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Duty Guns

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

  1. CLoft239

    CLoft239 I Like Turtles

    Oct 30, 2011
    Oklahoma, USA
    Glock 31: 3 1/2 years
    Sig SP2022: 5 months
    BUG: Ruger LCP

    Don't miss my G31 one bit. But I do want a G33 for bug.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  2. Correctional Service Canada

    S&W Model 10- 4 years

    Current Agency

    Beretta 96 D- 9 years
    SIG 226R DAK (.40 S&W)- 4 years

  3. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

    Feb 21, 2009
    Glock 21 my whole career. Don't have a choice it's what we get whether we like it or not. If I got to choose, I would go Glock 17 for the extra capacity.

    A few changes on my BUG though, since we decide that.
    -Kel tec p3at, still embarrassed I owned it. Sold it after a short period of use (or failures)
    -Kahr PM9
    -s&w bodyguard 380
  4. Knute

    Knute "Nothin"

    Aug 28, 2004
    Northern Colorado
    We are now issuing a Gen 4 G22 or XDm in .40. No issues with the Glocks. But we have had to send a boat load of the XDm slides back to have the Trijicon night sights replaced. For what ever reason they keep going out on brand new guns. Other than that, no real issues with them. But we have had them issued for only about a year now.
  5. nitesite10mm

    nitesite10mm Dog Lover

    Jun 9, 2006
    North Alabama
    My first academy in the mid-80s = 4" Security Six
    Probationary year = a beautiful 4" early Model 586
    After probation = a 1984 Colt Combat Gov't
    Off Duty= Colt Combat Commander

    In between there's been a Beretta 92 and a G17.

    This dept has seen:
    Glock 34
    Springfield Loaded w/ lots of upgrades no MIM
    Glock 22 w/ Laser Max guide rod
    BUGs = Taurus 709, S&W 442, Ruger LCR (depends on my mood)

    Would love to get a G35 put fixed Trijicons on and start carrying it now and then in uniform.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  6. wprebeck

    wprebeck Got quacks?

    Oct 20, 2002
    Mm..looks like heaven
    Started with a G19. Had that around a year, and then we began allowing .40 caliber.

    Qualified with a G22 and Beretta 96. Never carried the 96, ended up selling it.

    I carried the same G22 for about the last decade. Just changed to a Gen4 G17.

    We're authorized several flavors of Glock: 34, 17, 19, 26, 35, 22, 23, 27. I have all but the 34, 35, 26.
  7. Ship A'Hoy

    Ship A'Hoy Trigger Control

    Feb 11, 2006
    G21SF, five years.
  8. Southswede


    Sep 29, 2005
    S&W 586
    S&W 686
    Ruger GP100
    S&W 659
    S&W 65
    Glock 22/23/27

    And after reading posts, I feel very old..............
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  9. bub

    bub Millennium Member

    Jul 22, 1999
    Up till recently, my Dept was pretty good about duty guns. You could carry a Dept issue gun if you wanted, or you could carry a personally owned gun within the following rules- no SAO, calibers 9mm/.38 up to .45, no magnums, reputable manufacturer subject to instructor approval. Issued duty guns have included Glock 17 late '80's to early '90's, S&W 5906 early '90's-late '90's and Beretta 92FS late '90's to about 2 months ago. I chose to carry a personal gun and started out with a Sig P226 for the academy and for about a year, then switched to my G21 from about '93 to about 2 weeks ago.

    A couple of months ago, we got a new Chief who is adamant about standardization. As a result, we got Gen4 G22 duty guns, which are going to be issued with no other choice. As one of the instructors, I qualified with mine about 2 weeks ago and started carrying it then. Everyone else will start as they qualify with them, probably in about a month or so.

    Backup and off duty aren't issued and are personal preference. Mine have included a S&W M649, a Ruger SP101 and, for the past several years, a G26. Since we switched to the G22, I think I'm going to buy a Gen4 G27 when our income tax return comes back in Jan.

  10. Royo

    Royo BCPD

    Feb 11, 2001
    Topeka KS USA
    S&W 686
    S&W 5906
    Ruger P85
    Ruger P90
    S&W Sigma 9mm
    S&W 6906
    S&W 5906TSW
    Glock G19
    Always carried a J frame of one kind or another as off duty or back up

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  11. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Oct 28, 2005
    Circling the wagons.
    I was issued the G19 when I was a reserve (and I ended up buying it from them a couple years ago) and my current agency issued me a G22 RTF2, otherwise they're all mine.

    Departments usually get pretty favorable trade-in deals. My current agency swapped even (or so I'm told) from gen 3 G22s to RTF 2 G22s.

    GRIMLET Deceased

    Dec 29, 2011
    This I took advantage of and bought the 4506.

    Hopefully in a year ir two I can buy my current duty sidearm. Then when I retire a few years after that, I can keep the new one.
  13. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL

    All my own handguns. When I started up until a few years ago they issued a revolver, Smth or Ruger, whatever they had, and if you wanted to carry a pistol you purchased it yourself. Except for a few guys who started before they were 21 and had to have someone, usually a parent buy it for them...

    A couple of years ago they started to issue a Glock 17 as the issued handgun. Even has nice engraving on the slide with department logo.
  14. st2012


    Oct 24, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Hired on in October of last year, been using my G23 since I started in the academy.
  15. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    We are going on 13yrs with our current issued Sigs.
  16. I started with a S&W five-inch barrel revolver for the few weeks I was with my first department. When I came here, I was issued a four-inch barrel S&W. We shortly thereafter went to the Ruger Service-Six.

    We went to the SIG 226 for several years, then transitioned to the .40. I traded my initial issue .40 for a 226R when we authorized lights.
  17. G27Chief

    G27Chief Lifetime Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Southwestern Gawjaw
    1980 pencil barrel Model 10
    1981-82 Ruger Security Six
    1983 Model 19 4"
    1984-1987 Model 66 2.5"/ Model 60 or Browning BDA UC
    1988-1989 Model 686 with WCC 110 +P+
    1989-1991 Beretta 92
    1991-1996 SIG P229 or P220 depending on assignment
    1996-2005 Glock 22/27
    2005-2010 Glock 23/27
    2010-2012 Retired LC9 or G-27
    2012-present 22/23/27
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  18. lndshark


    Nov 15, 2009
    NOT the PNW (yet)

    Awww....:crying::crying::crying:I feel for ya'. :wavey:

    Got a nice wanna-be Glock duty gun if you want to trade :upeyes:

    I'd love to carry my 21...or a 17/34. Heck, I don't even like the .40 but I'd probably give my left test-tickle :supergrin: to be able to carry even a 22/35...and I'd buy it with my own money too.
  19. lndshark


    Nov 15, 2009
    NOT the PNW (yet)
    I dearly miss my 6" 686 (with Hogue grips) in addition to my P220. Both parted ways with me in a dee-vorce :rofl:
  20. CAcop


    Jul 21, 2002
    We rotate out our duty guns at about 10% per year. Most senior guys get the new guns, least senior get the worst. We had Smiths from 1987 to 2000 or so. Then Berettas were bought while the Smiths were echanged. Then in 2003 or so Glocks were bought. It took us until 2010 or so until we went all Glock. The longer we wait to sell off guns the less they are worth when sold. That is why we shoot to replace them after 10 years, often it is a few years after that.