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Old 05-19-2017, 10:50 PM
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:46 PM
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Our agency only allows SWAT to carry them, on or off duty.
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:15 PM
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The tread asks which agencies are STILL allowing 1911's. I find that there are getting to be more and more agencies allowing them than there used to be.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:05 PM
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If anything, there has been an increase in the usage of 1911s throughout the law enforcement community in the last 10+ years.
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:34 AM
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After 23 years on the job, a recent assignment has given me the opportunity to carry a 1911. I regularly train with one and cut my teeth on them in the Corps years ago. A week long training/qual course will precede the actual first day but I'm pretty amped about it. Of course I had to buy my own, I chose the DW Specialist Commander in 45 over the Colt RGZ Commander. Mostly because of price and Colt's lack of prompt CS right now. Now I gotta choose a good leather holster for plain clothes duty.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:34 PM
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The Granville, Ohio Police Department issues the Les Baer UTC to all their officers.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:05 AM
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Cameron Parish Sheriff Department in Cameron Louisiana. I am Sheriff there and I myself carry one.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:10 AM
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If anything, there has been an increase in the usage of 1911s throughout the law enforcement community in the last 10+ years.
I didn't know that, I'm ever so pleased, I'm sure that outside the States everybody thinks that the Police and the several Agencies mainly use GLOCKs.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:53 AM
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I'm a patrol deputy for Harris County here in Houston, TX. My agency still allows 1911s to be carried as a primary and secondary weapon.. Pretty much as long as you can qualify (which isn't that hard on our course), you can carry it.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:54 PM
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I'm a patrol deputy for Harris County here in Houston, TX. My agency still allows 1911s to be carried as a primary and secondary weapon.. Pretty much as long as you can qualify (which isn't that hard on our course), you can carry it.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:20 AM
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I'm pretty sure Texas Rangers can. A few years back I worked with a Ranger who carried a Colt 1911.
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:38 PM
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The Granville, Ohio Police Department issues the Les Baer UTC to all their officers.
That's it!! I'm moving the family to Ohio!
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:29 PM
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Mercer County Sheriff's Dept. KY and I saw 1 Deputy over at Boyle County Sheriff's Dept. (next county over) carrying one
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:03 PM
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we can still carry them where I work here in Ky (Mercer County S.O.). I also saw a Deputy at the neighboring county (Boyle County S.O.) carrying one.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:40 PM
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Robinson Township PD is a small 30 man Dept that borders the City of Pittsburgh. A couple guys currently carry 1911s, Colt Combat Unit and Colt Marine. Our policy is that you can carry on duty anything you want in 9mm, 40sw, or 45acp as long as you qualify with it.
Off duty you can carry any weapon of any caliber. I have 27yrs on, the last 15yrs have been 1911 variants.
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:37 AM
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:13 AM
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Beginning in (I think) the late 60's, the PD in Clovis, CA (near Fresno) issued 1911s, and their chief firearms instructor had been an instructor at Col. Jeff Cooper's "Gunsite" training facility.

Later, Bakersfield PD transitioned from Smith DA/SA 9mm's to 1911's and, according to their chief instructor (also a Cooper acolyte), the only unintended discharges during the transition involved the Smiths.

HOWEVER, by the mid 1990's, when I checked back with those agencies, both had switched to Glocks. Part of that had to do with costs- acquisition, warranty coverage, service life, etc., but, at least in the case of Clovis, it had to do with disappointment with Colt Firearms's responsiveness, or lack thereof. There weren't as many alternative sources for 1911's back then, and I don't recall any that were wholly American made (that was a "thing" for cities and counties, back then) and comparably reliable. Springfield lost out on the first count, AMT on the other.

Our department, a campus police department serving a decidedly liberal private university, issued a few Colt Commanders, but also authorized officers to carry personally owned Colts, Springfields, or other pistols of acceptable quality, once the officers completed our transition course and demonstrated proficiency with both their issued revolver and their personally owned pistol. Condition One was the only approved mode of carry, and, despite warnings by other chiefs that "the public will never stand for officers walking around with cocked pistols," we received not a single complaint- only honest questions and positive comments. Last I heard, they still allowed 1911's, so Emory University PD belongs on the list.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:10 AM
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We, North Slope Borough Police Dept, Alaska, started allowing them a few years back. I am aware that Seward PD, Homer PD and Palmer PD both allow them as well.
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Old 07-28-2019, 02:11 PM
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The Effingham County Sheriffs office in Georgia still issues the 1911 as their sidearm.
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Peoria County Sheriff's Office in IL. allows them.....oh yeah IL. will allow legal weed in 2020. Welcome to IL. where weed is legal...but you still can't get as high as our taxes
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:39 PM
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Just saw a 2018 episode of COPS, where an Adams County CO Sheriff's deputy pulled a railed 1911 with a light on it, on a perp!
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:55 AM
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.....oh yeah IL. will allow legal weed in 2020. Welcome to IL. where weed is legal...but you still can't get as high as our taxes
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:38 PM
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We have one LEO in our department currently carrying a 1911. I believe he had to get permission from the Chief to carry it.
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