I am issued a P226R DAK in .357 sig. We get ammunition for quals and that's about it. Sometimes you might have 20-30 extra rounds given to you.
If they gave us unlimited .357 sig, I wouldn't mind carrying the round. Having to purchase your own makes 9mm even more attractive.
HCM - The de-allocation of proficiency ammo primarily torques me off because practically NO ONE ever shot it. Which meant, once a quarter, I could go around to every agent in the office and say, "here's your 150 rounds of proficiency ammo for the quarter," to which most would reply "no thanks." Since it was already "expended" when I pulled it out of the safe, I always ended up with about 1,000 rounds/quarter that I would use for my own training.
Now we're ALMOST to the point of recording, by name, every round issued, by lot number on the box. I've had some folks in the ammunition side of the house tell me I can ONLY issue and agent 37 rounds of JHP at the end of a range session (we get three 12-round magazines each, +1 to top off). My response to that suggestion is pretty graphic, even for this forum, as I have to count every round of ammunition BACK into the safe at the end of a range day - I'll be dipped in sheep doo if I'm going to open a bunch of "light boxes" and check that there's 13 rounds left in each one.
As of today, four years, 17 days and a wake-up to retirement...
Last edited by HCM; 02-11-2016 at 03:34 PM.
Regarding the Canadian po-lice and practicing on their own dime, it was my understanding that they are like the military; show up for a tour of duty, draw your piece, and hit the bricks. Turn in the piece at quitting time. No takey-home-the-company-gun for them.
Same deal with the Mounties, I wonder?