Thursday, March 26, 2015

Handguns

The perfect duty gun is the one that works best for you.  Some agencies have a standard that says everyone will carry the same department issued duty handgun.  I oppose this policy, unless it is flexible enough to allow for individual needs, wants, desires, and experience.

People are different sizes, they have big hands and little hands.  People with little hands can't readily handle every gun, and people with big hands may have trouble with some guns too.   Some people are big and strong and will practice frequently.  They can handle the recoil of a powerful handgun, some people cannot.

Duty handguns should usually be in a common caliber.  Ease of purchasing ammunition is facilitated by having common calibers.  Some people have substantial experience with a particular gun and may have difficulty transitioning to a new gun.  Officers needs should be accommodated in your duty handgun policy; that's what the SGT Says.

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