I live in a smaller town, and the department round was 9mm, but that was changed a few years ago to the .40. Now, it's free willy. They issue Glock 22's, but they allow you to carry whatever you want (on the approved list) as long as it is .38, .357, 9mm, 10mm, .40 or .45 and as long as it is a LE weapon. I see faults in not specifying and also in specifying. If the department issues one type of weapon then everyone has it. Our magazines are interchangeable. I also know (from recent experience) that you have to spend time with your weapon to become proficient at it and comfortable with it. I hated the fact 9mm was the issue round. No, I am NOT a 9mm hater (I believe every caliber has it's place and job). My biggest problem with it is the fact it has tremendous penetration and even if you hit the target as intended there is a higher probability that round will wind up in a bad place. I know that is an issue with everything, but the 9's probability is quite a bit higher. Off topic a bit I know, sorry. The city PD are issued HK's, and the city's SD are issued Sig's but the county has the same free willy philosophy as my county.