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Old 02-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:30 PM
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Reno PD, Reno, NV just authorized the use of 1911's
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:55 PM
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Worcester County Sheriff Office, Maryland, allows personal carry of a 1911 platform on duty, in uniform if approved by armorer, instructor and Sheriff.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:51 PM
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:50 PM
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:24 PM
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Napa P.D. and S.O in northern California allow 1911's.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:41 PM
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Columbine Valley Police Department, CO allows 1911s for duty and off duty carry. Might move to all 1911's this year. We will see.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:32 PM
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I saw a Parker, TX PD officer in the LGS the other day. He had a 1911 in his holster.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:27 PM
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:01 AM
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If anyone has any literature regarding the transition of pistols that i could use that would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to work on allowing officer an option to purchase a 1911 for duty use instead of using the issued glock 22.

The more information I can physically take and show my bosses the better my chances.

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Old 03-15-2012, 11:47 PM
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Nope, we don't issue Colts...thank goodness!!
First off, I talked to a Ranger who had a Colt, i guess it was his choice, had the horse on rear-slide but with stag grips so i guess it was his own.
Second, what is so bad about Colts? they are solid, reliable firearms. I speak from experience. My father has carried the same series 80 for 25 years without a single problem.
Lastly, might i ask what brand yall are issued? i really want to know. i'm 17 and that is my dream since age 10. the HoF site lists colts as the issue sidearm.

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Old 03-15-2012, 11:52 PM
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Howdy Sir. Are you sure about the Texas Rangers issueing Colts?
I saw a Ranger in public and spoke to him as that is my dream since age 10, and the gun had the horse engraved on rear-slide. maybe it was his own sidearm as opposed to issue. it had stag grips so it probably was his own now that i think about it. do you know what the do issue? because the HoF site still says colts are issued.

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:00 AM
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Second, what is so bad about Colts? they are solid, reliable firearms. I speak from experience. My father has carried the same series 80 for 25 years without a single problem.
Lastly, might i ask what brand yall are issued? i really want to know. i'm 17 and that is my dream since age 10. the HoF site lists colts as the issue sidearm.
Since nobody has answered your question yet, I'll jump in and be brief so as to keep the thread on track.

The 1911 market is highly competitive. While there is nothing really "wrong" with Colt (their rifles are superb, handguns, meh), they cost more than most, are lacking in features, have spotty QC in recent years, quality has gone down in recent years, and have notoriously sharp machined edges and very aggressive checkering from the factory. Your father's 25 year old series 80 is probably built better than most of the new ones they produce today. This is all my opinion of course, which comes from handling and shooting a few of them. Other opinions will vary. I personally feel there are other offerings that get you alot more for your money, especially in the LE market.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:27 PM
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:37 PM
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I saw a Ranger in public and spoke to him as that is my dream since age 10, and the gun had the horse engraved on rear-slide. maybe it was his own sidearm as opposed to issue. it had stag grips so it probably was his own now that i think about it. do you know what the do issue? because the HoF site still says colts are issued.
the last ranger I saw was carrying a p226, which he said was department issued.

I've also seen Corpus Christi PD in plain clothes carrying a bbq gun 1911. I said hi, but I didn't ask if he was working. (in Texas LEO's can open carry with their badge clearly displayed, while off duty, most don't for liability reasons) so I assume he was working.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:44 PM
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:02 PM
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the last ranger I saw was carrying a p226, which he said was department issued.

I've also seen Corpus Christi PD in plain clothes carrying a bbq gun 1911. I said hi, but I didn't ask if he was working. (in Texas LEO's can open carry with their badge clearly displayed, while off duty, most don't for liability reasons) so I assume he was working.
Actually, the one Ranger I know personally carried the .357 sig. he had smaller hands and wrapping his hands around the sig was easier for him. at first he carried the 1911 but when they adopted the sig he put in for one. he likes both but it was a personal thing.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:04 PM
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Since nobody has answered your question yet, I'll jump in and be brief so as to keep the thread on track.

The 1911 market is highly competitive. While there is nothing really "wrong" with Colt (their rifles are superb, handguns, meh), they cost more than most, are lacking in features, have spotty QC in recent years, quality has gone down in recent years, and have notoriously sharp machined edges and very aggressive checkering from the factory. Your father's 25 year old series 80 is probably built better than most of the new ones they produce today. This is all my opinion of course, which comes from handling and shooting a few of them. Other opinions will vary. I personally feel there are other offerings that get you alot more for your money, especially in the LE market.
Thanks for answering. i have read complaints of the sharp edges and having them smithed a little. they are expensive. and their quality did drop, but is rising slowly.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:50 PM
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but I've seen some LEO's here in Lakeland, FL carrying 1911's; not sure if it's standard issue, but a couple of nice STI's.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:04 PM
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I need a list of all the agencies I can get that still allow the 1911 to be carried. I know of Tacoma Washington, San Diego, LA County, LAPD SWAT, Houston has a grandfathered rule, Blanco County TX, Hays County TX, Williamson County TX and ????????????
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:01 PM
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but according to my regional Sig-Sauer LE rep, the Loveland Police Department in CO now issues a .45 Sig TacOps 1911 to every officer.

Also, for Boston PD, the Glock 22 is the standard issue for patrol, while SWAT and special ops gets the Sig TacOps.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:09 PM
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I need a list of all the agencies I can get that still allow the 1911 to be carried. I know of Tacoma Washington, San Diego, LA County, LAPD SWAT, Houston has a grandfathered rule, Blanco County TX, Hays County TX, Williamson County TX and ????????????
When did SDPD and LASD start allowing 1911's
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:37 PM
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I work for Williamson County, TX and many of our deputies and detectives carry 1911's (including me). Round Rock, TX PD (in Williamson County) also allows officers to carry 1911's
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:30 AM
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When did SDPD and LASD start allowing 1911's
I believe there is an error in the previous posting. LASD does not allow the 1911 as a regular duty weapon. They do authorize specified .45 handguns including the Sig, S+W and HK USP. All authorized weapons are either DA only, or DA/SA. None of the authorized weapons are SA only.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:27 AM
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