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Old 05-25-2001, 03:50 PM   #1
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Another "what if" scenario:
You are a uniformed police officer and you get to pick your duty weapon. Auto or revolver, single action, double action, safe action, fast action, DAO, it's your choice. One restriction - no wild, $3000 custom pistols. I think it's more interesting if it's an "off-the-rack" pistol, or something with very few modifications (new sights and trigger work is fine).
So what do you pick, and why do you pick it? Get specific.

Here's mine: Glock 22, because it is light-weight, accurate, reliable in all sorts of grit, muck, or mud, has a very tough finish so it will withstand adverse conditions without corrosion, and has a high capacity of a round I like - .40S&W
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Old 05-25-2001, 04:19 PM   #2
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I would pick either a Sig Saur P229 or P226 in .40S&W. Both have adequate capacity in this cartridge (how many times do you plan to miss?). Highly reliable and easy to shoot. Glock has a lot going for it, but the Sigs are more comfortable to shoot. Accessories: Night Sights, Trigger job, short trigger (for small hands). That's it. Reliable, powerful, comfortable, easy to use.
Old 05-26-2001, 01:02 AM   #3
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As much as am fond of Sigs would pick a G34 or 35 WITHOUT their mushy 3.5 conn. or a G21 and have Teddy Jacobson do an action job. Novak's or Heinie's but with only front Trit. dot.
Old 05-26-2001, 05:18 AM   #4
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Old 05-26-2001, 06:06 PM   #5
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Where am I and what is my duty/responsibility?
As a normal patrol officer for general Patrol Duty:
If I am in an semi populated to populated urban area, my gun is a high cap .357 Sig P229/P226 or if I cannot get one it is a .40 S&W with Winchester Ranger ammo.
If I am in a densly populated area, it is a Glock or Walther high cap .9mm with +2 floor plates and Winchester +P+ 127 gr. Ranger ammo.

If I am in a semi rural area, my duty gun is a .45acp 1911 or Glock model 21 with Winchester Ranger 230gr +P or Hornandy 230gr +P ammo.
Secondary gun, Benelli M3 or M1 with Federal Tactical slug loads.

For VIP/Plain clothes work the same gun designs in the semi compact models 229, G23, commander 1911, G36.
with the following ammo changes,
9mm Remington 115gr +P+ Golden Saber.
40 S&W Black Hills .155gr XTP loading.
.357 Sig Winchester 127 grain Ranger Talon.
.45 ACP Federal 230gr Hydra Shock.
For VIP work while traveling or priamry location in a rural environment,
Two custom 1911, STI frame Hi Cap 10mm pistols with Winchester Silvertip ammo, right and left hand.

High Security Guard or Vip work:
pistol, .45acp Glock model 21 with Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr +P ammo.
Primary Arm, H&K 91a3 with Black Hills .168 HP ammo.
Secondary arm,
H&K MP5PDW with Federal 124gr EXPFMJ ammo.
Old 05-28-2001, 12:08 PM   #6
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Series 70 Colt 1911 with a "reliability" package by someone I trust, Heinie sites [with night front dot], no ambi safety...since I can't carry a "custom" :smile: S&W J frame as a backup in 9x23 with moons.
Old 05-28-2001, 08:05 PM   #7
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Sig 226 .40 S&W with night sights.No way I'm packing a Glock or any other pistol without a manual safety lever,that includes revolvers also.You don't plan on getting your gun taken away in a scuffle or what not but hey, shit happens.The time it takes for them to figure out the safety may save your life.
Old 05-28-2001, 08:23 PM   #8
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On 2001-05-28 20:05, et45 wrote:
Sig 226 .40 S&W with night sights.No way I'm packing a Glock or any other pistol without a manual safety lever,that includes revolvers also.

Hey et45, you might want to think twice about that Sig then. It has no manual safety, only a decocking lever.
Old 05-28-2001, 09:17 PM   #9
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I am sure I have the right answer. What is it? A glock 30, or a Glock 19, or a Glock 27. Wrong? Try again. A Browning 9mm High-Power (HP), a Browning 40 S&W HP, or a Browning 9mm BDM. A Springfield 1911A1 (loaded), a Ruger P90 or P97, and I like Colt and Kimbers, too. I am not sure there is a wrong answer. Today's handguns are as a group that good. Regards, Richard
Old 05-28-2001, 09:24 PM   #10
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Hello. Browning 9mm HP MkIII with very minor modifications. I simply shoot it the best at speed.



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