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When is the last time you saw. . . ?

 
 
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2012 08:21 pm
@hamburgboy,
Oh yes, Hamburger, I remember going through Frankfurt Airport in 1986, on my way to Damascus, Syria. Had to spend a couple of hours at the airport waiting to change planes. Those security boys were armed to the teeth. As you say, fully automatic weapons with finger held firmly on the trigger. But, like you, I don't know whether this is still so today. I assume it probably is, what with the current level of anti-terrorism alert.
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trying2learn
 
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Reply Thu 3 May, 2012 06:21 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:
... a cop on foot, directing traffic?
(I mean an actual police officer, not a crossing guard or flagman)

...a patrollman walking his beat?
(in Boston they're sometimes on bicycles now, but never walking)
I would like to get back to you regarding both these questions.

Lustig Andrei wrote:
...(standard issue everywhere now is 9 mm. Glocks. Those parabellum types jam, fapete's sake)
Where is everywhere? What little I do know, it is common in the United States, but not everywhere. It depends on the dept.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 3 May, 2012 06:39 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
... a cop on foot, directing traffic:
Last time I walked home from work. About 3 months ago.

...a patrollman walking his beat?
Yesterday. I work near Union Square and it's occupied by Occupied Wall Street. Ergo heavy police presence.

...a police officer wearing a revolver on his belt?
I don't think I ever seen a cop carry a revolver other than in the movies.





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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jun, 2012 04:26 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

... a cop on foot, directing traffic?
(I mean an actual police officer, not a crossing guard or flagman)

...a patrollman walking his beat?
(in Boston they're sometimes on bicycles now, but never walking)

...a police officer wearing a revolver on his belt?
(standard issue everywhere now is 9 mm. Glocks. Those parabellum types jam, fapete's sake)

Please discuss at length




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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jun, 2012 04:32 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

... a cop on foot, directing traffic?
(I mean an actual police officer, not a crossing guard or flagman)

...a patrollman walking his beat?
(in Boston they're sometimes on bicycles now, but never walking)

...a police officer wearing a revolver on his belt?
(standard issue everywhere now is 9 mm. Glocks. Those parabellum types jam, fapete's sake)

Please discuss at length



It's about Republican cutbacks Most cities had to cut their police and fire departments in half.
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trying2learn
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jun, 2012 12:49 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:
... a cop on foot, directing traffic?(I mean an actual police officer, not a crossing guard or flagman)...a patrollman walking his beat?
off duty and never
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jun, 2012 01:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
I've seen lots of cops carrying revolvers - youngster.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jun, 2012 05:25 pm
@roger,
Yup. Most of us who're over 50 have. S&W .38 cal. used to be the most common, at least in the big cities on the East Coast. Anyone in uniform carrying an automatic was just showing off.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jun, 2012 05:35 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Oh yeah. Lots of departments held to the theory that you might shoot someone, but only a little bit, so they banned the .357. Even Treasury did that, but came up with the N frame S&W, chambered for .38. Then they developed the + P + load to make up for it. Better image, you know.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2012 06:37 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:
... a cop on foot, directing traffic?
(I mean an actual police officer, not a crossing guard or flagman)

...a patrollman walking his beat?
We have that in NY sometimes.
Occasionally we have huge pedestrian police presence.



Lustig Andrei wrote:
...a police officer wearing a revolver on his belt?
(standard issue everywhere now is 9 mm. Glocks.
Those parabellum types jam, fapete's sake)
In NY, the older police still have them, if thay want them.
I understand that newer police use automatics.
I share your vu about the unreliability of automatics.
Thay jam too much. ( Candor moves me to admit
that my 1940 9mm German Luger P-'08 does not jam much,
but 9mm has insufficient STOPPING POWER ).


Quoth John Dillenger:
2 things that shud never be trusted
are the word of a district attorney
and an automatic pistol.
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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2012 06:26 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

Yup. Most of us who're over 50 have. S&W .38 cal. used to be the most common, at least in the big cities on the East Coast. Anyone in uniform carrying an automatic was just showing off.


If I were a cop in a shoot out, I'd much rather have 17 shots than six
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2012 06:29 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Rickoshay75 wrote:

Lustig Andrei wrote:

Yup. Most of us who're over 50 have. S&W .38 cal. used to be the most common, at least in the big cities on the East Coast. Anyone in uniform carrying an automatic was just showing off.


If I were a cop in a shoot out, I'd much rather have 17 shots than six


However, if the thing jammed on you on the second or third shot (and that's been known to happen), you wouldn't get your 17 shots. You wouldn't even get sux.
Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2012 06:52 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

Rickoshay75 wrote:

Lustig Andrei wrote:

Yup. Most of us who're over 50 have. S&W .38 cal. used to be the most common, at least in the big cities on the East Coast. Anyone in uniform carrying an automatic was just showing off.


If I were a cop in a shoot out, I'd much rather have 17 shots than six


However, if the thing jammed on you on the second or third shot (and that's been known to happen), you wouldn't get your 17 shots. You wouldn't even get sux.


Police specials never jam --- that's hard to believe
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2012 06:55 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Keep dreamin', Rick, keep dreamin'.
Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jun, 2012 07:29 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

Keep dreamin', Rick, keep dreamin'.


I sure hope so. At my age and condition, It's the only recreation I have.

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