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VA State Police ammo?

Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by Gregw/aGlock, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Gregw/aGlock

    Gregw/aGlock NRA Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    How does one go about finding out what ammo the VSP issues? I'd feel kinda awkward calling them up to ask. I think that would be useful info to know while I'm picking out the ammo I want to carry for self-defense....
  2. SocomCen

    SocomCen Millennium Member

    Jul 29, 1999
    IIRC they use 125gr Gold Dot (.357SIG in SIG 229 DAKs), I see a few Troopers a day in the shop. But I'll double check.

  3. Bonk

    Bonk Millennium Member

    Nov 8, 1999
    It is 125gr Gold Dots, I was just talking to one yesterday.
  4. Gregw/aGlock

    Gregw/aGlock NRA Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    Thanks alot - that's what I've got in my 229 too.
  5. Carlitos


    Dec 19, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Darn good question!

    THink about why we CCW.

    -we CCW to protect ourselves and our family.

    IF that need ever arrises, we might be questioned - in front of a jury.

    About the best answer I can think of as to "Why did you select X gun/ammo?" is:

    "I asked a public safety officer what they choose to use to protect innocent people and themslves from criminals. Since the public safety officers use X, I chose X too, since the public safety officers are the experts in such matters."

    That answer should satisfy any jury's doubt about you being a reasonable person when it comes to ammo/gun choice.
  6. Gregw/aGlock

    Gregw/aGlock NRA Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    This is paramount to me - preparation for the "what if" scenario. I am only just beginning to learn. :thumbsup:
  7. watsoncb

    watsoncb CLM

    Dec 31, 2006
    Falls Church
    I have heard that Fairfax County Sheriff's carry .40SWs with Federal HPs or Hydra-Shoks.

    Can anyone confirm? Also what does:

    Alexandria Police:
    Arlington Co Police:
    Falls Church:
    Fairfax Co Police:
    Loudoun Sheriff:
  8. Not sure about FCSO, FCPD carries Sig P226R DAK with Federal 9BPLE 115 gr +P+.
  9. HavinaPretzel

    HavinaPretzel Go Hokies!

    Jan 21, 2006
    SE Virginia
    That's a really good point. I carry the 124gr +p Gold Dot, which (I think) the NYPD also uses. I didn't know that when I bought them, but if I'm ever in a position like you describe, your statement about asking a public safety officer would be a good one to make.