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38 Specials...I saw one yesterday in Bucksville, AL with a S&W 38 on his side.

Sorta surprised me...but he was an older gentleman.
 

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transition from revolvers to auto pistols

Lots of agencies, when they approved auto pistols way back when, allowed officers who didn't want to switch to keep their revolvers.

(Most of the agencies around here switched between 1987-1989. Some of them had allowed auto pistols as an option before that, but in most cases anybody hired after the transition period had to carry a pistol.
 

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Many agencies allowed officer to remain with the gun they know when transistioning.

Bottom line on most if not all LEO is cost, to include training and liability.

That may not sound logical but there are a few maybe 30 total of the 3000 in one department I know who still carry revolvers.

Most are detectives but there are still a few on the streets.
 

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We had a couple senior (older) guys carrying the issue revolver right up until they made them switch to a G17. I know of one who got so pissed off that he went to the county as a baliff and kept the revovler.
 

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I still carry a revolver in my pocket. It is quite handy when I don't want to, or can't, lug around a government model. Fit the gun to the mission.
 

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I carried an Airweight Bodyguard in my pocket for years with my 1911 or Glock.
The revlover was sure to fire 5 rounds THROUGH the pocket if needed!
 
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