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    Does anyone work for a department that issues or allows slugs for patrol shotguns? If so, what's the feedback on them? Are there any policies that dictate when slugs vs shot is to be used?

    My department only allows shot and something today got me thinking about it.

    Feel free to PM me answers.
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    We are issued both. No to the policy; officer discretion.
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      • #4
        Can not be carried in the magazine as a routine practice. Loading them up on a call is individual discretion.
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        • #5
          We are issued both. No policies with what you put in... I have it loaded in the following order: Double-00, Slug, Double-00, Slug. You need to shoot a slug round. It's so accurate. We have to qualify slugs at the 50-yard line. That's how accurate it is if you're a decent shot..

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          • #6
            Kinda the same answer as above.. We are crusier ready with double 00 but four slugs on the side saddle... standard rule is combat load the slug on say active shooter but beyond that we use double 00 or car 15 for other engagements If you need a policy feel free to pm me and I will see what I can send you ref our P&P.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Smurfette_76 View Post
              We are issued both. No to the policy; officer discretion.
              Same here. Most of our officers prefer the AR and generally leave the 870 or 1187 in the car. We are fortunate that we have the option of either.
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              • #8
                We have both. Since we began to issue rifles, the shotguns tend to stay in the vault, which is a shame, because it is still a viable weapon. There is no policy regarding type of ammo or when it may be deployed.

                I just requalified yesterday, and we used both slugs and buckshot.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by streetshark394 View Post
                  Same here. Most of our officers prefer the AR and generally leave the 870 or 1187 in the car. We are fortunate that we have the option of either.

                  Our 870s don't have slings and it becomes an Officer safety issue to maintain both the shotgun and the handgun. The only option I see is to disable it if need be and leave it behind. A sling would solve a lot of issues but apparently THAT makes too much sense.
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                  • #10
                    We carry both 00 and slug. Officer preferance on load out. I carry it 00-slug-slug-slug. Smerf, how dare you try to make sense!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Smurfette_76 View Post
                      Our 870s don't have slings and it becomes an Officer safety issue to maintain both the shotgun and the handgun. The only option I see is to disable it if need be and leave it behind. A sling would solve a lot of issues but apparently THAT makes too much sense.
                      We're allowed to hang what we want on our shotguns. Fore grip light, mag extension, sling, etc.

                      No slugs, though. I'm thinking it would be a cost effective alternative to rifles, since we are always short on patrol rifles.
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                      • #12
                        We issue both 00 and slugs. Officer discretion when to use either. But there is a suggested range on buck in SOP. 20 yards for buck and 50 for slugs. It is a suggestion only.

                        We use the tac 8 buck and Most can keep all 8 on a silhoutte at 40 yards. Great stuff. Plus slings are mandatory.
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                        • #13
                          Yes, we have a lot of slugs in patrol.

                          We also carry slugs and 00 buck for our shotguns. The officer can grab an ammo pack with 00 only or both 00 and slugs, it is up to the officer.
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                          • #14
                            O ya?? We're also issued ninja stars... I keep two on my belt.. Had to use them once, but I don't want to bring it up..

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                            • #15
                              The department I retired from last year replaced 00 buckshot with rifled slugs! Kinda hard to understand since each unit also was equipped with a Colt Commando (AR-15). The "theory" was that since officers are responsible for each round sent downrange, buckshot presents more civil liability. Last time I checked the shotguns were still in the cars, but it looks like the writing is on the wall.
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