Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

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Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by rug357 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:22 pm

I have a little bet going with a friend...

I told him that there is no department in S. FL. (maybe none in FL) that allows an officer to carry 1911A1 or copies of this single action pistol on duty.
I believe the last department to allow such pistol was the Pembroke Pines PD who allowed 1911A1 pistols until the late 80's or early 90's (now they all carry Glock 22). He said there are departments that has grandfathered single action pistols for older guys who used them in past.. but could not remember the department.

For the sake of this bet we are limiting this to city, county or state agencies and not any federal agencies.

Anybody here know for sure?
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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by kilo905 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:14 pm

Correct about Pines. Hollywood allowed 1911's, but as of at least the early 90's switched to the S&W 4506. Seminole PD allows you to carry whatever you qualify with (or at least did as of a couple of years ago), so it is possible you may see a 1911 in one of their holsters, but I rarely see those guys. It is possible that some 1911's were grandfathered, but those guys would have probably been retired by now. The last time I saw a 1911 for uniformed patrol was a Sweetwater PD cop around 89-90.

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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by NonConformist » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:55 pm

Leon county Sheriffs office uses them, but only for SWAT qualified Deputies, otherwise they carry USP 45s. If they are dual certified Correction Officers they may carry a plethora of pistols as they buy their own, by BIL carries a SIG P220 IE

Tallahassee Police Issued SIG P229s in 40 caliber, but as I understand now they issue a Glock 40, however a few of the long time Officers got grandfathered in and one SGT carried a 1911 that i knew of

Seminole Indian PD can carry them as well
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Post by molivo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:37 pm

About a year ago I bumped into a officer in Hobe Sound (cant recall the department offhand) who was sporting a Operator TRP 1911. I think he was with the sherriffs department.
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Post by IDPAMASTER » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:33 am

I was pulled over by a member of the Marion County SO a couple years ago for speeding. Without getting into details.I noticed he was wearing a Sig 1911,and began a discussion on that,and as to why, among other things. That discussion lasted roughly 45 minutes,then we parted ways,me without a ticket thankfully. Now it has been some time now,so I can't recall the conversation in it's entirety,but he at the time did wear a 1911.
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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by FL_Cowboy » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:32 am

Sweetwater's Chief carries a 1911 Commander with ivory grips and it has a nickle finish.

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Post by FloridianImport » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:10 pm

Lake County SO swat qualified members can carry the 1911. Ran into one a couple weeks ago with a Smith and Wesson gov't size.
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Post by flashooter22 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:14 pm

West Palm Beach SWAT also carries 1911s. took a class with a couple of them and both carried Kimbers.
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Post by Gregh181 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:17 pm

Kissimmee SWAT carries them, see those guys a lot in our ER.
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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by MattLarson » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:30 am

Seminole County's SWAT qualified deputies carry them on patrol.

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Post by alexfiggy » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:45 pm

The chief of sweetwater pd in Miami carries a custom 1911 . When ever a run into him on a call I tell his officers that he has a mans gun !

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Post by outrider305 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:29 am

IIRC, Aventura PD allows personally owned 1911s. I believe they're issued Glock 21s, but that might only be for SWAT officers.

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Post by taseal » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:44 pm

WPB PD carries kimbers (optional) for SWAT

I heard Boca PD and possibly TRPs, but can't confirm.
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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by 305tillimoved » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:45 pm

rug357 wrote:I have a little bet going with a friend...

I told him that there is no department in S. FL. (maybe none in FL) that allows an officer to carry 1911A1 or copies of this single action pistol on duty.
I believe the last department to allow such pistol was the Pembroke Pines PD who allowed 1911A1 pistols until the late 80's or early 90's (now they all carry Glock 22). He said there are departments that has grandfathered single action pistols for older guys who used them in past.. but could not remember the department.

For the sake of this bet we are limiting this to city, county or state agencies and not any federal agencies.

Anybody here know for sure?
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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by rug357 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:25 am

305tillimoved wrote:
rug357 wrote:I have a little bet going with a friend...

I told him that there is no department in S. FL. (maybe none in FL) that allows an officer to carry 1911A1 or copies of this single action pistol on duty.
I believe the last department to allow such pistol was the Pembroke Pines PD who allowed 1911A1 pistols until the late 80's or early 90's (now they all carry Glock 22). He said there are departments that has grandfathered single action pistols for older guys who used them in past.. but could not remember the department.

For the sake of this bet we are limiting this to city, county or state agencies and not any federal agencies.

Anybody here know for sure?
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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by Toorop » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:17 am

What does Miami-Dade Police Carry?

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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by JohnMeridith » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:51 am

MattLarson wrote:Seminole County's SWAT qualified deputies carry them on patrol.
Yeah one of my buddies stopped by the dealership the other day and had a kimber with the engraving that went something like"Seminole warrior"

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Re: Any department allow 1911A1 for duty?

Post by Ironman » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:16 am

I saw a 1911 kimber [smilie=042.gif] in a Pasco LEO's holster about 5 years ago when I was on a wreck scene with him. He must have qualified with it.

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Post by DannyFL » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:45 am

taseal wrote:WPB PD carries kimbers (optional) for SWAT

I heard Boca PD and possibly TRPs, but can't confirm.
Boca PD is mainly S&W




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Post by 870Mike » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:53 am

Toorop wrote:What does Miami-Dade Police Carry?
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