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  • 60E02
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    I saw your profile says I.L., Swansea I.L.( Metro east) PD carries 1911’s. I don’t know much more then that but you could try giving them a call.

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  • AzDogs
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    It took over two and a half years of trying before I got them approved. I think I attacked every possible angle an administration could throw at me. In the end you need a Chief that is willing to accept change but good arguments can help with that. I would check out http://forums.1911forum.com/ in the LEO Duty section. I have helped several people there by providing a copy of some of my memorandums/arguments and copies of policy. Shoot me a PM if you want what I have but I suggest reading up over there.

    Good luck.

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  • Sgt. Slaughter
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    Honestly it doesn't matter what anyone else's department has done. Your department's personality, way of thinking, firearms instructor attitude towards 1911s, etc. are what you need to overcome.

    It may help if you contact Kimber or Springfield Armory's LE reps. They can hook you up with all the info you need to make a presentation.

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  • TBauer24
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    Thanks for the input. I know this is going to be an uphill battle, but I'm hoping for the best. If any one has any other ideas that would be great.

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  • GGG
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    I tried a few years ago and had some good info from Kimber on Tacoma WA ( I think) and their justification for changing to the 1911. It was a no go at my agency. We are idiots apparently so have to stick to idiot proof (Glock) guns.

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  • Kieth M.
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    Originally posted by La Linea View Post
    I don't have a success story for you, but I wish you luck, brother.
    Monument, CO PD just had an officer get 'er done! He knows about this site, but I'm not sure if he's a member. He's off this week, let me see if he'll accept a call from you....next week. Stand by, MAYBE, for a PM.

    BTW, LAPD (my previous employer) just approved 1911's for those who can shoot expert level (380 out of 400 on the Bonus course) and jump through all the department hoops:
    http://forums.officer.com/forums/sho...ight=lapd+1911

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  • La Linea
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    I don't have a success story for you, but I wish you luck, brother.

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  • crass cop
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    I would think that unless its a "you buy your own gun" place, you would have a hard time doing so....
    Other weapons are cheaper and have higher capacity for rounds...Glocks for example...you could get almost 2 glocks for the price of one decent 1911 and @ twice the ammo in 2 extra mags and the one loaded in the weapon. Im not knocking the 1911...been looking at the SW1911PD myself, as its a sweeeeet gun...Depts are into the most bang for their buck, (forgive the pun), and a cheaper product that can hold more lead will usually win

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  • TBauer24
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    Getting 1911's Authorized

    I apologize in advance, as I am sure this has been asked and answered before, but I am looking for success stories of other officers that were able to "persuade" their departments into getting 1911's approved for duty. Any information or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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