從圖書館借了這部電影所本的書：POINT OF IMPACT， STEPHEN HUNTER。趁出差的時間看完了。
FBI's current official issue handgun is Glock 23. Agents have the choice of Glock 22, Glock 17 or Glock 19 (issued by the FBI). FBI had a "personally owned weapon" program that ended about 10 years ago. Under that program, agents may have their personally owned weapon approved (from a list of approved weapons) for carry. That program ended because FBI did not have enough armorers to maintain those personally owned weapons. FBI has a very strict weapon maintenance policy - all duty weapons must be serviced and maintained by FBI armorers in Quantico. Agents may not service or modify weapons other than routine cleaning. This includes any personally owned weapons carried as duty weapons.
Current FBI agents can only carry agency issued Glocks. Older agents with approved personal weapons under the previous program may continue to carry those approved weapons, but are strongly encouraged not to. FBI is currently looking for contracts for new 9mm weapons to standardize everyone to 9mm. Modern 9mm ammo are just as effective as any other caliber, and causes less wear and tear on guns.
FBI's current official issue handgun is Glock 23. Agents have the choice of Glock 22, Glock 17 or Glock 19 (issued by the FBI). FBI had a "personally owned weapon" program that ended about 10 years ...
Yes, those who cannot qualify with 40SW are issued 9mm Glocks.
However, vast majority of agents who carry 9mm Glocks are doing so by choice, not because they couldn't qualify.
The reality is, vast majority of people shoot/score better with 9mm than with 40SW.
And, there is a significant difference in recoil between Glock 23 and Glock 22. Many instructors do not believe Glock 23 is an ideal combat handgun.
Correct. Uniformed officers do not need to concealed carry.
Glock 17's recoil is less than Glock 19.
So, for uniformed open carry, Glock 17 is a better choice.
Departments that issue Glock 17/22 for uniformed officers will also issue Glock 19/23 for plain clothes officers who need to conceal their handguns.
And there are plenty of officers who carry Glock 19/23 as open-carry uniformed weapons