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Posted: 3/23/2002 2:11:45 PM EDT
Most major AR manufacturers have their line of Law Enforcement ARs and this had me wondering what brand and style ARs are used on police forces these days. [b]ArmaLiter[/b]
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 4:50:26 PM EDT
Beats me I'm not lucky enough to be allowed to carry a carbine by my dept.
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 5:06:20 PM EDT
we have a mix of Bushmaster and Oly. Both are working out fine no problems with any of them
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 5:42:09 PM EDT
Our agency only allows "Colt" or "Bushmaster" AR15 rifles. I am sure there are other brands that are as well made, but when we checked into what most law enforcement agencies were using in our area, the two I mentioned were it.I might also mention, I am the armorer and buy all of the replacement parts for both brands from Bushmaster not Colt. Colt does not sell parts. (thats what they told me.)
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 5:49:36 PM EDT
Our local S.O. uses strickly Oly, while the PD uses a mix of Oly and Bushmasters
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 6:34:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 6:38:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 6:24:44 AM EDT
Local PD bought Bushmaster M4 A3.
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 9:35:54 AM EDT
Our department only specifies mil-spec. We see alot of Bushmaster and Armalite, with a few Colt, DPMS.
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 9:46:37 AM EDT
Were in the process of deciding between Bushmaster or Armalite. I vote for Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 10:20:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2002 10:20:57 AM EDT by Tact81Cop]
My agency issues Bushmaster. There are a couple of us that have privately owned Colts which we are authorized to use for duty. In the last couple of years, Colt's quality and control has gone to crap -IMO- which has led to more and more agencies buying Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 1:52:48 PM EDT
I've heard the same thing about late model Colts but haven't seen it myself. Our firearms instructor has say on and must check any rifle carried within our broad policy (No brands named). We've had initial problems with several name brands recently and I had a Bushmaster (lower parts kit)trigger (safety nose part) break (and those things never break). Looks like the metal was crystalized. It can happen to anyone. Buzz
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 1:57:09 PM EDT
The Frightening thing is that OLYMPIC ARMS has Law enforcement models. I would rather carry a Remington 870 than trust my life to an Olympic Arms.
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 3:10:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2002 6:31:49 AM EDT
My dept says only COLT (nothing else). And they also keep an eye on modifications (non-COLT parts, you know). LIABILITY!!
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