Handguns of the FBI

This chronology of FBI firearms reflects the major models carried by agents since they were officially allowed to carry handguns in 1934. It reflects the different roles agents have been required to perform, ranging from investigative work, to that of the field SWAT teams. From the article "A History of FBI Handguns."

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2 Responses to Handguns of the FBI

Monkeyboy wrote:
December 11, 2012

The Regulation Police revolver was not made in .38 Special. It was only chambered for the .32 S&W Long and .38 S&W. The cylinder was too short for the .38 S&W Special.

Donald E. Rich wrote:
May 25, 2012

I've owned a Colt Det. Spl. since joining the Marines in 1943 and never needed another handgun.(S#378xxx)It was old when I got it mfg 1929. Best regards, Don Rich 5/25/2012