Which pistol is found more in the hands of Law Enforcement
I think you are probably correct. Even thouigh the head guy rarely is active on the road anymore and may not have any personal experience with the latest thing on the market (I had a chief that was determined to returen to the revolver from a semi-auto) he does hear things from the public.
Originally Posted by Supermanwoot
Cocked and locked pistols alarm citizens who are unaware that they are safe. DA is always a hard pull and doesn't lend itself to an accurate first shot but appearances are everything.
I could draw, cock and shoot a Ruger faster and more accurately than my first chief who had a S&W M&P .38 but the Ruger bugged him. 3rd chief had a revolver but didn't complain when S&W came out with the Mod 39. So it seems to boil down to what they are familiar with even though it's your life. Thor
Handguns Carried. .45 is the way to go.
What do you figure is the value of a so called "tax writeoff"? Most people think it is what is correctly termed a "tax credit". Example--If you itemize deductions and one of those deductions is a handgun worth $400.00 how much is "written off"? If the tax payer is in the 25% tax bracket MAYBE you can deduct $100. Remember cops are wage earners, not independant contractors owning their own business. So what does the "arrrrggggh" refer to? The expense the cop has to front just to work in New Mexico or the wrongly perceived "tax writeoff"?
Originally Posted by Kyle1337
Of the 3 departments I worked for it worked like this. 1) No weapon issued and even uniforms were ones that were altered to fit so they always looked bad. 2) A uniform allowance was paid every 3 months. It was considered by the IRS as income unless return itemized and uniform allowance expenses totalled and posted as an expense. It could easily cost way more just to hire a CPA so you took the standard deduction and forgot about it. If you could squeeze out a few bucks for a weapon and your uniforms looked acceptable that was it. 3) They issued everything including a S&W Mod 39 in 9mm. Turned out that 9mm didn't really have the immediate stopping power needed in some cases. Everyone went back to Mod 19's and officially carried .38+p. Most swapped out the .38 for .357 as soon as they got in the cruiser. Now that Hornady developed a bullet that would expand at handgun velocities (including .357) we have a better chance if push comes to shove.
Personnally I go with a .45 1911 and two backup mags on my person.
Which pistol is found more in the hands of Law Enforcement & the Military
For the US military it would have to be the Berreta. From what I've seen more local LEO carry mostly Glocks, but the Feds prefer Sigs.