False. Although it is on the approved list, it is probably one of the rarest guns you will see being carried. As a matter of fact, even Beretta 92’s are getting somewhat rare on the street.I heard somebody claiming that most all LAPD carries the Berreta 8045. is that true?
I thought that they were issued Glocks?
That was my thought. It wasn’t Avery popular gun in the civilian market or the LE market. I’d be surprised if it’s being carried by more than a few veterans.The LAPD was one of the few places the 8045 "Cougar" had a professional following. It was only available from 1998 to 2004, so I'd be surprised to see any in LAPD duty holsters now.
For a variety of reasons, it would not surprise me if there weren’t any 8045s being carried at all for duty. I tend to keep up on these types of things, and I for one have not seen a single officer carrying one. There’s only a few officers still carrying Berettas.That was my thought. It wasn’t Avery popular gun in the civilian market or the LE market. I’d be surprised if it’s being carried by more than a few veterans.
Just finding a suitable duty holster for it is probably not an easy task. Not to mention it doesn’t take a WML.
The LAPD firearms policy stems from the sheer size of the Agency. In a perfect world, they probably would like to narrow it down to a single duty weapon, but since firearms designs and contracts change over time, the current policy allows for whatever guns were authorized when the officer was hired. For logistical reasons, they don’t attempt to swap out 10,000 guns and retrain an entire force. They merely grandfather the old weapon, and issue new recruits the latest contract piece going forward. If you are around long enough, you may be eligible to carry a few dozen different guns provided you buy any new weapons on your own dime.Personally I think mandatory issued weapons are stupid. I have never been able to carry the weapon of my choice.
There is not a solid argument in favor of it IMO. None of our administrators can even give a reason for it except that it’s a good thing because we’ve always done it.
I seem to recall the barrel was too short on the stock model so they had to have a longer barrel. Probably close to 20 years ago I went to the LAPD academy store and saw one in the gun section of their store. I think I may have seen one in the.local gun case.
Ours is pretty expansive but they wrote it pretty vague. Just listed manufacturers approved, calibers allowed, and for 1911s a firing pin safety.