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Shanghai police officer firearms training courtesy

“I do feel some pressure in carrying a gun…It’s obviously of great help for our daily work. And we will strictly follow the rules and laws when using it.” – Officer Wang Haiyi quoted in Shanghai relaxes controls on armed (police) patrols [at]

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    • “It’s called a revolver. They have long been extinct in America but were once widely used”

      Don’t say that in front of my Ruger LCR .38, SP 101 .357, GP 100 .357, SP 101 9mm revolver, Charter Arms .22, Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm. It will hurt their feelings. In fact, now I have to take
      Ruger 9mm and Charter Arms 9mm revolvers out the gun range today, to let them know I still value their form and function.

    • Ha Ha. All I own are S&W revolvers – two J-frames, and a five-screw .38 Combat Masterpiece. I was wondering about that SPECIFIC revolver, but Some Guy seems to have answered my question. It looks like a mutant crossbreed of an old Harrington & Richardson, a Charter Arms, and who knows what else.

  1. After reading the speculated details on the thing, I’m not so sure it would be doing anybody any favors. Snake shot might be just about as effective. Ironically, I always thought Chinese police in general carried sidearms to begin with. But then again that might violate a basic tenet, being that police are civilians and in China, any civilian having any implement of power is automatically perceived as a threat to the State. Even a policeman. How sad and depressing, but that is the way of much of the world.


      • Some thing don’t seem to ever change, though. From Chap. II:

        “We have an inveterate dislike of the profusion of safety devices with which all automatic pistols are regularly equipped.”

        • What about decockers? Or what about simply not using the safety? I am not too picky and haven’t settled the decocker vs safety argument (for my use) yet. My philosophy is trigger, barrel and projectile, everything else is optional but preferable, especially the barrel, you don’t want something with a “barrel” where the bullet sticks out.

  2. My brother has a Model 10 marked “RHKP” for “Royal Hong Kong Police.” In trying to figure out those initials and the gun’s history, I found that in Hong Kong the 5-0 were issued one loaded piece at the start of their shift to be checked in at the end. Detectives were allowed to keep possession of their guns, and even allowed one reload in the form of a speedloader. His RHKP relic is a great shooter with very little wear. S&W took them back as trade-ins and shipped them out like “certified pre-owned” cars. My Bro scored his for $100 at a pawn shop. As you can guess by the $, this was not a recent buy!

  3. I believe Hong Kong PD has carried firearms for a while now, by I’m not exactly sure about the rest if china. Still, if there was any place of want a firearm these days it would be china.

  4. Following the fatal knife attacks in Kunming and Changsha, the ministry said in mid-March that it would carry out armed patrols and take timely measures to handle violent crimes.

    Using a gun to stop a knife attack and other violent crimes… Who would’ve thunk?


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