The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 20, 2017, 11:11 AM   #1
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
Posts: 22,015
NY Police Revolvers

Today's question is about NY police revolvers. Again, a curious friend wants to know, and I don't have an answer, so here goes...
(If anyone knows...)

Did/does any NY police agency ever buy and issue any Ruger revolver??

Anyone know when NY police stopped using/issuing Colt revolvers??

I doubt there is any uniform answer, but any info would be a help. I grew up in northern NY, but at that time, wasn't particularly interested in what the cops carried. I do know that the State Police troopers carried S&W Highway Patrolman (model 28), when I lived there, and later switched to the model 19 (so I heard). I know Deputy Sherriffs carried what ever the Sherriff approved.

I also know that NYC was (and is) its own little world, and has never felt constrained to follow the rest of the state's rules.

All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
44 AMP is offline  
Old April 20, 2017, 11:34 AM   #2
Old Stony
Senior Member
Join Date: May 31, 2013
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,679
I don't know about the 28's up there, but I sort of remember them carrying the S&W model 520's. Similar to the 28, but fixed sights and I think they had a little more polished finish.
Old Stony is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06077 seconds with 8 queries