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Old 01-20-2013, 12:29 PM
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Duty 1911 pics

I would love to see some real deal duty 1911s.

Only guns that have been used are actively being used on duty.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:29 PM
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http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3034/dscn2503lt.jpg

Same as off duty! lol
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:25 PM
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Here is what I used to carry. My Kimber TLE/RL II


IMG_0826 by blueoval68gt, on Flickr

But this is my new duty weapon. Nighthawk GRP Recon


photo by blueoval68gt, on Flickr
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:16 PM
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Is this what you were thinking of?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:58 AM
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Here is mine next to my patrol rifle. Working on some action shots.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:17 PM
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Here's one I used to carry.



Les Baer C8. Now it's mostly in an off duty role.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:24 PM
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I just started carrying this.

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:39 PM
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This thread rules, keep 'em coming guys. Thanks for your service!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 AM
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This one has over 80K rounds through it. The frame has had cracks welded 2-3 times…. Many parts have been replaced including at least a barrel. It is on its 3rd refinish in this pic. Has been carried on duty and off by an IL officer since I finished it for him in the mid-90’s!

The next one is for another IL officer, Rob Donaldson. I spent a few days with him and Jeff Chudwin last summer, me filling the role of assistant to the assistant instructor and class armorer. Rob and Jeff were putting on a CQB class for Chicago-area police officers.
I did some minor work on this gun for Rob a few years back—it was to be his workhorse gun. Rob is a true shooter, a real hard charger. His is a protégé of Jeff and also of Henk Iverson and in addition to being a police officer, is doing training for Strike Tactical Solutions, a company that Henk originally got rolling.
So now this Operator is at 50K rounds. Here’s what it looks like:
This Kart barrel is the third for this pistol. Rob felt the first was worn at about 10,000 and had someone else replace it. I did not see the first one at 10K and I’m guessing it may have still been OK. Barrel number two simply was not fitted right nor throated or chambered right. Rob struggled with it for a thousand rounds and then brought the gun back to me and I put in this Kart Easy Fit. It has held up extremely well to the 30,000 rounds he’s put through it. Rob tells me that maybe 1% of those were jacketed, so maybe 29,700 were lead semi-wadcutters with a 5-point-something load of 231. With his very packed training schedule, he is shooting more these days than ever before, and it was a lot before. He reloads to keeps costs down.


The frontstrap checkering has taken a bit of a beating……


Overall right side. One version of my Shield Driver sight, made from a Yost Professional, before I started making them from scratch to my mid-eighties design. All other bits are stock Springfield except hammer and sear, plus the slide stop is not stock but neither of us remembers changing it. I believe the S&A magwell was stock on this but not sure.

Even the original MIM ejector is still there. I must say this Springfield has held up exceptionally well. The frame rail cracked above the slide stop window—common and no big deal….. that’s all there is for cracks.


The breech face—not as worn and dimpled as I would expect with this round count, regardless of the loads used.

Like I’ve said, Rob runs the guns and gear hard. Not an abuser by any means, in fact he’s a rare bird in that he really dotes on his guns in terms of maintenance and lube, but—he doesn’t baby stuff. He uses his equipment to the max. I’ve had to TIG on several stops on his Wilson ten-rounders—see how this one is about to get slammed off? And the base pad saw this and took a hike!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:04 PM
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Here's one I used to carry.



Les Baer C8. Now it's mostly in an off duty role.
Nice to see an Iowa Sheriff's star. Sweet 1911 also.

GO HAWKEYES!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:19 AM
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SheepDog-910 hows that Surefire Rail holding up ?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:24 AM
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Here's my TRP that I use...





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Old 02-05-2013, 02:32 PM
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Have used these for about 10 years. Retired from full time and remained a reserve, so still train and qualify with both.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:21 PM
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Ned C,

Thanks for the photos and the story to go with it. I love seeing a well used weapon, and the back story makes it even better.

Hawk Fan,

Where were you?

Zebra,

No problems so far with the Surefire, still happy with it. It hasn't gotten much range time recently, been too busy working cases. Have some training time coming up, hopefully it'll get some run time then.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:46 PM
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Hawk Fan,

Where were you?
I was never a deputy in Iowa. However, I do hail from Buchanan County around Independence.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 PM
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Here is mine next to my patrol rifle. Working on some action shots.
I gotta ask. Who put the flag on the side of the rifle? I would think it should face the other way, just like worn on a military uniform. If the gun is drawn, the flag should fly in the direction of moving forward, not retreating.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:38 AM
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Gun came from Spikes Tactical like that as far as I know. Bought it like it sits minus the sights and light.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:14 AM
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Well up until 06-26-2009 it was.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:37 PM
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My uniform duty carry




My driving a desk carry
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:37 AM
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My off duty carry....
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:07 PM
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:09 PM
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My off duty carry....



I like the badge in the grip did you inlay that yourself or were you able to have it done from the grip company?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:41 PM
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if you are referring to my DW CCO grip with the badge

the grips are Larry Davidson Chubs (little thicker than standard)

I provided the tie tac from the dept I work for. Got into a little hot water using it for the grip back when I got it done.

I sent him the tie tac and he inlayed it in the grip.

You can find his website under monkey grips.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:34 PM
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if you are referring to my DW CCO grip with the badge

the grips are Larry Davidson Chubs (little thicker than standard)

I provided the tie tac from the dept I work for. Got into a little hot water using it for the grip back when I got it done.

I sent him the tie tac and he inlayed it in the grip.

You can find his website under monkey grips.
Great Idea. Making me thing about getting a pair of handcuff tie tacs and having something similar done.
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