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1911 Duty Weapons

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Narkcop, May 1, 2011.

  1. Narkcop

    Narkcop

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    Who here is authorized to carry a 1911 type pistol as a duty weapon? I am but find the all steel full size is just too much, especiall for plain clothes.
     
  2. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    depends on the holster, when I worked Narc I carried a Colt Combat commander..all steel,, everyday.
     


  3. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    I have two on my approved weapons list. I carry an STI Trojan 5.0 (Gov model single stack 1911) for uniform duty and when wearing a suit. I also carry an STI Tactical 4.15 (commander size double stack 2011) for my regular plain clothes assignment.

    I've started carrying my 1911 more and more. I just prefer the balance and way it feels in my hand. I don't mind the weight at all. If you want to get the weight off your belt, I would recommend a safariland paddle holster. The wide paddle distributes the weight a lot more evenly than a belt loop holster, and I barely even notice it.
     
  4. Narc1911

    Narc1911 Anchora Salutis

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    I'd love to be authorized to carry a 1911. I actually just started a thread on trying to get them approved. Can you send me your policy? If not maybe a PM with a summary of it? Thanks.
     
  5. SAR

    SAR CLM

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    We're allowed to carry them on LAPD.

    We have to buy our own. It has to be an "approved" model based upon features.

    We have to shoot "expert" on the bonus range.

    We have to go to 1911 transition school.

    That's about it in a nutshell.
     
  6. Arvinator

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    I wish I could carry one, but the powers that be is a Glock 22 fan.
     
  7. I carried one in the past, uniform and plainclothes. Given the current availability and reliability of so many other guns that are better for the job, IMO, I wouldn't carry one today by choice.
     
  8. CAcop

    CAcop

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    I am and I do. If I were going to go plainclothes I would try to find a CCO style 1911 in 9mm.
     
  9. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    In plainclothes, I would carry my EMP 9mm or a Wilson SpecOps 9. I think that may be my next toy. Either that, or a MC Operator to wrench on/patrol backup.
     
  10. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    Circling the wagons.
    I am.

    Springfield Professional with Light Rail...the real one, not some 9mm copy ;)
     
  11. trdvet

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    :rofl:

    I carry a Springfield TRP.
     
  12. Kimber TLE/RL II with Insight WX150. Until I save enough money to buy a TRP or scratch it and start carrying a Glock again.
     
  13. Kahr_Glockman

    Kahr_Glockman

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    Not for long. :tongueout:
     
  14. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

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    Hey go easy. The 9mm reduces his carbon footprint.
     
  15. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

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    I don't think they make the MC Operator in 9mm.
     
  16. DepMur

    DepMur Millennium Member

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    I have carried a Colt Commander worked over by a local smith for the past 7 years. I too work in a plain clothes assignement and find with the right belt and holster it's an easy choice. On the few occasions I wear a uniform I carry the Departments Glock 22. If I was in uniform all the time I would probably carry a Glock 21 though, been playing with a 21SF for the past year or so and really like it.
     
  17. mntrpr

    mntrpr

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    That's too funny!!! :rofl:
     
  18. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    I'll be able to keep them on my approved weapons list, and carry them off duty and when working plain clothes assignments.

    I will only have to carry that nasty M&P when working uniform assignments. :upeyes:
     
  19. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Well, here is hoping you never get confused and pull out the wrong Trojan.

    :tongueout::rofl:
     
  20. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    No worries about that. The wife had me fixed many years ago... :whistling: