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What is your duty weapon?

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by CNEDEER, Mar 13, 2012.

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What is Your Duty Weapon?

Poll closed Apr 26, 2013.
  1. Glock 17/19/20/22/23

    35.0%
  2. MP 9/40/45

    15.0%
  3. Sig 220/226/229

    15.0%
  4. Springfield XD/XDM 9/40/45

    20.0%
  5. HK USP/P30

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Beretta

    10.0%
  7. Kimber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    15.0%
  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    ftttu

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    The only thing our agency provides for us is our badge and uniform, we provide the rest. There are different reasons for so many but the first move was because our restriction to S&W weapons was lifted and we were allowed to carry Glocks. I went with the full size 9mm then to the compact. Then when we were allowed to carry .40 cal, I went with the G23. I then drank the H&K koolaid and got the USP, which I just really didn't like after a while because of the nasty trigger. Then the Beretta Cougar came out and I thought the rotating barrel and its compact size was perfect for on and off duty. I later didn't like the idea of carrying my weapon for on and off so I got the full size Beretta 96D. I then got an H&K P2000 for off-duty carry but then carried it on-duty during my bike patrol days. After that, I went back to my Beretta 96D and then decided I have been carrying it too long. So, I went back to Glock which I have always liked. If I last a few more years, I will probably get something else before I retire.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    CNEDEER

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    You mean, you have to purchase your own firearm?
     
  3. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    We do but a larger agency next to us provides them for their officers. I don't mind purchasing my own since I believe in personal preference in duty weapons.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    TWRA use to be issued G22 gen 3. in september they got the G31 Gen 4. it’s the .357 sig round. i know the county sheriff’s in the county i live in have G22 i think or 23. i know it’s the .40. and i know the county south has G22 gen 3.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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    springfield xd-m .40 carrying close to 50 rounds in 3 mags is a good feeling....
     
  6. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    Thats crazy dude.. They give us handgun, M4, and 870 pump's
     
  7. Mar 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    But, I do have a Bushmaster XM15-E2S(M4) assigned to me so my agency isn't all bad, especially having a take home unit assigned to me as well.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    We issue the Glock 22/23. Officers can also carry an AR-15 or shotgun either personally owned or department issued.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    That's a lot more common than you realize. Local Sheriff's Office does not provide duty weapon for Academy recruits or employees but has a list of approved manufacturers for semi-auto double-action pistols:

    Glock
    Sig Sauer
    Smith & Wesson (except Sigma)
    Beretta
    Ruger
    H & K

    in 9mm, 10mm, .40 or .45ACP.

    Sheriff (and the one before him) believes a deputy will take better care of his weapon if it is his rather than one that is issued.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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  11. Mar 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Either a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range or an M41 pulse rifle.

    Regards,
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  12. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    By no means an expert, but I feel that as some have mentioned, it may be a better choice to have a firearm of your choosing (that is approved, of course). As somebody mentioned, they may be more apt to take care of their firearm due to it actually being theirs. Furthermore, from what I have found trying out different guns at the local gun shop, some guns aren't meant for everyone. For instance, I have a Glock 23 and a Springfield XD 40. The springfield fits my hand much better than the glock does.

    Having said that, to those of you who have answered, do agencies more often times than not actually issue you a required firearm, or are you they more lenient as to what you want to carry?
     
  13. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    I don't have a choice, and I don't know what other agencies do

    I do know that i like my Glock, and wouldn't really like carrying many other pistols
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    TigerFan,

    The glock 22 is 15 + 1, Correct?
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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  16. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    I almost got the 22, but ended up with the 23 as I wanted to be able to use it for CCW and the 22 stuck out a little more than I'd like.

    For my next gun, I am leaning towards a Sig 229, have any experience with that? Not necessarily LE wise, but in general.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    no exp. with any sig other than just handling them at various stores
     
  18. Mar 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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  19. Mar 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    I carry what was issued: Glock 21. Backup is a S&W360. Trunk monkey is a Rock River Tactical Operator 2 alongside a Mossberg 590A1.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    That sux. I worked for a small dept for my first job and had to buy everything. When I was hired by my current (and last) agency, the only thing I had to buy was a flashlight and boots. Luckily I already had my Danners so that left only the light. But I do know the pain your checking account has felt.
     
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