Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Back-up Gun

A back up gun is an important adjunct to your duty weapon.  It should be .380, 9mm, 40 or 45 caliber.  The small size of a back up gun can make the larger calibers difficult to control.  The smaller calibers make for a weapon that is easier to hide. 

The back up gun is there to provide a substitute gun in the event of a problem with your duty weapon.  If your duty gun jams or is broken, you have the back up gun someplace on your body were you can easily access it to replace the duty gun. 

If you are fighting a suspect for control of your duty gun, you may be able to draw your back up gun.  You may then be able to regain control of your duty weapon with your back up gun.  I have also loaned my back up gun to other officers who forgot their duty gun in the jail; that's what the SGT Says.

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