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wtb 1911 type 45

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

gonna be my first duty carry. many have tried to talk me out of it cuz its such a heavy weapon n doesnt carry many rounds but im being stubborn on this one.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

check the Kimber line of .45 some have double stack mags holding 10

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Find someone who has one or a few and shoot them before you spend the money. make sure the gun fits you. guns are just like people they have personalties too. 1911 weapons are safe and easy to use "WITH TRAINING"
people who badmouth 1911 usually don't know shit about them
i carry a Charles Daly1911 .45 for almost 10 years now

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I carried the military 1911 when I was in the MP's and now have a Glock .40 cal and prefer the Glock .40.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

the sig gsr is an excellent 1911 as is the s&w.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

You may not have a say so in your duty weapon, mine are issued. Some small agencies do still require their officers to purchase their own but most nowadays issue firearms around here. Nothing wrong with the 1911 though except it's single action.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Many agencies require their officers to carry what is issued or restrict what you can carry. While the 1911A is a great weapon there are many makes out there now that fire the .45 that are probably better suited for LE work. The 1911A is single action and it takes LOTS of practice to be able to have it ready to fire immediately upon drawing where as many other models are DAO or both DA/SA.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

A 1911, if used properly is acutally safer than a Glock. My Kimber TLE II has a 4 lb trigger and my issued Glock 22 has a 5.5 trigger. My kimber is carried 'cock and locked' the thumb is always on until the decision to fire has been made. My Glock has no thumb safety and therefore is carried cocked and unlocked. In addtion the 1911 also has a grip safety. If given a choice I would not carrying anything other than a Glock or a quality 1911, due to consistant trigger pull and not a long trigger pull . I am still warming up to the XD and may add that to the list. Any one that says the single action of a 1911 is inherently unsafe is up a ducks butt. A 1911 is not a weapon for everyone and requires a lot of practice and continuous. As far as the heft you get used to it, but there are polymer and alloy frames to reduce the weight if you have too.

To answer the question a Kimber is a good choice it is of good quality and does not cost and arm and leg (just an arm).


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

My son bought a new Smith & Wesson style 1911 45ACP. I have fired it a couple of times at the range and I was very happy with it. He bought it as an off duty gun since we are not allowed a single action on duty. Whay a shame we can't carry something like this. It feeds ammo smoothly and the accuracy was great and I like the " cocked and locked " way of carry. Try this gun at the range if you get the chance and I'm sure you will feel the same as we do.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

ok, the dept. im joining has decided to make all officers who are not on specialty teams carry a single type of weapon, the glock .40.  not knocking the glock but it just doesnt feel right in my hand.  although i have been offered the chance to be groomed for dtf which will allow me to carry "whatever i deem fit" as the cpt put it.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I carry the Springfield Arms XD45 ACP..... Love it, good grip.... 13 in the mag 1 in the pipe...... Anothe good choice is the S&W M/P interchangable rear grips.... But if you want it to be like 1911 you might want to look at the ParaOrdinance... great weapon like the Kimber but not at the same price..

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I carried a Springfield Custom Officer's model with CTC laser grips.  Loved it in the G&G level III holster.  While a little light on the trigger, as stated before, it doesn't matter with the slide safety engaged.  I had an oversized one that was perfect for my little stubby hands.  Single stack was perfect for the job, Novak low profile sights (wish they were tritium filled).  Carried it for about three years.  Now I'm @ a place where the choice is Glock 21, Glock 21 or Glock 21SF.  I DO recommend that the pretty wood checkered grips come off.  The seatbelt tears the $*!% out of them.  Go with a rubber or polymer.  You wouldn't be disappointed with the CTC's either.  Good investment.

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

My department requires that we carry the issued Glock for duty. However, when the shift is over I grab my Kimber Classic and a couple of mags and start smiling! I litterally grew up with the 1911 and know its ins and outs. It was my first duty piece in the late 80's and I wish it were today! Before you plunk the cash down try a couple and see which configuration suites you (arched or flat MSH, long or short trigger etc.) Remember SAFETY FIRST

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

I have carried 1911s on and off for darn near 35 years. Right now my Chief lets me have the choice. I carry either one of two custom 1911s, a Caspian Commander or Springfield Armory both built by Dave Sams. He was the lead gunsmith at AMU/MTU.  I have Glocks, Sigs and even my OLD revolver to choose from but I always go to the 1911. Nothing is more accurate or as comfortable in my hand than they are.