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Old 09-16-2014, 10:39 PM
mikeintx mikeintx is offline
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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.
I am with you there! I carry a 1911 on duty. Off duty I carry a Glock 23 for a couple of reasons. First, the Glock is really robust and I don't have to worry about it rusting etc from just one hot day in the summer heat. Second, same reason you, I have 14 rounds ready to go should I need them.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:57 PM
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G21 on duty & TRS off (G19 on occasion )

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Old 09-18-2014, 07:45 PM
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The way things are going in my PD we will be trading our SIG226 for glocks....yawn. I'll always carry my 1911s off duty though.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:22 PM
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Sig 229R for duty. Les Baer 1911 off duty. Sometimes I switch it up and carry a Glock 19 instead of the 45.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:51 PM
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On duty it's a M&P40, off duty I like my Sig 1911 Tacops.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:40 PM
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I have a G21 I carry on duty...and will continue to carry department mandated firearms until retirement. As a Fed, I'm never considered off-duty.


Once I DO retire (pretty soon ) I will likely carry one of these:


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Old 10-11-2014, 10:46 PM
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I have a G21 I carry on duty...and will continue to carry department mandated firearms until retirement. As a Fed, I'm never considered off-duty.


Once I DO retire (pretty soon ) I will likely carry one of these:






Sweet guns.......how old is your Special Combat?
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:31 AM
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I do.

G17 on duty, various 1911's off. When I was plain-clothed, I was able to carry a Commander but now that I'm back in uniform, I haven't got a choice.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:32 AM
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I do.

G17 on duty, various 1911's off. When I was plain-clothed, I was able to carry a Commander but now that I'm back in uniform, I haven't got a choice. The Commander was a TALO/WC and the rig was made by Sam Andrews.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:58 AM
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Carried a personally-owned Colt Series 80 stainless on and off-duty until a new administration decided to standardize with the Glock 21.

Had some issues with the Glock...it was a bulky beast with a staple-gun-trigger. Had to deal with it, though, and after time got real comfortable with the Glock as a duty gun in a secure retention holster.

Off-duty was a different story. Compared to the Glock the Series 80 felt like a Bodyguard Airweight. And there was something about carrying a minimally-holstered gun that only required a pull of the trigger and *bang*. Too simple, especially when someone else gets a hold of it.

So, the Colt remained as the off-duty choice.

Had to qualify with both. Never had an issue with shooting either on demand. They had their own unique feel, which was readily apparent once in hand. Did shoot both on an equal basis which is important.

Now that I'm retired, the Glock is but a memory, not to be revisited. Glad I stuck with the Colt, which still serves me well as my concealed-carry choice.

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Old 10-17-2014, 05:23 AM
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Glock 21 on duty / Baer TRS or Colt Wiley Clapp off duty
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:14 PM
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I am really amazed at the number of administrators who perceive the Glock as "safer" than the 1911.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:48 PM
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I do, glock 30 on duty. Kimber pro raptor stainless off duty with Hornady critical defense.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:30 AM
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I have a G21 I carry on duty...and will continue to carry department mandated firearms until retirement. As a Fed, I'm never considered off-duty.


Once I DO retire (pretty soon ) I will likely carry one of these:


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I need to know who makes the leather.

HK P2000 soon to be Glock 23. At least my wife and I will now carry the same gun when she is off duty.

We both have CCL in Virginia just so we can carry what we want like when she is in a dress (Ruger LCP) but we are not by the agencies so we are told if we have to use it. Also got a Lawyer through the LE division at the NRA.

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Old 04-06-2015, 04:07 AM
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G21 on duty but a 1911 off. I have to qualify with both and can shoot either on demand but I can shoot better with the 1911 day or night. Once I retire the Glock will just be a memento that collects dust in the safe.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:31 PM
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I'm blessed to be able to carry whatever I want on duty, but I choose a Glock 17 or 19. I teach at a police academy and all my co-workers carry Glock 9's, and I have absolutely zero problem with that...So, I carry a 9mm Glock primarily for magazine interchangability and I shoot the Glock 9's better than other calibers. Also, 95% of our students carry Glocks and I want them to see that I have enough confidence in the brand to carry it myself. I've been carrying Glocks off and on since 1992 and have complete faith in them.

However, I do like to be proficient with various handguns and often carry a SA TRP or STI Trojan 9mm when off duty. I really like the thin 1911 design and I'm not concerned about lack of capacity when off-duty due to the benefits of being anonymous in plain clothes as compared to being in uniform.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:04 AM
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On duty: Glock 22 Gen 4 with Surefire X300U
Off duty: Colt CCO
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:52 AM
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Up until last year I worked for a dept. that let me carry anything I wanted although they issued a Glock 23. I carried either my Rem. R-1 or my 6" Python there most of the time. The 2 depts. I work for now issue the Glock 21 gen.4. I carry my R-1 off duty most of the time but recently picked up a pristine Gen.2 Glock 22 that I have been playing with. It is my first personally owned Glock. I am planning on picking up a Commander size .45 and maybe 1 3" 9mm 1911 in the near future for carry.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:14 PM
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I've been issued a Glock 22 for all my 21 years in LE.

Off duty I've carried Kimber, Ed Brown and now a Nighthawk.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:14 PM
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Carry a Glock 22 on duty and a kimber solo off duty. That is of course after I worked the kinks out of it. Quite an enjoyable/concealable pistol!
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:24 PM
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Carry a Glock 22 on duty and a kimber solo off duty. That is of course after I worked the kinks out of it. Quite an enjoyable/concealable pistol!
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:08 PM
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Carry a Glock 22 on duty and my newly purchased Dan Wesson VBOB off duty. This will be changing soon, we are switching to FHS 9's for on duty carry in Sept.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:25 PM
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There is no way my department will let me ever shoot enough ammo through the issued Glock to ever come anywhere close to the number of rounds I run through a 1911 each year. So until they really up the number of rounds I get to shoot in a month or year I will carry a 1911 most of my off-duty time.
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:21 PM
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I carried an early model Glock 22(no finger grooves, no dust cover grooves for light) for years and never cared for it. Grip never felt right, and felt slippery. Many of the guys in my Department bought slip on rubber sleeves for the grip to take care of the slippery feel.
I much preferred the 1911 45 acp I carried before. When I retired I bought my Glock, but I only carry some version of a 1911. Either full size or cut down Officer/Detonics style.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:41 PM
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We were issued a Glock 22 and it was suitable for duty. I carried a Kimber Ultra Carry II off duty, because it had a thinner profile and hiding extra magazines was easier than with a double stack pistol.
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