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Old May 7th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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Not LEO but Armed Guards

So, myself like many of the armed guards that I work with are finishing up college or are in the process of applying to a Police Department in the hopes of proudly serving our communities. No, we are not as recognized or respected as members of the law enforcement community but we go to work everyday, take our lumps, look over our shoulders and honestly earn our paycheck.

Right now I am with an Armored Car Company and am applying with the NYPD.

Do we have any other armed guards out there who are carrying the M&P?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #2
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You get my respect!! Anyone who's employer requires them to carry a firearm gets my respect. Welcome and good luck with the job hunt!
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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #3
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I've been there...I worked five years for an armored car company and carried an M&P 40 the last year. Now I work servicing ATMs and bank vacuum systems but sometimes miss the days on the armored truck. When I was LEO, we had to carry .38 revolvers on duty, but I carried a 4506 on my own time.
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Originally Posted by ParkPopo
You get my respect!! Anyone who's employer requires them to carry a firearm gets my respect. Welcome and good luck with the job hunt!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #5
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I too work for an armored car company and carry a M&P 40 proudly.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #6
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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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Sometimes I guard my Spouse. Now that I think on it, I guard my family and friends without their knowing.

In Arkansas Armed Guards need a Commission from the State that manages this type of work.

As far as I am concerned, Guards, armed or not have my respect. I run into quite a few over the years and had good luck with them. However, I will open my big mouth and say that there is one bad apple in every barrel. I am just glad that these were not armed LOL.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #8
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does a armed Private investigator count? <---------thats me
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Old April 27th, 2011, 06:46 PM   #9
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Did two years with Well Fargo doing ATM's back in 1989, carried a Colt Commander the whole time cause our office couldn't issue guns. Got some Taurus .38's and they locked up after 24rds. Office manager sent them back. Carried that Commander cocked and locked the whole time, made the office manager nervous as hell. Got a FED LE job and started off making only $1 more an hour.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #10
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I work in Las Vegas as a Security Supervisor in a Casino/Resort, and I carry an M&P9, by choice! Just so you know, the Luxor in Las Vegas, the ones that are armed carry M&P9's as well.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #11
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Worked the graveyard shift for 2 years while attending college. Unfortunately we were not allowed to be armed despite having to patrol rather desolate areas of the complex. The best I could do was carry my own nightstick (no management would not even provide that).
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Old June 12th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #12
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I'm a Brinks guy... We've been using M&P40FS for over a year now [with Win Ranger 180gr ammo]. The M&P has definitely made me a believer. A few of our older guys miss their .38 revolvers, but it seems like nearly everybody shoots the M&P better, so no issues.

I just got an M&P45FS of my own...I wouldn't mind carrying that on duty, but regs forbid that kind of thing. Nothing wrong with the .40 however.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:21 PM   #13
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I am trying to get a job as armed security. Hopefully armored car work. Do most of your companies supply a sidearm?

Here in ct you can only carry firearms you qualify with. So I am going to be picking up an M&P 45 to qualify with when I take my armed security course next weekend.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #14
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We had a 23 year-old armed security guard, working an apartment complex, get shot a few weeks back in St Petersburg, FL. The guy who killed him WAS caught, and simply stated he hated cops and security guards. The guard's weapon was never recovered.

Mall cops, and such get a bad rap, but armed guards, doing night shifts, in bad areas... Man... I feel really bad for that "kid" and his family. These guys get about $12/hr...

I respect the work, as it IS the stepping stone to Law Enforcement.

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Old June 15th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #15
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Hrm... Thanks for bringing this up. I have always wondered what police depts. carried M&Ps, though I never even thought of the security jobs. I will be very interested to hear who all in the security business carries the M&P.
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