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Poll: Poll: What Caliber of Weapon do you carry?

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Poll: Caliber of Weapon carried on duty

Mcso_patch_max50

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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

The MPD and MCSO are allowed to carry either a .40 or .45 caliber on duty. Others must be approved by the back office


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.40...good balance between stopping power and capacity


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jlu492 says ...



.40...good balance between stopping power and capacity


 


???? I used to think that too... until the last three shootings officers from our dept. were involved in. Two officers died, two lived all 4 had on the best armor money can buy. All 4 bad guys lived even after being shot with .40 cal. One was shot 5 times in the upper tors. Another shot 1 inch above the left eye, it bounced off and he lived.


 We are now carrying the Glock 37, 11 rounds of 45 cal. GAP. To date it stands good guys 1, bad guys 0.


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.45 ACP. When I was working we carried .38 S&W wheel guns that were very under powered. I now carry a Taurus 24/7 Pro DS that carries 12+1 and the ammo is .45 jacketed hollow-point Hydro-Shock. It will stop the attacker no matter who or what it might be.

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Glock 22 - 40 cal

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We carry the glock 21 on duty. and the rest of the agencies in the county have followed our lead as this was a good move. The best part is if there ever was a incident were multiple agencies were there all our clips will interchange which I thought was a great tactical move. For Off Duty I like to carry my full size Kimber /Custom II this is a super weapon and the best shooting gun I have ever had.

Am200-heavy-set-up_max50

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Our county officers are now carring .357 Sig.  From what I've witnessed it's a pretty hot load.

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.40 on and off duty

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my department carries .40


 


I would prefer it to be .45

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Einherjar says ...



my department carries .40


 


I would prefer it to be .45



my personal thought is the bigger the better...as long as the officer can control his/her weapon


I'm strong on the surface, not all the way through I've never been perfect, but neither have you So if you're asking me, I want you to know When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed Don't resent me, and when you're feeling empty Keep me in your memory

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too bad you left out the .357 Sig.............

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 My department carries the Sig P229R DAK in .40 cal. It's a nice gun, but I've always been partial to the .45 ACP. 


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My Dept. carries the S/W .38 :(  but I use 9mm for comps and training(I have been using a Taurus for years but it may get retired and I will start using my XD 9mm)

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.45 ACP Black Talons...DEADLY

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Rebel334 says ...



.45 ACP Black Talons...DEADLY



I hope those are not actual Black Talons.  They have to be pretty old by now.  If they are acquire some Ranger Talons.  They are basically the same thing but are more lawyer resistant.


I am issued a 40. I usually carry a 45 auto, but occasionally carry a compact/sub-compact 9mm


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.45 on duty, either .40 or .45 off duty.


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County carries 357 sig. 


 


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bigwillie says ...



My Dept. carries the S/W .38 :(  but I use 9mm for comps and training(I have been using a Taurus for years but it may get retired and I will start using my XD 9mm)



Why would you carry a .38 but practice with a 9mm?  I carry a 9mm in the Marines, but my personal handguns are .40 S&W.  An H&K P2000, and a Glock 22.  Soon to add a Glock 23 and a USP Tactical.


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.45...............................cause the 50 cals are just to heavy (LOL)


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I always carried a 1911 type 45, with a 38 snubber in my ankle holster.


At DOC we carry Glock 19's, 9mm for transports. I usually trade out the 10 mag for a 15 that I have in my car! (Don't tell)

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I carry a 40 and a 9X18 mak as my BUG.


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klamm143 says ...



.45...............................cause the 50 cals are just to heavy (LOL)



LOL - My department lets us carry what we want, within certain parameters.  Unfortunately, Desert Eagle .50 is juuuust outside those parameters...


.357 sig for me.


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My department issus the .40 Cal Sig but I went with the .45 Cal glock 21.  There have been many studies from the 9mm to the .45 Cal and I have heard of cases were each round has worked perfect and times that each round has failed.  The main thing to remember it to have the never die mindset and be ready with the weapon that we have.  This means the one that is the best fit for you, not just the weapon that someone else says is the best.

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45 because the don't make a 46


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Glock 33-- .357 Sig. Small frame, Heavy Punch.

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.357 mag   wheel gun   ain't gonna jam and they ain't very likely to get back up

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While I carry a .40 for duty I have a .45 Colt as a back up and my choice of .380, .38. or 357 for the home. I don't like to ground myself to one caliber when 5 is so much better.


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chapwolfe says ...



.357 mag   wheel gun   ain't gonna jam and they ain't very likely to get back up



Not entirely true. I was shooting Dad's 357 when it jammed.  Actually jammed not a malfunction but a jam.  I am not very familiar with wheelguns, but I learned that gap between the barrel and cylinder MUST be within a certain range.  Kind of like your car's plugs.  Too close and it locks up the cylinder.  The gunsmith told me it was fairly common if they are shot a lot the gap just needs to be reset from time to time.


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40 on and off duty, 38 snubbie sometimes off-duty

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The one weapon that I carry on duty is a Glock 19 and the one carry off duty is a smith&wesson sigma series 9mm I like them both.

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