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Old 10-02-2006, 04:07 PM
Bunky Bunky is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 150
Since 1994:

Colt Enhanced Government Blue
Beretta 92 - both stainless and bruniton
Colt Series 70 blue
Beretta 92 bruniton
Sig P220 blue
Sig P220 2-tone
Glock 31
Glock 31C
Glock 22
Sig P226 blue
Glock 22
'67 Colt Government blue (I still carry at times)
HK USP Tactical .45 (too big and heavy)
Kimber Classic Custom - both SS and blue
Wilson SS Protector
Wilson CQB Armor Tuff (sold it but am buying another one in November!)
Les Baer Thunder Ranch blued (current and awesome shooter)
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:35 AM
poohgyrr poohgyrr is offline
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas or bust!
Age: 64
Posts: 376
Changed to this career in '88, and on duty:

S&W 686
S&W 640s
Kimber CC
Hi Powers
S&W 908
S&W 5904
S&W DPA5906

All were personal except the P226 & 5904. Never did warm up to the P226/9mm - it was forced & just wasn't nearly as accurate for me as several much better choices. The little Smith 908 is surprisingly accurate.

Favorite off duties include two sweet Smith revolvers (M66 & M640) and two good solid Hi Powers, all tuned by Bill Davis' shop back when. The Smith PC built DPA5906 & a Liebenberg built tackdriving 5" 5906 are also favorites. The 2nd Gen G23 was a favorite for a long time. The 1911/45 will go back on my list soon. There are or have been others, but these stand out.
Luke 22:36 Romans 12:17-21 Ephesians 4:26-32
"Life brings both sorrows and joys alike. It is what a man does with them - not what they do to him - that is the true test of his mettle." T. Roosevelt
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:19 PM
Greg_Dunn Greg_Dunn is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 42
Before I left:

S&W 66 4"
Colt Series 70 1911
Beretta 92F
SIG 226 9mm
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:13 PM
Rscalzo Rscalzo is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Epping,NH
Age: 69
Posts: 24
Carry Firearms

Started 1975 Secaucus PD (NJ)...

S&W Model 28 6" 357
S&W Model 19 6" 357
S&W Model 66 6" 357
S&W Model 686 4" 357
S&W Model 659 9mm
S&W Model 6906 9mm
S&W Model 4013TSW 40S&W
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:05 PM
hossfol hossfol is offline
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: california
Posts: 65
Started in '86

S&W Model 10 (issue)
S&W Model 64 (issue)

Colt 1911A1 .45 auto (offduty)
Browning 9mm Hi Power (offduty)
Colt Detective Special (offduty)
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:44 PM
trooper894 trooper894 is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 25
Started in 1980. Same agency until I retired in July 2006.

Worn out S&W M10 HB 4 in. (38spl 125gr SP +P)(issued no choice)
S&W 681 (38spl 125gr SP +P) (issued no choice)
Beretta 96DAO (180gr & finally issued HPs)(issued no choice)
Sig 226 / 40s&w (180gr HPs) (issued no choice)

Always had Rem 870 issued to every patrol car.

No variation allowed unless plainclothes and then only what was currently issued. Up until just before I came on EVERYBODY was required to carry and shoot right handed, whether you were right handed or wrong handed. Uniformity you know.

Not sure I can remember all the different back up guns I carried as that was the only thing we got to chose / provide ourselves.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:37 PM
sasops sasops is offline
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Utah (Currently Overseas till Hell Freezes Over)
Posts: 259
Old dog liking old gun.

I started as Texas Peace Officer in 1977:

Stock Series 70 1911 with a polished feed ramp and throated chamber.

Went into USMC as MP from '78 to '87:

USGI 1911 (Mostly Remington Rands).

Texas Police Officer from 1987 till '91

Issued S&W Model 19 .357 then switched to Colt 1911.

Since I've been in the private sector, my work guns have been:

Glocks 19,17 and 23, Sigs 226 and 229, Browning HP, Makarov 9x18PM, HK USP .45, Kahr 9mm and my favorite yet another 1911.
Semper Gumby - Semper Fi!
Security Anti-Terrorism Safety - Overseas Protective Service
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:52 PM
deercop deercop is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alabama
Posts: 209
1993 - S&W 5906, Glock 19 (both personally owned)
- new agency -
1994 - S&W 686 (personally owned)
- new agency -
1995 - Beretta 96G (issued)
- new agency -
1997 - Glock 22 (issued)
- return to former agency -
2002 - Beretta 96G (issued)
2003 - Sig P220 (personally owned)
2004 - Glock 22 (personally owned)
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:35 PM
GSPD604 GSPD604 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 32
In order from when I started:

Smith & Wesson 9MM, don't remember model number.
Beretta 96 FS
Glock 26 (off duty/backup)
Glock 22 - Still carry this for boat patrol in the summer.
Glock 27 (off duty/backup)
Para-Ordnance P14 LDA
Para-Ordnance Nite-Tac
Kimber Pro CDP
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Old 10-14-2006, 02:31 PM
SIXTO SIXTO is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 79
s&w 4043 biggest pos ever
sig 228
sig 226
SA TRP- not the biggest pos, but a pos "overtime rig"
another g22
S&W 99 gimmicky pos, lasted a whole week
Sig 220r- my favorite so far for duty use
Kimber TLE for my "overtime rig"

They tried to give me a HK USP on a few occasions, they were turned down. I'd rather see the money spent getting rid of the Smith's and starting the rookies right.

Oh yeah Long guns...
HK Mp5 nice weapon, but I hated the iron sights swapped for the M4
varied 870's both 18" and a cool little 14"
1187, went back to the 870...
HK FP6, went to the 1187
And the newest, a rem 700 pss .308- I'm a newb at this long distance thing...

Countless off duty wepons, only a few have stayed more than a few months with me... among those are
Kahr pm9
Kel Tec .32, for when I dont have a gun on me
A few S&W j frames, mostly a old 36
and last but not least, the Kimber CDP

Last edited by SIXTO; 10-14-2006 at 02:53 PM.
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:14 AM
Jhp147 Jhp147 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,060
Since '79

S&W 66 (THE hot setup-none to be found on the shelves, only at PDs) 125 Remington SJHPs. Sold it when FTOs asked when I'd get rid of the "pea shooter and get a REAL gun" (.41 Magnum PD started carrying in '64 or 66).
Two different Model 57's, one with a white front insert-early "night sight." 210 WW SWCs until the 175 Silvertips were out.
To CID-a 2 1/2 inch nickel 19, a 3 inch CS-1 686 S&W.
Mid 1980's-arrival of autos-square trigger guard 5904 with Federal 9BP, back to the field-
4563TSW then on to current 4566TSW-230 Gold Dots.
All this thread made me do was cry about the revolvers I've sold. I think I know where I can find that snub 19 I sold in 1989, though....
WWTSD? What would Tommy Shelby do?
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:34 PM
shooter1201 shooter1201 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Heart of Dixie!
Posts: 1,382
I started in January of 1990 with:

S&W M3904, then went to a:
Glock G19, which I carried until June of 1992 when I left the department. I didn't get back into LEO work until October of 2000, At that point, I carried one (or more) of the following as my duty weapon:

G17 w/Surefire TacLite
Beretta 92FS
Beretta 96FS
Walther P99 (9MM and .40S&W)
Springfield 1911A1
SIG P239 (.40S&W)

Finally, a department-issued G22.

During those tours, my backup varied from:

Colt New Agent
SIG P230
S&W M640
S&W M442

Longarms included:

Mossberg M500
Beretta 1201 FP
Benelli Super 90
Benelli M121
Winchester M12
Bushmaster M4
USGI M1 Carbine
Ruger Mini 14

All but the last G22 were personal firearms.
I was paid $7.54/HR(I got a raise) to go into harm's way so you didn't have to.
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:13 PM
Scharfshutzen Scharfshutzen is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2
My 1911s for Duty

History of my duty handguns with the Reno, Nevada, police department:

1973 to 1975: Colt Python .357 with a six-inch barrel; blue
1976 to 1985: Colt Government Model, .45ACP
1985 to 1998: Colt Combat Commander, .45ACP
1998: retired

During all of this time, carried a S&W Model 49 for backup.
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:46 AM
edw794 edw794 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: subduction zone
Posts: 188
started in 1973 and worked for an agency that required self purchased on duty weapons.

carried a smith model 19 6" barrel. then went to a 4" smith model 19 as i found it more portable. later, got one of the first 4" smith model 66. all of these weapons were carried in what i thought was the finest service revolver holster, the hoyt. later, the department issued the then new smith model 59 and i carried one for a little bit before deciding it was too unreliable, and went back to the revolver.

made a lateral transfer in 1980 to another department that issued the 4" model 66 and remained carrying that gun until i retired in 1999.

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Old 10-17-2006, 08:16 PM
ondutyhk ondutyhk is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Michigan
Age: 49
Posts: 475
Going on 12 years soon

First started, worked inside the jail and was issued for ride outs:
S&W model 66 / 586

Later assigned to patrol and issued/still carried:

Part-time PO position carried:
Glock 21
HK USP full size 45 cal cocked and locked
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:02 AM
DMonthey DMonthey is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3
What I've carried

I am a police officer in central Texas, I've carried as a duty weapon:

Ruger P95 9mm, got tired of the teasing about such a "small" caliber from the other officers who all carried .40's so I went out and bought the pistol I carry now:

Colt 1911 Government .45 ACP Nickel plated and made in 1918, yeah, now I tease them about their small .40's. I'll never buy another pistol as long as I have my Colt. I'm sold
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:12 AM
1911/.45 1911/.45 is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Alabama
Age: 58
Posts: 18
Since 1985:

S&W 586 6" nickel
S&W 65 3" & 4"
S&W 4046
S&W 4506
S&W 36 (BUG)
S&W 60 (BUG)
S&W 342 (BUG)
Sig 220
Sig 226
Sig 229
Sig 245
Glock 22
Glock 21
Glock 27
GLock 23
Kimber Pro Carry
Kimber Stainless Custom II (Currently)
Colt 1991
Colt Gold Cup
Seecamp 32 (BUG)
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:07 PM
scombs263 scombs263 is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8
P226 9mm

P220ST .45

P226R .357
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:03 AM
jcsd107 jcsd107 is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Port Ryal, PA
Posts: 7
I started in 1989, when I think of all the great guns I traded to get the "bestest and latest" I could cry...
ParaOrd P-14
H&K USP .45
SIG P220
Colt Gold Cup
S&W Model 58
S&W Model 29
S&W Model 586
Colt Python
Colt Gov't
Colt Lightweight Cmdr. (.38 Super, no less!)
Browning HP
Glock 17
Glock 20
AMT Hardballer
S&W 4506
Glock 22
S&W Model 625
Beretta 92
Ruger P90
Springfield XD40
Glock 31
My current duty gun is a Colt 1991A1 .45 as I've aged, I tend to gravitate back to steel and wood in my handguns, like I had when I started this line of work. I don't know if it is nostalgia or if I'm finally coming to my senses...

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Old 11-02-2006, 12:22 AM
knight3930 knight3930 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 54
Started in 1994:

Beretta 92 (9mm) issued
Beretta 96 (40) current issued since 2000
Springfield 1911 Comact (45 ACP) personal authorized for detective use
Colt Detective Special (.38 Sp) personal authorized for detective use
S&W 642 (.38 Spl) personal authorized for back-up
Kimber Pro Tactical II (45 ACP) personal authorized for detective use
Wilson Combat Protector (45 ACP) personal authorized for duty (finally )

Pending the Glock 17.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:57 PM
DeputyDog1064 DeputyDog1064 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10

Well I have only been on for 8 months and my department only authorizes; Smith and Wesson, Glock, H&K, Sig, Colt and Para. The only 1911 style authorized is the Para LDA, people hired before 1988 get to have their Colts.

On the belt;
Glock 22- duty (now) with Streamlight TLR2
Smith 640 .38- Back up
Para nite-tac .45- Duty (when it shows in 10 days)

In the car;
Colt- Ar-15
Remington 870- Buck shot
Remington 870- Bean bag (in the truck)
Pepperball- SA-200 semi-auto
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:22 PM
ernie301 ernie301 is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3
Colt 1911
S&W M28 6in
Colt Phyton 4 in
S&W 5906
Beretta 92
Beretta 96
Glock 17
Glock 26 (Off Duty)
Glock 22
Sig 226 9mm
Sig 229 40
Sig 226 40
Sig 232 (Off Duty)

Colt AR15M4
Remington 870 Police Ghost Sights

Span From 1978 to Current

Last edited by ernie301; 11-04-2006 at 01:25 PM.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:49 AM
Jaybo Jaybo is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 106
1. SIG P-226 in .357 SIG
2. SIG P-226R DAK in .357 SIG

I've got 2 1/2 years on, so...
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Old 11-11-2006, 03:25 PM
inspcalahan inspcalahan is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alaska
Posts: 374
since 94

Sig P226 9mm
Sig P220 .45acp
Colt Gunsite 1911 .45acp
Springfield Operator 1911 w/Surefire X200 (current)

Sig P228 9mm
Colt Gunsite CCO 1911 .45acp
S&W 49 .38spl
S&W 342pd .38spl
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Old 11-11-2006, 03:57 PM
joe138 joe138 is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: south central Indiana
Posts: 18
weapons carried on duty

Since 1988,

Sig P226
Sig p220
G22 with light rail,
currently Wilson Combat Protector
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