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Old 04-17-2001, 09:58 AM   #1
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I think readers would be interested to hear about agencies which issue, or allow, 1911 platforms as duty guns. What mods are performed or allowed, holsters, duty ammo, etc.

I know Hurst TX PD has been issued Colt Government Models, slightly modified by the Custom Shop, for years. Wish I worked there!

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Old 04-17-2001, 10:03 AM   #2
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Hello, Mr. Garrett. At present, Denton, TX PD allows the use of the 1911 and there's no written policy against modification. Most popular 1911 there is the Kimber Classic Custom. Best.

Old 04-17-2001, 10:15 AM   #3
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Hi Stephen,

First, it is Rob, not Mr. Garrett!!!! I'm not that old.

Second, I have enjoyed your posts on this forum. Keep them coming.

What ammo and holsters are in use. I always knew I liked Texas, even before "W" came along.

Old 04-17-2001, 11:43 AM   #4
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Certain agents are allowed to carry their choice of weapons. My choice is a Para P13-45 Ltd. No modifications of any factory safeties, and no compensators. Anything else goes. I must qualify 4 times a year with it however, or I would be forced to carry a Glock.

I carry mine in a Wild Bill's speed scabbard.
Old 04-17-2001, 06:09 PM   #5
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I work for the State of Texas and my agency does allow the 1911, and has no restrictions on mods etc, they dont even have a written policy on what we can carry.

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Old 04-18-2001, 08:07 AM   #6
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Hi Ken,
Nice to see you over here too !
Old 04-18-2001, 11:02 PM   #7
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"I always knew I liked Texas, even before "W" came along."

Considering you haven't come for a visit here in 5 years, how would you know what Texas was like! :grin::

Take a flight here, and you might see more than just 1911's in the holsters of lawmen. I am told that there are some guys between Alpine and Presidio that are actually carrying SAA's!
Old 04-19-2001, 05:50 AM   #8
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Thanks Shane, I like it here too.
Old 04-19-2001, 11:49 AM   #9
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Well, my current department does not allow 1911's even for off duty, but I did do a little study of places that allow it trying to convince my chief. I got the "I'll think about it," look. Which means no. Anyway, here's a little list of who allows it for on-or off-duty:

Downey PD, CA
Culver City PD, CA
Yavapai County Sheriffs Office, AZ
Mt. Vernon PD, IL
Bourbannais PD, IL
Kankakee County Sheriffs Office, IL
Ottawa PD, IL
Denver PD, CO
Denver Co Sheriffs Office, CO
Douglas Co Sheriffs Office, CO
Prescott PD, AZ
Scottsdale PD, AZ
Albequerqe PD, NM
West Frankfort PD, IL
Champaign PD, IL
Metro Las Vegas PD, NV
Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, CA
Richmond PD, CA
Ukiah PD, CA
Pierce CO, WA
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale PD
And a whole bunch of little rural "backwater" PD's all over this great nation where they actually hire a chief or elect a sheriff that might know something about guns and not get worried that it's "cocked." I was very much impressed with the one university on the list, very enlightened of them. One of the reasons I would like to transfer there.

Old 04-20-2001, 09:44 AM   #10
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Mr. Garrett ( and yes, you ARE that old ), believe it or not, the very liberal Emory University Police Department in Atlanta started allowing the carrying of "cocked and locked" in about 1985 and still allows it. At present, about 1/3 of the dept. does so and their experience has been that officers who do so perform better during qual's than those that don't. Whether that is inherent to the pistol or because the better shooters tend to pick that mode is probably open to debate. Be Safe.

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