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Old 08-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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I am attending a 2-day disaster management training and I noticed that the sidearm of the guy next to me (Austin PD's SWAT Lt) is a Springfield 1911. I learned that it is the standard issue for all APD SWAT. I thought it is interesting since I read that all Austin LEO's should be using a .40 cal.

Both instructors also strongly endorsed reading the book "One Second After".



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"One Second After" is a definite eye opener.

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I am attending a 2-day disaster management training and I noticed that the sidearm of the guy next to me (Austin PD's SWAT Lt) is a Springfield 1911. I learned that it is the standard issue for all APD SWAT. I thought it is interesting since I read that all Austin LEO's should be using a .40 cal.

Both instructors also strongly endorsed reading the book "One Second After".
It's because SA makes a nice pistol. So does FBI hostage negotiators and their emergency response team.
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