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Old 06-13-2012, 11:31 AM
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Another of my write ups complete with career path. Any suggestions before I add quotes, etc as I'm no expert on the US.

As ever comments and suggestions welcome.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:29 PM
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James,

When a black band is worn over the badge this is usually a sign that a fellow Agent or Police Officer has died in the line of Duty.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:38 PM
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When a black band is worn over the badge this is usually a sign that a fellow Agent or Police Officer has died in the line of Duty.
Thanks, I had assumed from the context it was a trainee thing. I may make it a tradition with the loss of the border territories and the losses there.
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I like it. Good use of pics
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Not bad but the equipment section needs to be updated. the Border patrol stopped useing revolvers as primary weapons in the 1980s.
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Not bad but the equipment section needs to be updated. the Border patrol stopped useing revolvers as primary weapons in the 1980s.
Sources I had showed them using into the 1990s as they were more reliable with the dust and sand. Can anyone advise?
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Sources I had showed them using into the 1990s as they were more reliable with the dust and sand. Can anyone advise?
Can't comment on that, but I do seem to recall from the Merc 2000 Special Operations supplement, a mention that Marine Force Recon used double action revolvers because they were more reliable in the sand.

Don't know if this is true in real life either.

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According to Wikepedia (which I'm sure you've already looked at), it looks like one might encounter many types of pistols in BP service up until and likely through 1994- the issue weapon was a .357 revolver, but agents/officers could purchase and carry their own alternative if they so desired. In '94, they adopted the Berretta 96D in .40 SW caliber.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...Patrol#Weapons
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Can't comment on that, but I do seem to recall from the Merc 2000 Special Operations supplement, a mention that Marine Force Recon used double action revolvers because they were more reliable in the sand.

Don't know if this is true in real life either.

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I don't know if it's true for Force Recon too, but that's why the ROK 707th Special Missions Battalion (their equivalent to Delta or SEAL Team Six) uses revolvers -- they found they're more reliable in the crunch, and they like the stopping power of the .357 or .44 Magnum rounds they use.
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Well back in 1999 I got to check out some of the toys in a USMC Force Recon armory. Most interesting thing I ran across was an OSS Suppressed High Standard .22Lr. I've heard rumors that they had switched to suppressed Rugers.

What else did they have....

Fully automatic M4carbines with M203 attached.
M1911 handguns
M9 handguns
MP-5N Submachineguns.
M249
M240G with nightvision optics installed.
M82A1 Barrets.
M40A1 sniper rifles.
At-4/M136 rockets.

A Desert Patrol Vehicle.

I forget what else.
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Not bad but the equipment section needs to be updated. the Border patrol stopped useing revolvers as primary weapons in the 1980s.
I am sure you will find some Agents with 20 - 30 years still carrying revolvers.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:18 AM
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Excellent work, James, as usual. Very clean and crisp.

If a Border Patrol PC were to decide to enlist when the balloon went up, what kind of career field do you think he would find himself in?
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James

Just wondering if you had seen the stuff Canadian Army put up, can't remember if he posted it or if I just saw it at his place, anyway if take the US Border Patrol adopting a more convential Army Regitmental System prior to the outbreak of war.

Not saying your work is'nt good, because it is outstanding as always, just giving you food for thought
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Just wondering if you had seen the stuff Canadian Army put up, can't remember if he posted it or if I just saw it at his place, anyway if take the US Border Patrol adopting a more convential Army Regitmental System prior to the outbreak of war.

Not saying your work is'nt good, because it is outstanding as always, just giving you food for thought
I hadnt actually seen it otherwise I would probably not have adopted this as a topic to write about.

I'm still nobody has commented on the picture of a certain Mr Kingsley who may look familiar...
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