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Old 11-22-2012, 03:33 AM   #11
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I'd first want to know where you plan on carrying it and how, as in holster situation. I really wouldn't suggest carrying any 45 cal. They're large and can be uncomfortable depending on your carry situation.

For such a large handgun size I'd say carry on belt outside waistband with large shirt to cover. Otherwise get something smaller. Others have what they call no problems with concealing a 45, but I often wonder how true these claims are, or how much comfort they have to forego in order to do so. Up to you in the end man.

I like my Start Firestar M45, and there are smaller barrel 1911 platform guns. Commander or officer sizes. Look for 4" or 3.75" barrel 45s. Plenty of Kimber carry size 1911 45acps.

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I agree with spot08 look into an xds.

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Kinda partial to the Kimber Ultra Carry II. I carry both OWB and IWB, a little big but worth the discomfort to have a big bullet coming out of the barrel.

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Kinda partial to the Kimber Ultra Carry II. I carry both OWB and IWB, a little big but worth the discomfort to have a big bullet coming out of the barrel.
Size does matter, no lie, but nowhere near as much as placement and accuracy, not even in the same country.
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Size does matter, no lie, but nowhere near as much as placement and accuracy, not even in the same country.
Of course, but once you have accuracy, the weight of the lead makes a difference!
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I'm going to carry 45acp. Bigger is always better. Thanks for all the input it will give me a good start

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Carry what makes you comfortable, confident and what you're good with and you can't go wrong. That's the true, one and only bottom line. Good luck and may you never need to use it.

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I obviously don't plan on ever needing it but it never hurts to be prepared. I love the kimber's I think I'm going to go to the lgs tomorrow and try a few out.

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I have a Glock 36 single stack 45ACP. Corners are rounded and is slimmer than any of the other Glocks. Weighs 27 oz with 7 230 grain rounds.

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No offense to any glock owners. I just hate how they feel in my hands. And to be honest I'm not as comfortable with a polymer framed gun. I like the all steel guns. I feel like I might break a glock because its lighter than I'm used to. Idk I just feel like to weight means better quality and feels better in my hand. I know the glocks are just fine I have a few buddies who swear by them

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