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Old 01-17-2014, 10:38 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.
This is a 1911 forum......that's just wrong.....
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:45 PM
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For some reason it rankles people, LOL. The best moment was when, at the conclusion if a 1911 focused class taught by 10-8 Performance, the class was starting to pack up and all were shocked when Hilton Yam, Tim Lau, and I all put our 1911's away and tucked in our Glocks for off duty carry.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:49 PM
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I carry a Glock 22 on duty with a personally owned Sig 239 in 357 Sig and P245 in .45 ACP as BUG's.

I had a personally owned Colt Combat Commander in .45 ACP as a back-up/off duty personally owned hangun but the SAC pulled it as she thinks 1911's are "unsafe".

I continue to carry the Commander off duty under my CCW sometimes but that will change when I transfer back to CA soon.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:47 PM
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Glock on and off duty. The 1911 is my favorite, but all my training is done with the Glock. I like to stick with the same platform for everything. Maybe when I'm old and retired I can spend all my time with my 1911s.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:29 PM
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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 01-27-2014, 06:43 PM
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Glock 21SF on duty. Dan Wesson Guardian (.45) off duty.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:39 AM
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I am issued a Glock 23 and a Glock 27. However, I am permitted to carry virtually whatever I want off-duty. I carry an STI VIP or an STI Shadow in 45 ACP. I can qualify with the 1911's at work but they are not for "operational use" per policy. One thing for sure, you have to train at least an equal amount of time with both to really get the sub-conscious mind and muscle memory proper for each system. I use a completely different kind of holster for the Glocks than the 1911s to help this.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:58 PM
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I carry a Glock 21 on duty and Sig Ultra Compact off duty
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:38 AM
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Yup, a G21 on-duty and one of three 1911s off-duty.

I understand why the Glock is attractive to government entities, but know why the 1911 is the better weapon for both on- and off-duty carry. I actually carried a 1911 on-duty for >10-years, but I was forced to go to the Glock for "uniformity" reasons.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:11 AM
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G-21SF with grip reduction on duty, 5" S&W 1911PD off duty. I've posted this several times before. I can qualify with up to two off duty guns at semi-annual quals if I pass the 1st run with the duty gun. I shoot 96-100% with the 21, G-19 and the 1911PD. However, my groups with the PD are significantly smaller. It also tends to conceal better on my frame than the G-19 does. For those reasons, it is my preferred off duty CCW gun.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:57 PM
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Began my LEO career in the early 70's. Revolvers were the only choice but calibers varied. The thought was revolvers don't discharge when they were dropped (yea sure) and under stress all you did was pull the trigger. We moved to Glock 23's in 1990, here again, just pull the trigger. It was not until the last few years of my career did the agency allow 1911 style single actions in either 9mm or 45ACP. I carried my 1911 Colt 45 ACP cocked and ready to go due to years of training on the above. After retirement, I carry only the 1911 cocked not locked. With the new style 1911's they are safe. Recently, the FBI released a study on guns carried on/off duty as related to AD's. The 1911 was at the bottom of the list and the Glock at the top. Go Figure!
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:19 PM
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^ in 1981 we had to carry revolvers and my department allowed anything off duty. So I carried a BHP and later 1911s.

We had a lot of negligent discharges in revolvers because the myth of the "high primer". In the 90s with the Berettas we still had a few, now with the Glocks we are getting an increase in negligent discharges again.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:04 AM
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Just to chime in on this thread;

I carry a Sig P226R .40, which is our department's standard issued sidearm. My off-duty/Everyday/Everywhere carry firearm is my Springfield 1911 Loaded Operator with a surefire X300 ultra light attachment, in a kydex holster. If I had any say in what our dept issued, it would be a 1911 obviously...but I don't, so I opted to carry it after I hang up my gun belt. I train with my 1911 just as much as I train with my P226. Before every single shift, after line up/roll call I do 25 draws from the holster, just to get my bearings set before going out.

Hope I didn't crash this thread. Be safe out there.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:29 PM
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Issued Glock 22, 23 and BUG is 27. Carry Kimber Ultra CDP off duty. Just feels right and fits more snug under shirt.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:26 AM
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Issued Glock 22, 23 and BUG is 27. Carry Kimber Ultra CDP off duty. Just feels right and fits more snug under shirt.


Welcome to the forum..

Former Md'er. Born and raised there in Ho. co. (Elkridge). What dept. are you with? Tracy
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:01 PM
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sig 229 duty, g27 conceal. if i get a quality holster, maybe ill cary my new sig 1911 extreme.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:20 PM
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Company issued G17 on duty, Sig 1911 Scorpion off duty.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:07 PM
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I work for a State Police Agency..............Glock 22 is mandated for uniformed duty use. Off duty, I carry either a Springfield Armory Ultra Compact .45 customized, or a Fusion 10mm (also have a .40 s&w barrel for it). I carry a sig P938 in a pocket as a backup, or when I don't think I need a gun. Also have a Glock 23 which I occasionally carry, but 1911s are the weapon of choice!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:37 PM
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G21 on-duty and one of three 1911s off.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:43 PM
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Glock 21SF on duty, Les Baer custom (winter) & super carry pro (summer) off duty.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:57 AM
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Like vmotorman said, "What kwakhed said!" Past duty pistols have been G19, G22 and G23 but off-duty has depended on the occasion/clothing/weather/perceived potential threat and has included S&W M60, G30 or noisy cricket (P3AT). I got my STI Shadow recently and will be putting her in the rotation soon.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:57 PM
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Glock 22 gen 4 on duty, usually a dan wesson vbob off duty
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:59 PM
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Wife carries a G19 on duty. M&P 40c off. I carried an M&P 40 on duty 1911 off duty while working security.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:19 AM
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Departmental issue is a GLOCK 23 4th generation.

Off duty is either my back up gun , Kahr PM9 or my personal GLOCK 19 3rd generation. I carried the 19 before the city issued the 23. I carried a TLR-1 on both guns, no issues.

I used to carry a stainless TRP and a S&W 1911 PD , scandium frame with night sights. No issues, excellent guns. Too much weight, and financial difficulties foced the sale of the guns .

Change of departments and a special needs child made me consolidate to the bare minimum. One does what one must for their family.

FYI: I have a complete Safariland Basketweave Duty Belt set up for a GLOCK 17/22 or 19/23 for sale . PM me for pictures and prices. Other gear included.

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Old 06-25-2014, 10:05 AM
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Agency issues a Glock 22 Gen 4. My section is allowed to carry any firearm greater than .380 on duty as long as you are qualified with it. That means it is usually my Glock 22 but occasionally my Nighthawk GRP Recon. Another guy in the section carries a Colt that he has had some gunsmith work done on as well.

Off-duty is a GRP commander or Glock 26. I always carry at least one spare mag (a 10 round +power CMC or Glock 19) and keep spare mags in my vehicle.
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