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Posted: 9/20/2007 5:39:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2007 5:49:00 AM EDT by JPratt06]
Poll will be up in a jiffy. This topic stems from a discussion a friend and I have had about the most popular caliber for LE carry. All the calibers in the poll were mentioned. I have my predictions, and he has his. Please vote for the caliber of your primary carry handgun. Thanks.


Oh, btw, current LEO only for this poll. Thanks!


ETA: If you are not LE but want to view the results, click the "vote" button without selecting any of the poll options.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:41:43 AM EDT
So how are non-LEO's supposed to see results unless we vote?

Fail.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:42:27 AM EDT
If you only want LEOs to get in here, you would be better off asking it in the brothers of the shield section.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:43:15 AM EDT
How are you going to tell LEO's from non LEO's ?
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:43:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
So how are non-LEO's supposed to see results unless we vote?

Fail.


Um, I think you can just hit the vote button without selecting anything.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:45:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By catch223:

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
So how are non-LEO's supposed to see results unless we vote?

Fail.


Um, I think you can just hit the vote button without selecting anything.



Pass!
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:46:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CWS1911:
How are you going to tell LEO's from non LEO's ?



honor system
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:47:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JPratt06:

Originally Posted By catch223:

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
So how are non-LEO's supposed to see results unless we vote?

Fail.


Um, I think you can just hit the vote button without selecting anything.



Pass!


You learn something new every day....

I still voted
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:47:26 AM EDT
Glock 22
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:48:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2007 5:49:50 AM EDT by CaptSchofield]
you left off 357 sig, 10mm and the 357 mag
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:49:15 AM EDT
Arkansas State Police............. 45 Cal. Glock model 21

Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:51:49 AM EDT
.40 here..... using the POS SW99 but about to switch to the awesome MP40

.40 will probably be your poll winner. I'm pretty sure it is the most used caliber in duty pistols right now
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:53:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
.40 here..... using the POS SW99 but about to switch to the awesome MP40

.40 will probably be your poll winner. I'm pretty sure it is the most used caliber in duty pistols right now



Wouldn't surprise me. Those new M&Ps are something else! Y'all should be really happy with them.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:54:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JPratt06:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
.40 here..... using the POS SW99 but about to switch to the awesome MP40

.40 will probably be your poll winner. I'm pretty sure it is the most used caliber in duty pistols right now



Wouldn't surprise me. Those new M&Ps are something else! Y'all should be really happy with them.


I already have 3 (MP9, MP40, MP45) that I have purchased. You can say I'm a fan of them
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 6:23:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 6:43:34 AM EDT
Sig P229 .40cal/357S&W
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 6:59:00 AM EDT
.40

We have our choice but most of our officers are carrying .40's. Mostly Glocks and M&P's.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 7:01:57 AM EDT
10 people said .22LR

Me thinks the poll is not accurate!
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 7:04:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2007 7:05:12 AM EDT by AJE]

Originally Posted By maddog_enigma:
10 people said .22LR

Me thinks the poll is not accurate!


It was originally posted in GD...

I'd say it'd be a safe assumption that those can be edited out.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 7:12:24 AM EDT
Wow, lots more of the .40 than I thought there would be.

TXL
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 7:16:27 AM EDT
Glock 35
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 7:16:54 AM EDT
.40 isn't a bad round by any means, just not really any better than 9mm or .45 when properly applied.

I've carried it in the past and would not hesitate to do so again.

SIG P-226 9mm with Ranger 127 +P+ or 115 +P+ is what I usually carry.
9mm is easier on the wallet to practice with than with larger calibers.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 8:08:13 AM EDT
Practice with what you carry. Your BUG should be in the same caliber also, but I do understand money is a factor with firearms & ammo these days. Any caliber will kill. I love our .40 Sigs coupled with the Federal Hydrashock ammo we use.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 10:47:25 AM EDT
I'm lucky - my department allows us to carry whatever we want so long as it's on an "approved list" of pistols. HK USP 45 it is.

BTW, where was the choice for .223?? That's my *real* primary.

Doc
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 12:36:30 PM EDT
.45 ACP Kimber TLE/RL II, .45 ACP Kimber Ultra BUG.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 12:50:58 PM EDT
Springfield XD-45 here.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 1:02:02 PM EDT
G21/X200A

G30
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 1:16:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Your BUG should be in the same caliber also,
- reasoning behind this?
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 1:22:10 PM EDT
Sig 229R in .40
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 1:40:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2007 1:41:47 PM EDT by Colt_SBR]

Full time officers carry the .40S&W, Glock 22. Not my choice.

The reserves carry 9mm's. Glock 19's and Sig P226's.



Link Posted: 9/20/2007 4:58:39 PM EDT
HK USP .45
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:01:01 PM EDT
HK USP .45
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:12:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2007 8:48:31 AM EDT by Henny]
Issued Glock 37 45 GAP.

ETA: I have to admit, it's a very accurate gun and nice to shoot.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 5:36:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2007 5:37:11 PM EDT by warpig8654]

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Your BUG should be in the same caliber also,
- reasoning behind this?


I'm speaking empirically here...some dept's require this for liability reasons. Plus you are familiar with the ballistics (in some cases, although different guns can run differently using the same ammo), the possibility of mixing up your ammo is lessened & if you're lucky, you work for a dept that will issue you the same duty ammo for use in your bug, saving you money.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 6:57:43 PM EDT
Does anyone here carry or know any other LEOs who carry a .22lr handgun, for either primary or backup? We have had 3 more .22lr votes since being moved to this forum---thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 7:18:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JPratt06:
Does anyone here carry or know any other LEOs who carry a .22lr handgun, for either primary or backup? We have had 3 more .22lr votes since being moved to this forum---thoughts?


Actually, I have a K9 buddy on my shift who carries one. He has a little 2 shot bug that looks like a folder which he clips inside his trouser pocket. Not my first choice, but he likes it. He also carries a baby Glock .40 on his ankle though.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 7:34:19 PM EDT
USP .40F

Marshall Service.

Link Posted: 9/20/2007 8:37:02 PM EDT
45cal Kimber Warrior/ 40cal Glock 22 seat gun (mounted between drivers seat and center console- allow for quick draw behind the wheel without having to reach back and lean to pull my duty weapon)
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 9:26:03 PM EDT
Dept issues S&W 5906 9mm. Our division is issued Sig P226 .40. We are in the process of doing the paperwork to switch our division over to the Sig P220 .45. It needs to be approved as we need to buy other gear to fit it, which upsets the bean counters.
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 11:12:01 PM EDT
HK USP Compact .40
Link Posted: 9/20/2007 11:13:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2007 11:15:08 PM EDT by YOPD]
Since you only asked for LEO's, I didn't vote.

For armed security work, I carry an XD in .45ACP. If it matters, the Portland, OR, police bureau is packing almost exclusively .45ACP Glocks last I knew. For unarmed, well, that is another thread.
Link Posted: 9/21/2007 2:11:35 AM EDT
.40 Beretta Px4. Carrying the type 'D' now but my type 'C' is on order, can't wait.

Rest of the Dept carries Glocks in .40 (22C's if you want the model number )
Link Posted: 9/21/2007 12:40:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2007 5:06:41 PM EDT by NCPatrolAR]

Originally Posted By warpig8654:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Your BUG should be in the same caliber also,
- reasoning behind this?


I'm speaking empirically here...some dept's require this for liability reasons. Plus you are familiar with the ballistics (in some cases, although different guns can run differently using the same ammo), the possibility of mixing up your ammo is lessened & if you're lucky, you work for a dept that will issue you the same duty ammo for use in your bug, saving you money.



Just wondering. I carry .40 as a primary (issued) and a 9mm as a BUG (my choice)
Link Posted: 9/21/2007 4:12:53 PM EDT
Smith M&P 9mm, Great Gun. Winchester 147gr. subsonic, Lousy ammo
Link Posted: 9/22/2007 1:53:23 AM EDT
M&P45
switched from HK USP Fullsize in .40 s&w (still carry the compact as my BUG)
sw1217
Link Posted: 9/23/2007 1:17:24 AM EDT
G35
Link Posted: 9/23/2007 1:20:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By maddog_enigma:
10 people said .22LR

Me thinks the poll is not accurate!



why was .22lr even apart of the poll?
Link Posted: 9/23/2007 10:03:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:

Originally Posted By maddog_enigma:
10 people said .22LR

Me thinks the poll is not accurate!



why was .22lr even apart of the poll?



Because my friend seems to think it's a popular choice for LE. He wouldn't take my word for it...
Link Posted: 9/23/2007 1:45:42 PM EDT
.45 GAP, G37(issued) with a back-up G39 ( not issued - Don't tell the bosses, they'd fire me )
Link Posted: 9/24/2007 10:59:11 AM EDT
Can't vote - we are issued a Glock 31 in .357 sig.

Wasn't real happy when we went to it, but am now a big fan.
Link Posted: 9/24/2007 11:20:55 PM EDT
Depends in the mood I'm in. G27 or Kel-tec 380.
We carry th G22 for duty use. We're also given the choice of carrying a different weapon for side jobs, so long as we qualify with them.
Therefor I carry a Kimber 45cal.
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