Your "duty weapon" over the years?

Discussion in 'Firepower!!!' started by msw, May 5, 2012.

  1. 263FPD

    263FPD Administrator Staff Member

    Last transition must have been a snap.


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  2. sdb29

    sdb29 MassCops Member

    The department that I started with in 1978 let you carry any .38 or .357 mag revolver as long as you loaded it with .38 RNL ammunition. Between 1978 and 1981 I carried a S&W Highway Patrolman with a 6" barrel, and then a S&W Model 67, 66, and 65. I don't remember in what order.
    Department change in 1981-
    1981-1985 S&W Model 64
    1985-1989 Ruger Police Service Six
    1989 through about 2000 Glock 19
    2000- present Glock 23.
  3. 263FPD

    263FPD Administrator Staff Member

    34 years. Holy shit.


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  4. sdb29

    sdb29 MassCops Member

    My sentiments exactly.
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  5. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    1992-1997 Glock 19
    1997-Present Glock 23

    Did I mention I love Glock?
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  6. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    Whatever floats your boat, who am I to judge? YOu and Gaston planning on a family?:rolleyes:
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  7. 263FPD

    263FPD Administrator Staff Member

    I should have never got rid if my personal Glock. That was a true garbage eater. It would feed, extract, and fire the shittiest of reloaded ammunition without a complaint. I am not a lover of Glock, but I am fully aware
    Of how reliable mine was this was really also my first Semi Auto other then a 6906 that I literally kept for only a month. Fucking hated that POS. once I got that Glock, the transition was very simple. No levers other then the slide relapse to fuck with. I miss that ugly bastard of a gun.


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  8. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    With the money he has, I'd consider marrying him. :cool:
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  9. 263FPD

    263FPD Administrator Staff Member


    You would have to do it in MA. Not so sure that same sex marriage is OK in Austria.


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  10. mpd61

    mpd61 Federal Auxiliary Police

    Oh god......

    1983-86 S&W M-67- U.S. DOE
    1989-1994 PR-24- VA Police
    1995-1996 S&W M-15- Boston Special
    2001-2006 S&W Sigma 40E- Massasoit Police
    2006-present Beretta 92 Type- DOD
  11. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    The man's a genius, the weapon is simplicity of design, one tool to take it apart and dead reliable. What's not to love?
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  12. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Administrator Staff Member

    The fact that I loose chunks of my hand EVERY time I fire one...... :mad:
  13. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    One of my former co-workers has hands like knuckleball catcher's mitts (HUGE), and he never had a problem with the Glock 19, and every Glock is pretty much identical except for magazine width/length.

    When I qualified on the M1911A1 at Fort McClellan (I was in the last Army MP class to solely qualify on the .45, the next cycle did both the M1911A1 and the Beretta M9), we were warned about "railroad tracks", since the M1911A1 is especially prone to that, having the grip safety, so we were reminded to check our firing grip before live fire. Only a single case of railroad tracks among over 100 soldiers in my company.
  14. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    They make an aftermarket beavertail called a gripforce adaptor that is meant to mimic the 1911 grip angle.

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  15. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    lol, I have several glocks a 23 and a 27 and have carried them for years off and on but I always go back to my 1911
  16. Inspector71

    Inspector71 Duke of Campus Police

    Glock Goober?
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  17. Inspector71

    Inspector71 Duke of Campus Police

    S+W .357 Mag, Maine Beach Special 1989-90
    Smith M64 - Boston Special 1992-97
    SigPro U/Mass 2005-07
    S+W M&P 40 current agency
  18. Killjoy

    Killjoy Zombie Hunter

    S&W Model 15 .38 Special (USAF) 1990-1992
    Beretta Model 92 9mm (USAF) 1992-1995
    Sig 226 .40 S&W 2000-2007
    Sig 239 .40 S&W (In plainclothes assignments)
    Sig 226 DAK .40 S&W 2007-2011
    S&W M&P .45 .45 ACP 2011-Present
  19. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    I am an unapologetic Glock aficionado. That isn't to say I don't have other weapons in my collection. Browning, S&W, Intratec and Colt. I'd like to introduce FN and HK but funds keep me from doing so currently.
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  20. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    1988-1990 Smith & Wesson .38
    1990-present Beretta 9mm 92F
  21. LawMan3

    LawMan3 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm surprised you're still carrying a 9mm, especially this day in age in LA. I figured you guys would be on board the .45 train. But I'm sure it would be a logistical nightmare re-arming the entire department with brand new heaters.
  22. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    A lot of folks went to the .45 right after the North Hollywood bank robbery. When Bill Bratton arrived, he brought the Glock with him. Recruits at the academy were issued .40.

    I'm old fashioned and cheap so I still have my Beretta. I shoot pretty well with it so I don't see a need to change. I'm just happy to have 16 rounds with my 9mm instead of 6 rounds with my .38.

    I also carry a 9 shot Smith & Wesson 9mm back up gun.
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  23. LawMan3

    LawMan3 Moderator Staff Member

    Gotcha. So does everyone have the option of keeping their originally issued duty weapon when there's a change? Or can everyone just carry different weapons?
  24. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    9 got a bad rap after the 86 shootout, but modern 9 rounds are proven and effective manstoppers. If anything, they have the advantage of capacity especially in LE gunfights with a historically low hit percentage. Then again, .45 is the gold standard of knockdown...

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  25. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Yes, we can keep whatever gun is issued to us. As foolish as it may be, I could still carry my .38 today.

    If I wanted to, I could also switch to any of the guns the Department approves of. The big thing out here right now is the Colt .45 (I believe SWAT carries the Kimber .45). There's a three-day school to attend before being allowed to carry it and then we have to qualify with it for six-months in a row. After that it's back to every other month like normal.

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