Monday, November 24, 2014


Choosing a new handgun can also be an opportunity to construct a full weapons system.  Many handguns like the Glock, have both full size and compact versions.  The advantage is that if your duty weapon gets taken, dropped, lost, damaged, you can continue the fight with your compact gun.  The compact gun will accept the full size magazines and allow the individual to fight on.

Guns can also increase in size, you may be able to find a carbine that will take the same size magazines as the duty weapon, and operate in the same caliber.  This gives greater range and accuracy than the regular handgun.  Three guns, same magazines and same caliber.

Finally, think about cleaning kits and how hard or easy the guns are to clean.  Look into the availability of magazines.  Each officer should have at least five magazines for his duty weapon, and two for his back up gun.  Sometimes magazines can be expensive, or hard to get.  There is a lot to think about with a new duty gun; that's what the SGT Says.

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