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How did the officer get a 417 (P.10) so quick? Perhaps a demo for T&E?
 

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You sure it's not a 416 as the article mentions how SMPD is considering the HK 416 over Colt? If it is the 417 it's most likely for training... or a good photo op since that .pdf article is put out by Sure Fire. They probably want their lights shown on the latest and greatest. But it could very well be in SMPD's armory.
 

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On page 21 of the article, theres a pic of an officer with orange tinted glass and a cap.. the caption says he is shooting a USP. But it's either a P30 or HK45. So who knows how accurate the descriptions are!
 

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You sure it's not a 416 as the article mentions how SMPD is considering the HK 416 over Colt? If it is the 417 it's most likely for training... or a good photo op since that .pdf article is put out by Sure Fire. They probably want their lights shown on the latest and greatest. But it could very well be in SMPD's armory.
I am absolutely sure its a 417.
 

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I'm an editor with that magazine. Many of the pictures are from a variety of photo shoots. Combat Tactics uses Ichiro Nagata to do most of their photo's. He is considered the best in industry. When you set up a shoot, you may have demo weapons from various makers. The 417's are actually being carried by guys from L.A. County Sheriff SEB (SWAT) from a different shoot and used to fill in the article. Combat Tactics is known for its "gun porn". Don't get to wrapped around the axle on the pictures. Years ago I did some of the very first articles on the G36. We got a bunch of demo guns, and I had my SWAT guys do the photo shoot. We never issued the G36. Those shoots are staged. I have a great picture of me (Japanese magazine) hanging out of our helicopter with a G36C. What was cool was in the middle of the photo shoot, we got a call of a car chase of a armed murder suspect......just locked and loaded the G36 and we took off (which is when the photo was shot), so while we never issued the gun, that shot was a real deployment with a gun we didn't issue. A lot of this is sort of like Hollywood. LAPD never issued FNC's, but it sure looked good with Al Pacino in HEAT.
 

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On page 21 of the article, theres a pic of an officer with orange tinted glass and a cap.. the caption says he is shooting a USP. But it's either a P30 or HK45. So who knows how accurate the descriptions are!
I noticed that right away as well. At first, going off the caption, I was thinking forward slide serrations on a USP?

Figured it was an HK45, although it's hard to tell if the front of the trigger guard is rounded.

 

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This article came out in Surefire's Combat Tactics a few years ago. But it was an excellent read, thank you for posting it.

That reminds me I talked with a SM LEO and he carried a NH 10-8 1911.
 

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This article came out in Surefire's Combat Tactics a few years ago. But it was an excellent read, thank you for posting it.

That reminds me I talked with a SM LEO and he carried a NH 10-8 1911.
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed re-reading it. Interesting that he carried a Nighthawk. Expensive gun! The reason I researched SMPD's use of the HK is bc I saw 2 officers handling a robbery on the promenade both carrying USPf's. This was late november/early december of last year.
 
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