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It does seem like the majority of CPD had the 4566 TSW at the end of the S&W era.. Some of my friends and relatives all had 4506, but I think they were issued them in the early 90's. I have not seen a 3rd gen S&W auto at CPD in several years;I assume they are all gone.

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Amazing how Glock dominates.  Would have expected a few more M&Ps.  Wonder about Beretta moving to TN and if that will have any impact on sidearm choice.  Plenty of M9 variants and I love my 92...not sure what kind of sidearm a Beretta Storm is though....wonder if the Storm is considered by any police agencies....

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Amazing how Glock dominates.  Would have expected a few more M&Ps.  Wonder about Beretta moving to TN and if that will have any impact on sidearm choice.  Plenty of M9 variants and I love my 92...not sure what kind of sidearm a Beretta Storm is though....wonder if the Storm is considered by any police agencies....


I love my Storm. I carry a .40 when I do work and swear by it. It's next to my bed at night. No misfires, stovepipes, or any other malfunctions. All around hardy gun.

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I saw a Berry Hill cop carrying a 1911 last night. Is a 1911 standard anywhere? I figured it's probably his own gun.

I believe that Knoxville Police Department issues a Sig 1911 to SWAT trained officers.  I had some interaction (read negotiation) with a Monroe County officer a few years ago that carried a 1911 but I believe he told me it was an authorized, personally owned weapon.

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Loudon County and Loudon Police Department both issue the Glock 22.


I would guess that the Glock 22 is still the most popular issue pistol for American Police Departments. Even with the recent increases in popularity of 9mm,and M&P and the continued popularity of Sig Sauer.

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When I went through the armors course several years ago we were told the G22 was the most common in the US. Next was the G21 or the G19. If Glock knows they are not willing to release the numbers and choose to keep it secret. While the G17 is the most sold Glock in the world, it is not as common in the US.

While the G22 does appear to be number one, we have a large .357 Sig following in our state. We still have departments adopting it. Since Georgia State Patrol dumped their GAPs for G17 I will be curious to see if any of the other Georgia departments go to 9mm. I only know of a couple that have 9mm south of us.

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I am most surprised at all the .357Sigs we have. I knew THP had them but I wasn't aware of any others.

There are still a lot more .40s than I thought there would be.

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9 hours ago, emt676 said:

Bedford county so has sig p320 in 40


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Thanks, I will do the update.

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The TBI special agents will be switching Glock 19 and Glock 43 as their primary and backups as of Spring 2017. I'm not positive about the time-frame for replacing the 23 and 27's issued to current special agents, but the new agents are switching to 9mm's more like the FBI. 

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1 hour ago, admathi said:

The TBI special agents will be switching Glock 19 and Glock 43 as their primary and backups as of Spring 2017. I'm not positive about the time-frame for replacing the 23 and 27's issued to current special agents, but the new agents are switching to 9mm's more like the FBI. 

Yeah, I have heard that too.  I work for a state agency that often adopts policies and practices of the TBI, but apparently we are sticking with the 23's for now. 

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20 hours ago, ThomasH said:

I noticed an officer from the Soddy Daisy police department had what appeared to be either a HK or a Sig.

It seems like they have had H&K 45’s for close to a decade now.  

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Clarksville police switching from Glock 22 to the Gen 5 Glock 17 this month or the next . Was supposed to be in November but it got backed up.

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On 1/4/2015 at 12:48 AM, shotgunshooter said:

As far as I know (from what I have been told) the Dickson Police Department can carry anything Glock and some have TLR-1s on their guns. The Dickson County Sheriff's Office also can carry anything Glock (also from what I hear). 

Talked to a Dickson Police Dept Detective last week, he said the current regulation is every officer carry a Glock 23 as their primary. He said this was due to if something big went down, officers could share mags. He said there was also talk of them going to 9mm, but nothing official yet. 

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