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What troopers carry

Postby dl1911 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:27 pm

Latest column from Mas has a list of what state troopers are carrying around the country. Comments include some corrections as well as other information.

https://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/Mas ... ers-carry/

Appears that only 6 are using 9mm with the rest being a mix of 45 (ACP & GAP), .40S&W and 8 using 357SIG.

Was nice seeing 8 carrying 357SIG since I've come to like it. I was a little worried about failure to expand but after checking with Mas, he hasn't had one reported case of one failing to open up while there are several with 9mm. Seems the additional velocity takes care of that. May stick with it through the winter instead of moving to 45 & 10. Getting attached to the P229 police trade in (picked up at a gun show, was originally used by Springfield, IL police department and I didn't think anything good gun related came out of IL!) I've been shooting at matches and carrying. Thankfully I already had the dies to reload that caliber.
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Re: What troopers carry

Postby Jakor » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:16 pm

I bought a nice used Glock 27 from a PD in Illinois, Palo Hills, I think. It's stamped on the slide.
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Re: What troopers carry

Postby Brian D. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:26 pm

I was a little surprised to see that West Virginia is still using the S&W Model 4566 TSW. Regular production of those ended in 2004 (!) The third generation S&W semi autos are widely regarded as stout work horses, but I have to think the ones in WVSP holsters are looking pretty shopworn by now.
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Re: What troopers carry

Postby tracker1 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:12 pm

Troopers by their self out in the middle of nowhere need more than a 9mm. I thing a 357 Sig is a great choice.
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Re: What troopers carry

Postby Whirlwind06 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:08 am

Brian D. wrote:I was a little surprised to see that West Virginia is still using the S&W Model 4566 TSW. Regular production of those ended in 2004 (!) The third generation S&W semi autos are widely regarded as stout work horses, but I have to think the ones in WVSP holsters are looking pretty shopworn by now.


I have read about S&W doing special runs of the 3 gen models. I guess this is were some of them go to.
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Re: What troopers carry

Postby dl1911 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:17 pm

Whirlwind06 wrote:
Brian D. wrote:I was a little surprised to see that West Virginia is still using the S&W Model 4566 TSW. Regular production of those ended in 2004 (!) The third generation S&W semi autos are widely regarded as stout work horses, but I have to think the ones in WVSP holsters are looking pretty shopworn by now.


I have read about S&W doing special runs of the 3 gen models. I guess this is were some of them go to.

Wish they'd do some special run of 1076s w/o the magazine disconnect and a yuge number of magazines. I've seen prices close to $100 for just one!
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