eightball

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    My Smith 620. That 7th shot would make me feel mighty comfortable. That, and the fact that it balances perfectly; now, I just need to stop pulling the gun down in DA....
     
  15. MCgunner

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    If I'd fired six and missed, I wouldn't feel all that warm and fuzzy about having one last round to defend myself with. LOL :D

    I'd definitely use Safariland Comp 2 speed loaders and have a back up in my pocket.
     
  16. .357 magnum

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    Weighs 38oz, .357 mag, 7 shots-- well balanced accurate. I would petition to carry an auto loader. Then I would carry the new Taurus 24/7 OSS in a .45acp or .40 cal I have money down on one of these babies! I am ex-LE and this Taurus would have been it for me.

    http://www.taurustactical.com/dsp_247oss.cfm

    Have a good one gentlemen!
     
  17. 10-Ring

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    IF I went w/ a wheelgun for LE duty, I'd go w/ the S&W model 19.
     
  18. Brad686

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    Just like the name, 4". Incidentally, some departments still let you use them, lot of times you get to pick from a list of firearms that are compatible with their particular standards. I think a 686 would be a fine choice.
     
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    In order of personal preference:

    1) S&W 686 or 620 4" (I admit I'm a little biased)
    2) S&W 19/66 4"
    3) Ruger GP100 or Security Six, 4"

    + a S&W 642 for BUG duty

    That being said, I really like all of the above!
     
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  21. Dan the Man

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    For patrol...

    1. S&W 625 4" (.45 ACP w/full moon clips)
    2. S&W 27 5" (.357 magnum)

    For plainclothes...

    1. S&W 586 3" (.357 magnum)...rare in 3"; excellent gun
    2. S&W 19 2 1/2" (.357 magnum)

    Regards
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    As much as I like revolvers, I'd take a high-cap Glock 9mm with 115-gr. Federal JHPs. I also wouldn't mind having a 7- or 8-shot .357 revolver with 125-gr. JHPs. Actually, I wouldn't say no to having both.

    A lot has to do with where you are. I've oft thought that in that famous shootout on the highway where everyone missed at guntable ranges that had the good guys had revolvers it might have ended differently.

    It's hard to keep your eye on the front sight when there's return fire.
     
  23. Doug.38PR

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    My choice would be an old fashon Colt Official Police 4 inch OR if none available an old fashion S&W M-10 4 inch light barrel.

    Ammunition. .38 Special+P LSWCHP.

    Why? Plain jain weapon with no bulk, light, easy to handle with one hand but heavy enough to take recoil and proven service weapons loaded with proven manstoppers.
     
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    Colt Trooper .357 :)
     
  25. Srigs

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    S&W Combat Magnum!
     
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