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Firefighter1_max50

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I am starting police academy and have to purchace my own fire arm. I was wondering what officers thought was the best gun maker and in which caliber to use (i know it is just preference) but i would like some real opinions. We have a choice of Glock, Sig, S & W, H & K.

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My dept issues Glocks. I prefer sigs.Free is free though. i like 45's but carry a 40.

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I also like s&w....Why do you have to buy your own weapon?Do you have to buy all your equipment?

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Hey if you need to purchase weapons or any LE /Military gear....I work for a company called ADS, Inc....Now we sell alot of tactical gear and we'll be able to help you out...Here's the number...757.481.7758

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Being the department armorer I will say that we are very happy with the glock. We currently use the glock 22 for duty and are issued a 27 for back up. We will be switching to the 45 GAP next month. But I am happy with the glock in general.

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Glock 22

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Definitely a Glock 22....its a .40 caliber...its what we carry. I am in the military as well and love to shoot all kinds of weapons and I have yet to find a better handgun. I love it and most departments here is SC have gone with it as well. Now Springfield arms has come out with a similar version that is not bad either...but I am still partial to the GLOCK!!! Good Luck

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As stated before, the Glock is an excellent weapon. My only, personal, problem with the Glock is it's ability to fire with the magazine removed. In my opinion, if you're fighting with a suspect for control of your weapon, I would prefer to temporarily disable the weapon by removing the magazine, giving me enough time to retrieve my back up. Just a thought. This is the first time I've encountered someone having to choose thier own weapon for carry. You might ask those who are currently serving and get the opportunity to view (and possibly fire) those weapons and make an informed decision. My personal preference is for the Smith & Wesson M & P in .40 caliber.

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dayngerus said:

As stated before, the Glock is an excellent weapon. My only, personal, problem with the Glock is it's ability to fire with the magazine removed. In my opinion, if you're fighting with a suspect for control of your weapon, I would prefer to temporarily disable the weapon by removing the magazine, giving me enough time to retrieve my back up. Just a thought. This is the first time I've encountered someone having to choose thier own weapon for carry. You might ask those who are currently serving and get the opportunity to view (and possibly fire) those weapons and make an informed decision. My personal preference is for the Smith & Wesson M & P in .40 caliber.

I can see why you say this...about firing without the magazine.....BUT if it was there suspect or an accident that made the magazine drop and you need to fire to save your life, i want my gun to fire. I think it is more likely that you need to fire than need it to not fire. I dont know about you but if a suspect gets my gun, i have more problems than that one round in the chamber!!! I personally like the fact that it fires without the magzine.

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firefight422 said:

I am starting police academy and have to purchace my own fire arm. I was wondering what officers thought was the best gun maker and in which caliber to use (i know it is just preference) but i would like some real opinions.

I work in Detroit, Michigan in a Narcotics unit and by department policy I can carry any model from the Sig Sauer family. I carry a Sig P245. It's a compact .45 caliber weapon with six rounds in the mag and one in the chamber. I always carry a backup magazine too. When I'm in raid gear or uniform I use my Polymer Sig Sauer SP2022 in .40 caliber. I used to carry a Glock for years but our department will not allow us to carry them anymore. The Glock is a fine weapon of choice too. The difference being the Glock's are all in polymer and have the same consistent trigger pull each time you squeeze the trigger. The Sig's have a double action/single action trigger. The first shot is double action and then each shot after is in a single action mode. You have to use a decocking lever to return the weapon back to double action mode. Both fine weapons and great choices. Good luck and Be Safe!

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firefight422 said:

I am starting police academy and have to purchace my own fire arm. I was wondering what officers thought was the best gun maker and in which caliber to use (i know it is just preference) but i would like some real opinions.

No offense this is something the academy will tell you any other weapon that is not on their list you have to get approved...


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