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Limp-Wristed Feds?

Remember the (infamous) FBI shootout, wherein a number of agents died and the end result was the agency adopting the 10 mm?  Which became the .40 S&W (because some agents couldn’t handle 10 mm).  Then some specialized units of the FBI adopted the 1911, in .45 ACP?

Well, it’s time for gun/ammo roulette once again, folks!


Because 9mm has been shown to be so effective in the street.



I see this as a combination of federal agencies employing physically smaller persons (some minorities, women) and those folks being unable to handle (or perhaps not being properly trained to handle) firearms in a major caliber.

Or, perhaps it’s just because they bought a boatload of 9mm…

Who knows?

h/t Maddened Fowl

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “Limp-Wristed Feds?

  1. To even be considered as a special agent the fitness test requires a female candidate to be able to do 50-70 pushups and 50-60 situps and followed by a 300 meter run in less than a minute followed by a longer run. .45 acp Oh come on, piece of cake.

    Posted by brigid223 | July 27, 2014, 1:14 pm
  2. Here we go again…

    Posted by Old NFO | July 27, 2014, 3:53 pm
  3. The whole issue with the 9mm in Miami was that the 115gr bullet (Win silvertip?) stopped just short of Platt’s heart.
    I don’t remember what weight bullets I was buying in 9mm back then but I know Phx PD went to the 147gr 9mm just to insure penetration…before they went to 40 cal Glock 22s.
    With the plethora of newer model bullet designs out there, I don’t have any qualms about carrying a 9mm.
    50rd box I can fit into 3 mags? I’m sooo OK with that! 🙂

    Posted by KM | July 27, 2014, 4:37 pm
    • I’m torn. As keepers-of-the-public trust/defense, I want the constabulary to be well-armed. As a potential recipient of their abuse, I do not.
      Personally, I really enjoy shooting 9mm, and used to own many varieties.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | July 28, 2014, 8:47 am

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