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Old 10-11-2011, 12:11 AM   #1
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What police agencies are you aware of that issue/carry .45 ACP 1911's, be they local, county, state, or outer space? (Those poor slobs carrying 9mm need not reveal their shame.) If you know of an agency, do you know what brand they are carrying?



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Old 10-11-2011, 12:40 AM   #2
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The sheriff dept that i worked for didnt issue them to anyone, the issued weapon is the G22. I used my personal G31,but if you qualified with a 1911 then you could carry it.



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Maricopa County, Gila County, Payson P.D., and I believe Coconino County, all in Arizona. I suspect most Sheriff's Offices in Arizona approve some version of the 1911 for their deputies.

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Austin tx swat carries sig 1911's

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LA swat carries Kimber.

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What police agencies are you aware of that issue/carry .45 ACP 1911's, be they local, county, state, or outer space? (Those poor slobs carrying 9mm need not reveal their shame.) If you know of an agency, do you know what brand they are carrying?
The san Jose police chief carried a Wilson 1911 for a while, which automatically meant that was legal for carry. Don't know what the current chief packs.
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Local Sheriffs here just switched over from 1911's to G....??? The model number escapes me...357 sig...dammit...I'll think of it as soon as I hit submit! They said a lot of the guys/gals didn't like carrying "cocked and locked" Seems silly to me but no accounting for taste.

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G32...told ya

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With the exception of a couple of agencies most are .40S&W Glock or Sig. If its a .45 it's probably a Glock as well. Special tactics units are given more flexibility on duty options. The issue is mostly being comfortable carrying cocked and locked.

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The main problem is the unfortunate impression citizens get when they see somebody carrying a cocked gun in their holster.



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