20 June, 2012

Guns for Federal Agents, Volume III: Federal, State, Local and International

This is the third post concerning weapons for law enforcement in the Delta Green campaign (late 1990s).  Today we have the work of xglockmanx (mall ninja/LEO wannabe), from his Geocities site sometime around Y2K. His list seems pretty good and mostly period appropriate to the late 90s.  An added feature is the inclusion of weapons for several state and municipal police forces, as well as US military and international LEOs.


POLICE AGENCIES/MILITARY AND THEIR WEAPONS
Here are some information on police agencies, federal agencies, foreign agencies, and the military and what guns they use. I found this info on the web so some of them could be inaccurate or outdated.

ALASKA
Anchorage Police Department-

Glock 21 .45 ACP handgun

ARIZONA
Arizona Department of Safety-
Between 1986-1998, they carried the SIG 220 .45. They have now changed to the .40 SIG P226, 228, and 229. The COLT AR-15, RUGER MINI-14, and REMINGTON M870 shotgun are present in their patrol vehicles.

Phoenix Police S.A.U. Unit-
.40 Glock 22 and 23, MP5A3 sub machine gun, HK UMP .45, Steyr AUG assault rifle, Remington 870 shotgun

CALIFORNIA
California Highway Patrol-
.40 S&W 4006 handgun, Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)-
9mm Beretta 92FS handgun, .45 S&W 4506 handgun, Remington 870 shotgun, AR-15A1 assault rifle converted to semi-fire only

LAPD SWAT-
Modified .45 Springfield 1911 handgun, HK MP5A4 and A5 sub machine guns, HK33 assault rifle, 5.56 COLT CAR-15 assault rifles, 5.56 COLT M4 assault rifles,7.62 ROBAR SR-60 bolt action rifles, 7.62 Remington Model 700 bolt action rifles, 7.62 PSG-1 rifle, Benelli M1 Super 90 semi-auto shotguns, Remington M870 shotgun

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD)-
9mm Beretta 92FS handgun

LASD Special Enforcement Detail (SED)-
9mm Beretta 92FS handgun, 9mm HK MP5A3 sub machine guns, 5.56 COLT AR-15 assault rifle, 7.62 Remington model 700 bolt action rifle, Benelli M1 Super 90 semi-auto shotguns

Alhambra Police Department (Los Angeles County)-
They have been seen with the S&W (don’t know which model) and HK USP handguns. 9mm HK MP5A2 are present in their patrol cars.

Monterey Park Police Department (Los Angeles County)-
They have been seen with the S&W and SIG handguns.

West Covina Police Department (Los Angeles County)-
They have been seen with the GLOCK and HK P7M13 handguns.

San Francisco Police Department-
.40 Beretta 96D handgun, GLOCK 22 handgun, Beretta 1201 semi-auto shotgun

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department-
.40 HK USP handgun

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police-
9mm Glock 17 handgun

D.C. Metro Police Emergency Response Team (ERT)-
9mm SIG 226, 5.56 COLT CAR-15, 9mm HK MP5A3 sub machine gun, 9mm IMI UZI sub machine gun

FLORIDA
Miami Metro-Dade Police Department-

9mm Glock 17

HAWAII
Honolulu Police Department-
9mm S&W 5906 handgun, Benelli M3 shotgun

GEORGIA
Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)-
9mm S&W 6906 handgun

INDIANA
Indiana State Police-
.40 Beretta 96

LOUISIANA
New Orleans Police Department-
9mm Beretta 92FS

NEW YORK
New York State Police-
9mm Glock 17 handgun

New York City Police Department (NYPD)-
9mm Glock 19 handgun

NYPD Emergency Service Unit (ESU)-
9mm Glock 19 handgun, 9mm MP5A5 sub machine gun, 5.56 RUGAR AC556 assault rifle, 5.56 RUGAR MINI-14,

OREGON
Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)-
9mm Glock 17 handgun, 9mm HK MP5PDW sub machine gun, 9mm HK MP5A3 sub machine gun, 5.56 COLT CAR-15 assault rifle, HK HK93 semi-auto rifle, Benelli M1 Super 90 semi-auto shotgun

TEXAS
Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers-
.357 SIG SIG SAUER 226, 229 handgun, 5.56 RUGER MINI-14, Remington 11-87 semi-auto shotgun

San Antonio Police Department-
.40 Glock 22 and 23 handguns

WASHINGTON
Washington State Police-
.40 Beretta 96 handgun

FEDERAL AGENCIES AND MILITARY
U.S. ARMY-
9mm M9 Beretta handgun, COLT M4 assault rifle, COLT M-16A2 assault rifle, FN 249 SAW, Remington M24

ARMY RANGERS-
9mm M9 Beretta handgun, COLT M4 assault rifle, Barrett M1982 SASR, Remington M24, FN 249 SAW

ARMY SPECIAL FORCES (GREEN BERETS)-
9mm M9 Beretta handgun, 9mm HK MP5SD3 sub machine gun, COLT M4A1, Remington M24, FN 249 SAW

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND FIREARMS (BATF)-
9mm SIG 226 handgun, HK MP5A3

BORDER PATROL-
.40 Beretta 96D Brigadier model handgun, FN P90 sub machine gun, HK MP5A3 Sub machine gun, COLT M4 assault rifle, Springfield M-1A, Remington M870 shotgun

CUSTOMS SERVICE-
9mm Glock 17 and 19 handguns, HK MP5A3 sub machine gun, Steyr AUG assault rifle, Remington 870 shotgun

DELTA (U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES COUNTER-TERRORIST TEAM)-
Wilson .45 handgun, .45 HK MARK 23 SOCOM handgun, COLT M4A1, FN 249 SAW, HK MP5SD3 sub machine gun

DIPLOMATIC SECURITY SERVICE (DSS)-
9mm SIG 228 handgun, HK MP5A5 sub machine gun, HK MP5K sub machine gun, HK MP5PDW, 5.56 HK51, IMI 9mm UZI, Remington 870 shotgun

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)-
.40 Glock 22 and 23 handguns, .40 SIG SP2340 handgun, HK MP5A3 sub machine guns

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS (FBI)-
.40 Glock 22 and 23 handguns, .40 Glock 27 (backup gun) handgun, 9mm SIG 228

FBI HOSTAGE RESCUE TEAM (HRT)-
Les Baer 1911 .45 handgun, HK MP5/10 10MM sub machine gun, MP5SD3 sub machine gun, COLT M4A1, COLT M-16, Remington M40A1, Barrett M82A1

FBI SWAT-
Springfield Bureau Model 1911 .45 handgun, HK MP5/10 10MM sub machine gun

IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE (INS)-
.40 Beretta 96 Brigadier handgun, .40 HK USP Compact handgun, SIG 229 handgun

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION (IRS)-
9mm SIG 228 handgun (hey, they have to shoot people who don’t pay taxes)


U.S. MARINE CORPS (USMC)-
9mm M9 Beretta handgun, .45 Colt 1911A1 handgun, HK MP5N sub machine gun, HK MP5SD3 sub machine gun, COLT M4, COLT M-16A2, Remington M40A1, Benelli M1014 shotgun, Mossberg M590 shotgun, FN 249 SAW

U.S. MARSHAL’S SERVICE (USMS)-
9mm Glock 17 and 19 handguns

U.S. MARSHAL’S SERVICE SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP (SOG)-
.45 S&W 645 handgun, Colt 9mm SMG, Colt M-16A2

U.S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION (CID)-
9mm M11 SIG 228

FEDERAL SKY MARSHALS-
9mm SIG 228 handgun

NASA SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM (JFK SPACE CENTER)-
9mm Glock 17 handgun, HK MP5A3 sub machine gun

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-
9mm SIG 228 handgun (they have to shoot those damn bugs off of the crops)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NUCLEAR SERCURITY PATROL-
9mm Glock 17 handgun, Remington M870 shotgun, COLT CAR-15

U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE-
.40 Glock 22 and 23 handguns, HK P7M13 9mm handguns, Remington M870 shotgun

U.S. SECRET SERVICE
-
.357 SIG SIG SAUER 229 handgun

U.S. SECRET SERVICE COUNTER ASSAULT TEAM (CAT)-

.357 SIG SIG SAUER 229 handgun, IMI UZI 9mm sub machine gun, HK MP5K sub machine gun, HK MP5A3 sub machine gun, COLT AR-15 assault rifle, FN P90

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE CRIMINAL INSPECTORS-
9mm Beretta 92FS

AUSTRALIA
Special Air Service Regiment (SASR)-

9mm Browning handgun, 9mm HK USP handgun, HK MP5KA4 sub machine gun, HK MP5SD3 sub machine gun, COLT CAR-15

AUSTRIA
Gendarmerieeinsatzkommando Cobra (GEK)-
9mm Glock 17 handgun, Steyr TMP machine pistol, Steyr AUG assault rifle, Franchi SPAS-12 semi-auto shotgun

CANADA
Royal Canadian Mounted Police-
9mm S&W 5946 and 3953 handguns

CHINA
Hong Kong Police Department-
.38 special S&W revolver 4 inch, .38 special S&W revolver 2 inch (CID and other detectives)

Hong Kong Police Department Special Duties Unit (SDU) Flying Tigers-
9mm Browning handgun, 9mm Glock 17 handgun, HK MP5A5 sub machine gun, HK MP5SD6 sub machine gun, HK MP5K sub machine gun, COLT CAR-15, HK53 assault rifle, HK G3A3, HK 33SG1 sniper rifle, PSG-1 sniper rifle, Remington model 700 bolt action rifle, Remington M870 shotgun, Franchi SPAS-15 semi-auto shotgun, Remington 11-87 semi-auto shotgun

FRANCE
Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN)
9mm MAS PA-MAS-G1 handgun (liscensed Beretta Mod 92), .357 Manurhin MR-73 revolver, HK MP5K sub machine gun, HK MP5A5 sub machine gun, HK MP5SD6 sub machine guns, SIG 551 SWAT assault rifle, 5.56 FAMAS assault rifle, HK G3A3, Barrett Model 82A1 rifle, Remington M870 shotgun, Franchi SPAS-12 semi-auto shotgun
Police Nationale (National Police)
.38 special RUGER SP-101 revolver, .357 magnum Manurhin RMR revolver

GERMANY
Federal Border Police Guards
9mm SIG 225 handgun
Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG-9; Federal Border Police Guards Counter-Terrorist Team)
9mm Glock 17 handgun, MP5K sub machine gun, MP5A3 sub machine gun, MP5SD3 sub machine gun, SIG 551 assault rifle, PSG-1 sniper rifle

ITALY
Gruppo Intervento Speciale (GIS)
9mm Beretta M92S handgun, .357 S&W M28 revolver, 9mm Beretta 93R machine pistol, Beretta PM-12S sub machine gun, HK MP5A5 sub machine gun, MP5SD3 sub machine gun, PSG-1 rifle, HK G3-SG1, Franchi SPAS-15 semi-auto shotgun

JAPAN
Toyko Metropolitan Police Department
.380 SIG 230 handgun

UNITED KINGDOM (U.K.)
London Metropolitan Police
Only issued to Armed Response Units (SO19) and some high ranking constables, other constables are restricted to carry firearms; 9mm Glock 17 handgun, HK MP5A5 sub machine gun

London Metropolitan Police Special Branch SO19 Firearms Unit-
9mm Glock 17 handgun, HK MP5A5 sub machine gun, HK MP5SD3 sub machine guns, HK 93A2 sniper rifle


22nd Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)-
9mm SIG 226 and 228 handguns, HK MP5K sub machine gun, HK MP5A3 sub machine gun, HK MP5SD3 sub machine gun, HK53A3 assault rifle, Benelli M1 Super 90 semi-auto shotgun, Barrett L82A1 rifle, PSG-1 sniper rifle, 5.56 Enfield L85 assault rifle

Nottinghamshire Police-
In early 2000, the police in Nottinghamshire was the first police force in the UK to have armed police officers patrolling the city (regular police officers in the U.K. could not carry firearms, with the exception of the Armed Response Unit). Nottinghamshire officers now carry 9mm Walther P99 handguns and have a 9mm HK MP5SF2 in their patrol cars as backup.

19 June, 2012

Guns for Federal Agents, Volume II: US Federal Agencies

These volumes were intended to be a regular feature, a different agency each time, however research on this topic is a serious pain. The FBIs transition from revolvers to autoloaders – especially the troubles with the S&W 1076 – provide lots of insight into what was issued during each year of the 1990s. Quite frankly there isn’t anywhere near the level of reliable data on other federal agencies. Taking the US Marshals Service for example… it seems they issued Beretta M92 series pistols for some time, switched to Glock G17 and G19s and now issue Glock G22 and G23s. When these transitions happened is not readily available.
Considering how much time it took me to compile the first volume of this guide, I’ve decided to just repost two of my primary sources. Today’s post is one of my very favorite sources, Vortisch wrote the page specifically for Delta Green and his research seems to be very good. I was quite displeased to find that the site was no longer available, but luckily Internet Archive contained the relevant page.


Copyright Hans-Christian Vortisch 2001

US FEDERAL AGENCIES
The inventories of the most important federal agencies in the USA. Many are listed in Delta Green.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
Standard handgun is the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228, adopted in 1988. It replaced the 9×33mmR (.357 Magnum) S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum revolver. On request, individual agents receive the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P225, P226 or P239 instead. Issue backup guns are either the 9×29mmR (.38 Special) S&W Model 64 revolver (2″ barrel) or 9×17mm SIG-Sauer P230 pistol. Longarms include the 9×19mm H&K MP5SFA2 semi-automatic carbine, 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 6520 semi-automatic carbine and 18.5×70mmR Remington Model 870 shotgun.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Response Teams (SRT)
These units use, apart from the guns available to normal agents, the 9×19mm H&K MP5A4 and MP5A5 burst-fire carbine (with 2-round burst limiter), 5.56×45mm H&K HK53A5 assault carbine (with 2-round burst limiter), 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 6720 semi-automatic carbine and Remington Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifle.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
The firearms of the BIA agents vary according to the area they operate in, generally complying with the sidearms used by local native police. These include the 9×19mm Glock 17, 9×19mm Glock 19, 9×19mm S&W Model 5906, 9×19mm S&W Model 6906 or 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) SIG-Sauer P220-1 pistol, 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A2 semi-automatic rifle or 5.56×45mm Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle, and 18.5×70mmR Miroku-Browning BPS, 18.5×70mmR Mossberg Model 500 or Winchester Model 1300 pump-action shotgun.

Capitol Police
The Capitol Police adopted the 9×19mm S&W Model 5946 and 9×19mm S&W Model 6946 pistols in 1992, the former for uniformed agents, the latter for plain-clothes agents. In 2000, these were replaced by the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Glock 22 and 23, respectively.

Capitol Police Crisis Reaction Team (CRT)
The CRT fields the following guns: 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Glock 22 pistol (replaced the 9×19mm FN-Browning HP Mk 2), 10×21mm (.40 S&W) H&K MP5/40A3 submachine gun (replaced the 9×19mm H&K MP5A3) and 5.56×45mm H&K G36E assault rifle.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Military Special Projects (MSP) Special Operations Group (SOG)
The elite assets of the ad hoc-assembled SOG teams can be provided with virtually any firearm commonly available. The one available photo shows them being armed with 5.56×45mm Colt M4A1 assault carbines (CAR-15A3 Model 927) and 40×46mmSR Colt M203A1 underbarrel grenade launchers.
The standard CIA weapons used to be the 9×19mm FN-Browning HP-35 pistol and 18.5×70mmR Winchester Model 1200 Defender pump-action shotgun, but these have certainly been replaced by more recent designs.
The CIA’s own Cessna U-27A (Model 208B Caravan I) Utility/Special Missions Aircraft can be used to deliver seven men by parachute.

Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Mobile Security Division (MSD)
These agents carry 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228 pistols, 9×19mm H&K MP5K-PDW submachine guns, 9×19mm H&K MP5A5N submachine guns, 5.56×45mm H&K HK53A5N assault carbines (main longarm), 7.62×51mm H&K G3K battle rifles and shotguns.

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
The DEA initially issued various revolvers to its agents, however, from 1987, agents could field one of the following pistols: 9×19mm Beretta Model 92F, 9×19mm Glock 17, 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P226 or 9×19mm S&W Model 459. Between 1992 and 1998, the standard issue sidearm was the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228 pistol, replacing the earlier weapons. In late 1998, the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Glock 22 and 23 pistols were adopted as new standard handguns. However, since 2000, after graduating from basic training, agents can replace the Glock with the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) H&K USP Compact, 10×21mm (.40 S&W) SIG-Sauer P226, 10×21mm (.40 S&W) SIG-Sauer P229 or 10×21mm (.40 S&W) SIG-Sauer SP2340, if they want – these are acquired through the agency. The H&K USP Compact seems to be the most popular. Other guns available include the 9×19mm Colt CAR-15 Model 633 submachine gun, 9×19mm Colt CAR-15 Model 635 submachine gun (at least 2,200 bought since 1988), 10×21mm (.40 S&W) H&K UMP submachine gun (3,000 replacing the CAR-15 weapons beginning in 2001), 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 720 burst-fire carbine (M4), 5.56×45mm H&K HK53A5N assault carbine (main rifle calibre weapon), 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A2 Model 645 burst-fire rifle (M16A2), 5.56×45mm Colt HBAR-15A2 Model 750 light machine gun, 7.62×51mm Saco M60 machine gun, 18.5×70mmR Remington Model 870P pump-action shotgun (with 14″ barrel) and 40×46mmSR Colt M79 grenade launcher. The heavy weapons are, of course, not normally used in the USA, but rather during drug war operations in South and Central America.
Helicopters include the Bell UH-1H Iroquois and the newer Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk, both with two door-mounted 7.62×51mm Saco M60D machine guns when used against drug smugglers.

Federal Sky Marshals
Issue sidearm is the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228 since 1992.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI issued 9×29mmR (.38 Special) Colt Official Police and 9×29mmR (.38 Special) S&W Model 13 Military & Police revolvers in the 1980s. Authorised privately-purchased weapons included the 9×33mmR (.357 Magnum) S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum revolver and 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) SIG-Sauer P220-1 pistol. This situation was finally seen as no longer adequate, and some 1,500 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P226 and 1,000 9×19mm S&W Model 5946 pistols were purchased in 1988, which most field agents never got, however. In 1991, the Bureau received at least 9,500 copies of the 10×25mm S&W Model 1076, which was especially designed for the FBI (as seen in “Twin Peaks”). It was issued with four 9-round magazines, two 11-round magazines and one 15-round magazine per agent. However, the gun turned out to be a complete failure. All were returned to the factory. Thus, some 15,000 9×19mm SIG-Sauer pistols were purchased over the course of the 1990s, most of them P226s. In 1993, the more compact 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228 was adopted. Agents with very small hands, especially women, could opt for the slimline 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P225. Since January 1998, all new agents are trained on the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Glock 22 pistol, with the smaller 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Glock 23 for those who prefer it. The ultra-compact 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Glock 27 is authorised as concealed backup. Older agents continue to field their SIG-Sauer pistols, if they wish, and even new agents can switch to the 9×19mm guns if they qualify with them. Several small revolvers are authorised for undercover agents, including the 9×29mmR (.38 Special) S&W Model 10 Military & Police (with 2″ barrel), 9×29mmR (.38 Special) S&W Model 38 Bodyguard Airweight (with 2″ barrel), 9×29mmR (.38 Special) S&W Model 60 Chief’s Special Stainless (with 2″ barrel) and 9×33mmR (.357 Magnum) S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum (with 2.5″ barrel).
Since 1989, the FBI issued the 9×19mm H&K MP5SFA2 (and MP5SFA3) semi-automatic carbine to field agents. These are identical to the MP5A4 and MP5A5 submachine guns respectively, except for the fact that they are only capable of single shots. Beginning in 1994, they were replaced by the 10×25mm H&K MP5/10A2 submachine gun (offering single shots and 2-round bursts only). In rural areas, semi-automatic 5.56×45mm carbines and rifles such as the Colt CAR-15A2 Model 6520 are used. Only SWAT-qualified agents can field full-automatic weapons. The standard shotgun is the 18.5×70mmR SGT Tactical Response Model 90102 FBI, a modified Remington Model 870 with tactical light and spare rounds holder.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Regional SWAT
These agents are trained by the HRT, and similarly equipped. They used the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P226 until 1998, when some 5,000 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) Springfield Bureau Model pistols were purchased, a heavily customised Colt M1911A1-clone. They also have 9×19mm H&K MP5A2, MP5A3 and MP5SD3 submachine guns, 10×25mm H&K MP5/10A3 submachine guns (with 2-round burst setting), 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 777 assault carbines (since about 1998), 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A2 Model 645 burst-fire rifles (M16A2), 7.62×51mm H&K G3A3 battle rifles (especially for use in rural areas), 7.62×51mm Remington Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifles (M40A1 configuration with 10× scope), 12.7×99mm McMillan Model 87 bolt-action sniper rifles and 18.5×70mmR SGT Tactical Response Model 90102 FBI pump-action shotguns.
(The arsenals of many SACs often also contain less orthodox weapons, such as 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) Auto-Ordnance M1928 Tommy Guns and 40×46mmSR Colt M79 grenade launchers. But these are not normally used.)
Vehicles in service include the Cadillac Cage Peacekeeper 4×4 armoured car, DDGMC LAV-APC Bison 8×8 armoured personnel carrier and the Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)
When the HRT was founded in 1983, it first used the 9×19mm FN-Browning HP Mk 2 pistol, which was later supplemented by the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P226 pistol. In 1995, 250 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) Les Baer SRP Bureau pistols built on a high-capacity Para-Ordnance frame were acquired. The HRT also uses the 9×19mm H&K MP5SD6 suppressed submachine gun, 10×25mm H&K MP5/10A3 submachine gun (adopted 1994), 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 777 assault carbine, 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A2 Model 645 burst-fire rifle (M16A2), 5.56×45mm H&K HK33A2 assault rifle, 7.62×51mm H&K PSG1 sniper rifles (with 6× scope), 7.62×51mm Remington Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifle (M40A1 configuration with 10× scope), 12.7×99mm Barrett Model 82A1 sniper rifle and 18.5×70mmR SGT Tactical Response Model 90102 FBI pump-action shotgun.

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
The issue sidearm since the early 1990s has been the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Beretta Model 96D Brigadier. In 2000, the INS acquired at least 4,500 10×21mm (.40 S&W) H&K USP Compact pistols for its plain-clothes agents. The 5.7×28mm FN P90 personal defence weapon is also in service.

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Border Patrol
The issue sidearm since the early 1990s has been the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Beretta Model 96D Brigadier with special 11-round magazine. Privately purchased 10×21mm (.40 S&W) H&K USP Compact or 10×21mm (.40 S&W) SIG-Sauer P229 pistols are authorised for plain-clothes agents or off-duty wear only. The standard longarms are the 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A3 Model 977 assault carbine and the 18.5×70mmR SGT Tactical Response Model 90121 Border Patrol pump-action shotgun, a modified Remington Model 870.
Vehicles include Chevrolet Tahoe 4×4 trucks, some AM General Hummer 4×4 trucks and MDHC MD 500E and MD Helicopters MD 600N helicopters.

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC)
Guns include the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Beretta Model 96D Brigadier pistol, 9×19mm H&K MP5A2 and MP5A3 submachine guns, 10×21mm (.40 S&W) H&K UMP submachine gun, 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A3 Model 977 assault carbine, 5.56×45mm H&K HK53A2 and HK53A3 assault carbines, 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A1 Model 603 assault rifle (M16A1), 5.56×45mm H&K HK33A2 assault rifle, 7.62×51mm Springfield M1A semi-automatic rifle, 7.62×51mm Remington Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifle, 7.62×51mm Steyr SSG-PI bolt-action sniper rifle, 7.62×51mm Saco M60E3 machine gun, 18.5×70mmR SGT Tactical Response Model 90121 Border Patrol pump-action shotgun, 40×46mmSR Colt M79 grenade launcher and 40×46mmSR Colt M203 underbarrel grenade launcher (under AR-15A1).

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
The CID agents carry 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228 pistols.

NASA Special Operations Team (at the JFK Space Center)
Armed with 9×19mm Glock 17 pistols and 9×19mm H&K MP5A3 submachine guns.

US Customs Service Enforcement Branch Special Response Team (SRT)
The officers from the Enforcement Branch are issued the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) H&K USP Compact pistol, which replaced the 9×19mm S&W Model 6906 pistol. The 9×29mmR (.38 Special) S&W Model 60 Chief’s Special revolver is issued as backup weapon. They also pack 9×19mm H&K MP5A5 burst-fire carbines, 9×19mm H&K MP5SD6 suppressed burst-fire carbines, 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 725B burst-fire carbines, 5.56×45mm Steyr AUG A1 burst-fire rifles, 7.62×51mm Remington Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifles (with 10× scope) and 18.5×70mmR Remington Model 870P pump-action shotguns.
(Note that none of the above weapons will fire full-automatic, all are restricted to single shots and 3-round bursts.)
Helicopters include the MBB-Kawasaki BK117B-1 and Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk.

US Department of Agriculture
Special agents carry the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228 pistol.

US Department of Energy Nuclear Security Patrol
These officers typically carry 9×19mm Glock 17 pistols and either a 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 6530 semi-automatic carbine or 18.5×70mmR Remington Model 870P pump-action shotgun.

US Department of Energy Special Response Team (SRT)
All nuclear facilities in the USA have a SRT for emergencies. These have ordnance including the 9×33mmR (.357 Magnum) Colt Python revolver, 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P226 pistol, 9×19mm CAR-15 Model 633 submachine gun, 9×19mm CAR-15 Model 635 submachine gun, 9×19mm H&K MP5A3 submachine gun, 9×19mm H&K MP5SD3 sound-suppressed submachine gun, 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 assault carbine, 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A2 assault rifle, 7.62×51mm Remington Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifle, 7.62×51mm H&K HK21E machine gun, 7.62×51mm Saco M60 machine gun, 18.5×70mmR Remington Model 870P pump-action shotgun and 40×46mmSR Colt M203 underbarrel grenade launcher (under AR-15A2).
Around nuclear facilities, the Cadillac Gage Peacekeeper 4×4 armoured car is used, while US Army-surplus Chenowth M1040 FAV 4×2 fast attack vehicles are employed for nuclear test site security.

US Marshals Service
The issue sidearm is the 9×19mm Glock 19.

US Marshals Service Special Operations Group (SOG)
The Deputy Marshals of SOG (formed 1971) pack 9×19mm Glock 19, 9×19mm Beretta Model 92F or 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP) S&W Model 645 pistols, 9×19mm Colt CAR-15 Model 635 submachine guns, 5.56×45mm Colt CAR-15A2 Model 723 assault carbines, 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A2 Model 645 burst-fire rifles (M16A2), 7.62×51mm Remington Model 700 (M24) bolt-action sniper rifles (with 10× scope) and 18.5×70mmR Ithaca Model 37DS pump-action shotguns.

US National Park Service
Issue sidearm of the Park Rangers used to be the 9×19mm H&K P7M13 pistol, until it was superseded by the 10×21mm (.40 S&W) Glock 22 and 23 pistols in the late 1990s. Long-serving Rangers are permitted to field their old P7M13s until they wear out. Also carried is the 5.56×45mm Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle or a Colt AR-15A2 semi-automatic rifle. A pump-action shotgun is doubtless also in service.

US Secret Service
The standard sidearm of the special agents was the 9×29mmR (.38 Special) S&W Model 10 revolver, but this was replaced in 1992 by the 9×19mm SIG-Sauer P228 pistol. In 1999, it was in turn replaced by the 9×22mm (.357 SIG) SIG-Sauer P229 pistol.

US Secret Service Counter Assault Team (CAT)
The sidearm is the 9×22mm (.357 SIG) SIG-Sauer P229 pistol. The gun that protected the president used to be the 9×23mmSR (.38 Super Auto) SIG-Sauer P220, but this has long been replaced. Other weapons include the 9×19mm IMI Model 39 Uzi submachine gun (sometimes in attaché case), 9×19mm H&K MP5K submachine gun (sometimes in attaché case), 9×19mm H&K MP5A3 submachine gun, 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15A1 Model 603 assault rifle (M16A1), 7.62×51mm Remington Model 700 bolt-action sniper rifle (with 10× scope), 7.62×51mm Vaime SSR Mk 2 suppressed bolt-action sniper rifle, 12.7×99mm McMillan Model 87R bolt-action sniper rifle and 18.5×70mmR Remington Model 870P pump-action shotgun. The 5.7×28mm FN P90 personal defence weapon seems to have been adopted as well.

18 June, 2012

Guns for Federal Agents, Volume I: The FBI

Federal agents, both PC and NPC are part and parcel of the Delta Green campaign, and the most notable federal agency is the FBI.
This is a simplified list, intended to give a character flavor by identifying the most likely weapon issued to him or her, upon graduation from Quantico.

FIELD AGENTS
1974 to 1980 - Field agents are issued the S&W Model 10 with a 2.5″ barrel, chambered in .38 Special.
1981 to 1990 - Standard issue is the S&W Model 13 with a 3″ barrel, chambered in .357 Magnum.
1991 to 1992 - The S&W 1076, a 10mm Auto autoloader, is standard issue for all agents.
1993 to 1997 - Agents are given a choice between two 9mm Para autoloaders, the SIG-Sauer P226 and SIG-Sauer P228.
1998 to present - Agents may choose between two autoloaders in .40 S&W, The Glock G22 or Glock G23.

FBI SWAT
1974 to 1980 - S&W Model 19s with a 4″ barrel, chambered in .357 Magnum, are issued to SWAT-qualified agents.
1981 to 1990 - SWAT-qualified agents issued S&W Model 459 autoloaders in 9mm Parabellum.
1988 to 1997 - SWAT-qualified agents are issued 9mm Para SIG-Sauer P226 autoloaders.
1998 to present - SWAT-qualified agents are issued the Springfield Armory Bureau Model, a .45 ACP autoloader.

HRT TEAM
1983 to 1994 - HRT team members are issued the Novak Custom Hi-Power Mk II, 9mm Para autoloader based on FN Browning Hi-Power Mk II.
1995 to 1997 - HRT agents are issued the Les Baer Custom P14.45 SRP, .45 ACP autoloader, based on the Para Ordinance P14.45.
1998 to Present - HRT membes are issued the Springfield Armory Bureau Model, a .45 ACP autoloader.

PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARMS (POW)
Prior to 2007 the FBI has a well-developed POW policy, allowing agents to purchase and carry their own firearms, providing it met certain criteria.  SIG-Sauer and S&W (and Colt until the mid/late 1980s) were approved makes.  Revolvers needed to have a 2-4″ barrel and be of steel construction.

FBI LONG ARMS
Field agents may be issued one of several long arms, kept in the vehicle, to be used in more significant incidents.  These weapons include Remington 870 shotguns, Colt AR15A2 rifles and carbines, H&K MP5SF carbines (1989-1993) or H&K MP5/10SF carbine (from 1994).
SWAT-qualified agents are permitted to use automatic weapons, including: MP5 sub-machine guns (before 1994), MP5SD sub-machine guns, H&K Mp5/10 sub-machine guns (from 1994), Colt M16A2 assault carbines and assault rifles, Colt M-4 assault carbines (from 1998), H&K G3 battle rifles, Remington M40A1 and McMillan Model 87 sniper rifles, and Remington 870 shotguns.
HRT teams utilize the same long arms as the regional SWAT teams with the addition of H&K HK33E assault rifles, H&K PSG-1 and Barrett Model 82 sniper rifles.

13 June, 2012

Special Agent Murphy, FBI

So I was watching Dog Day Afternoon with my wife the day before last. I don’t think I had actually seen the whole thing before. Most certainly I never realized that Lance Henriksen was in it – but there I am Friday watching it and there he is splattering Sal’s grey matter all over the inside of the airport limo. This is by far the youngest I’ve seen Lance in anything:

Special Agent Murphy (Lance Henriksen) in Dog Day Afternoon
So the post for today is a Savage Worlds weapons post inspired by Special Agent Murphy of the New York Field Office, circa 1975.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chief’s Special

Caliber: .38 Special
Range: 10/20/40
Damage: 2d6
RoF: 1
Weight: 1.2lbs
Shots: 5rds
Cost: $200, Speedloader $8
Notes: AP1, Double-Action, Revolver
The Model 36 is a typical “snub-nosed” revolver seen in holsters of many plainclothes law enforcement officers.  Known as a “five-shot” among agents, it was an approved weapon for carry by the FBI until revolvers were finally disallowed in the mid-2000s. The stats above work for either the standard 1.875″ barrel or 3″ barrel versions.  The Model 36 was introduced by S&W in 1950, and is still in production.

Terrene Map – NW Continent


New group of players about to start a Castles & Crusades campaign. I’m looking forward to some old-school dungeon crawls (kill things, steal their stuff). While I don’t have an overarching theme for the campaign (other than “kill monsters, steal their stuff”), I have been plotting out a campaign map – which has tied into something I’ve been toying with for years.
I was living in Kaga when Ace Combat 5: Unsung War came out and I snatched it up and poured through it.  I really enjoyed the fictional world of “Strangreal” – and it struck me as a fantasy RPG world brought out of the mythic era into the modern age.  Since that time I’ve wanted to make something similar.  Now I have the chance.
The map above focuses on the pseudo-EuroAfrican continent.  In the Mythic Age the major powers will include a Teutonic empire, a Skraeling dominated wildland, and a Moorish/Spanish kingdom.

UPDATE – 17 JUNE 2012
Well, I killed the party 4 times, with goblins and two gnolls. The farthest they made it from their cell was room 5. Basically old school D&D had a certain Darwinian aspect to it – you rolled your character (including those 1st level HP) and if you died you rolled up a new one and he/she was found bound and gagged in the next room. But newbie RPGs are all “I like my character,” and eschew replacing the horribly weak, evolutionary dead-end, characters. Instead they just want you to give them more HPs. Yep, “give.” WTF?
Soooo Castles & Crusades was a bust, since the game was hosted at one of the players apartments, and he was particularly un-fond of D&D – in an effort to appease and find a better fit with the play-style of the group – we decided to return to our Delta Green/Realms of Cthulhu game.
Yes – D&D was too deadly so we are going to go with Cthulhu… I know.
Still this is cool for me – I started blogging to support my Delta Green campaign and that blog was expanded to become 10x28mm. It’s a nice return to home in a way. My host gets to shoot things (his request), most people have characters already, and I get to put them in mortal/preternatural danger on a regular basis.