1911 Military/LEO trained

View Poll Results: What is your 1911 Background?

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  • Carry 1911 Military Trained with it

    19 23.75%
  • Carry 1911 LEO Trained with it

    2 2.50%
  • Carry 1911 Civilian Choice

    20 25.00%
  • Carry other than 1911 as my primary

    39 48.75%
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Thread: 1911 Military/LEO trained

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Sunny South Florida

    1911 Military/LEO trained

    I see there are a lot of people who carry 1911's as their primary. I am wondering how many of you were military or LEO trained with the 1911 or did you just decide as a civilian that this was your gun of choice?

    Simple curiosity.

  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Cajun Land
    I chose the LEO Trained category, but that's not the entire picture. I was basically raised with one in my hand by men who were also 1911 users in Military and L/E backgrounds. I was fortunate enough, that when I entered Law Enforcement, I worked for a Department that allowed Officers to carry there choice of sidearm, shotgun and rifle as long as it was on the list or met certain criteria. I was well trained with the 1911, before I ever trained with one in Law Enforcement.
    There's Something Goin' On Here, and it Ain't Funny!!!

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Florida Panhandle

    Exclamation I was trained by the Military...

    I was trained by the military but noy on the 1911. It was the M-9.
    My primary Handgun is my USP 45. It has most of the same features as the M-9. Transition was very easy and I never thought twice about it.

  5. #4
    Military put a 1911 in my hands at 18. Been carrying one ever since

  6. #5
    Trained in the military on 1911 and other things

    Now carry 9mm

  7. #6
    My military training was with M14's and M16's but what I actually carried in Viet Nam was handguns, not 1911's but a .38 or a 9mm. I was an Army photographer and with all of the camera equipment I had to carry a long gun was in the way. After my return I eventually moved to .45's but smaller frame S&W 4516's. I recently sold those and moved up to 1911's, a Colt Government MK IV, Series 70 and a Les Baer Premier II. Since I had two 4516's, one to carry and one as a backup, although it was left at home (my state does not allow one to carry a BUG). Since I had two 4516's I felt I also needed a second 1911. I purchased both used because of the deal I got at my local gun shop and because of the reputation both manufactures have.
    NRA Life Member, JPFO member, NAGR member, 2nd Amendment Foundation member and Life Member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 996

  8. #7
    I was trained by USMC on 1911 and M9 but now I carry a Sig 9mm daily. I will probably pick up a 1911 one of these days soon, but I have a few others that I would like to get also.

    Semper Fi

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Иєш Лєяжşєşŧăŋ
    Military. Unofficial Primary Marksmanship Instructor for my Reserve (Training) unit. It'll be my first choice of CC when my turn comes to be legal.
    NRA Life; GOA Life; CCRKBA Life; Trustee, NJCSD; F&AM: 32 & KT
    The Only Answer to a Bad Guy with a Gun - Is a Good Guy with a Gun!
    When Seconds Count...The Police are only MINUTES Away!

  10. If you love it, go for it. I think it's a blast at the range or out in the woods, but for belt or CCW I found other systems that fit my needs better. Not knocking the 1911. Just wasn't what I went with.

  11. #10
    What? No colorful commentary about LEOs being civilians too?
    Ken Grubb
    Puyallup, WA

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