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Posted: 1/8/2003 7:07:28 PM EDT
What does everyone's local police have for sidearms and trunk guns?

Here in a town of 7000 in Iowa all of the Cops carry Glock .40s.  Six patrolmen have M16A1s, the Sheriff and his buddy have G36s, and one has a scoped M14.  They also got some cool confiscated stuff including a Thompson and a M2 carbine sawed off.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 7:10:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:12:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:19:30 PM EDT
Glocks and M4's
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 11:21:59 PM EDT
Sig Sauer .40 and Remington 870.

AR-15 in the trunk
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 11:33:22 PM EDT
Our officers carry thier own personally owned weapons. I carry a Sig P226 357sig in the holster and a Bushmaster 16inch collapsable carbine in the trunk.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 11:45:10 PM EDT
Sig 220, Rem 870, Colt LEC
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 4:01:25 AM EDT
SIG P229s in .40, one 870 for buck, one for beanbags only. Selected officers have ARs, but you will only see them if something really, really bad is happening, a few have pepperball launchers.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 7:51:38 AM EDT
If you guys want a effective trunk gun try a benelli M1 super . Loaded with 00 it puts 9 rounds downrange in a couple seconds. Now thats a lead shower at close range. [;)] 2 trunk gunz are always better. Most dept. issue firearms for the beat cops are just the run of the mill glocks now a days.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:00:07 AM EDT
Illinois SP carries Glock 22's and most have been issues Colt or Bushmaster ARs for the trunk.  Local cops supply their own weapons.  My friend works for the Peoria Heights PD and carries a Colt 1911.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:07:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:19:08 AM EDT
Wave you don't have SMAWS? You're outgunned man stay down.

Glocks in 9mm or .45. Gloack have only been approve for about 3 years, and they are trying to get rid of the .45's. The officers have to buy their own, and are limited to 2 registered duty weapons. 8lb trigger pull.

Remington 870 "Wingmaster" shotguns, not even the police model. Most are 30-40 years old, and have anything from a bead sight to a ghost ring for sights.

less than 10 NFA weapons for a 400 person dept. and some of those are short barreled shotguns, that way a metric ton(FYI).
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:53:02 AM EDT
If you guys want a effective trunk gun try a benelli M1 super . Loaded with 00 it puts 9 rounds downrange in a couple seconds. Now thats a lead shower at close range. [;)] 2 trunk gunz are always better. Most dept. issue firearms for the beat cops are just the run of the mill glocks now a days.
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the shotgun won't do when you need accuracy however, like hostage situations.... mount the shotgun inside, put the AR in the trunk... that's my vote anyhow
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 9:10:52 AM EDT
We carry either the S&W M4506 or S&W M4516. I love the caliber, hate the weapon. It's been my experience that S&W 3rd Gen. autos while not the bottom of the junk pile are certainly undesireable to stake ones life on. We have had numerous problems with these pistols over the last 13 years since we made the switch from revolvers. Recently we have discovered one 4506 with a cracked frame. I am certain that as the inspections continue, we will find more. I am not confident in them.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 9:14:32 AM EDT
Troy, I believe that you are mistaken. CHP has been issuing the S&W 4006 for several years now. I have never seen or hear of them using the Glock. When our ChiPy gets into the office I will confirm this with him.

My agency (SO) issues the Beretta 96, but allows just about anything else for detectives and off duty carry.

Shotguns are all 870's for patrol. Winchester 1300 in S.S. for most detectives with a few Moss. 500's. I issued myself the only Ithica M37 the department owns. It was purchased back in the '70's and is in mint condition.

Rifles are Mini-14's. We are alowed to qualify and use whatever rifles we want, within reason, if we do not want the Mini. My partner and I are the only ones in the department with county owned AR-15's. One is a blood gun that would have been destroyed if I had not convinced the boss to let me bring it into our inventory. The other was donated to us by another LEO who moved to Austrailia and could not take it with him. Most of the personly owned guns are AR's. One guy is running an FNC, one has an AR-10, one has a M1A and two have Marlin .45-70 lever actions. The last two work in the high country and want the better penitration of the .45-70 for the woods.

One of the PD's issus the Beretta 96 and has 9mm Colt AR's in the car along with 870's. The other PD issues the Glock 23 and 22, 870's and just got in enough DPMS M4's for every car. The M4's have the 4 possition selector. They have the money to get what ever they want.

Our Probation Dept. issues the Beretta 96 or the Couger in .40 S&W. They have a bunch of High Standard shotguns that we gave to them. I do not think they are using them. The guns were trash when we gave them to them.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:44:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 9:14:36 PM EDT
Troy - Up near Fresno. I never bumped into our CHiPy today to ask him. If CHP is going over to the Glock I am happy for them. Most of the guys I have talked to do not like the S&W. CHP has issued both Colt and Bushmaster AR's. I have seen several different configurations, including disapators, in the front seat of our local CHiPy cars. CHP started out issuing the Mini-14. After about a year in service they got rid of them. The Mini just did not stand up to being bounced around in patrol car. Wish my boss could figure that out.

Edited to add - You and I could have met if you had shown up to the NorCal dinner!!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 9:21:54 PM EDT
Town cops have G19s, next town over has Glocks, and at least on 1911. Only one shotgun though. Thats all I know.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 10:24:00 PM EDT
Back during the 70's in Washington DC, we were issued S&W Model 10's in .38

Times have changed.

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 12:37:19 AM EDT
CHP issues as follows:

Standard issue = S&W 4006

Plain clothes officers and management = also issued S&W 4013TSW

Glocks = allowed as a secondary weapon only.

Shotguns = Remington 870 police

Rifles = Colt Sporters, Colt "disapator" style carbines, Colt M16A1 (Govt surplus rifles) converted to semi-auto only, Bushmaster dissapator carbines.

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