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Backup Weapon

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by Maticuno, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    Anyone else carry some type of backup firearm on duty? My department's policy is that it can be anything as long as it is concealed and it can't be a 9mm. I've always felt it would be a good idea to have a second, but I never really got around to it. Now, after the Dorner crap and the overall increase in officers being killed in the line of duty, I figured the additional firepower is worthwhile. In addition to my service sidearm, I will be carrying a compact 1911 for some close combat whoopass.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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    I carry a Ruger LCP usually nowadays in a cargo pocket non dominant side

    I was planning a under shirt style carry for my G27 but then got put on a specialized unit and we wear polo shirts making it useless to keep a gun on my vest
     
  3. Mar 7, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    I carry a Keltec P3AT .380 in an ankle holster on my non dominant side. I have a gun on each side and a knife on each side.

    I'm getting my ankle holster modifed this week. I was doing some ground fighting at our inservice training and it came off. It's a Galco holster with five inches of velcro that keeps it on the ankle. I've never had a problem with it and it feels very secure, but I'm going to add a zipper to it.

    Try a few diff ways of carring it and see what works for you. I had mu b.u.g attached to my vest before and it was ok. But twice when I tackled people somehow the magazine ejected. Somehow the mag eject button would either hit my vest or something.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    I'm thinking a pocket protector style holster in my support side leg tac pocket. I was also considering an ankle holster, but a 1911, even a compact, might be a little big for that location.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:25 AM
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    J-frame .38 in non dominant pocket. Pants or coat, depending on the weather. The wheel gun fits my hand well, and will always go boom if the SHTF. There are always valid opinions on capacity, using same mags/caliber as the duty weapon, etc., but for me it is not a second weapon, it's a life saving weapon.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    .... backup must be APPROVED by the Sheriff:cool:
     
  7. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    I carried a Glock-27 in a BUG pouch (http://bugpocket.com) and a Cold Steel push-knife were I could get at it with my left hand.

    Ray
     
  8. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    I'm curious as to why does it have to be concealed and why can't it be 9mm?
     
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  10. Mar 7, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    Concealed because our department doesn't want us looking like an Iowa class with guns sticking out from everywhere. Not 9mm because our service sidearm is a .40 and the armorers are worried about 9mm and .40 accidentally getting mixed in the same magazine and causing a catastrophic failure of the M&P if fired.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    Good reasoning. Thanks
     
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