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Okay, before I get started, I just want to say this...I DON'T WANT THIS TO DEVOLVE INTO AN OFFICER SAFETY ISSUE!  All I am looking for is what Manufacturer (and model/caliber if you like, not required) your department issues as a sidearm.  I don't want to know about backups, holdouts, shoulder weapons, handcuffs or anything else.  I am looking for information on this topic to present in a paper to both my Economics and CJ101 classes.  Both papers are similar in that they are going to show how police departments as well as civilians are influenced by advertising and such.  Please help me with this research, as I would rather hear it from the real people who carry these things than the company that makes them.


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Dept.


Manufacturer/Model/Caliber


 


or something similar to that.

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Actually, Let me edit this.  Instead of Department (to head off furor at my "sorry civilian head"), just go with state.  I just need a small extra demographic, and that should help prevent me from having to locate each and every department.


bmorgan, don't worry about editing your post, and thank you for helping.


Personal choice, huh?  That is getting more and more rare from what I understand.

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The Dept's in my area all issue the sidearm. Personal preference isnt an option for duty but is for off duty. The issued sidearms are (my Dept)Springfield XD 45, State Police Glock in 45 GAP, Sheirff's Dept. Glock mdl22 40cal, 2 other Depts are Glock mdl 23 40 cal and S&W M&P 40.


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NE Ohio - Our Dept. issues SIG 229 (.40), but everyone has the option of carrying Glock 9mm or .40 cal purchased on their own - Dept. provides the ammo. 

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West Texas


My department was recently authorized to purchase three Glock 22's.  Until we are issued those, myself and the Chief carry Glock 22's and the third officer carries a S&W, .40.

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Outside Portland, Oregon


Officer purchase in pretty much any 9mm, .40, or .45. Most carry Glock 9 or 40.

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South Central Texas.


Sig Sauer P226DAK .357 sig.


On an administrative note: There have been numerous threads regarding issued sidearms in this section, however since you have requested a specific format for the responses and the other threads haven't been touched in awhile, I will not lock this thread as a 'duplicate'. I do suggest that you utilize the site's 'search' function, prior to posting questions from now on.

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Im personally a fan of .357 Sig rounds... verry accurate, flat shooting, and hits harder than most everything else. But for widley used/ available ammo I suggest 40 S&W.  It gennerally hits just as hard and in some cases harder than 45's on top of the fact that you can carry more ammo  in magazines generally 12 to 15 compared to the 8 to 9 of a .45. 


 Variety of weapons are chambered for this round. We are issued Sig Sauers. P229, or P226s. I like Sigs but I think their DA of 10-12 lbs is a bit pain in the butt,  but if I had my Personal choice I would carry my Springfield XD 40 for Duty Use.


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 Longueuil Police Department, Canada


Patrol/Uniform: HK P2000 Variant 5 9mm


Detective/Plainclothes/Admin: HK P2000SK unknown Variant


Undercover: Apparently something made by Kahr, don't know which model or Caliber


Tactical unit: HK P2000SK


                       HK P2000 9mm Variant 3 with Laser/Light unit, unknown brand and model


                       HK Mp5 with Surefire grip


                       HK 416 in .223 with 14" barrel ( I think) with Eotech aiming device + Light and vertical grip ( we actually were on of the first            police  dept to have those)


                       Benelli unknown model shotgun


 


I've worked with a Beretta 96D, Glock 17 and I've had my best scores with the P2000... great little gun. As far as holsters, we all get different Safariland models...from the leg mounted to duty and belt holsters. Being in Canada, we don' t usually carry shotguns or perimeter weapons in the squad cars but with the amount of active shooter events we've had, it's about to change. There's been a temporary ban on Tasers, but we'll catch up to the States in a matter of a decade *chuckle*...    


                    

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Federal agency (nationwide): Sig-Sauer 229 DAK .40 cal


Previous federal agency: HK P2000 .40 cal


In Connecticut: Sig 229 or 226 both .40 cal


11 years ago (they still use same sidearm) in New Jersey: Glock 23 .40 cal

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Smith&Wesson M&P9

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 University Park Police, MD


Glock 23 40 cal.


Up until a couple of years ago we carried Beretta 96D 40 cal. When I first joined we carried Beretta 92 FS 9mm.


Off duty - Department issued or personal owned that meets Department requirements and that the Officer has qualified with.

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 Central Texas


Depts. around here issue Glock 22 .40 cals

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Arizona Department of Public Safety


Sig Sauer P226, P229 -Primary Issued


P232, P239- Specialty Issued


All .40 S&W


Being a police officer is like having a front row seat to the greatest show on earth.