A few decades ago, the list would have prominently featured revolvers such as the S&W Model 10 and the S&W Model 36, but time and fashion have changed things a bit. Most police agencies frown on rimfire calibers as less reliable than center fire, and calibers less than .32 ACP are just too anemic for anything other than last ditch panic weapons. Usually, police weapons are those of .38 caliber or more, such as .380 ACP, 9mm, or .38 Special and up. Feel free to list some of your favorite “cop” guns.
10. S&W Model 10.
If you do find a revolver in a cop’s holster, odds are quite good this will be the one. Chambered in .38 S&W Special, these venerable guns are often relegated to use by security guards. Of course, the .357 Magnum chambered guns (such as the Model 19, Model 686, and Ruger GP 100) among revolver fans in police work police are also somewhat common.