Police Guns?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by iheartguns, May 2, 2007.

  1. iheartguns

    iheartguns New Member

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    Does anyone know what guns the police departments issue their officers?
     
  2. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    It will vary from department to department. The most common sidearm issued to police departments are Glocks, with the model 22 in .40S&W being the most frequently occuring.
     

  3. Splatter

    Splatter New Member

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    Perhaps if you framed the question something like "Does anyone know what firearms the Anytown PD is issued?"
     
  4. sparalesto

    sparalesto New Member

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    For the Italian police Beretta 92 (9mm) :D
     
  5. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    Some departments here in the states issue them. Although they are more commonly the variant of the 92 chambered for .40S&W. I forget the model number at the moment. Sparalesto are you allowed to have hollow point ammo in Italy, or are you limited to ball ammo?
     
  6. sparalesto

    sparalesto New Member

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    Beretta 40SWS model 96 Brigadier
    [​IMG]

    In Italy and in Europe the hollow point are forbidden both for the citizens and for police and army.
    They are prohibited for citizens only for the personal defense but not for sport.

    Ammunition ball ammo (fmj) is allowed only.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2007
  7. Declaration Day

    Declaration Day New Member Supporter

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    Here in SE Michigan cops usually have either Glocks or Sigs.
     
  8. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I mostly see Glock's around Central Texas.
     
  9. a1huntingsupply

    a1huntingsupply New Member

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    Glocks are very popular for LE due to the Military/LEO/EMT discount program.

    Most of the Glocks sale for $398 under this program.
     
  10. Gearguy10

    Gearguy10 New Member

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    Most departments go with the Glock 22 and 23. But it really depends. Some issue Sigs and others Berettas.
     
  11. Cliff47

    Cliff47 New Member

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    Of the Puget Sound PDs, I have seen Glock, SIG and S&W pedominately.
     
  12. Trooperdude

    Trooperdude New Member

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    The Washington State Patrol issues H&K USP .40cal.

    I must say that it is a great gun.

    Kitsap County Sheriff's Office up here in Washington allows the individual officer to use his or her own weapon of their choice.

    But as most people have posted, over 65% of L.E. and governement agencies use Glocks.

    Just my .02
     
  13. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    Nypd Uses S&w 5946, Glock 19, Sig P226 For Duty Carry.
     
  14. pioneer461

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    Mayberry issues Smith & Wesson revolvers, but only issue one cartridge that they carry in their shirt pockets.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    The Gendarmerie Nationale around here carry the Sig Saur 226, the Douane Gendarmerie carry S & W model 10's although they will be moving to Sig's.
    My old force in the UK issue Glock 17's to authorised officers :) ..................