posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:20 AM
I was fortunate enough to have been assigned to the OIG's office for a couple of years. We executed a number of search warrants, some were for
businesses and some for individuals. We would carry in cases like that, sometimes people don't like being handed warrants. We didn't want to make
arrests without firearms available either.
We kept our rounds in the drawer of a special security cabinet. Whenever we had to qualify we would grab a few boxes and head over to the FBI range.
Some of my best times were beating out the office "chief." He was a little slower and a bit wobbly, but I had had previous training.
Why we only used one type of ammunition? It might have been to eliminate confusion when it came time to draw the rounds for the street, or it may
have simply been easier for the supply system to deal with. I don't remember that we were told the reason, and nobody cared.
We never even entertained the fantastic thought that our office might attack citizens. We were too few and coordination with other agencies was
difficult enough normally. We had no contingency plans for it, and our restricted documents were about new fraud schemes and individuals being
investigated for HHS crimes in our jurisdiction.