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First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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. ;D

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. ???
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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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. :o

Still have that weapon in my gun case! ;D
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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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. ???

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Re: First duty pistol
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2004, 09:37:52 AM »
 :) 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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. :'(  Loved that gun, wish I had it today. :'(

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Re: First duty pistol
« 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.
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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« 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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Re: First duty pistol
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2004, 05:47:54 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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Re: First duty pistol
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2004, 11:02:43 PM »
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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Re: First duty pistol
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2004, 11:38:57 PM »
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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Re: First duty pistol
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2004, 11:41:54 PM »
In my days in the Air Force MP in Norway, I carried a Walther P38 in 9 mm.
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Re: First duty pistol
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2004, 11:53:27 PM »
.38 special with 4 inch barrel. Don't remember the model :'(


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