April 2012

Duty-Gear Advice From A Pro

Reader France had so many questions about security gear that we called in a pinch hitter. Also, Reader Capobianco takes us to task for underselling the 22 Winchester Magnum round.

I’m a private security officer. When I was deciding on a duty gun, I considered the Springfield XD45 Tactical, but the lack of a thumb safety concerned me. Does an aftermarket safety exist? For now, I’m carrying a Series 70 Springfield 1911. Is there a duty holster you’d recommend? Also, any recommendation for cold-weather gloves when manipulating the 1911, and do you have a preference for a particular tactical light? Thanks for your great research! - Mr. France’s specific questions were outside our areas of expertise, so we turned to Duane Liptak, director of Government Programs and Training for Brownells, to get answers.

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