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Old 08-20-2013, 8:25 PM
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I'm 9 years into retirement after a 32 year career. Never going to do anymore proactive crime fighting, just protecting myself and loved ones - otherwise, I'll dial 911 and be a great witness.
Started out with a G23, then down sized to a G27 both in a Nate squared IWB.
The older I get the lighter I like. Waxing nostalgic, I picked up a mint S&W Model 37 airweight. I smoothed up the action. Carry it in a Remora pocket holster with two speed strips with Buffalo Bore 158 gr. Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Points.


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Old 08-21-2013, 2:38 AM
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I am retired 14 years and carry the exact same. I went from S&W 4006 duty weapon to a G27 and and a Matt Nickel S&W 37 when I retired. I carry the Glock in a Blackhawk belt holster or the S&W 37 in a pocket holster. I haven't had problems with the hammer catching in my pocket but I do think a bobbed hammer or internal hammer is a better option. I switch depending on how I'm dressed and where I am going.

I prefer a double action for concealed carry Kahr makes some very nice pistols for CCW. Prior to retiring I carried a Sig P230 as a bug and off duty but I have eliminated .380 ACP from the ammo types I keep on hand.
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G27. Just like the G22 except a bit smaller. I still qual both.
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Old 08-21-2013, 6:24 AM
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I carry a Colt 1911, Officer's Model in .45 in an IWB Gordon Davis holster and a spare 8 round mag. When I go into ugly areas, I add a S&W 642 in a pocket holster +2 speedloaders, or a Seecamp .32 in a pocket holster.
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The 642 was my BUG before I retired (5 years ago), but I've since replaced it with a Kahr CW9 or a Springfield EMP.

I've found thinner conceals better
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It really depends on the weather for me, yes I prefer something smaller, but I still like to carry my P220 over the Glock 27. In the market for something a bit smaller like an XDs, or S&W Shield or j frame.
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I've been retired 22 years. For much of that I lived in rural areas out of state and rarely carried anything. Since we returned to the Peoples Republic Of Kaliforniastan, I carry a S&W M&P 45. I don't leave home without it.
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I carry a NAA revolver in 22 magnum. No, it's not much but my Glock 27 was just a little too wide and heavy. I'm on a list for a S&W Shield, even bought a nice IWB holster for it, and I'll give that a try when it comes in.
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Golfclub and a cocktail here. S/W 640 otherwise
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2 years retired, Still carry the same off duty/BUG gun that I used before I retired, a Glock 30. Sometimes I will break out my old Star PD, it was the
first off duty gun that I purchased after being sworn in. Picked it up at a Big 5 sporting goods on my way home from work, no letter, no wait. Those were the days.
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Old 08-21-2013, 4:50 PM
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Old 08-21-2013, 5:26 PM
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I'm 9 years into retirement after a 32 year career. Never going to do anymore proactive crime fighting, just protecting myself and loved ones - otherwise, I'll dial 911 and be a great witness.
Started out with a G23, then down sized to a G27 both in a Nate squared IWB.
The older I get the lighter I like. Waxing nostalgic, I picked up a mint S&W Model 37 airweight. I smoothed up the action. Carry it in a Remora pocket holster with two speed strips with Buffalo Bore 158 gr. Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Points.


My Motto: Live long and beat the County out of as much retirement money as possible! Live long and prosper my Brothers!
Pretty much like me I carried a G26 off duty for decades....

Now I carry my old reliable S&W M37....

It was my BUG, and off duty piece back a few decades ago... and I'm real fond of it as it saved my butt on 4-10-81 when I confronted a armed nut job in a city park. I won the gun fight with it...
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Whatever I can qualify with. Currently a sig 226st and or sig 229 in 40 S&W.
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Depends on what I'm wearing. M&P 9c, Ruger LC9, or Ruger LCP. Sometimes I carry my P2000.

My former department doesn't restrict retired to specific weapons.
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Old 08-21-2013, 6:18 PM
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Did any of your agencies give you handguns as retirement gifts? At the local police department any retiring officer is given a Glock 27 as a retirement gift.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:39 PM
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G27. Just like the G22 except a bit smaller. I still qual both.
I qualify with the Glock 23, and 27, the only ones I carry out of CA the S&W 37 is a in CA carry only for me. Too much hassle to qual with more than 2.
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For the first couple of years, I carried the same G27 that had been my off-duty carry. After that, I went to a S&W M60 (no dash) in the summer and a G19 in the winter. The M60 has been retired in favor of a S&W 642 for summer and a G19 in winter or when I'm wearing clothing that will conceal it.

From time to time I've carried a Para-Ordnance single-column LDA.

My agency only requires annual quals with the type (semi-auto or revolver) of weapon, not each specific weapon, so I qual with the 642 and G19, then anything in the safe is good to go.
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For the first couple of years, I carried the same G27 that had been my off-duty carry. After that, I went to a S&W M60 (no dash) in the summer and a G19 in the winter. The M60 has been retired in favor of a S&W 642 for summer and a G19 in winter or when I'm wearing clothing that will conceal it.

From time to time I've carried a Para-Ordnance single-column LDA.

My agency only requires annual quals with the type (semi-auto or revolver) of weapon, not each specific weapon, so I qual with the 642 and G19, then anything in the safe is good to go.
Can I come qualify with your department?
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S&W Bodyguard .380 in the summer (now) because I wear shorts and a t-shirt. I also carry a Sig P938 at times, but mostly in the winter. Colt Det Special rides with me at times as well in the winter.

I carry different guns depending on the weather, clothes I'm wearing and where I'm going. If I'm traveling a long ways by car like on I-5 I might carry a Colt Lt Wt commander in .45acp or a Sig P226 9mm as a "car" gun. My carry gun doesn't change much on travels.
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Retired 9 years this month. Was carrying a G26. Bought the wife a Kahr CW9 when she applied for her ccw. She liked the G26 better, and I liked the CW9 better, so we traded.
Most of the time I carry the CW9. When I want something lighter to carry in a pocket, it's a Ruger LCP.
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Most of the time I carry a NAA revolver in .22mag, in a Concealment Holster Solutions pocket holster.

If I want something a little bigger, then an LCP w/CT in a DeSantis Nemesis.

If I want something bigger still, then an AMT Backup in .45ACP, in a Galco Pocket Protector.
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Did any of your agencies give you handguns as retirement gifts? At the local police department any retiring officer is given a Glock 27 as a retirement gift.
My department gave you the option of buying your duty gun. I do not know if this will continue with the possible new laws. Our current Sig is off roster.
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Retired 5 years not a police officer. I carry a Glock 36 or a Sig P239 depending on what I am doing. If out on the tractor the Glock it gets dirty and works every time I pull the trigger. Coyotes at lambing time is its main use.

Lassen County requires a limit of three and each weapon must be qualified on every two years. My Nevada permit only requires a revolver and auto qual every five years and you can carry any weapon you want not serial number specific.

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Did any of your agencies give you handguns as retirement gifts? At the local police department any retiring officer is given a Glock 27 as a retirement gift.
Gift?

I was able to buy my issued Beretta 92f and two magazines.
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I don't normally carry on my person but I usually have a Glock 17 in my vehicle.
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Depending on where I'm going, it'll either be a H&K USP-C in .40 or a Sig 230. Both are "Small" enough to conceal well. The key? Practice with them... REGULARLY.
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When I went to Homicide back in the days of the revolver, I was issued a 2 1/2" model 19 S&W. I dearly loved that gun, but the Dept. went to the Sig
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I carry a Taurus Judge with Winchester 'personal Defense' rounds when I'm around town and on walks. I carry an FN 5.7 when traveling.
I had a choice when I retired three years ago to keep my 92F or one of our Colt Series 80 1911's. I took the Colt.
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Been retired almost 2 years, winter carry M&P 45c, summer was carrying M&P 9c but just bought a M&P Shield. Always carry extra mag with me. My Dept. let me keep my Duty M&P 45 FS and my AR15.

My daughter lives in Huntington Beach and we are thinking very seriously of moving out there to be closer, however after reading how your State treats your retired officers I'm not sure I want to move. Very concerned where I would do my Qual. for HR 218.

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I am not retired YET, but when I do I will most likely to carry my Smith and Wesson model 3914 9mm or one of my 2-3 inch K frame S&W revolvers.

When I will see a need for something bigger , it will be MY Glock 22 GEN4.
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Been retired 7 years. I carry either a Sig P220 .45 or a Beretta 8045. .45. I carry a fanny pack. I don't really care if people look at me with that "I bet I know what you got in there"! I also still wear my aviator sunglasses routinely with my distinctive "Sam Elliott" mustache. Some things old school still work very effectively.

Always carry a gun you are familiar with and make sure the caliber starts with a 4, anything else just tends to initially just piss 'em off. And finally, for those of you who like those little small convenient guns, in the immortal words of Wyatt Earp, "Fast is good---accurate is better"!

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Kahr PM9, EMP or LCP depending on weather and more importantly, where I'm going!!
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Para Carry 12. 13 little +P ash trays that go 1100 fps. Might be tough to conceal on some of you skinny little fellers, but my hard earned belly makes it easy to cover up IWB.
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Kimber Ultra Raptor .45ACP
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WTF????...department retirement gift???? I worked patrol for several years with the then Sheriff and he never even gave me the courtesy of a phone call. Hell, even an e-mail would have been ok. But, a gun??? You lucky SOB!!!!!
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Retired 13 years after 28 years on the job. Carry my Glock 27 usually, but in Vegas summers, my 340 M&P will be in my Mika Pocket holster. I always carry everywhere.
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Been retired 13 years after 28 years on the job. Carry my Glock 27 usually, but in Vegas summers, my 340 M&P will be in my Mika Pocket holster.
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When I went to Homicide back in the days of the revolver, I was issued a 2 1/2" model 19 S&W. I dearly loved that gun, but the Dept. went to the Sig
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Recently, n a fit of nostalgia, I hunted down a Mdl 19 2 1/2" on the internet and went old school. Bought some pearl grips, Tyler T-grip, and a Wilson Combat spring kit. A little heavy - but so cool!
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My S&W 637 in a Mika pocket holster too. If I put on a jacket after dark I have a Colt Government .45 ACP in a Bianchi shoulder holster.
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