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- Jul 2, 2006
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- Northern VA
I think your last paragraph is a little optimistic...I see that the issue was resolved already in regard to the holster; Safariland ALS type but this brings up another issue.
If you are a shooter then you know that there are any number of concealment rigs that are everybit as solid as a duty rig and are still very concealable; Serpa's and Safariland in addition to the ones named herein.
On another note most agencies do research on equipment and pick what is going to work best not simply the cheapest. Most agencies have someone(s) who are gear guys and some are shooters; they let their agency range, training and supply guys know when something with CDI comes up that works. But if you see something cool drop a line to your local department, office or agency.
I know of way too many decisions that have been driven not by providing the best, but by the best available at the given price range. Or cheaper, if possible...
(Like the decision to save a few bucks on radio batteries by getting batteries rated for 8 hours of use in a department that works 12 hour shifts... Justified by the argument that the radio isn't in use for all 12 hours... )