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For those that do take a firearm with you...
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Not here to discuss "should you or shouldn't you". Here to chat with those who have already made the choice to do so.

As a retired LEO of 28 yrs in So. Florida, I became quite familiar with Glocks. Seems most cops love or hate 'em. I must admit  i was quite suspicious of their durability at first, but have since evolved to trust them for reliability. But as in all things in life this is a personal choice.

I have owned a M36 (a compact .45) that I purchased from a local police supplier about 12 years back. Have recently bought a M19 (a mid-sized 9mm) from a police supply depo here in the middle of the state.

As my land, 29 acres of mixed wetlands and flatwoods, is prime venomous snake habitat, I generally carry the CCI snake shot in my chamber, while hiking or doing my chores. The snake shot is effective up to about 15 ft. in the .45, slightly less in the 9mm. If you choose to do this in a similar autopistol, be forewarned that this load does not (in my guns, anyway) cycle the action for a follow-up shot.

For personal defense against "venomous" two legged critters, I load my Glocks with Federal Hydroshoks.

Again, these are just my selections...YMMV.

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In 28 years, how many times did you fire at someone?
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(08-28-2017, 07:14 AM)slow2day Wrote: In 28 years, how many times did you fire at someone?

Once.

Gun drawn? Perhaps a hundred. Perhaps more.
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Thanks for your service Steve!!!!!


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Steve,

Have you discussed with your armorer lightening the spring for the snake shot? We had the same problem in our service weapons when we started training with live Simunition in our H&K p2000's. Still lots of IA's required but they cycled more often than they didn't. Just a thought.

For me in BC Canada. I always carried an 870. Can't beat that sound for pucker factor. Loaded in Mag chamber empty. Blank, super lite bird, SSG, SSG, BRI ballistic sabot.
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well you answered my question about snake rounds cycling the action. I use a revolver so I don't have that issue. highdesertranger
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Hi Steve, thank you for your service. I think the best parting gift for retired LEO's is the right to carry in all 50 states, man that sure must make traveling with a firearm a lot easier.
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(08-28-2017, 06:45 AM)Steve in Micco Wrote:  "venomous" two legged critters


it always disturbs me when people de-humanize other people. 

ESPECIALLY when it is a LEO.

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(08-28-2017, 08:50 AM)lenny flank Wrote: it always disturbs me when people de-humanize other people. 

ESPECIALLY when it is a LEO.

Fact of life, there are people that are toxic and dangerous. Another word for that might be venomous. I'm sure an LEO has had to deal with more than his or her share, so might be more so inclined to use that label. Hey, it was polite.
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(08-28-2017, 08:58 AM)Ballenxj Wrote: Fact of life, there are people that are toxic and dangerous.


People who de-humanize other people, are toxic and dangerous. 

There is no place for it in a civilized society.

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