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AF Combat Aircrew Sidearm today

Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by nobody123, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. nobody123


    Jul 13, 2005
    What is the issue sidearm for Combat Aircrew Members these days? We had 2-3/4" 38's in the old days (pre Berretta)

    Does the AF allow personal substitutions, as long as you use the mil-spec/issue ammo?

    I sure wish I had a G-19 and/or a G-26 when I was on a Combat Crew.
  2. meeko


    Apr 15, 2006
    I just retired after 21 years in the Security Police/Forces (15 years active duty) so I've worked with an aircrew or two as well as been a CATM instructor.
    By policy the standard issue for USAF aircrews is the Beretta M9 9mm. When I was with a B 52 unit during the 91 gulf war the S&W M 15 38 revolver was used by the aircrews (as well as us until late 1991). The M9 was phased in throughout the early 90's.

    I can't say for sure if anyone violated policy or not by carring any other make. Even if they did it wasn't my buisness!

  3. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Far as I know (and have seen intermittently) it's all M9s.
  4. DMF

    DMF P33

    Jan 19, 2003
  5. EH3


    Oct 4, 2005
    Glock advertises in their catalog that the G19 is used by USAF pilots, and I've talked to one ANG pilot who said he "thought" the glock was what he carried. (Don't ask why or how he wouldn't know) But other than that the M9 is what I have always seen/been told.
  6. hokieglock

    hokieglock Proud Infidel

    <-------AF pilot, never seen anyone carry anything but M9's, specs ops guys not included.