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#1 OFFLINE   snipershot1944

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Posted Apr. 22 2011 - 10:07 AM

Hi-I ran across this forum earlier today and see that it is devoted to the older 10mm pistols. I collect Virginia State Police items, including the former service weapons. That would include the 1076 and 1026 pistols. If anyone has any information about them, please point me in the right direction.

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Posted Apr. 22 2011 - 10:16 AM

Hi-I ran across this forum earlier today and see that it is devoted to the older 10mm pistols. I collect Virginia State Police items, including the former service weapons. That would include the 1076 and 1026 pistols. If anyone has any information about them, please point me in the right direction.

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As I try to make it to the 10 posts necessary to do a search, it occurs to me that the board members might not know that the VSP bought into the 10mm concept because the FBI adopted the pistol. Since the FBI training facility is in Quantico Virginia, there has been a lot of overlap from time to time between the VSP and FBI in terms of firearms.


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Posted Apr. 22 2011 - 10:17 AM

As I try to make it to the 10 posts necessary to do a search, it occurs to me that the board members might not know that the VSP bought into the 10mm concept because the FBI adopted the pistol. Since the FBI training facility is in Quantico Virginia, there has been a lot of overlap from time to time between the VSP and FBI in terms of firearms.



It might also be of interest that the 1076 was issued to BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) Special Agents. The 1026 was issued to the BFO (Bureau of Field Operations) uniformed Troopers.


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Posted Apr. 22 2011 - 10:18 AM

It might also be of interest that the 1076 was issued to BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) Special Agents. The 1026 was issued to the BFO (Bureau of Field Operations) uniformed Troopers.



VSP Tactical teams used the 1026 with night sights. There were some issues I am told with cracked frames because of the high round count of the Tactical Team pistols. This is what led to the 1026 and 1076 being withdrawn in 1993 or so.


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Posted Apr. 22 2011 - 10:21 AM

VSP Tactical teams used the 1026 with night sights. There were some issues I am told with cracked frames because of the high round count of the Tactical Team pistols. This is what led to the 1026 and 1076 being withdrawn in 1993 or so.


I have three S&W 10mm pistols. A 1076 that may, or may not have been a VSP pistol and two 1026 pistols. One belonged to a former Trooper who passed away about 5-years ago. The second belonged to my Dad, a retired F/Sgt in the VSP. A VSP member is allowed to purchase his weapon at retirement for $1. Dad stayed in the Department an extra 3-months so as to be able to purchase one of the new 1026 pistols when they were issued. It was state of the art then.


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Posted Apr. 22 2011 - 10:24 AM

I have three S&W 10mm pistols. A 1076 that may, or may not have been a VSP pistol and two 1026 pistols. One belonged to a former Trooper who passed away about 5-years ago. The second belonged to my Dad, a retired F/Sgt in the VSP. A VSP member is allowed to purchase his weapon at retirement for $1. Dad stayed in the Department an extra 3-months so as to be able to purchase one of the new 1026 pistols when they were issued. It was state of the art then.


The S&W 10mm pistols were replaced by the VSP with Sig 9mm P226 pistols. Still not satisfied, they adopted the same Sig P226 pistol in Sig 357 caliber later.


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Posted Apr. 22 2011 - 10:26 AM

The S&W 10mm pistols were replaced by the VSP with Sig 9mm P226 pistols. Still not satisfied, they adopted the same Sig P226 pistol in Sig 357 caliber later.



Most of the surplus 10mm pistols were sold through Southern Police Supply in Richmond. Many were purchased by their former users as carry pieces. Some are still being carried today by off duty Troopers. The 1076 pistols are particularly prized.


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Posted Apr. 23 2011 - 12:23 AM

VSP Tactical teams used the 1026 with night sights. There were some issues I am told with cracked frames because of the high round count of the Tactical Team pistols. This is what led to the 1026 and 1076 being withdrawn in 1993 or so.


You beat me to it, I was going to say that I remembered they adopted the 1026. :)
If you don't mind me asking, what other VSP items have you acquired? (I am from VA myself)


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Posted Apr. 25 2011 - 08:47 AM

Most of the surplus 10mm pistols were sold through Southern Police Supply in Richmond. Many were purchased by their former users as carry pieces. Some are still being carried today by off duty Troopers. The 1076 pistols are particularly prized.


I believe they carry the Sig P229 in .357SiG, and have now for several years...


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Posted Apr. 25 2011 - 10:31 PM

One of my S&W frame-decock models is a VSP variant. I just looked and it is the 1076. It says "Virginia SP" on the box as well as a DD-36 sticker over part of the bar code.


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Posted Aug. 04 2011 - 04:17 PM

Remat457 I have a pretty full set of VSP service weapons from the 1940's to today. I'm missing a couple of sniper rifles but otherwise a pretty full set. Plus some badges, etc.

Varoadking-yes, the SIG 229 is the current service weapon in 357 Sig.

Bambihunter-sounds like a nice piece. The one I have is sans box. If you ever want to sell the one you have, I'd definitely be interested.

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Posted Aug. 12 2011 - 03:22 AM

I can't imagine selling it David, but stranger things have happened. I'll add you to my contacts list with a note to that effect.


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Posted Nov. 07 2012 - 03:13 AM

It doesn't appear to be verified, but if you are still looking:
http://www.gunbroker...?Item=315173328


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Posted Nov. 17 2012 - 12:38 AM

I thought that the VSP guns were all marked VSP. Did they have any that did not have any markings??


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Posted Nov. 26 2012 - 06:13 AM

The one(s) I have are clearly marked on the box, but are NOT marked on the gun unless perhaps they have a special serial number range.


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Posted Jan. 18 2013 - 07:13 PM

I believe they carry the Sig P229 in .357SiG, and have now for several years...


I'm late to this thread...

Just wanted to confirm that. I'm a VA state inspector, and as such I deal with a trooper every quarter. He carries the p229 in .357 SIG and loves it. Interesting note, they happen to be the DAK models. He's also a big gun but and I spend more time talking gun with him than actual inspection stuff.


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Posted Feb. 09 2013 - 06:10 PM


I believe they carry the Sig P229 in .357SiG, and have now for several years...

 


I believe they carry the Sig P229 in .357SiG, and have now for several years...

My SIG P229 has both the .49 cal S&W AND 357 sig barrels. It's
almost like having two pistols of different calibers. All I have to do
is swap barrels (Takes me less than a minute) and fill the same mags
with the correct ammo.

 

 

Still love my 10mm's though.


Edited by gandog56, Feb. 09 2013 - 06:10 PM.



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Posted Aug. 09 2013 - 11:22 PM

 

My SIG P229 has both the .49 cal S&W AND 357 sig barrels. It's
almost like having two pistols of different calibers. All I have to do
is swap barrels (Takes me less than a minute) and fill the same mags
with the correct ammo.

 

 

Still love my 10mm's though.

i have both barrels for my glock33 and 35, and also for my S+W M+P .40. it gives a bit of versatility in ammo shortage times..............such as this! :cool:







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