The only Deputy in my home county who is has been in a gunfight as a lawman and still wears a badge carries a Smith & Wesson Model 13 as his duty gun.
I know this because a younger, 16 year old me courted his daughter for a bit and that gun looked plenty threating on him.
"Growing up as both a Southern and the son of a child of the '50s, I was imprinted with several things that have long stuck with me. The F-86 Saber Jet was the finest fighter ever flown, the National League is always superior, and Leslie Coffelt
was the finest revovler shooter since Mr. Ed."