GUN Best handgun for Law Enforcement

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  1. Paintballer

    Paintballer Choo Choooo....

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    I'm possibly joining the law force and was wanting to find out what most people either carry of would prefer?

    I'm leaning tawards the HK USP as a primary and maby like a Glock 26 for a secondary.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    check first and see if the dept. has an issued sidearm and or an approved list. Many departments require a specific pistol or only from a list they have approved.
    Best gun is the one that is.

    1. approved
    2. fits your hand
    3. is reliable and accurate with you shooting it

    There is no one "best" pistol out there. It all comes down to what you can use well and what is allowed.
     
  3. shohan

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    Sig P226 with a P229 for backup.

    But Vermincelli has the right idea. Check what they're rules are first.
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    Sig is a good example of what I am talking about. Sig is a great gun, but sucks ass for Lefties like me because the controls are designed further back for the righthand thumb. So for a Leftie needing a duty gun, the Sig is a bad choice. That's how I ended up carrying my 1911.
     
  5. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    If you were thinking glock 26 for backup, then the Glock 34, or 17 would make sense for a primary gun, since it would use the magazines of the larger Glock pistols.
     
  6. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Depends on what is approved by the dept. For patrol I would personally get a G-Lock
     
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    I'm a lefty and love my sig 226
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I always just used my offhand index finger to hit the decocking lever on SIGs, but if you go with the DAK, you don't have to worry about it.

    In my area, the only dept that gives somewhat of a choice (IE; the chief will on occasion let someone request approval of a non-issue gun but usually only grants Det's and plainclothes.), I'd most likely pick a Glock 21 or USP45 so I could still shoot dept issue ammo.
     

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