Austin SWAT uses 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Poink88, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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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".
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    "One Second After" is a definite eye opener.
     

  3. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    It's because SA makes a nice pistol. So does FBI hostage negotiators and their emergency response team.