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Old 07-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Soon to be officer: What gun should I buy!?

In the next year or so I will be working for a police department and I have been looking into firearms. I have only had minimal experience so far but the guns i have shot are;

9mm Baretta (it was okay)
I have shot two different .40's and neither i was a big fan of, my dads .40 has a really powerful kick.
Glock 17 (not a fan)
.22 (horrible gun, jammed all the time)
.45 Kimber 1911 (loved this gun).

The next gun I want to "test drive" is a SIG P220. Sigs seem like great guns and I believe since i am not a glock fan that I would be safe carrying a .45 in the field. sigs have high reviews so far. people keep telling me it is what fits right in my hands; well so far i have shot the best with the kimber no problem. But I thought I would try a sig. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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Most departments have some sort of regulations covering what you can or can't have for a duty weapon. You should check with the department.
Also something to keep in mind they may also have basic requirements for how your entry weapon is outfitted.
The Sig is a great gun, not always easy to get hands on though. Hell I'm in Massachusetts they're made less than an hour away and they are hard to find.
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I suggest either this...

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Or this.....

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FBI? Do you know Bobthefed?

But seriously, have you tried the XD line from Springfield? Have you tried a 1911 other than the Kimber? Have you tried a CZ-75b (really comfy grip)?

You haven't passed even the very tip of the iceberg, continue on with your search.
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Firearms have little to do with police work.

Police work is 40% boredom, 30% dealing with and writing reports about with REALLLLLY stupid people, 29.99% dealijg with paperwork, and .01% firearms.
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Heckler and Koch........

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Quote:
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I suggest either this...

Or this.....
I was going to recommend a desert eagle, but your suggestions are better! Make a statement!
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Firearms have little to do with police work.

Police work is 40% boredom, 30% dealing with and writing reports about with REALLLLLY stupid people, 29.99% dealijg with paperwork, and .01% firearms.
Perhaps you could suggest a brand of coffee, a business writing course for those in rehabilitative work, and a favorite cure for paper cuts?
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The Beretta 9rFS Type M9A1 9mm is an excellent weapon, 15 round mags, a tried and true gun. Also a S&W M&P full size 9mm or maybe a Beretta PX4 Storm full size. Here is another gun you would probably not thought of the Ruger P95, it is nothing fancy but very dependable, You might also look at a full size Bersa Thunder Pro.
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Check with your future department to find out what caliber's and Make/Model's are allowed. Sig 220 is a good choice, as is the Sig 226 in either 9/40/357Sig. Or you may be forced to carry a issued weapon.
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