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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2014 7:26 a.m. PST

So for those that did not know, Norwegian police are not normaly armed.

Those in patrol cars have firearms ready there locked in, and can be realsied on request.

Also Those on guard duty(like those around the American embasy, are armed.

The "SWAT" team know as Delta drive around in armord cars and have access to "heavy" weapons like assualt rifles and sniper rifles.

The only ones armed at all times on duty is the life guard service, that protect WIP like policitians, and they used P226s

How ever for regual patrol people for a long time, the only options were a S&W .38 revolver or MP5.

The MP5 is good gun, but the revovler is very old fashion.

But on may 17th I saw some motorcycle cops armed with pistols, they were in Safariland holsters, so I only saw the grip, but clarly not a revovler grip, also not a Glock grip(a weapon some times used by the Delta guys)
Neither a p226 grip that both Delta and life guard servcie use.

So had to wiki it, and it seems now the police in norway use the H&K P30, which is a huge jump from a .38 revolver.

Now krime in norway is low, and it can be months or years between police shooting, but it's nice to know if they need to strap iron, they will have the right tools.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member27 May 2014 10:01 a.m. PST

Great to see that the police may now carry a firearm to protect themselves and the public. It will probably be only a year or two until they are also allowed to carry bullets to put in them. LOL!

KatieL Inactive Member27 May 2014 11:43 a.m. PST

The police in London patrol the railway stations armed with HK carbines. In pairs.

I'm wondering what they're expecting to face that needs two assault rifles to deal with in a country where having pepper-spray gets you a possible 5 years…

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2014 1:46 p.m. PST

They don't need a gun until they do. I know that sounds facetious, but terrorist attacks have hit poorly defended targets

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2014 4:14 p.m. PST

Armed police on hand when that Arian nutjob shot up the island a few years back would have been a very good difference….

Toy Soldier Green28 May 2014 8:36 a.m. PST

Is the terror threat in Norway increasing?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2014 12:00 p.m. PST

Nope not really.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2014 1:59 p.m. PST

Seeing armed police in Britain is still rare. Mostly they are around potential terrorist targets in London.

There are armed response units, of course, all over the country. But you don't see them patrolling the streets….

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