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Old 08-11-2012, 19:55   #126
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1984-1986, S & W Model 19, Personal owned Dept approved
1986-1987, S & W Model 686, Personal owned Dept approved
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1989-2000, Glock 19 & 26, Dept issue (26 personal owned)
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2003-2012, (July) Glock 23 & 27, Dept issue (27 personal owned)
Current as of July, M & P 45 and Kahr PM45, Dept issue (Kahr pers owned)

Carried .38+P '84 to '87. As with many agencies in the mid to late 80's we were allowed to switch to authorized semi-autos in 9mm. '89-2000 Dept issued Glock 9's.

Switched Agencies in 2000 and 2003. Those agencies did not issue duty weapons...only duty and practice ammo!

Agency I went to in 2003 allowed other weapons but made deputies purchase their own ammo if they didn't carry dept issued handgun (even if authorized weapon was the same caliber)!

Plan on carrying a Colt Combat Elite my last year or two on the job!
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Old 08-12-2012, 00:26   #127
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[QUOTE=Ftttu;19293075]Australian officers have no pensions or just certain small agencies in general? No pensions?
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Is Aus we only have State Police for each state and Federal Police to look after the ACT and federal land. There are no "small agencies" with the smallest dept having less than a thousand staff, while the one I work for has over fifteen thousand. I am not sure of their retirement schemes but they would be similar to ours.

We dont have pensions. Older staff members may still be part of government pension schemes.

Once we are out we get nothing.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:56   #128
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Is Aus we only have State Police for each state and Federal Police to look after the ACT and federal land. There are no "small agencies" with the smallest dept having less than a thousand staff, while the one I work for has over fifteen thousand. I am not sure of their retirement schemes but they would be similar to ours.

We dont have pensions. Older staff members may still be part of government pension schemes.

Once we are out we get nothing.
I guess the obvious question, then, is how a person lives post-retirement. Do you have a system like our social security?
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:08   #129
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Wow, that's like... almost unfathomable to have NOTHING after retirement except what you save and invest... almost like some private sector jobs here.
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Old 08-12-2012, 17:07   #130
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Old 08-12-2012, 17:53   #131
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:16   #132
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I have been with a very-big-city PD in southeast Texas since 1983. We buy our own duty firearms, guided by policy, whoch is normal for this region of the USA.

Police academy, 1983-1984: S&W Model 686. We had to start with a 4" .357 revolver, and S&W was strongly recommended.

First year on street, 1984-1985: S&W Models 686 & 629

1985: HK P7

Late 1985 to about 1989 or 1990: S&W Models 58 & 657. Why back to revolvers? We switched to open-topped retention rigs, from flap rigs, and no such rig existed for the P7.

About 1990-1991: Colt Stainless Combat Commander

1991-1993: SIG P220. The Colt became finicky.

1993-1995: Ruger GP100, with a brief trial of the .40 Browning Hi-Power somewhere in there. I also carried my Colt Stainless Python for a few weeks, while the firearms lab had my GP100 for ballistic testing after a shooting incident.

1995-1997: S&W Models 19 & 66. These are lighter than the GP100 and Python, and therefore more comfortable.

1997-2002: Kimber and Colt 1911 pistols, full-sized 5". I grandfathered these when my PD went to the .40 P229, Beretta Cougar, and S&W 3rd-Generation later in 1997. As before, no pistols were issued, but the selection of approved duty pistols became MUCH smaller.

2002-2004: G22; I set aside the 1911 when my skinny hand, getting skinnier with age, would not always depress the 1911's grip safety far enough to enable firing.

2004-present: SIG P229R DAK. I tried the then-new DAK, and fired it more accurately than Glock. I had hoped to retire with
this one, but snappy .40 recoil, plus the high bore axis of SIGs, may compel me to switch to something with gentler recoil characteristics, as age, plus wear and tear, are affecting my right wrist. My other choices, presently, other than SIG, are
G22, G23, and S&W M&P40.

I had hoped the chief would sign off on a proposed revision last month that would allow us to use the 9mm counterparts to the presently authorized .40 duty pistols, allowing me to switch to 9mm as well as a lower bore axis. I even bought a G17, as it
looked like it would happen. Unfortunately, the only revision did
not include allowing 9mm.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:57   #133
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Old 03-16-2013, 16:07   #134
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Old 03-16-2013, 22:20   #135
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Old 03-16-2013, 23:28   #136
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S&W 915 Academy - first 5 years

Beretta 96 next 4 years

Colt Commander next 5 years....yes cocked and locked!

The last 5 have been Glock all the way with my primary being a G22 and off duty G23 and back up G27
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Old 03-16-2013, 23:50   #137
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Wow, that's like... almost unfathomable to have NOTHING after retirement except what you save and invest... almost like some private sector jobs here.
The LE retirement system in my state seems to be tanking and changing their benefits in the last few years to make up for it. They have already changed to not include money made with OT in your benefits, only base salary. And they now base your monthly payoff on an average of the last three years salary instead of your final years salary. That has a lot of guys sticking it out after a promotion for longer than they planned on. BTW these changes are not "as of now" they include everyone that should be grandfathered in.

Me and my wife are acting accordingly and putting away money on or on for retirement. Hopefully I'll still get something out of it, but I have a suspicion that it won't be half what it is supposed to be by the time its all said and done.

I am looking at retirement at age 46 if I stick it out, I doubt I wont have second job after that.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:49   #138
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Started out with a 4566 TSW w/ Insight M3. I'm now carrying a Gen 4 G22 and will be adding a Surefire X300 when we get our 6360 holsters.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:03   #139
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1993 S&W 4006 barrel broke from squid load in academy
1993 Colt Double Eagle .40 (wish I still had it)
1995-1999 Sig 229 .40
1999-00 S&W 4046 .40 issued junk
00-13 Glock 22 Gen 2 Issued couldnt hit **** with it
Glock 22 RTF issued chewed up every uniform
Glock 22 Gen 4 issued, best of the 3 Glocks
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00-13 Kahr K40 flawless, accurate, on my vest until retirement.
S&W AR-15 open sights, tack driver
The best and most accurate was the Sig 229.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:24   #140
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Cool thread resurrection!

1982-1984 S&W M10HB (issued)
1984-1988 Ruger Security Six (issued/Walther PPK BUG)
1988-1993 S&W M686 (personal/SW36 & Walther PPK BUG's)
1993-1995 Glock 17 (personal 2nd Gen)
1995-1998 Beretta 96D (issued-worst)
1998-2003 HKUSPCLEM.40 (issued/G26 BUG)
2003-2006 Glock 17 (issued 3rd Gen/best issued gun/G26 BUG)
2006-2012 SIG229RDAK.40 (second worst/G26 BUG)
2012-Present G17 (personal 2nd Gen/G26 BUG)

Notes:

From 1982 until 1993 those revolvers were all great. The Smiths had great triggers and the SecSix had awesome balance.

All BUG's were personal weapons except for a G26 that was issued for about a year. I have carried others..but mums the word

I'm going to get my 3rd Gen G17 approved to replace the 2nd Gen only because I want to say I carried it on duty and to give the old war horse a break.

The G17/G26 combo is IMHO the best system ever.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:00   #141
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G21SF 5 years and still going strong.
G22 only i year with that one.

I can carry either on duty. And I own them both.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:14   #142
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Glock model 22 no rail 10yrs
Glock model 22 w/rail 2yrs
Remington 870 14" barrel
All issued guns

We are now allowed to provide our own AR-15 and carry it upon completion of a rifle class.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:59   #143
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Old 08-11-2013, 14:10   #144
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I'm new, but ill play. When I was a reserve G22. Current dept G17
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Old 08-11-2013, 19:50   #145
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Gen 3 Glock 22 - 3 years
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Old 08-11-2013, 21:07   #146
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Old 08-11-2013, 21:31   #147
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Duty Weapons

1978 to 1980 Colt Python 4" 357 Magnum: Sold It (Dang it)

1980 to 1983 Smith & Wesson Model 19 4" 357 Magnum:

1983 to 1992 Smith & Wesson Model 66 4" 357 Magnum

1993 to Late 1993 Ruger P-89 9mm: Could not shoot well.

1993 to 1996 Beretta 92FS 9mm

1996 to 2013 Beretta 96FS 40 caliber

2013 to present Glock 30 SF 45 caliber

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Old 08-11-2013, 22:53   #148
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Glock 19, gen 4. Was required to shoot 9mm in the academy.

Glock 22, gen 4. Carried it for about 6 months at my current gig, realized I should kept the 19, so I sold it and went back.

Glock 19, gen 4 in a 6360 with a tlr-1. Been carrying it for about 6 months as I've only been working for about a year. I have no plans to switch right now. Capacity over a bigger round is my main concern and the 19 fits my hand.

I carry a personally owned Colt 6920 every day without fail. Dept has mossy 500/590 shotguns in the cruisers.

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:55   #149
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Old 08-12-2013, 23:46   #150
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SW Model 10, 1986-1987
SW Model 66, 1987-1988
Glock 17, 1988-1992
Sig P-220, 1993-1997
SW 4006 (not by choice) 1998-2002
Glock 23 ,2002-present..... this one will probably be the last duty pistol I will carry as well.
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