Police Off-Duty Guns? info
Something I don't understand.
Cops usually have a on-duty and a off-duty gun.
On-Duty I think is self explanatory. But Off-Duty I don't get. I mean I understand why they are needed (in case they need a weapon) while they are not working. But why issue a separate police weapon. Why not just let them carry their service piece?
Technically they are not working, so why not carry what they like as a CCW ordinary citizen?
And why are ON-Duty and OFF-Duty models different.
For example NYPD get the choice of (off a cop website)
Sigarms P226 DAO
S&W 3953 TSW
S&W 640 .38
Why not just have the same gun if they are going to have to carry both on duty and off. Seems like having 2 different ones is a unnecessary expense...
Can anyone shed some light?
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