SRA Updates

Sheriff Approves Expanded On and Off Duty Weapons

AUTHORIZED WEAPONS – 2016 August Update

ON DUTY AUTOLOADERS

Any approved On duty handgun must comply with the following requirements:
• Minimum 7rd magazine capacity
• Handguns equipped with a manual safety device must be carried “on-safe”.
• Deputies must comply with all provisions of MPP 3-03/210.05.
• Handguns must fit in a department-authorized holster to be carried on duty. (MPP 3-03/280.00)

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm
• Full-size 17rd magazine versions with standard trigger (No “Pro” or “C.O.R.E.” models).
• Includes M&P9 and M&P9L models.
• Magazine disconnect and manual thumb safety are prohibited.

Glock 9mm and .45 ***Deputies must be M&P Certified to attend Glock optional handgun class***
• Must be equipped with standard 5.5lb trigger (no modified parts or “-“ Connectors).
• Must have Minimum barrel length of 4” (Examples include the following models: 17,19,21,21SF,34,41).
• Models with compensators, optics, or ported barrels (MOE, L, or C models) are prohibited.

Beretta 92 Series DA/SA
• 92F and 92G series are authorized.
• Must be traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the slide and external hammer.
• Examples of authorized models include; 92F, 92G, Compact models, Vertec, M9, M9A1, 92G-SD, Wilson Combat-Brigadier Tactical, Elite Series, and 90-TWO.
Beretta Cougar DA/SA (9mm Cougar models are NOT authorized for on-duty uniformed primary use)
• .45 Auto Beretta Cougar 8045F and 8045G are authorized.
• Must be traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the slide and external hammer.
• “Stoeger” Manufactured Cougar pistols are prohibited.

Heckler & Koch LEM
• 9mm P2000 (not P2000SK), P30 (Not P30SK), and USP series (including compacts) are authorized with standard trigger-weight and light LEM (double action only) trigger.
• .45 Auto USP45 and HK45 are authorized (including compact models) with standard trigger-weight and light LEM (double action only) trigger.

Heckler & Koch DA/SA
• 9mm USP (including compact) models are authorized with traditional double/single action (DA/SA), de-cocking lever on the frame (press-button de-cocker is PROHIBITED) and external hammer.
• .45 Auto USP45 and HK45 are authorized (including compact models) with traditional double/single action (DA/SA), de-cocking lever on the frame (press-button de-cocker is PROHIBITED) and external hammer.

Sig Sauer Classic Series DA/SA
• 9mm “Classic” series (metal frame) pistols with 3.75” – 5.0” barrels are approved.
• .45 Auto “Classic” series pistols (metal frame) with 3.75” – 5.0” barrels are approved.
• Must be traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the frame and external hammer.
Smith & Wesson DA/SA (9mm DA/SA S&W models are NOT authorized for on-duty uniformed primary use).
• .45 Auto models are approved. (Examples include 645, 4506, 4566, 457, etc.)
• Must function like the Beretta 92 Series traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the slide and external hammer.

Ruger P90
• Must function like the Beretta 92 Series traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the slide and external hammer.

1911 Handguns
• 9mm and .45 Auto are approved.
• Must conform to required specifications (See below).
• 1911 handgun certification requires Expert Qualification within 1 year of the two-day class.

AUTHORIZED WEAPONS – 2015 (Cont.)

OFF DUTY/BACK-UP/PLAIN-CLOTHES AUTOLOADERS

Any approved Off duty, back-up, or plain-clothes handgun must comply with the following requirements:
• There is no minimum barrel-length or minimum magazine capacity requirement.
• Any handgun approved for “on duty” use may be carried for off duty, back-up, or in plain clothes.
• Handguns equipped with a manual safety device must be carried “on-safe”.
• Deputies must comply with all provisions of MPP 3-03/210.05.
• Handguns must be carried in a holster which covers the trigger-guard (MPP 3-03/280.00).

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm
• Must be equipped with standard M&P trigger (no modified, “Pro”, or “C.O.R.E.” models).
• Includes M&P9C with 12rd magazine.
• Magazine disconnect and manual thumb safety are prohibited.

Glock .380, 9mm and .45 ***Deputies must be M&P Certified to attend Glock optional handgun class***
• Must be equipped with standard 5.5lb trigger (no modified parts or “-“ Connectors).
• Barrel lengths less than 4” and/or less than 7rd magazine capacity.
• Examples include models: 26,30,30S,36,42,43).
• Models with compensators, optics, or ported barrels (MOE, L, or C models) are prohibited.

Beretta Cougar DA/SA
• Beretta “Mini-Cougar” 8000, 8000-L, 8000F, 8000G, and “Mini-Cougar” 8045 (.45 Auto) are authorized.
• Must be traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the slide and external hammer.
• “Stoeger” Manufactured Cougar pistols are prohibited.

Hecker & Koch LEM
• 9mm P2000SK and P30SK are authorized with standard and light LEM (double action only) trigger.

Sig Sauer Classic Series DA/SA
• 9mm “Classic” series (metal frame) pistols with less than 3.75” barrels and/or less than 7rd magazine.
• .45 Auto “Classic” series pistols (metal frame) with less-than 3.75” barrels and/or less than 7rd capacity magazine.
• Must be traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the frame and external hammer.

Smith & Wesson DA/SA
• 9mm and .45 Auto models are approved.
• Must function like the Beretta 92 Series traditional double/single action (DA/SA) with de-cocking lever on the slide and external hammer.
• (Examples include S&W CS9, 3913, 6906, CS45, 4513TSW with 6rd magazine, etc.)

Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm
• Both thumb safety and “no-thumb-safety” (NTS) versions are approved.
• Magazine disconnect safety-equipped models are PROHIBITED.
• Sworn members trained on other S&W M&P variants who desire to carry the Shield (full size and/or compact) MUST ATTEND THE OPTIONAL OFF-DUTY CLASS FOR THE SHIELD REGARDLESS OF SAFETY CONFIGURATION.

Heckler & Koch P7
• 9mm P7, PSP, P7M8, P7M13 models are approved.
Heckler & Koch P9S 9mm

Ruger LCP .380
• Includes standards and “Custom” model.
• Must have single or two-tone solid finish. Brightly colored finishes (pink, purple, etc.) are PROHIBITED.

S&W M&P Bodyguard .380 (With or without integral laser)
• Sworn personnel desiring to carry the Bodyguard model with an integrated laser may attend the certification course but must also attend/have attended the LASD Laser handgun course prior to carrying the firearm.

1911 Handguns
• 9mm and .45 Auto are approved.
• Must conform to required specifications (See below).
• 1911 handgun certification requires Expert Qualification within 1 year of the two-day class.

OFF DUTY/BACK-UP REVOLVERS

COLT, S&W, AND RUGER REVOLVERS ARE APPROVED:
Any approved off duty/back-up revolver must comply with the following requirements:
• 1 7/8” – 6” barrel.
• May be chambered in .38 Special or .357 Magnum but ONLY .38 Special Ammunition is authorized.
• May utilize steel, aluminum (including titanium/scandium alloys) or polymer frames.
• Minimum 5-shot cylinder capacity
• Deputies must comply with all provisions of MPP 3-03/210.05.
• Handguns must be carried in a holster which covers the trigger-guard. (MPP 3-03/280.00)
• Sworn personnel desiring to carry a revolver with an integrated laser (such as the S&W Bodyguard revolver) may attend the revolver course but must attend the LASD Laser handgun course prior to carrying the firearm.

APPROVED 1911 STYLE HANDGUN SPECIFICATIONS
 Manufacturer: Colt, Kimber, Springfield Armory, Sig, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, Les Baer, Nighthawk Custom
 Caliber: .45 ACP, or 9 mm
 Frame Material: Steel, Aluminum or Titanium
 Finish: Blue Steel, Black, Grey, Tan, Olive Drab, Satin/Brushed Stainless Steel or any combination of the above. No finishes utilizing high luster, bright gold/chrome, nickel, camouflage, etc. are allowed.
 Accessory/Light Rail: If present, must be part of, or attached to, the lower receiver/frame in front of the trigger guard. High quality accessory rails may be attached to the frame, however, rails which require modification to the handgun shall be installed by the manufacturer of the firearm.
 Slide Serrations: Rear slide serrations required. May have front slide serrations.
 Sights: Combat style fixed or adjustable with or without Tritium inserts. No low-profile (WWII era) style military sights.
 Barrel Lengths
o Duty Pistol: 5 inch, 4.25 inch and 4 inch
o Plainclothes and Off-Duty Pistols: No shorter than 3 inches.
 Barrel: Conventional or Bull Barrel taper. No compensators or ported/vented barrels.
 Barrel Rifling: Conventional
 Guide Rod: Conventional or full length, one or two-piece, non-polymer construction
 Trigger: Recommended minimum Trigger press of 4lbs. Due to variances in trigger press due to manufacturing and over time due to spring wear, the trigger press will not be less than 3½ pounds at any time.
 Checkering: May have checkering, stippling or other tactical surfaces on the front strap, mainspring housing or on the trigger guard provided it is a factory-manufactured configuration or the upgrade is done by the manufacturer.
 Thumb Safety: May be a single or ambidextrous in either standard or extended lengths.
 Grip Safety: Standard or functional enhanced/extended style allowed with or without memory pad. All factory safeties to remain functional (no pinned grip safeties)
 Magazine Release Button: Conventional or tactical size. No oversized competition style releases (May extend, but not increase diameter of button).
 Magazine Funnel/Extension: One or two-piece steel or aluminum construction.
 Magazines (ON-Duty): Must have a metal tube/body. May be in 7 – 10 round single stack configuration only.
 Magazines (Off-Duty/Plainclothes): Must have a metal tube/body. May be in 5-10 round single stack configuration only.
***Only factory magazines or quality magazines such as Wilson Combat, Chip McCormick, Tripp Research, etc. are approved for use on or off duty.***
 Grips: Black, Brown, Gray, Tan, Olive Drab Green or dark in color. May be made of wood, synthetics, metal, composite or rubber materials. No custom logos (Punisher skull, designs, etc.) on grips.
 Alterations: Any repairs/upgrades must be done by LASD armory staff or factory-authorized/certified gunsmiths/repair centers.

AUTHORIZED WEAPONS – 2016 (Cont.)

USEFUL INFORMATION
The course of fire administered during the 1st quarter qualification period is the “standard qualification course” for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This course must be passed with each specific firearm carried to remain qualified to carry the firearm.

Deputies are required to attend department training (on-duty optional handgun course) prior to carrying an optional handgun on duty. Deputies are then authorized to use any handgun within the listed category upon successful qualification (passing standard qualification course).

• Example: A deputy who is currently certified to carry a SIG P226 (9mm) from the “Sig Sauer Classic Series DA/SA” category may carry a SIG P220 (.45) simply by passing the standard qualification course of fire.
• Example #2: A deputy who is currently authorized to carry an HK USP .45 Auto (from the “Heckler & Koch DA/SA” category may not carry a USP or HK45 with LEM trigger (“Heckler & Koch LEM” category) unless they successfully complete an optional handgun training course using the new weapon.

Optional handgun class certification does not expire. Qualification expires at the end of the first quarter qualification period the year following the most recent 1st quarter qualification. If a deputy has attended and passed an optional handgun course in the past but has not qualified (standard qualification course) with the firearm for a period of time exceeding the above one year plus first quarter period, the deputy is no longer authorized to carry the firearm until they PASS a standard (1st quarter) qualification course of fire. The standard course of fire may be administered at any time of the year at a mobile range.

• Example: A deputy who has attended the HK DA/SA optional handgun class but has not qualified with their HK USP45 in the past three years must pass the standard qualification course with the USP before they carry it again.
• Example #2: A deputy who has carried an M&P on duty for the past several years but still qualifies with their Beretta 92FS each 1st quarter may, at any time during that year, switch to carrying the Beretta and will then begin shooting 2nd, 3rd, or 4th quarter qualification courses with the new carried firearm.

A deputy who has completed the on duty optional handgun course may carry (upon qualification) any handgun within the on duty category (ie: Sig Sauer Classic Series DA/SA) as well as any handgun within the off-duty category of the same name. Deputies who have completed a back-up/off duty course may only carry firearms within that back-up/off duty category. The “on duty” course MUST be completed to carry an optional firearm on duty.

• Example: A deputy who attended the optional “on duty” handgun course for Sig Sauer Classic Series DA/SA (Sig P226) category may carry the P226. They may also carry another handgun in that category (such as a P220) upon passing standard qualification, or any handgun in the “off duty” category of the same name. The deputy could purchase a compact P224 and carry that as a back-up or off duty handgun after they pass a standard qualification course of fire.

• A deputy who attends the optional “off duty/back-up” handgun course for the Sig Sauer Classic Series DA/SA (Sig P224) may carry the P224 off duty or as a back-up. They may also purchase another firearm from the same category (such as a P239) and may carry that handgun after passing a standard qualification. They MAY NOT carry a Sig Sauer pistol (such as a P226) as a primary on duty handgun unless they first attend the optional “on duty” handgun course.