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Old 11-04-2014, 03:53 PM
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But I'd get fired if I pictured my guns at work.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:30 PM
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Well to be fair, very few of the pics in this thread are "at work" either, most are at the range or some other place, other than where you work.

I expected pics of guns at "work"
Same here......
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:18 PM
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Here are a few of mine from a range visit last month.

I like seeing 1911s with Garands and/or M14s. It's a classic combination, IMHO.



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But I'd get fired if I pictured my guns at work.
Me too, although I've been trying to change that. I bought a Garrett Industries Silent Thunder Fusion in anticipation of the day that I can carry on campus.



A couple of more from out on the ranch:


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Old 11-07-2014, 07:45 PM
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:09 PM
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Well to be fair, very few of the pics in this thread are "at work" either, most are at the range or some other place, other than where you work.

I expected pics of guns at "work"
I love the idea of this thread, but please understand that those of us who carry 1911's for work are rarely in a position to take glamour shots of them while doing so. I wish it were otherwise. And the media people (whom we all love ) rarely focus on the weapons only.

Here's a couple more old ones I scrounged up...

From a aerial reconnaissance operation:


From a security operation:
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:39 AM
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Threads been a little quiet here lately...

Haven't' used this one for a while, but it's definitely a work picture. No way I'd be out in that weather otherwise...

That looks like a case for condition 2 carry.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:29 PM
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Great pics sheepdog! Love to see a Baer being used.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:02 PM
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Here's a couple pics from this years IDPA CA State Match.





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Old 11-16-2014, 08:33 AM
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[QUOTE=Sheepdog 910;5243854]I guess this also qualifies as an after work photo.



I love the finish of this piece. What can you tell me about it?
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:57 AM
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Why the wd40?
Pistol was packed in GAA (Grease, Artillery and Automotive) when I got it, soaked the whole thing in diesel to get that off, scrubbed it with a toothbrush, then dried it, then hosed it down with WD-40, then dried it, then reassembled, and a few drops of oil on the areas that need it for reliability.

WD-40 is a cheap cleaner, and good all purpose lube I've found for firearms. AND, it was the only thing we had at the time.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:17 AM
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Please don't lay parts like the slide and frame on top of other parts unless you want to add to the number of scratches it already has. It makes me cringe whenever I see that, much like the photos people show of their polished blue Colts lying directly on some rocks or pebbled concrete steps.
DSK, I know what you mean, but, take a look at the pistol clean and assembled. The pistol has 10% finish remaining if that, one more scratch would hardly be noticeable, and has nothing to do with the intended purpose of that particular weapon. The sear, disconnect, and extractor were new when I got it, having been TI'd before being sent out for service.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:28 AM
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Well to be fair, very few of the pics in this thread are "at work" either, most are at the range or some other place, other than where you work.

I expected pics of guns at "work"
I agree, I was hoping to see Law Enforcement / Military pics of working men and women with guns. In the 70's & 80's it was common to see 1911's strapped to the hips of LEO's in the South West. Don't know if they are allowed to carry today.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:00 AM
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I agree, I was hoping to see Law Enforcement / Military pics of working men and women with guns. In the 70's & 80's it was common to see 1911's strapped to the hips of LEO's in the South West. Don't know if they are allowed to carry today.
The OP refers to pistols being used for self-defense and in competition as well as on duty. I took that to mean pictures of "pistols at work" ... as in "pistols in action."
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:36 AM
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The OP refers to pistols being used for self-defense and in competition as well as on duty. I took that to mean pictures of "pistols at work" ... as in "pistols in action."
Law Enforcement and Military is work. The rest is play.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:37 AM
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Law Enforcement and Military is work. The rest is play.
If you're in one of those situations and your pistol doesn't work, that isn't fun.
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:53 PM
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Getting paid to protect others is one thing. Carrying a gun to protect self and others in an UNPAID status is.....good citizenship. Don't denigrate the unpaid protectors.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:03 PM
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I guess this also qualifies as an after work photo.



I love the finish of this piece. What can you tell me about it?
It's a Baer Custom Carry. It's been my EDC for a few years now. It's my primary carry duty weapon. It is also gets a lot of use in my own training, as well as when I teach firearms. There's no way to count the number of presentations from all manners of holsters, plastic and leather both. Part of that is because I like training, part of it is the fact that I've never enjoyed shooting a handgun as much as this one.


It started out as a standard blued finish. It started wearing quickly, but seems to have plateaued at this point, except for the occasional ding or scratch. The lighting in this photo makes it look more silver than it actually is.

It is truly a working gun.

"Getting paid to protect others is one thing. Carrying a gun to protect self and others in an UNPAID status is.....good citizenship. Don't denigrate the unpaid protectors."

I agree. If you are training yourself properly to carrry while conducting yourself as a responsible citizen, that is working as far as I am concerned.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:46 AM
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Law Enforcement and Military is work. The rest is play.
Pretty simplistic statement.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:57 PM
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:46 PM
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1911 wearing ivory grips at NCIS cold case homicide school a few years ago...



Looks like I shoulda found a box to stand on or something.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:55 PM
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Gun on a plane pic, now that's something you don't see often. It's so abnormal, even on a private Cessna, that it makes for a very captivating image. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 11-19-2014, 09:55 PM
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Gun on a plane pic, now that's something you don't see often. It's so abnormal, even on a private Cessna, that it makes for a very captivating image. Thanks for sharing.
^Indeed! That Sam is a crafty one.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:04 PM
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Haha! I took those pics this afternoon just for this thread!

Had about a two hour ride by myself with not much else to do...
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:32 PM
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