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Old 01-05-2014, 01:17 PM
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Who carries a Glock on duty and a 1911 off duty?

Since coming to my current department where we're issued Glock 22's I've carried Glocks exclusively. (G19 off duty) my logic had long been that keeping the same grip angle, manual of arms, etc just makes since.

However, every time I pick up one of my 1911's I want to return to packing one. Anybody here forced to carry a Glock on duty, but carries a 1911 off duty?
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:22 PM
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Right now, a glock 19 On Duty and Off duty time is split between a SW1911Sc and a new Les Baer TRS.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:35 PM
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I carried a Glock 22 at my last agency. Off-duty I most often carried a 1911 or a Glock 27, once in a while a J-frame .38.

Never had any problem switching between the 1911 and Glock platforms. The muscle memory for manipulating the safety on a 1911 does not negatively affect the use of a Glock.

I did get into a bit of trouble muscle memory wise very early in my career when I carried a pistol with a hammer-drop safety (S&W 5903) on duty. I found that I had to choose between the two types of thumb safety and ended up ditching the S&W for a DAO model so I could continue to use the 1911 for off-duty/plain clothes.

Things are reversed now. At my current agency I carry a 1911 on duty, but I still have a Glock (and a Kahr) that see occasional use.

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Old 01-05-2014, 04:51 PM
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I carry a issued Glock 22 on duty and a compact 1911 as a BUG, along with a full size .357 revolver in my patrol bag.

Off duty I carry compact 1911's and pocket 9MM and .380's.

I am a bit slower on the qual range for draw and shoot situations, as far as getting a good grip and taking the safety off, but the compact 1911 must sit in my duty holster for quals. Off duty I use a Crossbreed, Kingtuck, or Blckhawk leather hoster and while the draw is slower due to consealment, my grip is better and more solid.

I have been around a lot of guns and I sort of grab the grip and as I draw decide in my mind if its action is based on Glock trigger safety, Sig P DA no safety, Colt 1911 SA safety down, Beretta 92 DA safety up. The S&W M&P .45 with a thumb safety got me once on the range.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:33 PM
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Retired 8 yrs ago, but was issued a G23 loaded with 14 180g .40 rounds. Off duty was a kimber pro carry with 8 230g bullets, both guns weighed in at 34oz.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:07 PM
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I've never understood that line of thought. I've never carried off duty what I carry on duty. I don't forget how to work my pistols under stress. I've been issued Glocks and Berettas for 15 years but mix up what I carry depending on mood, dress and time of year. XDS, Sig, HK, 1911...whatever.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:49 PM
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Glock 22 on duty since we're mandated to carry a .40. Kimber Warrior off duty.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:10 PM
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When I was armed, it was a G23....off duty and "my" time will be a 1911.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:22 PM
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G21 on duty and gov't sized 1911 off.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:00 AM
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Glock 22 on duty since we're mandated to carry a .40. Kimber Warrior off duty.


This has got to be a first. Your department gives you personal preference choice for on-duty but mandates a specific pistol for off-duty? Either I'm reading you wrong or that is the most a$$ backwards firearm policy I've ever heard of.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:45 AM
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This has got to be a first. Your department gives you personal preference choice for on-duty but mandates a specific pistol for off-duty? Either I'm reading you wrong or that is the most a$$ backwards firearm policy I've ever heard of.
I was thinking the same but couldn't come up with the proper response. You pretty much summed it up though. I'll be curious to hear the response.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:53 AM
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This has got to be a first. Your department gives you personal preference choice for on-duty but mandates a specific pistol for off-duty? Either I'm reading you wrong or that is the most a$$ backwards firearm policy I've ever heard of.
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I was thinking the same but couldn't come up with the proper response. You pretty much summed it up though. I'll be curious to hear the response.
I was a bit sleepy when I typed that. We're mandated .40 on duty, but as long as we qualify with our off duty there are no restrictions.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:06 AM
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A single period would have cleared that up. Imagine having to read narratives written like that!
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:37 AM
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I carry an XD on duty and either my sig or kimber 1911 off duty. I'd carry the kimber on duty but haven't gotten a holster for my rig yet
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:10 AM
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Yep...carry a G27 on duty, my J. Harrison custom EMP 9mm off-duty.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:28 AM
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On Duty its a Springfield XD-45 with safety, Off Duty its a 1911 of some sort. Both have a safety and its in the same location so its very similar.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:03 PM
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G22 @ work
Kimber SIS Pro or G19 for pleasure
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:02 PM
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G23 in plainclothes for work - Practicing with Clack Kimber 5" .45 for eventual carry on state CCW - nothing allowed on the badge but Glock products. I still need more range time and draw practice before I start carrying a 1911 pistol since I don't have nearly as much time working with 1911 pistols as I do with Glocks or revolvers.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:15 PM
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G22 @work. Variety off duty
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:49 PM
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What kwakhed said!
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:56 PM
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19 @ work, 4" & 5" 1911s off.

I like the variation.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:18 AM
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Issue gun is the G-19, but carry the 1911 99% of the time! all plainclothes. Never had a problem with the muscle memory part, although I can see it being a problem with the casual carrier. For those "into" the platform it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:40 AM
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Yes!

Glock 31 .357 Sig on duty and Wilson CQB .45 off duty.

Our Sheriff has an issue with cocked and locked. Everyone from the Chief Deputy to CID has tried to convince him otherwise but to no avail. The city and surrounding departments are allowed to carry 1911s on duty.

We recently had qualifications. While the Glock ran fine and shot accurately on static courses of fire, I did not do as well as I'd like on dynamic (running, shooting, mag changes, barricades, etc) courses of fire. At the end of qualifications we were allowed for S&G's to run the dynamic with our off duty weapons to include 1911s. My score dramatically improved.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:21 PM
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G22 on duty. Colt 1911 5" off duty.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:28 PM
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Funny you should ask. I actually carry a 1911 on duty and a Glock off duty. Both are by choice. When on duty I can carry enough reloads on my rig to offset the limited capacity of the 1911. I dislike carrying a bunch of reloads when off duty, so I carry a pistol with a higher capacity.
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