"NYPD officer AMA. All questions regarding 12lb trigger pulls and any other issues that have cropped up due to last week's shooting."A real head scratcher. "Marksmanship? Whut's dat?"
I'm posting this here instead of politics or AMA because I'd rather talk about gun side of things because I want to answer and discuss issuesNYPD officer here to answer any questions. Here are some facts:•Every officer hired since the introduction of pistols in the NYPD back in the early nineties is NOT allowed to use a revolver as their service weapon. They must choose between a Glock 19, S&W 5946, or a Sig P226. All of these guns are in DAO variant and have NO external safety.•Everyone who is allowed to carry a gun in the department (not everyone is) has to re-qualify once every six months (give or take, it's been as short as five and as long as nine sometimes).•MOST NYPD officers fire their FIRST gun, ever in their entire lives, at the police academy, some as young as 21 to as old as 35 shooting for their very first time, and on a DAO pistol.•The qualifications are HORRIBLE (and) get dumbed down every year.•The NYPD offers once a month training for members to use, on their own time. However, all that is done during these sessions are the same basic dumbed down qualification exercises. You will only receive real help if you outright fail. Missed 12 out of fifty @ 7 yards? GOOD ENOUGH!•Our tactical training is a joke and maybe ten people in a department of 34K have had Active Shooter training (I'm not exaggerating).There is a lot broken, basically.Some of our members NEVER take their service weapons out of their gun belts, and never carry ANYTHING off duty. I've seen people with 3 years on have brown rusted rear sights. Some never clean their weapons unless forced to by the firearms unit.The NYPD has been tight fisted with ammo for the longest time. Take your one box and be happy.I'll answer any questions you guys have.PS: Our holsters are shit also.