I currently carry (for plainclothers) a Colt Lightweight Commander XSE .45 ACP (Stainless) that has been worked over by Novak's Shop. When in uniform, I carry a Kimber Super Match II .45 ACP that has also been worked on by Novak's Shop.
Looking at carrying my Les Baer Concept VII with my Kimber CDP II as my BUG. (belly band over my vest). Still toying with the idea of which pistol to carry to be honest, Chief will let us carrying anything above 9mm. Going to start as Reserves while still active duty MP, see how I like it before I retire. Wife says I can't just be a burden on society I have to go to work, lol.
I have never had good luck with a Springfield. A TRP was the best Springfield I ever had, but the 20 LPI front strap was to rough for my tastes. My Nighthawk is 25 LPI and that seems about perfect to me. I have a Wilson that is 30 LPI, and that is to fine.
I really want to carry a 1911. Several guys on my team carry them, most are also on special units though also. Mostly Kimber. I still carry a Glock because that is what I had when I got out of the academy. Stay safe guys!
Started out with a stainless Colt Series 80 Commander. After a few years, went to a Colt Series 70 Government Model. Then came a new sheriff and an obligatory Glock 22. :hairpull: Five years and a transfer out of uniforms reunited me with my Colt Gov't Model.
Recently purchased another Gov't Model to tide me over as Old Faithful is going home for an O Package.
i carry a Colt Govenement model with a good set of Wayne Novak sights and a tigger job around 6.pds total with a lot of sharp edges and corners dehorned and the pistol to feed reliability any round i put though it but other than that is was kept basic stock to a point ..in order to carry it in on partol you had to shoot master with it along with night fire course 30 rds with no hits outside the zone as it called plus go though a 10 hour training course to be allowed to carry it on partol ..with basic 2 hours inside the classroom and the rest of the time on the range
here is a basic idea i have been playing around with for a couple of months now ..basically turn the 1911 pistol into a full blown race pistol style combat pistol set up with a dawson rail system attched to the frame to mount a surefire weapon light and Cttc laser grips and a aimpoint mirco Tr-1-red dot scope mounted on the slide with useing 10.rd mags in the pistol to make it look like something like this ...