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Posted: 6/6/2003 9:29:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 9:46:08 AM EDT
I personally carry an auto (.40), but my mom still works for the dept (Lt in the Civil division) - she still carries a Smith Model 19 with 38 +P - pretty sure they're Winchesters - not sure of the specifics on the ammo other than that. I see a lot of the older guys (especially the ones with primarily desk jobs) still qualifying with revolvers.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 3:45:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 4:52:36 PM EDT
Ray authorized Ammo for my Dept. is Winchester 38 special +p 158 gr lswchp
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 4:58:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 6:34:40 PM EDT
Soooooooo you bought that 357 Eh...? Only two of our Auxs carry wheelguns as primary weapons. Quite a few regulars still carry various five shot subbies as back ups and off duties...
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 9:50:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 1:23:19 PM EDT
Haven’t carried a 357 on duty for years. For my first few years on the job that’s what we were issued. We carried either Remington, Winchester or Federal 125 JHP’s. My revolver tended to prefer Federals. Whenever we shot something with the 125’s whether animal or human, they seemed to go down a lot quicker than they do the 40’s that we carry now. I do not have any scientific evidence to back up my last sentence. It’s just my personal observation.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 7:00:31 AM EDT
NYSDOC= S&W model 10 4" barrel, shooting Winchester 38 special +p 158 gr. Must have been a sale because Turnkey has the same stuff :)
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 7:04:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 9:38:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:13:56 AM EDT
I liked my revolver and would consider carrying one again if I was allowed. I wouldn't feel under gunned with a S&W M686 7 shot and magnum loads. My current S&W 4516 is only a 7 shot.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 1:29:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:39:03 PM EDT
My departmental sidearm is the Smith and Wesson Model 10 with 5" barrel, .38 cal. We have 22,000 officers. Off duty I most often bring the Ruger SP-101 .357 with .38 +P as it is small and easy to hide. I hope I don't need more than 10 rounds when I am out and about.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 4:05:31 PM EDT
You will also find several SWAT teams reverting to having the shield guy use a revolver. The reason for this is simple the shield may prevent the auto from returning to battery.
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