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« on: May 16, 2004, 09:53:09 pm »


My first duty pistol  was a model 28 S&W, 357 mag with about a 4 5/8" barrel.  No speed loaders, they hadn't been invented yet, I don't think.  Carried twelve extra rounds in a slip on bullet holder on the right front of my sam brown. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2004, 10:00:11 pm »

Don't remember the model, but mine was also a S&W .38 Special with about a 4 5/8" bbl. Carried 6 extra rounds on the belt; I too was awaiting the invention of the speed loader. Grin

After a couple of years keeping it cleaned and oiled, I had it nickle plated.

If I remember correctly, we couldn't carry a .357. Huh
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2004, 11:15:43 pm »

WD,

This is a great post.......it sure takes me back some years. My first duty gun was also a Smith & Wesson "N" frame, Model 28,  Highway Patrolman. Again, this was in the days "Pre-speed loader", so I carried my extra 12 rounds in 6 round Bianchi speed strips. We were issued full house .357 magnum rounds back then and they were screamers!!!!!!

Talk about a "Big iron"......that gun was sure a major piece of steel. This was when the smaller, "K" frame, Model 19's were coming out and everyone had to have one of those. I stuck with my Highway Patrolman until we were allowed to switch to the higher capacity semi-auto handguns for duty use....
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2004, 01:56:59 am »

My first duty weapon was a Colt "Trooper", .357, target grips & hammer (big hands).  Purchased new long ago for the steep price of $50.00! Sorry to say the guy offered me a "Python" for $75.00 but I could not afford it. Shocked

Still have that weapon in my gun case! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2004, 02:53:09 pm »

My first duty weapon was a blue Model 19 Smith with a 12 round loop on my belt. By the time the speed loaders came around I was carrying a Model 39 nickel plated 9mm.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2004, 01:28:49 pm »

When I joined our local Sheriff's Office we were issued S&W model 65 .357 cal.  I had a 2 1/2" model 66 for an off duty gun.  I went to work for a city department where I was issued a S&W model 64 in .38 spl.  Couldn't carry my 66 off duty, loaded with .38's. as .357 magnums weren't authorized. Huh
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2004, 09:37:52 am »

 Smiley My first duty pistol was a 9 mm Tarsus I love it and I hated it. But, it helped me when I got in close spots
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2004, 12:09:56 am »

My first and only duty gun was a S&W 19 just .38's, we did get speed loaders and that was the gun turned in when I retired. Cry  Loved that gun, wish I had it today. Cry

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2004, 12:52:36 pm »

Started with a S&W Model 10. Nickel plated, with a 4" bull barrel.
Carried that until I could afford a Model 19. That Model 19 was the best gun ever. I've kicked myself many times for getting rid of it. Had a model 64, 66, 686, Glock 17, and Glock 21(current) but the old Smith 19 was a tack driver fer shure.
(we won't go into the truckload of off-duty guns Wink)
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2004, 01:47:29 pm »

My first duty pistol was a Colt Pythom (.357). We had to supply our own firearms. I loved that pistol, gave it to my wife when I could switch to an auto-loader. That was a Colt Combat Commander. Now that I'm retired, I carry a Colt Combat Commander.
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2004, 08:15:23 pm »

357 S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman 4" barrel.  Man that thing was a monster and good shooter.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2004, 10:03:31 pm »

9mm Beretta 92.  I took the Top Gun trophy in my academy class with it.  I just loved the weapon.  I still keep one loaded at home for that midnite intruder.
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2004, 07:01:28 am »

.357 S&W Mod 681...with .38Spl +P Ammo...That gun was a tack driver...always regretted not buying kine back when we switched to Glock in 92
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2004, 10:36:37 pm »

Another proud packer of the S&W Highway Patrolman 4".  I had a neon green insert added to the front sight and put Mustang rubber grips on it.  Good gun.  WIsh I still had it.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2004, 06:00:14 pm »

Started with a Ruger Security Six. Moved to a S&W Model 639 and then to a S&W 4516
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2004, 06:47:54 pm »

First duty pistol was a S&W Model 10 in .38 Special - "Gawd, but that seems to be ages ago.......!"

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When we got to buy our own, I got the Barretta 92 in 9 mm - first thing I ever shot with it was an oaken log in a fireplace box......got a call on a "Rabid Raccoon" and well, there it was......!  (Second shot did get the 'coon!  I was young and alittle scared!)
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2004, 12:02:43 am »

Having spent some time in the MP's - naturally, my first duty pistol was an M1911A1 and my second an M9.

Both fit my hand well and both did the job asked of them.

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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2004, 12:38:57 am »

model 10 with a 4 inch Bull barrel, it was a fine shooter, then a model 92 which I hated but they were DOC issue and that was what we had to live with.
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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2004, 12:41:54 am »

In my days in the Air Force MP in Norway, I carried a Walther P38 in 9 mm.
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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2004, 12:53:27 am »

.38 special with 4 inch barrel. Don't remember the model Cry


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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2004, 11:36:48 am »

My first duty pistol was a 4" S&W Model 19 which I had to "give" to my wife when I bought a nickel plated 4" S&W Model 27 to carry on duty. Someone gave me one of the infamous "clamshell" holsters, where you'd push a button inside the trigger guard to pop the holster open.  It could be deadly if it failed to open though. Someone else saw that, and gave me a drop holster with a swivel, so you could swivel it up in the seat in the cruiser. You couldn't draw your weapon while seated in the car very well though.

Then I moved up to a 4" S&W Model 29, which I carried loaded with .44 Specials while working in town for the PD, and loaded with .44 Magnums when working out in the county for the Sheriff's Dept. There were some long shifts where I thought about borrowing my wife's gun back because it was a lot lighter. I carried the Model 27 and Model 29 in a good A.E. Nelson front break holster for many years.

I finally succumbed to the Siren's call to switch to an autoloader and got a Glock Model 22C in 40 S&W, but I'm still a fan of big bore revolvers. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2005, 01:04:19 am »

S&W Mdl. 19, 4" nickel.  Switched to a Mdl. 65 4" after about a year.  Carried a Colt Commander .45ACP for plain clothes & undercover when working those type venues.  Carried the Colt for all off-duty time until moving to Texas, when I qualified with my Colt SAA .45.  Have 'em all except the Mdl. 19.  Finally resigned about 2 years ago, and still miss it (sometimes).
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2005, 05:47:57 pm »

My First duty weapon was a S &W Model 10, Blued 38 spl, fixed sights, 158 gr round nose lead bulltets, 12 extra rounds in a drop pouch, carried her in a border patrol one strap holster. Had her until we got the S & W  Model 66, sixgun.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2005, 02:06:12 am »

My first duty gun was a S&W mod 19  4",  it was purchased from a desk ofc. for $ 90.00,  in the early days  all equip. was private purchase.  Your badge was only item issued by Dept.  No vest, port.radio, computers, sure have come a long way.
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2005, 12:11:30 pm »

Let's see. . .When I was a Reserve Officer it was a .357 Dan Wesson with a 4 inch bull barrel. I carried a S&W 459 9mm when I worked with the Contsable's office and the good ol .45 when I was with the MP's. Now I carry a S&W 910 at my current job.
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