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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2005, 06:47:45 am »

Mine was a S&W Model 10.  Not a bad shooting little revolver.
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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2005, 02:15:57 am »

.45 Detonics in stainless. Love that little beast! I worked in a non-uniform job, and all equip other than the badge and ID were private purchase, and if you could qualify with it, you could carry it .... made for some entertaining times at the range watching folks qualify with outrageous stuff.
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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2005, 10:08:37 am »

S&W M-19, 4" in a swivel holster, Sam Browne with double dump boxes...  I retired so long ago I never had to wear a vest...
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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2005, 12:06:06 am »

My first one was a S&W Mod. 28  6". But I switched to a 4" Colt Tooper Mark III after about a year. I think it cost me about $115. I put Pachmeyer rubber grips on it cause I was banging up the wood ones on the cruiser steering wheel. I carried it in a Bill Jordan holster. In 76 we switched to the S&W Mod. 59 9mm. I didn't trust it & felt the 9mm just didn't have the stopping power. So I asked the chief if I could carry a 1911. he gave me the go ahead & I carried one for many years. 
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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2005, 08:56:29 am »

A well worn, but decent shooting pencil barreled Model 10 Smith.  That was replaced by a new Model 10, bull barrel.  Both were blue.

I was in K-9 at the time and between the dog slobberin' on it and the windex over-spray (constantly washin' nose prints off the windows) it turned orange in a hurry.  They issued us bull barrel 64s.

My first 64 didn't feel right.  The trigger felt like it was tryin' to bind on return.  The RO got tired of me whinin' about it and pulled it apart.  The trigger fell out when the side plate was removed.  I was issued another.

Somewhere around '90 or '91, I was in IA at the time, they phased out the revolvers for 6906 Smiths.  The vendor we dealt with allowed us to buy our revolvers if we wanted and I wanted.  It's in the safe.  The trigger has been polished smooth and it sports a set of Hogues these days.  I'm rather fond of that revolver.

The 6906 wasn't half bad for plain clothes work.  We shot them twice a year.  She hung once and that was well into a re-qualification session.  The RO gave me a new slide spring.  Not sure it was necessary, just think the thing was filthy.

Uniform guys started getting 5946 DAOs.  They decided it would be good for everyone to carry that.  I was close to retiring at the time and I tried to keep a low profile because I wanted to keep my 6906.  But they caught up with me, took my 6906 and gave me this monster.

It's nice.  Shoots like a .22 it's so damned big and heavy.  It was brand new in the box when it was issued to me in '97 or '98.  When I retired, I bought it from the City.  Still carry it occasionally.  Depends on how I'm dressed..... 
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« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2005, 08:32:29 pm »

My first was a S&W model 19. Speed loaders in 1967?? Mercy we had one choice 158 grn 38 spl rounds, 357 was forbidden, thats what started me hand loading. Got me a S&W model 29 later 44 mag and shot 44 spls out of it till the Glock 40 came along. Now me I'm out to pasture, and I sits in the sun and shoots my Remmies for fun. Grin
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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2005, 10:30:59 am »

My first was a S&W 66 4" dump pouches but we could use "speed strips" so the ammo wasn't completely loose.  Bought the gun from my brother-in-law who was in Highway patrol in Mo. Great gun, but full-house .357 loads made it talk.

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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2005, 05:33:05 pm »

My first duty pistol was a 6" Colt Python. Shot DX with it in the academy. That big hawg leg sure helped build up my shoulder and arm muscles on felony stops! Carried it on a small local PD and the L.A. Sheriff's. I transferred to a larger city PD and carried a 1911 for over a decade, then switched to a Glock 21 while I was a SWAT cop. I still carry the G-21. The Colt Python is in my safe with my greatgrandfather's pistol from the Chicago PD both to be passed down to my son one of these days.
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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2005, 12:49:23 pm »

S&W model 586 4 inch, which was at the time all I could carry as the department didn't provide autos to it's reserves and I couldn't afford to buy one and go through transition class.  Two years later I went full time with another department and carried a Glock 40 cal., but bought a 586 anyway because it was just one of those well balanced, accurate guns you fall in love with!
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« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2005, 09:39:15 pm »

Started wit a S&W Model 66 with dump pouches, next was S&W 686 with speed loaders, next S&W 5906 with dual mags/pouch, currently Sig Sauer P229 .40.  I was/am fond of my 686.  No offense to autoloaders, I'm just an old wheelgunner.
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« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2005, 09:45:37 pm »

My first duty gun was a Browning 9mm, we only carried 10 rounds so as to save the mag spring, plus we carried an extra mag.
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« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2005, 02:51:46 pm »

29 years at a glance: My first duty pistol(s) was/were a 4", nickel plated, rubber Pachmyr gripped, S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman, in .357 mag on the strong side backed up by a blue S&W Model 39 (9mm), carried crossdraw on the weak side, backed up by a High Standard derringer (.22 mag). Next were a brace of nickeled, consecutive serial numbered, Model 59s (9mm), followed by a brace of Glock 17s (9mm), followed by a Glock 22 & 27 (.40 S&W). As I now have pretty much gone away from carrying two primary pistols, the Glock 27 has been sold and my 4" stainless, S&W "N' frame, in .45c, performs 2nd primary gun duty when I feel the need (the Glock 22 remains my primary duty pistol). While not as modern as my Glock, but for sheer intimidation value, the S&W is almost as effective as a nickel plated, double barrel, SxS, 12 gauge  (which is what I carried with me in suburban Chicago, in the late 1970s).  I also note, that after selling the High Standard derringer about 1980 something, the back up to my back up gun has been a Beretta M21 (.22). Earlier this year, I tried a new Kel-Tec 3AT (.380) to replace the Beretta, but it kept ejecting magazines in my pocket. I sold it after 3 months and my 20 yr old Beretta is back in the pocket. (Note #1: I have owned many guns over the years, but the aforementioned guns were/are the actual duty guns I used/use daily. Note: #2: Not an on-duty gun, but close, was my long time off-duty gun which was a Colt New Service (large frame), in .45 Colt, with barrel cut to about 3" and finished in custom nickel with very attractive wood grips.)

Note: On 11/16/06 I removed my original (and inaccurate) comments regarding my Ruger Blackhawk. I somehow got on a tangent and confused the gun with my S&W "N" frame. Don't have a clue how I did this, but it's fixed now. Also, since my original post, I have sold my Beretta M-21 and am now using my AMT .380 back up as a back up to my back up.
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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2005, 06:05:08 am »

Started with 6" colt Trooper , went to 4" 66, then  Nickel  4" 29. went to Beretta 92 9mm then to Beretta .40. traded the .40 in on my CAS rifle
still have my father in laws model 10. He was the Chief when I started in 78,  I took over in 89 forced retirement 99 (small town politics)
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« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2005, 04:43:30 pm »

My first duty weapon was a S&W model 15 in 4" bbl.  Two dump pouches as speed loaders weren't invented yet (1969).  The department issued model 39's in the early 70's.
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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2005, 09:48:46 pm »

S&W Chief Special 38 Special with choice of 158 grain lead or Super Vels. We wrecked a lot of pieces at the Treasury Department. That was in the mid-70's. I am about to retire and we carry 357 SIG in Sig 229's. Several guns in between.

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« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2005, 03:15:46 pm »

Howdy folks,
My first Duty Weapon was an S&W Model 14- inch. I wanted a Model 15 but the supplier, F. Cake and Company, was out of Model 15 s and I needed a gun right away.

I was a reserve at the time and had to buy my own gun and leather. I paid $85.00 for that Mod. 14 back in 1971 and then traded it off for a mod. 19- 4 “ in .357 Mag. Boy was I stupid. I could hit the X ring all day long with that Mod 14 but had a hell of a time shooting that Mod. 19 anywhere near as well.

I got rid of the Mod 19 and went to a SIG P-220 in .45 and never looked back.

I still miss that Model 14. I would buy another one just to have it to shoot. It was a great gun.

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« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2005, 05:13:52 pm »

My first was a .45 auto when I was an MP.  I think it was one of the original .45's and it rattled a bit when ya shook it-but I sure did enjoy shooting it.
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« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2005, 11:14:26 am »

Like so many others have said, I had to buy my own gun and it was a S&W model 10 and a buddy bought a Colt Trooper. I aquired several S&W pistols over the years, and likewise he acquired several Colts. Now my S&W's are valued at barely what I paid for them and his Colts are off the charts. But, that was the only mistake I ever made in 33 years of law enforcement!
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« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2005, 11:54:51 pm »

I'll jump in here.  My first duty gun was a S&W Model 10, but I didn't have it for long, since we were transitioning away from them.  I quickly switched to a Glock 17.  After a few years, I switched again to a Sig P220, then policies changed and I had to go to a Beretta 96D Angry.  Now we've switched again and I carry a Kimber Pro Carry HD Grin.
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« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2005, 12:15:10 pm »

Worked fer a security company long ago guardin' a glass plant where they was a strike in force an' non-union workers was comin' in to do the jobs. I carried a pre-Model 10, four-inch pencil-barrelled S&W M&P .38 Special with 158 grain SWCs. (The security company management was enlightened fer the day.) I also carried a three-inch barrelled Colt Detective Special in my back pocket.

Then,...I joined the Army an' my badge-wearin' (commissioned "Special Deputy") days was over.

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« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2005, 10:31:40 am »

Fall 1968 in rookie school.  Bought brand new S&W model 19 4" blued.  (Got it nickeled a few years later.  No stainless then).  Paid $85.00 Put on my charge card.  Course I was only making $650.00 a month.  (Pension checks are almost 5 times that now).
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« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2005, 04:36:30 pm »

My first civilian department duty gun was also a S&W Mdl 28 with the 4" barrel in 357 Mag. That was what the Georgia State Patrol was issued at the time. My department required officers to buy their own revolvers, so I went with what my brother, a Georgia State Trooper, carried. Bought it new in 1970 and still have it today.

We also bought our own ammo, and I carried Super Vel soft point hollow points. Anybody remember those?
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« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2006, 11:25:25 am »

My first issue gun was a Smith & Wesson Military & Police Revolver in .38 Special, with the long, slender (pencil) 6 inch barrel.  Started with loops on the belt, and eventually graduated to speedloaders.  Next, we were issued the Smith & Wesson Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, with the 4 inch barrel.  I switched offices, and we were issued Taurus .357s...I forget the exact model, but from a standpoint of quality, it was a HORRIBLE gun.  When we switched to Semi-Automatics, we switched to the S&W Sigma in .40 cal., which was also of low quality.  Finally, we switched to Glock 22s, also in .40, which is what we currently carry.
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« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2006, 08:20:05 am »

My first duty pistol was/is my Glock 22 with a Glock 27 for a backup.
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« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2006, 07:13:08 pm »



   My first was a Mod 10 M&P
   As soon as I  could afford it; I bought a Gold Cup.
   Never carried any thing else.....
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