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Old 03-23-2019, 02:35 PM
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Duty Ammo

What are you guys carrying in your service 1911ís. Agency requirements? Issue ammo or personal purchase?
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:21 PM
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My department issues standard pressure Federal HST 230gr .45 and 147gr 9mm, and authorizes Winchester Ranger-T 230gr .45 ACP and 147gr standard pressure. We get issued a certain amount and can buy more from commercial sources.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:55 PM
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My department issues our duty ammo, one box, and we can purchase more at the Academy store.

For 45 its standard pressure Federal HST. 9 and 40 just switched to Gold Dot 2
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:02 PM
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I don’t think a lot of departments authorize the individual officer’s personal choice of ammunition these days, especially for duty use. Back when, Winchester Silvertip was the choice. I think lately it has been been Speer Gold Dot.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:30 PM
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Department issue: Winchester Ranger.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:10 PM
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Thanks for the replys! Federal HST is what our issue .40 S & W ammo is. I carry it in a .357 Sig. on duty and will be carrying it in a 5in 1911. I also carry it in most personal fire arms.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:47 AM
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I wrote the policy for our department and,since we are a small one, authorize a wide variety of ammo for use. I did this because it's been my experiance that some guns shoot different ammo better then others. We issue Glock 40s( 22, 35) and have found that Federal HST 180 or 165 seems to shoot well in them so we provide each officer that carries the issue weapon with 2 boxes. But an officer can provide his own ammo for a personally owned weapon as long as it is on the approved list(major manufacturer, JHP profile). I carry a Springfield TRP with Fed HST 230 +P and my back up G27 is loaded with Fed HST 165's. One officer carries his own G17 5th gen and swears by Hornady Critical Duty but in his spare mags carries Fed HST 147's.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:34 PM
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Issue ammo was Winchester Ranger, couple of years ago we switched to Hornady Critical Duty.
We issue 9MM and can purchase .357 SIG pistols.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:44 PM
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We are issued either 230 grain Speer Gold Dot or 230 grain Remington Golden Saber. We are issued 1911’s on the SWAT team and patrol carries Glock 21’s.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:55 PM
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Issued Federal 45 ACP AUTO +P 230 Grain Tactical Bonded.
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:51 AM
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Issue Speer Gold Dots.

I like Federal HST ammo better but switching is not worth the hassle as I see it due to the Gold Dots serving us well.

I watched an OIS autopsy last week and all three of the Gold Dots that were delivered performed as advertised.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:58 PM
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Issued 230g jhp hst+p
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:13 AM
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We issue Winchester Ranger SXT's and Speer Gold dots dependent on who gets the ammo bid for the year. If I recall correctly we spec Speer Gold DOT Bonded or Hornady 220 grain + P or equivalent
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:59 PM
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Gold Dot 124gr +p in 9mm and 230gr in 45ACP. Ranger Bonded 165gr in .40S&W.
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:32 AM
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230 grain Gold Dot. Has worked very well in actual shootings.
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Old 12-29-2019, 12:24 PM
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Disclaimer: I'm not law enforcement but I've talked to local officials about the duty ammo they use. I figure if I'm in a situation where I use my weapon using the same ammo local law enforcement uses would eliminate someone saying I was using "special, deadly ammo".

Local Sheriffs department uses Gold Dots. There's 3 (small) cities I'm around frequently. One uses HST's, the other 2 use Ranger-T's. (9mm 124 Gold Dots, .40 HST's 9, .40 and .45 Rangers)
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:00 PM
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Department issue is 230 grain Remington Golden Saber Bonded.
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:43 PM
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We issue G17's and 19's with Speer 124gr +P SGDHP.

We are allowed to carry privately-purchased .45 acp cal pistols and have a list of approved ammo. I chose the Federal 230gr HST (standard pressure).
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:30 PM
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We are issued a Glock 21 Gen4 with Hornady 220gr Critical Duty.
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