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Bellehood
09-04-2010, 10:23 PM
A little off topic, since this was not in california, but today in seattle I saw the most BA cop of all time. He was old, like 50-60, walkin a beat, sporting a 6 inch (or at least a 6 inch holster, i guess it could have been 4" barrel, but i think it was 6"), polished stainless steel Colt Python, in a bright blond leather cross-draw holster on the front of his left hip. It totally threw me, as I have NEVER seen a seattle cop who did not have a Glock, let alone a revolver, especially in the manner he was carrying it, right up front, like he was trying to show it off. Made my day, if only I had taken a picture.

bwiese
09-04-2010, 10:36 PM
Python?

Or 6" stainless King Cobra? I'd think the latter would be a tad more common for duty use and in stainless.

(If Python, coulda been nickel...)

Fishslayer
09-05-2010, 12:17 AM
He was old, like 50-60,

WTF?:cool:

dieselpower
09-05-2010, 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by Bellehood
He was old, like 50-60,

what?

sigfan91
09-05-2010, 12:24 AM
I think the Bellehood meant 50 - 60 is old for a cop who walks the beat.

Isn't that right, Bellehood?;)

battleship
09-05-2010, 1:11 AM
Someone call the dept. and get some clarifaction on this.
Would that be legal, its a heavy hitting round if hes packing 357 magnum in it.

451040
09-05-2010, 1:16 AM
He was old, like 50-60

WTF?:cool:


:smilielol5:

Army GI
09-05-2010, 1:25 AM
:smilielol5:

I agree lol

Mr. Beretta
09-05-2010, 1:32 AM
Here's the cop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PnnrLPBcWY

gotgunz
09-05-2010, 2:47 AM
Here's the cop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PnnrLPBcWY

Now that was funny!!!!

Miltiades
09-05-2010, 5:16 AM
I found a picture of the cop you saw:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WVPgWwAd0bM/Sa63zDC6CPI/AAAAAAAAAHE/VJAoIDm3_4o/s320/Simpsons+Cop.JPG

sspen003
09-05-2010, 7:26 AM
I found a picture of the cop you saw:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WVPgWwAd0bM/Sa63zDC6CPI/AAAAAAAAAHE/VJAoIDm3_4o/s320/Simpsons+Cop.JPG

LOL

Fjold
09-05-2010, 9:01 AM
50 - 60 is old.

I know a cop in Lompoc who's been on the force for 30+ years and he carries a stainless 6" S&W wheelgun.

BigDogatPlay
09-05-2010, 10:30 AM
sporting a 6 inch (or at least a 6 inch holster, i guess it could have been 4" barrel, but i think it was 6"), polished stainless steel Colt Python, in a bright blond leather cross-draw holster on the front of his left hip. It totally threw me, as I have NEVER seen a seattle cop who did not have a Glock, let alone a revolver, especially in the manner he was carrying it, right up front, like he was trying to show it off.

I can't imagine any active LEO using a crossdraw on the street these days. Showing it off like that is an invitation to a gun takeaway and has been out of most agencies policies since the 1960's.

Rob454
09-05-2010, 11:39 AM
Do cops even know what revolvers are these days? i thought all cops were high speed low drag semi auto lovers

Bellehood
09-05-2010, 12:17 PM
I can't imagine any active LEO using a crossdraw on the street these days. Showing it off like that is an invitation to a gun takeaway and has been out of most agencies policies since the 1960's.

that was what was so weird about it, let alone the gun, but the manner in which he carried it.

and yes, what i meant was that 50-60 is pretty old to be walking down the street on duty.

it might have been nickel, i am not sure, I did double back once to double check what I saw, but I was trying to be subtle about it

RP1911
09-05-2010, 12:20 PM
I can't imagine any active LEO using a crossdraw on the street these days. Showing it off like that is an invitation to a gun takeaway and has been out of most agencies policies since the 1960's.

He is grandfathered in.

Vbp6us
09-05-2010, 1:02 PM
I can't imagine any active LEO using a crossdraw on the street these days. Showing it off like that is an invitation to a gun takeaway and has been out of most agencies policies since the 1960's.

Noob question here...how is it more revealing to have a gun cross draw holstered versus the side? And for a cop, what's the big deal anyway? Finally, maybe he doesn't want some perpetrator to grab his gun from the back? :confused:

QuarterBoreGunner
09-05-2010, 4:06 PM
Do cops even know what revolvers are these days? i thought all cops were high speed low drag semi auto lovers

When my dad started with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department back in 1961, the Sheriff at the time carried a Colt SAA. Dad's got a picture of him around somewhere...

GMG
09-05-2010, 5:32 PM
He is grandfathered in.

:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

BigDogatPlay
09-05-2010, 5:44 PM
Noob question here...how is it more revealing to have a gun cross draw holstered versus the side? And for a cop, what's the big deal anyway? Finally, maybe he doesn't want some perpetrator to grab his gun from the back? :confused:

Crossdraw presents the butt of the gun to anyone who you contact face to face, and is very difficult to defend. Duty type holsters for crossdraw carry are retention level 1 at best. Quite literally it's a gun grab looking for a place to happen. On drawing you have to sweep the whole scene with your muzzle to present on target, not at all efficient as a draw stroke.

I'm old school and I'd feel well equipped with a good DA revolver on the street, but I'd be carrying something like this, which I did back in the day.... that is a Hoyt breakfront behind the Model 66, strong side, very easy to defend and the gun can't be taken out the back.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSCN1733_edited.jpg