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Old 08-22-2016, 04:25 PM
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We were told (VA) that if we qualify w/a semi auto we must carry a semi auto, and if we want to carry a revolver we must qualify w/a revolver. Last year a different range officer told us we could carry either a revolver OR a semi auto regardless of what we shot the course with. My own reading of LEOSA tells me we must carry a weapon of SIMILAR TYPE to what we shot the course with. Since I used my Glock 17 I'm required to carry a semi auto, so I stay with my M&P .380 or my LCP.

UPDATE: Qualified LEOSA, 98.7%, at my former agency on 7/6/17 and the new interpertation is I can carry a revolver even if I qualify w/a semi auto. The card we are issued, to go w/our retired creds, does not identify which weapon was used to qualify. Lucked into a brand new 340PD and have been carrying that instead of the LCP.

2018 UPDATE: LEOSA qualified earlier this month and we were instructed we could carry either a revolver or an auto loader regardless of what we qualified with so no change from last year.
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Last edited by Old cop; 07-28-2018 at 03:51 PM.
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