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Old 08-10-2012, 09:47   #121
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With over 8 years working as a Police Officer I wouldn't consider myself an old timer, however I'm now on my 3rd duty gun. What's your duty gun history? My history:


1. G17: 5 years
2. G35: 3 years
3. G22: 1 month



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By the time I had worked 8 years, my duty gun history was:

1. S&W Mod. 28 Highway Patrolman
2. Colt Lawman MK III
3. S&W 459
4. Colt King Cobra
5. Beretta 92FS
6. Glock 17
7. Sig P226
8. Colt Delta Elite.

8 years, 8 guns.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:33   #122
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Old 08-10-2012, 14:04   #123
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With no pension available I have no doubts I will still be around.
Australian officers have no pensions or just certain small agencies in general? No pensions?


Also to add to my duty sidearm list, I have a Bushmaster "M4" clone issued. It is strange that our policy states we can provide our own AR-15 type rifles but if we want to carry shotguns, they have to be provided by the agency. Also, shotguns are only for supervisors for what ever reason.
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Old 08-10-2012, 14:58   #124
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Started with a S&W model 24.
Then it went to a S&W model 639, 659, 5904, and a 669.
Agency switch and then a Glock 17 and 19.
Returned to initial agency and it was a Glock 22 from there on.

Back up stuff included a S&W model 38, a 638, and then a 640. Glock 27, Colt Combat Gov't. in the winters, a Walther PPK/S, a Steyr M9, and probably a few others I can't recall right now.
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Old 08-10-2012, 23:24   #125
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With over 8 years working as a Police Officer I wouldn't consider myself an old timer, however I'm now on my 3rd duty gun. What's your duty gun history? My history:


1. G17: 5 years
2. G35: 3 years
3. G22: 1 month



Thanks for replies.
S/W M-66: 3 years
G19: 3 years
G22: 2 years
S/W Sigma: 3 years
Sig P226: 4 years
G19: 4 years
G21: 1.5 years (current)
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Old 08-11-2012, 19:55   #126
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1984-1986, S & W Model 19, Personal owned Dept approved
1986-1987, S & W Model 686, Personal owned Dept approved
1987-1989, Beretta 92F, Personal owned Dept approved
1989-2000, Glock 19 & 26, Dept issue (26 personal owned)
2000-2001, Glock 22 & 27, Personal owned Dept approved
2001-2003, Glock 30, Personal owned Dept approved
2003-2012, (July) Glock 23 & 27, Dept issue (27 personal owned)
Current as of July, M & P 45 and Kahr PM45, Dept issue (Kahr pers owned)

Carried .38+P '84 to '87. As with many agencies in the mid to late 80's we were allowed to switch to authorized semi-autos in 9mm. '89-2000 Dept issued Glock 9's.

Switched Agencies in 2000 and 2003. Those agencies did not issue duty weapons...only duty and practice ammo!

Agency I went to in 2003 allowed other weapons but made deputies purchase their own ammo if they didn't carry dept issued handgun (even if authorized weapon was the same caliber)!

Plan on carrying a Colt Combat Elite my last year or two on the job!
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Old 08-12-2012, 00:26   #127
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[QUOTE=Ftttu;19293075]Australian officers have no pensions or just certain small agencies in general? No pensions?
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Is Aus we only have State Police for each state and Federal Police to look after the ACT and federal land. There are no "small agencies" with the smallest dept having less than a thousand staff, while the one I work for has over fifteen thousand. I am not sure of their retirement schemes but they would be similar to ours.

We dont have pensions. Older staff members may still be part of government pension schemes.

Once we are out we get nothing.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:56   #128
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Is Aus we only have State Police for each state and Federal Police to look after the ACT and federal land. There are no "small agencies" with the smallest dept having less than a thousand staff, while the one I work for has over fifteen thousand. I am not sure of their retirement schemes but they would be similar to ours.

We dont have pensions. Older staff members may still be part of government pension schemes.

Once we are out we get nothing.
I guess the obvious question, then, is how a person lives post-retirement. Do you have a system like our social security?
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:08   #129
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Wow, that's like... almost unfathomable to have NOTHING after retirement except what you save and invest... almost like some private sector jobs here.
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Old 08-12-2012, 17:07   #130
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Old 08-12-2012, 17:53   #131
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:16   #132
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I have been with a very-big-city PD in southeast Texas since 1983. We buy our own duty firearms, guided by policy, whoch is normal for this region of the USA.

Police academy, 1983-1984: S&W Model 686. We had to start with a 4" .357 revolver, and S&W was strongly recommended.

First year on street, 1984-1985: S&W Models 686 & 629

1985: HK P7

Late 1985 to about 1989 or 1990: S&W Models 58 & 657. Why back to revolvers? We switched to open-topped retention rigs, from flap rigs, and no such rig existed for the P7.

About 1990-1991: Colt Stainless Combat Commander

1991-1993: SIG P220. The Colt became finicky.

1993-1995: Ruger GP100, with a brief trial of the .40 Browning Hi-Power somewhere in there. I also carried my Colt Stainless Python for a few weeks, while the firearms lab had my GP100 for ballistic testing after a shooting incident.

1995-1997: S&W Models 19 & 66. These are lighter than the GP100 and Python, and therefore more comfortable.

1997-2002: Kimber and Colt 1911 pistols, full-sized 5". I grandfathered these when my PD went to the .40 P229, Beretta Cougar, and S&W 3rd-Generation later in 1997. As before, no pistols were issued, but the selection of approved duty pistols became MUCH smaller.

2002-2004: G22; I set aside the 1911 when my skinny hand, getting skinnier with age, would not always depress the 1911's grip safety far enough to enable firing.

2004-present: SIG P229R DAK. I tried the then-new DAK, and fired it more accurately than Glock. I had hoped to retire with
this one, but snappy .40 recoil, plus the high bore axis of SIGs, may compel me to switch to something with gentler recoil characteristics, as age, plus wear and tear, are affecting my right wrist. My other choices, presently, other than SIG, are
G22, G23, and S&W M&P40.

I had hoped the chief would sign off on a proposed revision last month that would allow us to use the 9mm counterparts to the presently authorized .40 duty pistols, allowing me to switch to 9mm as well as a lower bore axis. I even bought a G17, as it
looked like it would happen. Unfortunately, the only revision did
not include allowing 9mm.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:57   #133
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Old 03-16-2013, 16:07   #134
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G22- my own
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Old 03-16-2013, 22:20   #135
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Old 03-16-2013, 23:28   #136
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S&W 915 Academy - first 5 years

Beretta 96 next 4 years

Colt Commander next 5 years....yes cocked and locked!

The last 5 have been Glock all the way with my primary being a G22 and off duty G23 and back up G27
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Old 03-16-2013, 23:50   #137
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Wow, that's like... almost unfathomable to have NOTHING after retirement except what you save and invest... almost like some private sector jobs here.
The LE retirement system in my state seems to be tanking and changing their benefits in the last few years to make up for it. They have already changed to not include money made with OT in your benefits, only base salary. And they now base your monthly payoff on an average of the last three years salary instead of your final years salary. That has a lot of guys sticking it out after a promotion for longer than they planned on. BTW these changes are not "as of now" they include everyone that should be grandfathered in.

Me and my wife are acting accordingly and putting away money on or on for retirement. Hopefully I'll still get something out of it, but I have a suspicion that it won't be half what it is supposed to be by the time its all said and done.

I am looking at retirement at age 46 if I stick it out, I doubt I wont have second job after that.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:49   #138
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Started out with a 4566 TSW w/ Insight M3. I'm now carrying a Gen 4 G22 and will be adding a Surefire X300 when we get our 6360 holsters.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:03   #139
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1993 S&W 4006 barrel broke from squid load in academy
1993 Colt Double Eagle .40 (wish I still had it)
1995-1999 Sig 229 .40
1999-00 S&W 4046 .40 issued junk
00-13 Glock 22 Gen 2 Issued couldnt hit **** with it
Glock 22 RTF issued chewed up every uniform
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00-13 Kahr K40 flawless, accurate, on my vest until retirement.
S&W AR-15 open sights, tack driver
The best and most accurate was the Sig 229.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:24   #140
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Cool thread resurrection!

1982-1984 S&W M10HB (issued)
1984-1988 Ruger Security Six (issued/Walther PPK BUG)
1988-1993 S&W M686 (personal/SW36 & Walther PPK BUG's)
1993-1995 Glock 17 (personal 2nd Gen)
1995-1998 Beretta 96D (issued-worst)
1998-2003 HKUSPCLEM.40 (issued/G26 BUG)
2003-2006 Glock 17 (issued 3rd Gen/best issued gun/G26 BUG)
2006-2012 SIG229RDAK.40 (second worst/G26 BUG)
2012-Present G17 (personal 2nd Gen/G26 BUG)

Notes:

From 1982 until 1993 those revolvers were all great. The Smiths had great triggers and the SecSix had awesome balance.

All BUG's were personal weapons except for a G26 that was issued for about a year. I have carried others..but mums the word

I'm going to get my 3rd Gen G17 approved to replace the 2nd Gen only because I want to say I carried it on duty and to give the old war horse a break.

The G17/G26 combo is IMHO the best system ever.

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