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Old 01-17-2006, 12:46 PM   #11
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Seems like Houston is a bit like Random Man's observation about Plano: Most LE seem to have their own guns instead of a dept. issue. One sees Glock, S&W, Sig, etc. once in a while a 1911, once in a while a revolver still on an older officer's belt.



McAllen looks like there are many .40 Beretta pistols. In Edinburg the Glock seems nearly ubiquitous.



Texas DPS, as others have mentioned, uses the .357 Sig.



It was my understanding that back when semi-autos were first allowed for the PD in Seattle, the older system had .38 or .357 armed LEO (higher qualification scores and one could carry the magnum). Cops with high qualifications could carry any semi-auto that they qualified with, even saw a .45 S&W back then. Now I think it is .40 Glocks. My understanding is that Tacoma has gone to Glock .40 pistols or .45 1911 Kimbers.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:38 PM   #12
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I didn't cast my vote, but .40 S&W is the choice of the City Department of Public Safety, the County Police, the State Police and the SC Law Enforcement Division.



The handgun of choice across the board is the G-22 and G-23.



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Old 01-18-2006, 11:00 AM   #13
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I didn't vote because the city and county use two different calibers.



The city uses 9mm loaded with 147gr Hydra Shok standard pressure and are happy with its performance.



The county uses .40 S&W with, I think, 155gr GD. Don't quote me on the load, only the caliber.



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Old 01-18-2006, 08:14 PM   #14
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SIG 226 in .40.... They use UMC 180 JHP's guess they get a good deal. I get an even better deal as I get the range sweepings,, once non glock fired brass.
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State patrol, city police departments, and Div of wildlife officers in Colorado Denver/Boulder and suburbs carry either .357 mag, 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP and a variety of handguns too. Most carrying semi-autos are carrying Glocks it seems. I've seen anything from Colt and SmithWesson revolvers to Glocks, SIGs, S&W Autos, Berettas, even seen some cocked and locked 1911's and Browning Hi Powers.



Boulder PD issued the Federal Tactical Hydra-Shock. I believe Denver issues Speer Gold Dot
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.40 S&W seems to be leading the way.



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Old 01-27-2006, 05:43 PM   #17
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We allow the choice between 9mm or .45acp. My agency issues Glocks.
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:40 PM   #18
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The city here just went from .38 Special to .45 ACP using a SIG platform. As they issued a .357 S&W but restricted the round to the .38 and said it was good enough, makes one wonder why the change to the .45.
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Local sheriff issues 9mm/.40 Sigs. Several cities do likewise. One city near here issues the Glock 22 (.40). Most state agencies (Fish and Game, DOJ, DMV, Heath Services Medi-Cal Fraud Squad, ABC) issue .40 Glocks...many recently converted over from 9mm. CHP issues the S&W 4006 (.40) and has done so for many years. In past years, the state Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement (BNE-Dept of Justice) had a pretty open policy regarding handguns, and when I went on a raid with them on one occasion, seemed like just about everybody was carrying C&L 1911s...but that's changed in the interest, I guess, of uniformity to Glock .40s. Incidentally, the California Attorney General is very anti handgun and probably had something to do with converting over to the Glocks so no one could see those nasty cocked hammers, but a local range here banned DOJ agents from using its range to qualify as a protest against the AG....individual officers can come in and shoot, of course, but the range will not allow formal DOJ quals or training there....



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FYI from a recent Seattle police shooting...2x .40 S&W Glocks. I had heard that focus on the hands and immediate threat resulted in cops often hitting assailants in the weapon and/or hands, but the photo is a new one for me...



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