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Old 10-31-2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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Well, forgive my bias, but my Star PD does the trick - same dimensions as the original Colt Officer's, with aluminum frame. Unfortunately they're not made anymore, but can still be found from time to time.

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Old 10-31-2009, 05:46 PM   #12
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I like the way my Ruger P345 carries and that is what I use mostly. Though with all this ringing endorsement of the 1911, I may need to switch over.

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Old 10-31-2009, 06:55 PM   #13
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First choice, My SA Ultra Compact, well, because its a 1911



Next would be my Glock 36. Slim, trim and lightweight

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Old 11-05-2009, 02:58 PM   #14
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following is my personal opinion:

i carried for a very longtime back in texas before i moved to the people's republic of wisconsin. i own a Springfield Armory 1911-A1 in 45ACP and a Sig P220 in .45ACP. the only problem i had wit the 1911 was carrying it cocked and with the safety on i would from time to time find the weapon with the safety flicked off just from riding in the concealed holster tried a few different holsters and was never happy with that happening every great now and then. it just worried me. for external holster carry for me 1911 hands down. for concealed i switched to my P220. there is no safety on that gun and the DA pull is sufficient for it not to go off accidentally under a stress draw.

the glocks and other weapons like it have too light of a DA pull for me to be comfy with. decocking a 1911 with a round in the chamber never made me feel comfy having to thumb cock it to get it in firing condition. leaving a round out of the chamber left me with one less round than the 220.

so for me the perfect carry gun turned out to be the sig P220. my hands are too big for small frame guns to shoot well.

anyway there is nothing wrong at all with the 1911 as a carry gun its just a personal thing with me. i love the 1911 and shoot my springfield every chance i get. i wish there was open carry so i could carry it with me everywhere. in fact i just wish there was any form of carry in wisconsin...

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Kimber Compact II:



On my hip in an IWB:



Where is it?

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I really enjoy my Colt New Agent. Compact, no load issues and gutter sights to cut down on clothes snag.
Is the New Agent based on the 1911 action?
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Quick question on condition one carry on 1911. I understand that it is cocked and locked with one in the chamber. My question is, do most of you have a holster that "locks" the hammer with a strap or snap? Put another way, you have the manual safety and the grip safety, but does the holster provide another safety for most carries?

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Quick question on condition one carry on 1911. I understand that it is cocked and locked with one in the chamber. My question is, do most of you have a holster that "locks" the hammer with a strap or snap? Put another way, you have the manual safety and the grip safety, but does the holster provide another safety for most carries?
I prefer open top holsters. The trigger is shielded by the holster, but all other controls are accessible. It also allows you to grip the pistol in a shooting position, with no grip adjustment needed once you clear leather. To top it off, that extra half second to unsnap the holster could be life or death.
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Kimber Compact II:



On my hip in an IWB:



Where is it?
Underneath the big sleeve that is blocking the lens?
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For now it is the XD45 Service. Looking forward to the day I can try my own 1911 though.

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