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Old 04-01-2005, 11:12 AM
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Agencies that carry 1911s

Marion County Fl. Sheriff's Office
Belleview FL. Police Department
Lakeland Fl. Police Department{ Swat Members only}
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:33 PM
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St. Charles Illinois PD, Kane County Illinois Sheriff's Police, Sugar Grove Illinois PD that I know of in my area right off the top of my head.
Add Woodridge P.D. as well
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:35 PM
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Colorado

Denver PD, CO
Englewood PD, CO
Westminster PD, CO
Cherry Hills Village PD, CO
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:56 PM
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does corpus christi texas pd allow 1911?
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Old 04-04-2005, 01:11 AM
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Add Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Minden (Lake Tahoe) Nevada

I'd guess about 1/3 of the shop carry 1911 variants.
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Old 04-04-2005, 03:33 PM
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Add Woodridge P.D. as well

Add Lemont IL as well. I spoke to one of the officers and he is carrying a Kimber TLE / RL II.
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:35 AM
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LAst I checked;Bethlehem,Pa.
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Old 04-17-2005, 02:12 AM
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Bowling Green, VA PD
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Old 04-18-2005, 03:27 PM
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Florida State Fire Marshal's Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations allows it (upon approval) as a secondary (on duty) or off duty weapon.
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:57 PM
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Why count?

Blue
I see your in Austin but it's on the list already. Saw several in DC on the parade route with the 1911 in a thigh rig. I figured they were swat. Do regular patrol officers carry 1911? Hurst has been carring cocked and lock since the 80's. I've never heard of a single mis shap.

Would you be preparing some kind of approval letter to your (not Austin) agencies legal advisor? Maybe an agenciy that doesn't approve the 1911? Maybe your getting ready to get the Cocked and Locked good with the lawyers?
Brother good luck!

Some of our veteran lawyers here in texas have not heard about tort reform yet. (read, our city lawyer incapable of defending the city in a law suit from a shooting)
And alot of our young punk X, Y, and ZZ gen brother and sisters do good just to know which way to point any firearm when they get to the academy. Then they have to be forced to go shoot once they get out. They say "I qualify twice a year!" or "I'm too busy."
Now we're going to give them a single action/safe action pistol with a trigger pull of less that 15lbs? (issue Beretta 96d)sux

If you get a list of Texas agencies together, and If you are successful at getting the 1911 approved, send me the letter and research. I'd like to try my hand up here.
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:29 PM
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All of the counties in Oklahoma, except Tulsa and Oklahoma counties, were allowing 1911 carry as of last year.

The Bristow, Cleveland, Jennings, Pawnee, OK PD's allow 1911 cary also.

Don
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:49 PM
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FTW, All officers with APD that have completed a 1911 Handler's Course have been allowed to carry 1911's since 1997. There are over 150 officers out of roughly 1300 officers that continue to carry the 1911 as I continue to do. A couple of months ago we were told that they were taking the 1911 off the list due to the additional training requirements needed to reduce the "failure to train" liability that could arise by not offering the course. The course itself had to be nixed due to our training resources $$ being cut and the lack of knowledge regarding the 1911 by our instructors. What was happening was that there were only a few officers a year wanting to become new 1911 handlers and to schedule a class for so few was taking up too many resources that were needed to train the majority with standard double action type firearms, aka Glocks. We are not issued a handgun and we do not receive a stipend so we work off the approved weapon list and pay for our own without any kind of discounts or anything.

One important thing that I was able to convince the department to continue was to allow the grandfathering of the specific officer and not the specific 1911 that he or she now carries. This would eliminate the need for an officer who has carried a 1911 for 20 years to have to totally retrain themselves on a different style handgun if something were to happen to their 1911 over the years like theft, breakage or anything else.

I was told by the administration that they DO NOT feel the 1911 is unsafe, they just need to focus their resources in another direction. Yeah, it sounds a little "fluffy" but it was a great compromise to the alternative. They could have fought the battle with the officers and our association to wind up telling us that we all now have to carry a Glock without paying us a dime or supplying the weapon.

Also, most of the guys that went to DC are from all other units. Only 6 of them were from our SWAT team. Lots of nice 1911's being carried by members of our (volunteer) Crowd Management Team.
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:22 PM
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Having been a grandfathered auto-loader from back in the first third gen S&W's, I been caring a de-cocker so long I find very difficult to move my thumb the "wrong" direction on my new/first 1911 to ready to fire.
If I were to transition to a 1911 I'd need total emersion in the system to get over muscle memory.
The dollar becomes an overriding factor to the transition.

So as a longing envy I love your list, just to see how many of us in Texas get to try the 1911.
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:33 AM
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If I get the chance this weekend I'll get it updated. I have a great 1911 Handler's Course made up if you need it. It is comprised of our training and what San Diego PD does. I hope to have a power point version finished soon. Let me know if you need it and I will email it to you.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:22 AM
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Coconino County, AZ

Coconino County, AZ
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Old 05-01-2005, 10:43 AM
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Beverly Hills PD issues Sig P220 and P229, however, all SRT (our version of SWAT) are authorized to carry any 1911 as long as it's a .45 Most of the guys are split between Para P14's and Springfields...one or two guys have Colts.
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Old 05-01-2005, 02:07 PM
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Franklin County (KS) Sheriff's Office issues Glocks, but on an individual basis, our Sheriff' will authorize other handguns for service use. There are currently three of us authorized to carry 1911 45s, and four of us are okayed to carry Browning/FN Hi Power 9mms. We even have a Colt Double Eagle 45!
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:05 PM
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Coffeyville KS PD

1911's are good to go here.

Mike Brown
Cmdr. - Coffeyville KS PD
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:15 AM
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Rains County Texas its carry what you want

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Old 05-17-2005, 06:49 AM
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Beverly Hills PD issues Sig P220 and P229, however, all SRT (our version of SWAT) are authorized to carry any 1911 as long as it's a .45 Most of the guys are split between Para P14's and Springfields...one or two guys have Colts.
Para's and Springers?? I was thinking Les Baer TR Presentation models for the 90210 guys! Just kidding, that's cool that they let you guys carry the 1911!
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Old 05-19-2005, 04:29 PM
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Denver PD allows those w/firing pin safety, i.e. Colt series 80, Kimber II, Para. Lots of other agencies in the Denver area also but I don't know if the same restrictions apply, Aurora PD, Lakewood PD, Douglas County SO, Greenwood Village PD, Wheatridge PD, Thornton PD; to name a few.
adding Longmont PD to the list
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:03 PM
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Arkadelphia Arkansas Police Department allows 1911's.......When I first started there, I was happy to see the Chief carrying one.
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:01 AM
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Colorado;

Fort Lupton PD, Weld County S.O., Lasalle P.D., Adams County S.O.
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Old 05-20-2005, 03:18 AM
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not that anyone actually knows where it is but my dept of Aberdeen Idaho not only authorizes them but issues them (1991 Colts)
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:46 AM
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Terry County SO, Texas (issues Colt 1911)
Dawson County SO, Texas allows them
Lynn County SO, Texas allows them
Howard County SO, Texas
Lampasas County
Coryell County
Tahoka PD
Gaines County SO

This is the wild west out here!!!!! Lot's of 1911's. Of course, the agency I work for isn't on that list...we're issued Sig P-226 in .40 Caliber...not a bad gun...but I miss carrying a .45.
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