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Posted: 10/30/2013 3:41:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 3:48:57 AM EST
Really, The Thompson is a standard issue weapon?

I'm sure they have plenty of them laying around, but standard issue? I'd say not.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 3:50:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2013 3:52:43 AM EST by para_frame]
the M4, MP5, Thompson SMG, Glock 22, 1911 pistol, Smith and Wesson .357 and a 12-gauge Remington 870, all standard issue FBI weapons.
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The FBI still issues Thompsons and S&W model 15s/19s?
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 3:51:25 AM EST
Probably kept in their armory since they were introduced.............I dont think they ever get rid of anything

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the M4, MP5, Thompson SMG, Glock 22, 1911 pistol, Smith and Wesson .357 and a 12-gauge Remington 870, all standard issue FBI weapons.


The FBI still issues Tompsons and S&W model 15s/19s?

Link Posted: 10/30/2013 3:52:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Wipeout:
Really, The Thompson is a standard issue weapon?

I'm sure they have plenty of them laying around, but standard issue? I'd say not.
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Nostalgia?
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 3:54:24 AM EST
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The FBI still issues Thompsons and S&W model 15s/19s?
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Originally Posted By para_frame:
the M4, MP5, Thompson SMG, Glock 22, 1911 pistol, Smith and Wesson .357 and a 12-gauge Remington 870, all standard issue FBI weapons.


The FBI still issues Thompsons and S&W model 15s/19s?



Maybe at one time they were issued. Doubt any G-man would be sporting a Tommy gun these days.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:05:50 AM EST
Where can we sign up to play with the cool toys since we are paying for this?
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:09:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:11:50 AM EST
It was a close-quarter battle, something FBI agents see a lot.
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I'm sure, nearly everyday!
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:12:08 AM EST
I dunno...Tommy gun wouldn't be too bad for CQB

But just b/c it's in the inventory doesn't mean it's standard issue.

Fucking reporters.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:12:28 AM EST
I hope they were wearing fedoras and tan overcoats while shooting that Thompson.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:13:40 AM EST
Really, a LEO named Richard Schwein?
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:16:46 AM EST
Currently attending the Citizens Academy in Birmingham. SAC Schwein talked about this last night. The Thompson is on that has been in the vault for almost 70 years. They brought out the revolver to give a comparison between the sidearm that was used vs. the Glock 22.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:18:03 AM EST
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I'm sure, nearly everyday!
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It was a close-quarter battle, something FBI agents see a lot.



I'm sure, nearly everyday!

Don't you dare question the danger of their HEPA-filtered, ultra-secure cubicles! Shit gets crazy when Agent Smith eats Mexican for lunch and gasses Agent Jones and Agent Williams out of the office!
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:22:20 AM EST
I'm glad that our surplus of federal budget can be put to such good use for reporters to shoot at the range.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:24:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By para_frame:
the M4, MP5, Thompson SMG, Glock 22, 1911 pistol, Smith and Wesson .357 and a 12-gauge Remington 870, all standard issue FBI weapons.


The FBI still issues Thompsons and S&W model 15s/19s?


The FBI never issued Model 15s. Model 19s were issued to some SWAT members, before being replaced by S&W 9mms in the 1980s. For other agents, fixed sight Model 10s and 13s were the issued pistol. Back in the revolver days, and into the 1990s, the FBI had a more "liberal" policy about agents carrying personally owned pistols. Many carried Model 19s or stainless Model 66s.

The last actual firing of a Thompson in the line of duty was by SA Jack McGiveney of the Knoxville, TN office in the 1970s. The Thompsons were replaced by M16/AR-15 shortly afterwards. IIRC, large offices retain a Thompson, just for events like this.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 4:25:06 AM EST
Mixed emotions!!

I want to attend, but arf has taught me never to invite the man into my life.

What to do....WHAT TO DO?????
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 5:10:52 AM EST
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Shut up and pay your taxes, citizen!
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 5:14:13 AM EST
I'm just glad that they play to win all the time,
I sleep better knowing that!!
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 5:28:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BamaTactical:
Currently attending the Citizens Academy in Birmingham. SAC Schwein talked about this last night. The Thompson is on that has been in the vault for almost 70 years. They brought out the revolver to give a comparison between the sidearm that was used vs. the Glock 22.
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Interesting.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 5:37:50 AM EST
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I hope they were wearing fedoras and tan overcoats while shooting that Thompson.
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And a Lucky Strike dangling from the corner of their mouth. ....

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Link Posted: 10/30/2013 6:23:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/pgmain/img/birmingham-news/photo/2013/10/-a0aad1c2e3fb458a.jpg

The FBI, in an effort to nurture its relationship with the media, held its FBI Range Day. Along with the reporters, former agents and graduates of the FBI Citizen Academy got the chance to learn, and play, at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office training facility.

Agents performed a SWAT exercise in which they "rescued" a hostage amid live fire. It was a close-quarter battle, something FBI agents see a lot. "That's when we're in an environment against an armed bad guy and we play to win,'' Schwein said. "We play to win every time."

Reporters and other guests took turns firing guns including the M4, MP5, Thompson SMG, Glock 22, 1911 pistol, Smith and Wesson .357 and a 12-gauge Remington 870, all standard issue FBI weapons. That part came with a stern warning.

"We're having a little bit of fun on the range, but once you step up to the line, it's serious business,'' Schwein said.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/10/armed_alcom_reporters_fbi_brin.html#incart_m-rpt-2


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actually nooo they dont
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