. 380 Off Duty - UC?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by fla2760, May 20, 2020.

  1. jnc36rcpd

    jnc36rcpd

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    In an ideal world, we'd all train and qualify with back-up and off-duty guns from the holsters we carry our OD/BU guns in. In the real world, firearms instructors only have so much time. If an officer is smart enough that he or she carries a secondary handgun, I'd hope he or she would be smart enough to practice their presentation and holstering on their own.

    That's not a perfect solution, but it is a solution. We also were flexible with time/reloading mandates on off-duty/back-up qualifications because we were realistic. It would be stupid to prohibit someone from carrying a secondary weapon because the magazine capacity wasn't the same as the duty weapon.
     
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    Any make and model you can qualify with and is approved by the RM. Officers are issued enough Speer GD 95gr for two mags and the chamber round. Gold Dots must be used in all authorized BUG/OD/UC guns. We also authorize 9, 40, 45, 38/357.
     
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    This is a big problem in a lot of places, and it's not always the range officers' fault. Around me, most departments do only what the state requires, and nothing more. That's now one qual per year (for each weapon) and 1 more block of training of only 50 rounds per weapon (25 for shotgun).

    This is an improvement over what it used to be, but not enough.
     
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