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Poll: What was your first duty weapon?

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Okay no this will seperate the stone age from the modern age. What was your first duty weapon? Mine was a Smith mod 66. We had dump pouches to begin with and we really thought it was a leap forward, first foot on the moon,  when we got speed loaders. 

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S&W model 686


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Not really a fair judge in my case of era. While my FIRST duty weapon was a semi-auto it was a Colt 1911 .45 issued by Uncle Sam. That was the choice for Army MP's at the time. However, my first duty weapon as a civilian cop was in fact a wheel gun, Colt Trooper Mk V .357.


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first and only S&W 686+


well....I went through the academy with a borrowed 686, but I bought the 686+ when I went to work. :-)

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SMITH &WESSON 686 W/TWO SPEED LOADERS IN 1990.


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S&W model 57 4 inch barrel. Then S&W 65. You young guys might have to research the 57.



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Brand new smith 686 and i still have it locked up at home in a box.


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1985, a nickel Colt Python, 4" .357.....still sitting in my safe today.

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Colt 357 King Cobra

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Colt 6" 38 caliber revolver. Sorry, I do not remember the model. In 1984 it was probably 30-40 years old, but it shot well.


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H & K USP 40

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Glock 31 .357 sig

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S&W Model 66 ( in 1979) with 12 rounds in a loop  loader, was a real pain at the academy, got a new Sheriff,  they got us speed loaders. Finally in the early 90's we went to the Sig 229 in .357.

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My first issue weapon As a LEO was a S&W model 10 .38 special. I was working as a C/O and this was issued when we needed to be armed.

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Started off with a personally owned Glock 22 as a reserve in 1997.  Got issued a Sig P220 when hired fulltime, about 6 mos later went back to my Glock.


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Wheel gun, only revolvers were allowed at that time, .38 cal,  I carried a Colt Python nickel chrome finish, the guy that owned the company I worked for when I joined bought it for me, gave it to me on my last day adn said Good luck and if luck don't always show up I want you to have this(Python) so you can make it home everyday.

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Kimber Tactical Custom II .45 acp

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S&W 6906 in 9mm...  Great practice for the malfunction drills..


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S&W Mod. 19, 4inch barrel, .357mag.  Bought it for duty when I was hired as a Special Officer at age19 (Special Officers had to purchase their own duty weapons at that time) and I still have the same gun in my safe today. (When I bought the gun in 1973 you could legally purchase a handgun from an individual at age 18 in New Jersey, but had to be 21 to purchase from a dealer, so I had to have one of the other, older Officers purchase the new gun for me from the dealer and I then bought it from him, still in the box and brand new).



When I got hired as a regular LEO in 1977 my first issued duty weapon was a Colt "Metropolitan" with issue .38cal. ammo.  The "Metropolitan" was the predecessor of the Colt "Trooper" series and was about 20+ years old when I was issued the gun.  Wish that I had that "Museaum Piece" in my collection today!


 


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S&W 5906 9mm. in 1993.  The IL State Police were carrying these so I thought they were good.  My mistake.



Moved up to a Sig P229 .40 cal a year later.


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Military S&W model 15 with dump pouches, the PD S&W model 19 after I graudated the academy got upgraded to a S&W model 469


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On duty department issue glock 19. Off duty glock 23.

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In 1964, S&W .38 with 4" barrel. Dump pouches were issued. In 1965 I purchased a S&W Model 19, 6" barrel. I still have both.


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I had a stainless S & W 5906. Heavy as hell and couldn't hit squat. I have a S & W M&P .40 now

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My first duty weapon was a .357 Revolver, with a 'big' bang. I have a Glock .40  (23C) now, and I love it.

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S&W Model 19 .357 mag  Now Glock 22 40 cal

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I am kind of surprised I didn't see more postings regarding my first LEO firearm.


Colt Python 'wheel gun', 6 inch barrel, all stainless. I still have it. No, you can't have it.


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SLING SHOT........................................only kidding. That was far tooooo advanced. WE had leather hip pouches filled with polished stones. (OK - now you can laugh....goooooooooooo ahead. I see you lip turning up there).


S&W .357 revolver.


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I purchased a Ruger GP100 .357 to go through the academy with, but it got stolen in a burglary right before the academy.  I purchased a S&W 686, so that was actually my first duty weapon.  This was in 95 and the state parks allowed us to carry 9mm (no faith in that), .38 special or .357.  .357 was a no brainer.

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Ruger Security-Six .357 with speed loaders

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