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Old 06-03-2018, 07:57 PM
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A lot were unmarked from Late 1969 -1970 period. Model 15-3's. High polish blue 4". My Bird Colonel had one,no marks and seen a lot of others no marks.
Havenít seen this thread in a while. Iím glad to hear you say there were unmarked Model 15s in use. Iíve been reluctant to mention this, but I worked in the squadron armory, handled these daily and for the life of me donít remember the USAF roll mark. I was even a S&W collector back then and owned my own Combat Masterpiece, among others. I wonder if any of the firearms training and maintenance guys from that era can chime in on this. Good shootiní,
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:26 AM
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I also was USAF Law Enforcement Specialists / Security Police, 1974-1978. Full tour (unfortunately) at Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO. I carried the M-15 every day on patrol and entry control. It was an excellent sidearm. (Although the canvas bullet loop thingakabobs we had to carry our extra rounds were essentially useless. A few of the guys carried unauthorized speed loaders in their MA1 pocket.

I would love to have a commemorative M-15 with a small SP Badge engraved on a side plate OR maybe a mini badge embedded into the stock?

I also wonder about what was done with the thousands of M-15's when they switched to the 9mm? I suspect the AF had at least 30,000 M-15's. Would be great if there were still several thousand in storage somewhere and they could sell them surplus to those of us that carried them on duty.

After the AF, I went into Civilian law enforcement and started with a Colt, but eventually acquired a brand new Model 19, which fit like a glove - still have it - loaded and ready to go!
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:40 AM
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Since posting this a few years ago, I've sent three letters of suggestion to Smith & Wesson.
Given the interest this has generated, I think it's worth Smith & Wesson's consideration.
Anyone have a name at Smith & Wesson to whom I might address this suggestion directly?
I believe a USAF Model 15 .38 revolver commemorative would sell well. And Model 10s in Army, Navy and Marine commemoratives.
But it's important to keep them somewhat affordable, and useable: leave them blued, with the service engraved on the side, its own serial number (F, N, M and A can precede the serial number to designate which service) and perhaps the name of the service written out along the backstrap.
They should be so fancy that you'd agonize to fire one. These should be holster guns, carried by veterans who served.

Anyway, who might I write to specifically on this suggestion? Send me an email if you'd rather not advertise the recipient's name.

I hope Smith & Wesson will consider this. The .45 gets a lot of fame, but the .38 protected and reassured a lot of service men and women since World War II, and did so until the early 1990s.
Write to the CEO and cc the VP of sales and marketing. I think I'll do the same. I doubt that the crew at S&W actually understands that Security Police was/is the AF's largest career field and there are literally tens of thousands Air Force veterans who carried the M-15 in either 4" or 2".
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:04 PM
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Started in 71 as a K9 handler and after returning from SEA went straight LE, retired as SP Superintendent. Would definitely be in for one or more of these if it ever happens. Currently own two Model 15s, one with USAF roll marks I bought off Gun Broker and for all practical purposes it's twin with target hammer and trigger. Loved these and carried nothing else my entire career. Would either use Target Grips or Pach Rubber Grips depending on where I was stationed. Lots of guys used Tyler T-Grips as well. Good times and great weapons. Stationed Danang, CCK, Griffiss, Torrejon, Mannheim, Elmendorf and various "locales" in Oregon and Nevada.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:15 PM
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Gatofeo, I was at Lowry AFB from January 5th, 1973 to September 17th, 1976. I was a member of the 3415th S.P.S..
I bet you issued me my weapons at the checkout/in window. Small world!
Stay safe!
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