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Posted: 3/25/2009 6:18:51 PM EST
My neighborhood is patrolled by deputy Sheriffs.

They issue the Reminton 870. A combination of Express and wingmaster guns. Some with wood stocks, some with sythetic stocks, some a mix of both. 18" bead sight Brl. factory 4-shot mag tube. Tacstar 6-round side saddle. No light or sling. Federal 8-Pellet "flight control" buckshot and Federal low recoil slugs with the blue hulls.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 8:02:23 PM EST
Ours issued 870's but upgraded a few years back. Now we issue Benelli M2's with 14" barrel
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 8:52:50 PM EST
Around here, its almost exclusively Remington 870 Police Magnums in both 18.5 and 20 inch barrel lengths with Speed Feed III stocks and bead sights. However, Mossberg 590A1's are used by several of the smaller agencies. One of the small town/suburban agencies is extremely well funded and uses Benelli M4's in 18.5 and 14 inch barrel lengths. They have a serious love affair with the "latest and greatest" which explains the HK G36's/416's/UMP's in the hands of a PD that is responsible for policing a small town of 18,000 persons....

By far, the 870 and Mossberg 500 series are the most popular shotguns in American LE. Occasionally, smaller agencies might have "left over" Winchester 1200/1300 Defenders, Ithaca M37's or even Histandard Flite Kings. The latter two are still seen in service with the LAPD.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 9:54:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 9:55:34 PM EST by Gravity3694]
LAPD just swapped to the Remington 870P. NYPD uses Mossberg 590A1s. It's a shame that all those LAPD Ithacas will be destroyed. LAPD has used the Ithaca 37 since the early 60s.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 10:12:17 PM EST
My local PD just got rid of all theirs. ( I was able to buy one, An 870 Remington with an extended mag ) They carry 5.56 Colt AR-15s now .
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 10:50:23 AM EST
Our local Swat team issues 870's outfitted with a shorter Brl & surefire light, otherwise simular to the basic 870 express and winmasters used by patrol.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 11:16:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 11:17:25 AM EST
United States Border Patrol Agent on the California Border near Jacumba was carrying:

1. HK45 on his hip.
2. 14" barreled 870 parked Police Magnum w/1 shot extension and Knoxx pistol grip stock.

I assume he had a rifle somewhere but I didn't see it or any ammo.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 4:09:49 PM EST
We use a mix of Mossberg 500s, 590s, and Remington 870s. Any newer guns are 870s, with 14" barrels and rifle sights.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 4:23:38 PM EST
Local PD has Wilson's. Almost went with FN TPS.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 4:42:55 PM EST
mossberg 500/590's
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 4:49:20 PM EST
Mix of 870s with 14 inch barrels and speed feed stocks, HATE THEM(both the barrel length and the stocks) and some older guns that are 18-20inch barrels without speed feed faggotry.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:42:59 PM EST
Guess I need to find out.....
You've got me curious now.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:43:07 PM EST
My school resource officer from High School said that he had an 870 in the trunk of his squad car. He never went into details about the shotgun, just that it was a 870.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 7:10:51 PM EST
Unfortunately my agency doesn't issue any shotguns, but we can buy our own as long as they are 870's. Mine is a 870P magnum with a speedfeed youth length pistol grip stock. I have the mag extension tube along with a surefire light. Also has a side saddle shell holder on it. I went with a two point VTAC sling using a Wilson Combat Mag tube adaptor for the barrel end. I apologize that I have no pics.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:30:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By uglygun:
Mix of 870s with 14 inch barrels and speed feed stocks, HATE THEM(both the barrel length and the stocks) and some older guns that are 18-20inch barrels without speed feed faggotry.

I can pass on the pistol grip Speedfeeds, just not my thing, but I cannot fathom anyone not absolutely loving the 14" barrel. They are complete win.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 4:45:53 AM EST
Mossberg 590A1
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 10:11:06 AM EST
My department issues a 11-87 in each of the cars and a Stag AR to each officer. No big complaints but I do wish they let me carry my M2 instead of the 11-87....
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:02:57 PM EST
Local cops carry mossberg 590s with ghost ring sights AND a Bushmaster Patrolman's carbine in each squad car.
Each officer also has a 1911 .45 with 10-rd wilson mags on his person

I am quite confided in my local police's ability to respond to an armed threat
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