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    Do Police Still Use Revolvers?

    If so, what kind?

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    I don't know any who carry one as a primary duty weapon but it is not uncommon to see them used as backups...


    Not sure on the kinds, something small and easily concealble I'd imagine
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    I'm a plain-clothes investigator and carry a revolver occasionally (.38 cal). More often I carry a full sized Sig .40 cal or "baby Glock." As far as uniformed patrol/traffic cops, I've known some to carry a revolver as a back-up (i.e. additional) gun but not as their primary/only gun.
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    People on my old department can't any longer if they wanted to. I don't think I've seen any other police carrying a revolver as a primary weapon in years.
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    There are now just under 200 NYPD Officers still authorized to carry revolvers. :-)

    Ocean City MD seasonal officers carry revolvers.

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    My department has been dragged into the modern day finally and rolled out the S&W .40 M&P.

    We were using the .38 S&W Model 10.
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    We have one guy left who carries a S&W model 66.
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    If Norm was the Chief , we would ALL be carrying them.
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    Our dept made the change from revolver to autoloaders in the mid 80's. Many moons ago I carried a five shot Chief's Special off duty and as a back up then switched over to an auto there too.

    We had a motor officer who carried a wheel gun until the day of the policy made autos mandatory. I stopped by his house once and he met me at the door wearing shorts and a Desert Eagle. He was a cowboy.

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    Thanks everybody for sharing your experiences.

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    I don't know of anyone. Our department requires us to carry a Glock 22 as standard issue.
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