Smith & Wesson confirmed LAPD officers were approved to carry the S&W Bodyguard .380 and Ruger LCP for on duty back-up and off duty. "In order to deploy either of these firearms, officers must first successfully shoot the Departments Back-Up Qualification Course, at either the Davis Training Facility or the Elysian Park Police Academy. The Back-Up Qualification Course must be shot with Department approved .380 ammunition only. Officers must supply their own duty ammunition for the qualification course and for deployment in the pistol. Upon completion of the Back-Up Qualification Course of fire, officers shall take their qualification receipt to the Department Armory and have the pistol entered on to the Departments Firearms Inventory and Tracking System (FITS)" Can anyone out there tell us the Back-Up Qualification Course? http://www.bluesheepdog.com/2011/04/20/lapd-adopts-ruger-sw-380-pistols/ Randall Wanna kill these ads? We can help!