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    No. They did not extend LE retirement coverage by...

    No. They did not extend LE retirement coverage by amending either 6c/12d. Congress passed stand alone, new legislation PL 110-161, to extend the same benefit (the math works out the same as if doing...
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    Given the relative newness of CBP officers being...

    Given the relative newness of CBP officers being full-time LEOs, that org looks at the aging workforce reality a bit differently than most other LEAs, and I suspect that this is emblematic of that.
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  3. Makes me think what would be my throw-away...

    Makes me think what would be my throw-away handgun. Maybe a 70’s era Charter Arms .38 ?
  4. G17 & M60

    Got several handguns in the safe, but the last three LEOSA shoots I just go with my now ten year old G17gen3 (purchased new) and my trusty, M60 that I bought used back in 2007 from a retiring Port...
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    Nice. All of it fits in the palm of your hand !

    Nice. All of it fits in the palm of your hand !
  6. For zero knowledge going in, consider starting...

    For zero knowledge going in, consider starting your education firearms training with the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting. It is an eight hour course that covers the fundamentals. You get a very nice...
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    NRA BOD

    Besides PF, I spend a lot of time over on the smith-wessonforum. They got a thread going concerning who to vote for on NRA BOD. Some may have...
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    Got my ballot too. Hanging on to it waiting for...

    Got my ballot too. Hanging on to it waiting for some solid recommendations.
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    You are correct. The original idea behind the...

    You are correct. The original idea behind the Nyclad coating (late 70’s) was to reduce air borne lead in the in-door police department ranges. It was a bonus later when it was discovered that...
  10. I guess I’m the odd man out with RDS. At 60, I...

    I guess I’m the odd man out with RDS. At 60, I still feel very comfortable with my marksmanship abilities with iron sights. Probably long term muscle memory helps as well. Also, I’m the last one...
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    I used to work for a 40-man Department where the...

    I used to work for a 40-man Department where the issued gun was the blued model 15. Off duty, your choices were unrestricted. I knew one officer who had a personal model 67. Only time I ever even...
  12. Striker fired guns, LEM, and SA triggers tend to...

    Striker fired guns, LEM, and SA triggers tend to favor trained people in the middle of the bell curve.

    DA (DASA, DAK, DAO) tend to favor the people on the ends of the bell curve. For the less...
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    Gun buying days are over

    Assuming that my house does not burn down and no gun thefts, my gun buying days ended about four years ago when I retired. Got my one and only plastic gun (G17), .22 handguns, .22 rifles, shotgun, ...
  14. As a long time PPC shooter/reloader, I was told...

    As a long time PPC shooter/reloader, I was told many years ago to use Federal primers only in my competition S&W revolvers. They always seem to pop with my light, after market springs that I...
  15. Ed Lovette has got to be smiling...😀

    Ed Lovette has got to be smiling...😀
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    For all things S&W...

    For all things S&W related:www.smith-wessonforum.com
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    In the mid 80’s, gun writer Massad Ayoob wrote an...

    In the mid 80’s, gun writer Massad Ayoob wrote an article on the model 12. I still remember that he called it the “big man’s Chiefs Special”. Also, I believe that Ed Lovette was fond of the snubby...
  18. +P+ ammo

    Did somebody mention +P+ ammo ?
  19. This case screams “revolver”. At one time, I...

    This case screams “revolver”. At one time, I used to have to qualify a one-armed LE Officer (Special disability hire). He had to fire the same course as his non-disabled, semi auto pistol...
  20. Before all this plastic stuff came out, Don Hume...

    Before all this plastic stuff came out, Don Hume holsters was a top choice for leather holsters for LE. Moderate prices; good quality.
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    IWB use in LE

    To my current LE people: Are you seeing an up tick in the use of IWB holsters for your plainclothes/off duty personnel where authorized ? The reason I ask is that any casual perusal of this forum...
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    Boring vs sexy hardware, a rant I get a...

    Boring vs sexy hardware, a rant

    I get a gratifying kick when I see a “plain Jane” trap shooter on the squad using his battle scared, decades old shotgun, purchased eons ago out of the Sears...
  23. I used to shoot PPC with the BP. Both local and...

    I used to shoot PPC with the BP. Both local and regional matches. Probably one of the last law enforcement agencies that still promotes marksmanship skills at the highest managerial levels. Very...
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    Take an AARP class

    My wife says I’m too gun focused in my hobbies, so I need to broaden my horizons. At one time many moons ago, I was a driver instructor at FLETC. So, I recently volunteered with the AARP Smart...
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    Bobbed hammer and UM grips.

    Bobbed hammer and UM grips.
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