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DEA approves 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Narkcop, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Narkcop

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    I was told by a supervisor that the Drug Enforcement Administration has just approved the 1911 for duty by agents and TFO'S. The list of approved 1911's hasn't come out yet but I will post as soon as I know more.
     
  2. Wil Ufgood

    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

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    Very surprised that DEA would authorize all their agents to carry 1911s, nice to hear. I'm not sure how that would apply to the TFOs since ultimately wouldn't they have to comply with their own department polices concerning duty weapons?
     


  3. armslist

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  4. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    Tagged for an official list.

    I have heard rumors for a few months that the SA Pro was authorized for the DEA and a few other organizations...I kinda hope not, I'm tired of getting bumped down the list for mine.
     
  5. FM12

    FM12 I need AMMO!

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  6. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    It really does make you wonder what JMB would think if he were to know that one of his designs would still be in high demand almost 100 years later. Despite 100 years of continuing firearms design, it is still in high demand. The 1911 really is a legend.
     
  7. n2extrm

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    A friend who is DEA told me he was already offered to purchase a 1911 Springfield DEA addition. He wasn't sure of the model,they said it was a special DEA addition. They told him it was around $2500~$2800? :dunno:
     
  8. Narkcop

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    I will post approved 1911's as soon as I find out, hopefully tomorrow. And in response to the question about TFO's (Task Force Officers) we do have to carry weapons that are within our own agency guidelines. I fortunately have been 1911 approved by my Chief for about 3 years. That being said I usually find myself armed with a Glock 27 :dunno:

    I just learned it will be a Springfield I just don't yet know which model.
     
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  9. .45Super-Man

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    A Springfield!!?? I'm shocked!! :tongueout:
     
  10. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    Springer Pro?
     
  11. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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  12. Narkcop

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    Just saw the e-mail and it said Springfield Armory TRP. I assume it's the TRP Pro because our price is $2,000.00
     
  13. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I wonder if "I'm the only one in this room professional enough" will make the switch. :tongueout:
     
  14. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    FWIW, the Pro is NOT in any way shape or form a TRP. The TRP is the TRP and the Pro is the Pro. There is no "TRP Pro.

    List price on the Pro is $2599, or $2199 for LE indvidual officer purchase.

    It is a fantastic firearm. The only thing I didn't like about mine were the stock grips (replaced with Gunners).
     
  15. Narkcop

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    I am waiting for a return e-mail because the e-mail sent to our firearms instructor said the Springfield TRP 1911 has been approved for duty use. It then gave an agent price of I think $1,999.00 I don't see how a TRP would cost that much. Based on price I believe the TRP-Pro 1911 as authorized by FBI is the approved gun. I should know more in a day or two. I bet Springfield will offer special numbered guns beginning with DEA### just like they did for FBI. I know they said that there would be a 6-9 month wait after ordering.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009
  16. ultra45

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    You sir are both WRONG & RIGHT! The TRP-PRO exists only for the FBI as stated here...http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=11...

    For regular everyday folks there is only the TRP.
     
  17. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    Mine certificate says Professional :tongueout:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. ultra45

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    BUT...its not a TRP-PROFESSIONAL:tongueout:
     
  19. Narkcop

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    I recieved an e-mail from the firearms guy advising that the approved DEA 1911 is the HRT from Springfield Armory. I honestly don't think they really understand exactly what gun Quantico just approved. I'm sure it's the same 1911 as FBI.