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Old 05-05-2010, 12:13 AM   #11
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If polymer is not ruled out as an option take a look at the XD 45 Compact.



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I carry a Kimber Pro Carry 2. It's 28oz unloaded with an aluminum frame and not too hard to deal with in the right holster.

The XD45 compact is a good model too, but's pretty thick and bulky.

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You might be looking past one of the better compact .45's...the Para-Ord 6.45LDA


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I just heard that S&W is making their 1911 in compact (4" bbl, officers frame) in scandium. I think that sounds like a dynowhomping carry piece.

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I'm leaning towards a 1911 Commander. My choices might be a bit limited over here and I probably will have to go for a used one, since most of the 1911s imported into the country are full size models (our carry laws are so restrictive that gun shops don't stock many compact guns).

Since they are hard to come by, I might start looking now and if I find one I'll try to put a down pament on it, or put it in layaway. When my dad get's his bonus in mid July I can get my money back.

If I can't find a nice 1911, I'll go with the Sig. I've been itching to try out that brand for a while now. I handled it at a gun shop and it fit my hand like a glove.
Do you have Stoeger Cougars available? I have one in 40 S&W and it's extremely high quality considering it's relatively low cost.
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If polymer is not ruled out as an option take a look at the XD 45 Compact.
XDs are not available here. My plastic options are limited to Glocks and M&Ps, and I don't care for Glocks.

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You might be looking past one of the better compact .45's...the Para-Ord 6.45LDA
I'm not a big fan of DA 1911s. I've heard good things about Para's LDA, though (from Bear, who knows a thing or two). I might need to check that one out. Is there a single action version?

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I just heard that S&W is making their 1911 in compact (4" bbl, officers frame) in scandium. I think that sounds like a dynowhomping carry piece.
Carry weight is not so much the issue for me, as much as bulk. I'm willing to deal with the weight of an all steel 1911. I did carry my fat double stack Para 14-45 but it wasn't the most comfortable gun ever.

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Do you have Stoeger Cougars available? I have one in 40 S&W and it's extremely high quality considering it's relatively low cost.
I think the Beretta dealer has some new old stock Cougars. I forgot about those. Thanks!
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hi have you looked at the s&w chiefs special 45. i just got one a few days ago and just love it.

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Para has the companion and carry 9 3" 1911-like weapons. Also the LTC (Commander length) in 9mm or 45 both have an alloy frame to easier carry (I been packing one around as couple/few years now). You can't go wrong with a Colt Commander.They are just really nice weapons.

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