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#6530558 - 11/07/16 09:23 AM Police officer's carry choice
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I saw an officer with a 1911 in his holster so I jumped out of the truck to see what he had. I seem to always talk guns with LEO for some reason. I don't know why. I asked what he had and he said Kimber. That just surprised me a little. What do y'all think?

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#6530580 - 11/07/16 09:34 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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Hey Bull, nice to see you jumping around in here. grin Pun intended. No clue to your question. What dept was he with?
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#6530588 - 11/07/16 09:41 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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I carry a Glock but I know quite a few officers who are Kimber guys.
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#6530589 - 11/07/16 09:42 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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Know a few that carry 1911's. Just their choice and shoot better with them I guess. I'd prefer extra capacity myself.

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#6530606 - 11/07/16 09:48 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: jhenderson]
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Know a few that carry 1911's. Just their choice and shoot better with them I guess. I'd prefer extra capacity myself.


Kind of what I was thinking.
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#6530614 - 11/07/16 09:50 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: janie]
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Originally Posted By: janie
Hey Bull, nice to see you jumping around in here. grin Pun intended. No clue to your question. What dept was he with?


Thank you ma'am! Been a little ruff lately. I think he was Bedford pd I think.
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#6530677 - 11/07/16 10:18 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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On duty I carry a Glock 21. Off duty and plain clothes I carry a 1911.
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#6530774 - 11/07/16 11:05 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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Most of the officers I see have either a Glock or a Sig. I've seen a few that carry a 1911.
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#6530846 - 11/07/16 11:34 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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I wonder how many law enforcement agencies give officers a choice v. issue them what they want them to have?

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#6530848 - 11/07/16 11:35 AM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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On duty, Glock 17, off duty Glock 26 with with G19 mag in IWB holster.
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#6531016 - 11/07/16 12:54 PM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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I carry a Glock 21. We issue a Glock 21 or 22, officer's choice. We also authorize other pistols that are 40 or 45 if the officer wants to buy it. We have a few carrying 1911's but most carry Glocks.
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#6531114 - 11/07/16 01:51 PM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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Got a good buddy that carries 1911's mostly. Kimber is the primary gun because of cost but I've seen him carry his nighthawk too.

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#6531299 - 11/07/16 03:09 PM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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Is it weird that I'll walk up to any of them to talk guns? It, for the most part, like 100% of the time will them off guard tho. I don't jump at em or anything. Lol
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#6531316 - 11/07/16 03:14 PM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: Bullfrog]
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I'd say only 50% are really gun people. Suprised by how many don't know much about them. Almost scary.

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#6531327 - 11/07/16 03:20 PM Re: Police officer's carry choice [Re: jhenderson]
Grizz Offline
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
I'd say only 50% are really gun people. Suprised by how many don't know much about them. Almost scary.


This was a big misconception I had when I got into LE too. I just assumed all cops were gun guys but I was wrong.
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