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


  1. District18

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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.
     

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    #1 District18, Aug 4, 2012
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  2. Hack

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

  3. BMH

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    Glock 17: 5 years
    H&K P2000: 4 years and going

    I want my Glock back!
     
  4. Ajon412

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    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

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    Don't care for the P2000?



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

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    Been carrying Smith & Wesson 1911PD Railed with Blackhawk Xiphos.


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

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    S&W M&P .40 - 6 years [My department was one of the first adopters]
     
  8. Horror

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

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    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. skorper

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    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

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    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

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    I don't like the long trigger pull.
     
  13. SCSU74

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    Sig P226 : 1yr
    Glock 21 : 2 yrs


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  14. SAR

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    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
     
  15. SPDSNYPR

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    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

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    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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  17. dpadams6

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    What don't you like on the hk?
     
  18. dpadams6

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    Why did your Dept. Switch from hk?
     
  19. Bodyarmorguy

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    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
    H&KP7M8
    H&KP7M13
    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)
     
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  20. Horror

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    it didn't, I switched the PD.
     
    #20 Horror, Aug 4, 2012
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