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Thread: Does Anyone Still Use the PR-24?
05-31-06, 01:44 PM #1
Does Anyone Still Use the PR-24?
I was just wondering if it would be worth it to renew my instructor certification. I found it to be an excellent tool back when I worked in the seedier areas of town."My motivation is slipping, people bug me, and I'm tired of wasting my time on drivel."
- Rep. Otis Pike (D - NY)
05-31-06, 01:53 PM #2
All of us Veterans Affairs Cops still use the PR-24. I havent had any need for it though, I would rather use the OC first. We do train with it quite often though.Insert witty comment and disclaimer here.
05-31-06, 02:00 PM #3THE five-ohVerified LEO
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We can certify with it at my department and use it. First chance I get, I'm going to qualify with it. It's one hell of a psychological tool. Lot's of bullshit stops when someone breaks out the PR-24
05-31-06, 02:01 PM #4
Especially the expandable. Almost as much psych factor as racking a 12 ga."My motivation is slipping, people bug me, and I'm tired of wasting my time on drivel."
- Rep. Otis Pike (D - NY)
05-31-06, 02:06 PM #5FishTail Guest
I'm trained in it but we don't carry it anymore.
05-31-06, 02:30 PM #6
We don't even train with these anymore. We use ASP
05-31-06, 02:51 PM #7Originally Posted by JohnnyRotten
As far as the '24, I guess it's an old-school thang. I get a call of shots fired at OH-Dark-Thirty and my boss shows up in sweats with a six-shooter and a '24. No vest (he has never worn one to my knowledge), no cuffs, no pepper spray----he's clearing the dark building with his baton out and his gun holstered!..........I'm strapped to the heels with my SWAT shit sneakin' and freakin' in the shadows and he walks past me, turns on the lights and says, "Get your ass out here!" Dude gives up and walks out. Sometimes the John Wayne shit just wins out over training, experience and the odds of getting killed!
05-31-06, 02:52 PM #8
I use it for CDU.This message was brought to you by Tampons. We
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05-31-06, 03:24 PM #9Originally Posted by nitestokker
That's good for him and everything, but when other people's lives are involved he's a straight up dumbass John Wayne got shot at with blanks, his friends didn't have to carry his flag draped coffin.
05-31-06, 03:26 PM #10
I was issued one and wasn't going to shell out the change for an expandable, is it always on me? Nah but If i'm going to be in a crowd situation i'll throw it in the ring, never hurts to have.No life 'til leather gunna kick some ass tonight.
05-31-06, 03:37 PM #11
I say yes!
You should renew any instructor certification if for no other reason than to have on a resume. As for the PR a lot of guys in my dept. still carry and use on a regular basis. Most use the expandable but still a few xts's around.
05-31-06, 05:12 PM #12Originally Posted by Virginian
05-31-06, 05:38 PM #13
hm....Virginian, nitestokker....I can see both sides to your argument. Let's call it a truce and stop here.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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05-31-06, 06:22 PM #14Originally Posted by jmur5074
Sounds like a good idea to me.
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05-31-06, 07:15 PM #16
I would renew the certification.....we only carry aspAny Post I make is my opinion only!
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05-31-06, 07:21 PM #17
Sorry on my part. Just having a bad week and didn't mean to take it out on anyone. Sorry to everyone. Peace.
05-31-06, 07:27 PM #18
What's a PR24?
05-31-06, 07:28 PM #19
I remember when PR24s came out -- they were all the rage. Now nobody carrys them. Then we switched to ASP batons and they were all the rage. Then we came out with OC spray and it was all the rage. Now we have Tasers -- and they are all the rage!!!
05-31-06, 07:38 PM #20RookieVerified LEO
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Yeah, we still use them. Most of the area PD's went to the ASP, but we stayed with the PR-24. I still think its a good tool for fights and disturbances. Most of the training holds are useless in battle, but I always liked the handcuffing armlock on badguys who tried to keep their arms in the front when handcuffing them.
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