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Ten Driver Posted - May 21 2017 : 12:25:33 PM
Hello,

In an attempt to reduce bandwidth and simplify things, I'm posting this list under a new title with the intention of going back and editing it as required to keep it current.

The list is current to the best of my knowledge, but if you become aware of changes, please chime in, and I'll go back and edit the OP.

Please note that specific load information is not being tracked, because ammunition contracts change so frequently that it makes it impractical to do so.

The old thread is listed here, for folks who want to go back and look at the historical data:

http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18966

Thanks,
Mike


Alabama Glock 22/23 (.40 S&W)
Alaska Glock 22/23 (.40 S&W)
Arizona FNH FNS (.40 S&W)
Arkansas Glock 21SF (State Police), Glock 22 (S.P. Highway Patrol) (.45 ACP, .40 S&W)
California S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
Colorado S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
Connecticut Sig P220 (.45 ACP)
Delaware Sig P229 (.357Sig)
Florida Glock 37 (.45 GAP)
Georgia Glock 17 (9mm)
Hawaii (DPS) Sig P320 (9mm)
Idaho Glock 21 (.45 ACP) or Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Illinois Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Indiana Sig P227 (.45 ACP)
Iowa S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
Kansas Glock 21 (.45 ACP)
Kentucky Glock 35 (.40 S&W)
Lousiana Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Maine HK USP (.45 ACP)
Maryland Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Massachusetts S&W M&P (.45 ACP)
Michigan Glock 17 (9mm)
Minnesota Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Mississippi Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Missouri Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Montana Sig P229 (.357Sig)
Nebraska Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Nevada Sig P229 (.40 S&W)
New Hampshire S&W M&P (.45 ACP)
New Jersey Glock 19 (9mm)
New Mexico S&W M&P (.357 Sig)
New York Glock 21 (.45 ACP)
North Carolina Sig P226(.357 Sig)
North Dakota Sig P320 (9mm)
Ohio Sig P229/P226 (.40 S&W)
Oklahoma Sig P320 (9mm)
Oregon S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
Pennsylvania Sig Sauer P227 (.45 ACP)
Rhode Island Sig P229 (.357Sig)
South Carolina Glock 17 (9mm)
South Dakota Sig P229 (.357 Sig)
Tennessee Glock 31 (.357Sig)
Texas Sig P320 (9mm)
Utah Glock 22 (.40 S&W) (with approved options in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP)
Vermont S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
Virginia Sig P320 (9mm)
Washington S&W M&P (.40 S&W)
West Virginia Glock 17 Gen5 (9mm)
Wisconsin Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
Wyoming Glock 22 (.40 S&W)
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Ten Driver Posted - December 06 2018 : 12:32:02 AM
Thank you Sir! NY updated.
exfed2002 Posted - December 02 2018 : 3:45:46 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Ten Driver



The list is current to the best of my knowledge, but if you become aware of changes, please chime in, and I'll go back and edit the OP.



NY State Police Glock 21 Gen 4 45ACP
Smith58 Posted - July 16 2018 : 04:52:55 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Chuck

I am told that the KS Highway Patrol is going 9mm, not sure which gun yet. Might be the 320



I've heard Glock 19 Gen 5, but that's far from official. Wish they'd stick with the 21SF. I worked in communications at the time of the transition from S&W 686 to Sig P220 in .45 ACP. Never heard a bad word about the P220.
Chuck Posted - July 15 2018 : 8:54:03 PM
I am told that the KS Highway Patrol is going 9mm, not sure which gun yet. Might be the 320
Ten Driver Posted - July 12 2018 : 10:06:45 PM
Latest change: Virginia State Police is trading classic Sig P229Rs in .357 Sig for the new wunderkind P320 in 9mm.
Ten Driver Posted - June 22 2018 : 09:32:12 AM
Sig Sauer confirmed that Texas DPS has ordered P320s in 9mm.
Ten Driver Posted - April 26 2018 : 4:32:06 PM
A Glock press announcement indicates West Virginia State Police have changed to Gen5 Glock 17 (old issue was S&W 4566 in .45 ACP).

The same press release from Glock indicates the South Carolina Highway Patrol has adopted a new Glock platform, but it's not clear if it's the same Gen5 G17 that WV moved to. Other state-level agencies in SC are already using 9mm Glocks (including Highway Patrol, I think), so I suspect this is just a new order to replace guns being taken out of service.

List updated (WV only).
Ten Driver Posted - December 11 2017 : 03:36:03 AM
Our friend Mas Ayoob advises that the following updates are in order:

Georgia Glock 17 (9mm)
South Carolina Glock 17 (9mm)
Texas Sig P320 (9mm)

One of his readers also advises that Wyoming issues Glock 22s, not 35s.

List updated.
Ten Driver Posted - June 20 2017 : 12:18:26 PM
North Dakota updated. Highway Patrol announced they're changing from P229 in .357 Sig to P320 in 9mm
Badge Posted - June 11 2017 : 09:14:20 AM
In the early 80's FHP issued 158 grain .357 magnum ammunition with Soft Point projectiles with vehicular penetration in mind.
gw Posted - June 11 2017 : 08:17:30 AM
quote:
Originally posted by esq_stu

Surprised there are so few 9mm. What happened to the argument we keep hearing that modern 9mm self defense ammo terminal performance is becoming comparable to bigger/hotter calibers? Or was that "fake news"?



the ammo shortage is over, ammo prices and availability might be part of the answer



LittleBill Posted - June 10 2017 : 10:11:55 PM
Thanks for posting, Ten Driver.
fsilber Posted - June 10 2017 : 7:47:47 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Frogfoot

Thanks much for the information. It would appear that the .40 S&W isn't fading away like I've been hearing and that surprisingly, the .357 Sig and .45 GAP have a pretty good showing despite not being household names.

I can think of a couple of hypotheses, though I have no idea whether either is valid:
  • Perhaps state police (typically highway patrol) see greater need for power than city and county police due to a greater need to shoot through cars (which would explain the .40s&w, not the .45acp) or to put down large animals (deer or cows that have been hit).
  • Now that so many people already own guns in .40 s&w, the manufacturers was to create planned obsolescence by having gun writers convince readers that now only the 9mm is cool.

gauchobill Posted - May 26 2017 : 06:14:03 AM
The only one I question is the .45Gap used by Florida and Georgia State Troopers. With the availability of the other big 3, I don't get it.
LittleBill Posted - May 25 2017 : 08:49:13 AM
Perhaps the key word is becoming comparable.

Maybe those going beyond the 9 reason that any advantage-- however slight-- is worth going after...?
esq_stu Posted - May 25 2017 : 08:34:39 AM
Surprised there are so few 9mm. What happened to the argument we keep hearing that modern 9mm self defense ammo terminal performance is becoming comparable to bigger/hotter calibers? Or was that "fake news"?
Frogfoot Posted - May 23 2017 : 02:38:51 AM
Thanks much for the information. It would appear that the .40 S&W isn't fading away like I've been hearing and that surprisingly, the .357 Sig and .45 GAP have a pretty good showing despite not being household names.
Badge Posted - May 23 2017 : 01:11:10 AM
Surprisingly many do not actually " issue ", a weapon but have mandated guidelines on what weapons and calibers can be carried. My agency while not enormous, 600or so sworn when I came on had a list of approved and we were mandated department issued ammunition. Others may have a different situation.
oldmuleskinner Posted - May 22 2017 : 8:29:45 PM
I think that it would also be interesting to see what the very large metropolitan PDs issue.
4949shooter Posted - May 22 2017 : 6:21:48 PM
Thank you Ten Driver

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