What pistols do German police use?

Do police officers in Germany carry guns?

Germany. German police forces routinely carry weapons.

What Pistols did the Germans use?


Name Manufacturer Cartridge
Luger P08 pistol Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken Mauser-Werke 9×19mm Parabellum
Mauser HSc Mauser-Werke 7.65×17mm SR
Mauser C96 Mauser-Werke 7.63×25mm Mauser 9×19mm Parabellum
MAB Model D Manufacture d’Armes de Bayonne 7.65×17mm Browning SR

What guns do the German special forces use?

Special Forces | Arms & Equipment

  • 1996. Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum) Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle.
  • 1982. Barrett M82. …
  • 1994. Colt M4. …
  • 1993. Colt M4A1 SOPMOD. …
  • 1992. Dynamit-Nobel Panzerfaust 3. …
  • 1981. General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger. …
  • 1961. Heckler & Koch HK 21. …
  • 2005. Heckler & Koch HK 416.

What Firearms do German police carry?

Unlike American police, German police have always carried semi-automatic pistols. Until the mid-1970s, German police have tended to use small caliber (7.65mm Browning) pistols such as the Walther PP. Today, modern 9mm Parabellum pistols are used. The MP5 is almost universal as a German police submachine gun.

What do German cops carry?

Use of force and weapons

German police are usually issued with service weapons, batons and pepper spray. There are, however, strict guidelines governing the use of force by the police.

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Did German soldiers carry pistols in WW2?

No, they didn’t. Although the German’s typically had more pistols issued than other contemporary armies. The standard Schutze/Soldat/Grenadier commonly carried a K98K from 1935 to 1945, however there were some exceptions, for example.

What was the best handgun in WW2?

Best Pistol (tie): German Luger PO8 and American FN Browning GP-35. Both the Luger and the Browning “Hi-Power” shot 9mm rounds. While the Luger was very sensitive to dust and dirt, and had to be carried in a fully covered holster, the Germans didn’t make a fuss over it.

What pistol was used in WW2?

While handguns weren’t issued to every soldier, most would get and carry their own pistol. Therefore, not every soldier would all have the same sidearm. However, the two most commonly issued pistols during WW2 were the Colt M1911A1 and the M1917 Revolver.