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Duty Guns

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by District18, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. 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.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  2. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    Ruger P89, close to to 16 years. No changes.

  3. BMH

    BMH Lifetime Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Glock 17: 5 years
    H&K P2000: 4 years and going

    I want my Glock back!
  4. Not that I'm THAT old, but my first duty weapon (prior department) was a S&W Model 10, 4" 38.Spl. I carried that for the first 12 years, then a S&W 5946 / 9mm when we switched to semi-auto's, which I carried for 8 years until I retired. On my current department, I was issued a Glock 23 for the first 8 years, then a Glock 22 which I've had for the last 3 years.
  5. JohnnyReb

    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

    Sep 20, 2004
    Don't care for the P2000?

    For me, Smith and Wesson M&P 40. 2 years.
  6. Leightonpd2


    Oct 19, 2009
    Been carrying Smith & Wesson 1911PD Railed with Blackhawk Xiphos.

    Just switched to Sig Sauer 226 Navy with Blackhawk Xiphos
  7. DoogieHowser

    DoogieHowser Eh

    Jul 27, 2005
    VA, USA
    S&W M&P .40 - 6 years [My department was one of the first adopters]
  8. Horror

    Horror Polizei

    Aug 31, 2004
    HK USP (P8): 12 Years
    HK USP (P10): 1 Year
    Sig Sauer P225: 1 Year
    Sig Sauer P226: 4 years and counting
  9. Sgt127


    Nov 5, 2002
    When I started, we could carry most anything. I carried a Colt 1911. Dabbled with a Sig P220. Finally got a Wilson Master grade built and carried it until about 13 years ago. Issued a Glock 35, carried it for 12 years, just got new Glock 22's.

    I'm allowed to carry anything on duty that I want to as long as its the issued Glock 22. No complaints, its a perfectly good duty gun, but, back when we carried our own guns, cops had a little more personality. We had Govt models, browning High Powers, revolvers in .38-.44's. A few Smith autos and a smattering of those new fangled Sig Sauers.
  10. Started out with an old department issued Smith & Wesson Model 67 Stainless Steel .38 Special revolver.

    Went to Glock next and never looked back. First was a 22 and then a 23 when I went in the detective bureau. Just upgraded to a Generation 4 and have the small backstrap on it. It feels even better in my hand. Less recoil too.
  11. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

    Sep 16, 2009
    NW Burbs
    Let's see:

    Sig P228 - 3 years
    Para LDA 7.45- 1 year
    H&K USP 45 - 2 years
    Glock 23 - 4 years

    And I will be very shortly going to a Springfield Armory XD 45 Tactial, which I bought cheap. I haven't worked out with it too much, but I'm optimistic. I'll post up my thought when I've got some time with it on my hip.
  12. BMH

    BMH Lifetime Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    I don't like the long trigger pull.
  13. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

    Jul 24, 2010
    The Northwoods
    Sig P226 : 1yr
    Glock 21 : 2 yrs

    Sent from my iPhone... which probably auto-corrected something wrong
  14. SAR


    Apr 17, 2004
    LA LA Land
    Here you go:

    1979 Colt Series 70 .45 ACP
    1984 S&W 686 .357 Magnum
    1985 S&W 645 .45 ACP
    1988 S&W 67 .38 Special
    1990 Beretta 92F 9mm
    1992 S&W 5906 9mm
    1997 S&W 4506 .45 ACP
    2004 to present: Glock 21 .45 ACP

    SPDSNYPR Zippy's Friend.

    Jun 12, 2006
    OK, USA
    Sig P220 (2 of them actually - one had to be replaced, big hunks of crap) 7 years
    G31 for the last 9 years.

    We carry what is issued, no options. Those are what were issued.
  16. mntrpr


    Mar 22, 2003
    Full time 15 yrs
    Smith and Wesson sigma (city cop)
    Beretta 96 centurion D
    Glock 22 gen 3
    Currently Glock 22 gen 4

    Part time job (don't work this gig anymore)
    Glock 31
    Wilson combat CQB
    Nighthawk Talon

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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  17. dpadams6


    Jan 5, 2010
    What don't you like on the hk?
  18. dpadams6


    Jan 5, 2010
    Why did your Dept. Switch from hk?
  19. Damn! I never realized how many different guns I carried over the years until I put it in writing:

    Academy (1984)
    Started with a S&W Model 681, finished with a S&W Model 686

    In Uniform (1985-1989)
    S&W Model 686 - First duty gun
    Colt Combat Commander 9mm
    S&W 469 (while Colt was at gunsmith for extractor tuning)
    Colt Combat Government Model .45acp
    Colt LW Commander .45acp customized by Richard Heinie
    S&W Model 36 (ankle/back-up)
    S&W Model 42 (original with grip safety ankle/back-up)
    Colt .380 government (ankle/back-up)

    During assignment in Narcotics for 8 years (1989-1997)
    Colt LW Officers ACP
    Colt Stainless Officers ACP
    S&W 4516
    Glock 17
    Glock 19
    Glock 23
    Browning Hi-Power
    H&K USP9C
    H&K USP45C

    Back in uniform (1997-2006)
    H&K USP9F
    Glock 19
    Glock 17C
    Kimber TLE II
    Wilson CQB w/Rail and Surefire X200 (was carrying at retirement time in November 2006)
    S&W Model 642 (ankle/back-up)
    Glock 26 (ankle/back-up)

    Colt 9mm subgun (SWAT)
    Colt M16A1 (SWAT)
    Colt AR15A3 Tactical (personal patrol rifle 1997-2003)
    Wilson UT15 (personal patrol rifle 2003-2006)
    Wilson/Remington 870 (personal patrol shotgun)
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  20. Horror

    Horror Polizei

    Aug 31, 2004
    it didn't, I switched the PD.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012