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Best to be prepared!

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posted on Feb, 9 2003 @ 11:17 AM
Best to be prepared! If things go down, you would do well to have the best equipment you can find! Not a bad place to start!

posted on Feb, 9 2003 @ 11:26 AM
Heu... In your country cops must buy their own equipements ?!
It's an explanation about criminality increasing rates in U.S...

Remark, by this way you wont have some weapons illicites bizness... Robbers and Criminals will kill with licites weapons anyway...

Au fait... In french ENFORCEMENT means BLOW-UP...

[Edited on 9-2-2003 by Nans DESMICHELS]

[Edited on 9-2-2003 by Nans DESMICHELS]

posted on Feb, 9 2003 @ 11:30 AM
Most local police departments run on budgets allocated by local government. So, purchasing of weapons is a budget minded event.

However, many smaller local law enforcement agencies do allow officers to privately purchase duty weapons. I personally believe that is the way to go, as it allows the individual officer to buy a weapon he is likely more familiar and more proficient with, and since it is his or her property, they are more likely to practice with it and take care of it.

Of course, here in the US, we actually have a few personal rights and freedoms left that allows us to purchase firearms for personal protection (and defence of the constitutional rights, should it come to it, from agression, foreign or domestic) Although I dont own a Barrett, or any .50 weapon, I would love to!

posted on Feb, 9 2003 @ 11:34 AM
The perfect companion sidearm to the Barrett!

posted on Feb, 10 2003 @ 08:19 PM
how much are they and civilians cant buy them right.

[Edited on 11-2-2003 by Quicksilver]

posted on Feb, 10 2003 @ 09:12 PM
LOL! Dragonrider, a friend has one of those silly .50 cal pistols. Ridiculous. The choice of a real man is the .357 wheel gun. 6 shots equals 6 dead bad guys. No need in destroying the whole neighborhood in the process!

Nans, police departments are the same as anyone or anything else; they are targeted by the advertising agencies. Enough with your uneducated attacks on America.
Of course, if I were from France, I'd have to attack others to make my own country look better, too!
Bless your heart!

posted on Feb, 10 2003 @ 09:15 PM

Is Touche' french??

posted on Feb, 10 2003 @ 09:43 PM
Quicksilver, yes, everything listed is perfectly legal to buy, at least in most places in the US (Your SOL if you live in NYC, MA, or CA). The Barrett rifles are between $3K and $8K depending on the model. The Desert Eagles are between $900 and $1500, although I have seen some used ones or new old model ones for around $500-$600

Thomas, I agree, the .50 DE is a bit much. I have fired one, and they HURT... Although it does something for your morale to be able to take down an Elk at 150 yards, with a HANDGUN. The DE in .44 is however, about like the good old .45 in recoil, and the .357 DE is easier to shoot than a 9mm. The twin gas system really does soak up the recoil. Surprisingly, the Barretts are very easy to shoot, owing to the superb recoil compensators they are equipped with. If you can deal with a 12 ga, you wont have a problem with them.

As much as I would love to have one of the above (my bank account shudders at the thought) I must refrain at the time being

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