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Old 05-01-2011, 07:20   #1
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1911 Duty Weapons

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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:46   #2
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depends on the holster, when I worked Narc I carried a Colt Combat commander..all steel,, everyday.
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Old 05-01-2011, 14:28   #3
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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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 14:33   #4
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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.
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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 14:44   #5
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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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 15:18   #6
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I wish I could carry one, but the powers that be is a Glock 22 fan.
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Old 05-01-2011, 15:37   #7
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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.
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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 16:21   #8
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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.
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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.
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I am.

Springfield Professional with Light Rail...the real one, not some 9mm copy
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I carry a Springfield TRP.
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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.
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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.

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Not for long.
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Hey go easy. The 9mm reduces his carbon footprint.
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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.
I don't think they make the MC Operator in 9mm.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:43   #16
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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.
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That's too funny!!!
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Not for long.
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.
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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.
Well, here is hoping you never get confused and pull out the wrong Trojan.

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

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