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glock20c10mm
05-21-2011, 16:55
Can anyone find fault with this list that they know for a fact? I had heard Mississippi carried 357 SIG in a Glock 31. Can anyway say for sure?

Alabama Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Alaska Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Arizona Sig P226R, Sig P229R, Sig P239R (.40 S&W) (officer supposedly gets to choose either of the 3 platform choices)
Arkansas Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
California S&W 4006TSW (.40 S&W)
Colorado S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
Connecticut Sig P226/P229 (.40 S&W)
Delaware Sig P229 DAK (.357Sig)
Florida Glock 37 GEN4 (.45 GAP)
Georgia Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
Hawaii (State Sheriff's Office, Honolulu) S&W M&P (9mm)
Idaho Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Illinois Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Indiana Glock 17 (9mm)
Iowa S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
Kansas Glock 21SF (.45 ACP)
Kentucky Glock 35 (.40 S&W)
Lousiana Glock 17 RTF2 or Glock 22 RTF2 (9mm or 40S&W) (officers choice)
Maine HK USP (.45 ACP)
Maryland Beretta Px4D Storm (.40 S&W)
Massachusetts Sig P226R DAK, or, Sig P229R DAK (.40 S&W), or, Sig P220R DAK (45 ACP) (officers choice of any of the 3 platforms)
Michigan Sig P226 (.40 S&W)
Minnesota Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Mississippi Glock 31 (.357 SIG)
Missouri Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Montana Sig P229R (.357Sig)
Nebraska Glock 21SF (.45 ACP)
Nevada SIG P229 (.40 S&W)
New Hampshire S&W M&P (.45 ACP)
New Jersey Sig 228 (9mm)
New Mexico S&W M&P (.357 Sig)
New York Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
North Carolina S&W M&P (.357Sig)
North Dakota SIG P226 (.357SIG)
Ohio Sig P229/P226 (.40 S&W)
Oklahoma Sig P226R DAK (.357Sig)
Oregon S&W M&P(.40 S&W)
Pennsylvania Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
Rhode Island Sig P226R DAK (.357Sig)
South Carolina Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
South Dakota SIG P229 (357 SIG)
Tennessee Glock 31 (.357Sig)
Texas Sig P226 DAK (.357Sig)
Utah Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Vermont SIG P220R DAK (.45 ACP)
Virginia Sig P229R DAK (.357Sig)
Washington S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
West Virginia S&W 4566TSW (.45 ACP)
Wisconsin Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Wyoming Glock 22 (.40 S&W)

Kansas Slim
05-21-2011, 17:23
I only see a type. For Kentucky you said the G34 is a .40S&W. They carry the G35. Other than that it looks like a solid list to me... although I'm not the most knowledgeable about such topics.

PghJim
05-21-2011, 18:19
Craig - It looks accurate as far as I know. There was a post a while back with a link to Fed. and State agencies and it is what I remember. I know the 357sigs agencies are accurate and PA's GAP. I had not heard of Mississippi carrying 357 sigs though.

glock20c10mm
05-21-2011, 18:50
I only see a type. For Kentucky you said the G34 is a .40S&W. They carry the G35. Other than that it looks like a solid list to me... although I'm not the most knowledgeable about such topics.
Thank you, and corrected!:thumbsup:

pisc1024
05-22-2011, 04:15
Craig,
Colorado State Patrol uses S&W M&P in .40 cal.

geo57
05-22-2011, 11:18
Nebraska State Patrol has switched to the Glock 21 SF. I've talked to several troopers here about it and it is statewide.

cowboy1964
05-22-2011, 11:51
There have been several instances in the last year where I've noticed some agencies moving from .40 to something else. Kind of interesting.

Not sure how accurate this list is any more but it's a point of cross reference:

https://sites.google.com/site/worldinventory/

glock20c10mm
05-22-2011, 18:41
Craig,
Colorado State Patrol uses S&W M&P in .40 cal.
Nebraska State Patrol has switched to the Glock 21 SF. I've talked to several troopers here about it and it is statewide.

Thany You Both! They have been corrected.
Craig

collim1
05-22-2011, 20:00
I know first hand that AL troopers carry a G22. Might not be incorrect, but I have never seen one carrying a G23.

glock20c10mm
05-22-2011, 23:14
I know first hand that AL troopers carry a G22. Might not be incorrect, but I have never seen one carrying a G23.
I thought that to seem a tad strange. Same for AK, showing both the G22 and G23. I'm going to leave it as is for now, at least till it seems someone can verify there are no G23s, especially since the G22 is listed already anyway.

Thanks for the input.

JW1178
05-22-2011, 23:59
I remember a much older list. Seems the 357sig is popping up more and more along with the .45GAP and the poor 9mm is all but disappeared. The .40S&W is still dominate though, but starting to lose a little ground.

The .40S&W basically replaced the 9mm, and was a middle ground for LE's that wanted a smaller frame, higher capacity sidearm. and now LE has found a fork in the road as they are either going for the high velocity sig or the wide bore 45.

What's next, the 5.7FN?

pisc1024
05-23-2011, 04:26
I remember a much older list. Seems the 357sig is popping up more and more along with the .45GAP and the poor 9mm is all but disappeared. The .40S&W is still dominate though, but starting to lose a little ground.

The .40S&W basically replaced the 9mm, and was a middle ground for LE's that wanted a smaller frame, higher capacity sidearm. and now LE has found a fork in the road as they are either going for the high velocity sig or the wide bore 45.

What's next, the 5.7FN?

Please don't say that! That's just what the mall ninjas need to hear! :tongueout:

Jr.
05-23-2011, 14:33
In october of 10' I got pulled over in wisconsin by HP or SP and he had a Glock in his holster.

glock20c10mm
05-23-2011, 18:58
In october of 10' I got pulled over in wisconsin by HP or SP and he had a Glock in his holster.
Can anyone else shed more light on this?

cowboy1964
05-23-2011, 19:41
According to this the standard issue has been a G22 since 2004. The Ruger was prior to that.

https://sites.google.com/site/worldinventory/pw_wisconsin

glock20c10mm
05-23-2011, 21:27
According to this the standard issue has been a G22 since 2004. The Ruger was prior to that.

https://sites.google.com/site/worldinventory/pw_wisconsin
Thank You cowboy1964. I hadn't even got around to looking at the link you posted yet. At any rate, this link appears up-to-date, so consider it changed.

glock20c10mm
05-24-2011, 09:48
There have been several instances in the last year where I've noticed some agencies moving from .40 to something else. Kind of interesting.

Not sure how accurate this list is any more but it's a point of cross reference:

https://sites.google.com/site/worldinventory/
Ok, finally got through comparing every state with the link you provided. It did cause some changes, mostly in platform, like from Glock to SIG to M&P, or whatever. Though your link did cause me to change North Dakota to 357 SIG, with a couple or so other calibers changed too.

david442
05-24-2011, 20:05
I had heard Mississippi carried 357 SIG in a Glock 31. Can anyway say for sure?

This is accurate, they switched over a year ago.

collim1
05-24-2011, 20:27
WOW, it does not appear one single state allows officers to choose their own sidearm.

I have never understood this. I am required to carry my issued P226 in .40

Luckily for me I like the Sig, but would much prefer to carry a P220R with a light.

BuckyP
05-25-2011, 05:59
Wow, Beretta has sure lost a lot of ground over the last 10, 15 years. Only one, and that's in their home state. :sigh:

gatorboy
05-25-2011, 07:47
GAP is the very last caliber of all calibers used I would choose for my brothers and sisters. Make ours 357 Sig in 31's with GD's and S&B 140 FMJ's in spare mags. .40 with bonded 165's in 22's and 35's would be a very close second. Oh yeah, AR's over shotty's please! GAP? WTF?

BuckyP
05-25-2011, 08:16
GAP is the very last caliber of all calibers used I would choose for my brothers and sisters. Make ours 357 Sig in 31's with GD's and S&B 140 FMJ's in spare mags. .40 with bonded 165's in 22's and 35's would be a very close second. Oh yeah, AR's over shotty's please! GAP? WTF?

:wow:
:faint:

JBP55
05-25-2011, 10:49
GAP is the very last caliber of all calibers used I would choose for my brothers and sisters. Make ours 357 Sig in 31's with GD's and S&B 140 FMJ's in spare mags. .40 with bonded 165's in 22's and 35's would be a very close second. Oh yeah, AR's over shotty's please! GAP? WTF?



I would have Gold Dots in ALL magazines.

glock20c10mm
05-25-2011, 10:52
I had heard Mississippi carried 357 SIG in a Glock 31. Can anyway say for sure?

This is accurate, they switched over a year ago.
That's what I thought. Thanks very much for the confirmation!

glock20c10mm
05-25-2011, 11:05
The state I'm questioning right now is West Virginia. Do they really still carry a S&W 4566TSW/45 Auto?

According to the link by cowboy1964, West Virginia has carried:

S&W 686 / 357 Magnum from 1987 - 199?

S&W 4006 / 40 S&W from 199? - 199?

S&W 4566TSW / 45 Auto from 199? - Current???


Can anyone verify or correct their current setup?

glock20c10mm
05-25-2011, 11:31
The state I'm questioning right now is West Virginia. Do they really still carry a S&W 4566TSW/45 Auto?

According to the link by cowboy1964, West Virginia has carried:

S&W 686 / 357 Magnum from 1987 - 199?

S&W 4006 / 40 S&W from 199? - 199?

S&W 4566TSW / 45 Auto from 199? - Current???


Can anyone verify or correct their current setup?
Alright, after some searching online I found this -
http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wesson-semi-auto-pistols/179747-west-virginia-state-police-keeping-4566s-9.html

If the info is correct, it appears they are still holstering the S&W 4566TSW and are reluctant to switch, but may switch to a G21SF Gen4, but reguardless, appear to be staying with 45 Auto no matter what, at least for the forseeable future.

So, West Virginia stays "as is".

tuica
05-25-2011, 11:46
Why the dislike of the 45GAP, Mr. Gatorboy. Not attempting to be obnoxious, just curious. Last choice over even the 9mm?!? Cheers

Aquanewt
05-25-2011, 17:08
Why the dislike of the 45GAP, Mr. Gatorboy. Not attempting to be obnoxious, just curious. Last choice over even the 9mm?!? Cheers

Personally, I think that the reason the 45GAP has such a low rate of use is the cost of ammunition and availabilty of practice ammunition. The Agency I work for has cut training costs by eliminating practice ammunition for indivdual officer's independant use. MD will always require the MSP to carry Berettas as long as the plant is in state.

gatorboy
05-26-2011, 08:57
I would have Gold Dots in ALL magazines.

140 @ 1300 is about the most powerful factory 357auto I've found.


Why the dislike of the 45GAP, Mr. Gatorboy. Not attempting to be obnoxious, just curious. Last choice over even the 9mm?!? Cheers

1. Penetration
2. Capacity

tuica
05-26-2011, 11:31
Thanks, Aquanet.

gatorboy
05-26-2011, 12:14
The GAP is a fine SD caliber IMO. Just that Highway Patrol/State Troopers have slightly different requirements than a city LEO, undercover or citizen. Longer ranges, vehicles and most likely more rounds fired when shootings do occur seem to be factors in average incidents with these lawman over even regular city LEO's. Plus city cops can call on backup and even SWAT where a Trooper may have to fight it out alone or while waiting for help.

tuica
05-26-2011, 12:18
Thanks for the clarification, Gatorboy.