Saturday, November 22, 2014

Duty Handgun

A duty handgun should be totally reliable under the conditions you intend it use it.  Officers seldom like to clean their guns and so you have to inspect them from time to time.  That means you need to have a staff of armorers who can check out the guns and do minor repairs.  Armorers should be trained by the company that makes the gun.  They should be re-certified as often as the maker says they need retraining.

Duty handguns should not be brand new designs.  As tempting as being cutting edge technologically may be, guns are not fully broken in until they have been carried on duty by either a large military force in combat or a number of large police departments have used them for a few years.

Sometimes hidden defects or poorly designed features are not obvious until the guns have either had some wear or been fired many times or carried by a large number of people.  After a few years of service, most gun makers will review their designs and update them in response to reports from the field.  You don't want to field a gun with a hidden flaw that appears at a bad time; that's what the SGT Says.

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