Arizona police officer loses handgun during chase
The Tucson Police Department says one of its guns is missing.The gun was equipped with a weapon light, which makes me wonder if the holster wasn't designed for that exact pistol/light combination or something of that nature. The retention holsters typically issued to police officers are generally excellent, given that they have to hold to, oh, exactly this sort of thing.
Police say an officer who helped locate a purse-snatching and shoplifting suspect following a foot chase on the city's west side Monday discovered that his service weapon had been dislodged from his holster.
Unless, of course, the gun was really left in a bathroom stall and the "lost it while chasing a perp" was the cover... That doesn't seem likely in this case, but I wonder how many firearms were discovered missing "after a chase" were really left behind after a call of nature?
In any case, if you're going to be doing any sort of physical exercise or exertion, make sure your holster is up to the task!
That is all.
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