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Police Department issue ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by thefrontsight, May 15, 2016.

  1. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    I'm curious who knows what the local police departments are issuing for patrol rifle and pistol. Does anyone know?
     
  2. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Duty or training?
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Duty would be my guess
     
  4. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Gold Dots here. And Hornady TAP for 223.
     
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  5. oldcorpgunny

    oldcorpgunny Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Back in my day, they issued soft lead balls in .44 caliber. These were propelled out of the revolver with several grains of black powder.
     
  6. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    Duty primarily and my curiosity is in rifle ammunition a local Department that I know of is carrying 62 grain Speer.
     
  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Wouldn't the best ammo depend on the barrel length and twist rate? I'm guessing it's not standard all over the state after adding in city's and county on top of state troopers.
     
  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Most of the north counties in OryGun used Gold Dot or Lawman( Me thinks) but I don't remember what rifle loads they all used! I was told it was easy for the departments to standardize on a single load so that when tax payer money came in, the ammo orders went in at the same time! Here where I live now, the Sheriffs dept. all use Corbon or Remington Golden Saber in duty pistols and TAP in rifles. Most Deputies carry there own side arms of choice (all 1911 in .45) so ammo is still easy to stock up on every quarter!
     
  9. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Whatever the department could get the cheapest.
     
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  10. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    The officers at the desk of the Clackamas sheriff's range push Gold Dots pretty hard (in a good way), so I am betting that the Clackamas Sheriffs Dept use Speer Gold Dots.
     
  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Are you saying you believe government agencies spend taxpayer money responsibly? I doubt that cost is even on the list of any agency's requirements.

    Thus Corbon, a load I would never carry. I can't afford them!
     
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  12. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    No,
    That would assume prudence by a government agency.
    What I was implying, (based on observations of marksmanship displayed by the officers during Qualifying), was the department recognizes that quantity is far more important than quality.
     
  13. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    where i live they use federal .357 sig rounds in their glock 32s