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LEO Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by suaveflooder, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Oct 28, 2022 at 12:21 PM
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    4scooter19

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    I totally agree and that's a nice pistol. We can't make any modifications to our issued duty guns so if we want to run an optic its on us to pay for a new gun. Our SRT guys are the only ones issued a gun capable of running an iptic from the factory.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2022 at 1:59 PM
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    I don't know that I'm "fighting" them but I've shot a duty gun for almost three decades now with no optic and I'm not sure I could make the transition after all that carry and all that shooting.

    Hmmm. Recall. 1st was a Smith 6906, then a Ruger 90, Sig 228, and a few different Glocks for the last 17 odd years with the current being a 4th gen 19, only mods being night sights and an extended slide release. And 17 mags in the pouch.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2022 at 7:06 PM
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    Deputy’s here just got a massive raise. And the property owner I’m gonna hunt is a MP.
     
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  4. Nov 10, 2022 at 3:46 AM
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    In Texas, as likely everywhere, LEO pay has always been poor. I remember starting back in the 90s and starting pay was like $22K. If not for extra jobs we wouldn’t have been able to pay our bills. Working extra jobs was just a part of that career choice. Working 16 hour days 6 or 7 days a week. I worked for what was then a relatively small city, about 40K population. One of my fellow officer’s wives went to a city council meeting and asked them to cut our pay like $40 a week so we would be eligible for food stamps. That was an eye opener for some of those council members and things started to change. Had it not been for the money, I probably wouldn’t have sought out promotions. Salaries there are much improved now, but still not in line with the massive responsibility, risk and liability. It’s hard enough to hire qualified personnel here in what I would characterize as a LE-friendly state. I can only imagine what it must be like in other places.
     
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  5. Nov 10, 2022 at 6:25 AM
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    Not LEO, just a well trained citizen.

    Here's my CCW[​IMG]
     
  6. Nov 10, 2022 at 8:32 AM
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    I was paid $7.15 an hour full time to start and that was in '96 in the jail
     
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  7. Nov 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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    That's a nice piece. I just finished stippling mine yesterday after work and put in an overwatch precision trigger. Waiting on my mag extensions20221107_174206.jpg
     
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    We're almost twins!
     
  9. Nov 10, 2022 at 1:39 PM
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    Okay, I will admit it. I am a retired Police Sgt after 18 years of service. As an LEO, you will never get invited to gender reveals or Qincineras... jk

    The career/job for some takes a special person. It is not like algebra when 2 negatives equal a positive... In law enforcement they equal a negative news story, law suits and potentially termination.

    You will get jaded and hyper (situational) awareness is amped up. You see people differently and begin to think they are all scumbags. If you want to make it a career? Make sure to keep friends out side your LEO family. This will keep you grounded.

    My decision to retire was "that" case(s)... Triple homocide, terrorist conviction and sex trafficking.

    It was fun runnin' and gunnin' but you will eventually get older and feel it. When it is time to retire you will know. You will not get a memo.

    Once you retire it is like reading a book. You turn the page to the end. There is no need to go back to contents or intro.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2022 at 11:47 AM
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    First time I shot a pistol with an optic, it felt like cheating… and when it comes to my life, I cheat to win.

    ;)
     
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