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Old 03-31-2012, 05:56 AM   #1
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Does anyone carry the Remington 1911r1
Or the kimber 1911 or a Taurus 1911
Or a spring xd or xdm?
I'm looking for a good ccw and my eyes are more towards those guns really caught on the rem 1911r1 can anyone help??

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Old 03-31-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Does anyone carry the Remington 1911r1
Or the kimber 1911 or a Taurus 1911
Or a spring xd or xdm?
I'm looking for a good ccw and my eyes are more towards those guns really caught on the rem 1911r1 can anyone help??
Some things you might want to consider are weight, size and magazine capacity...unfortunately the 1911 loses in all three categories.

Hi capacity polymer pistols like the xd and xdm are several ounces lighter than an all metal 1911. Also, the available 3" barrels and shorter grip length on the sub compact models aid in concealment. That being said, the 1911 is a damn sexy piece of hardware and Remington got it right from all reviews that I have read. If you have the build and stamina to hump it around all day by all means go for it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:57 AM   #3
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I like my diamondback db9 it has been reliable since day 1. Can carry it in my front pocket

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Old 03-31-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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Jpyle pretty much covered it.

A self-defense tool doesn't have to be pretty, just functional. And it has to be reliable. As nice as many of the 1911 offerings out there are, I'll take a lighter, higher capacity polymer semi-auto any day.

I personally carry an XD-40 service (4" bbl) in a SuperTuck Deluxe IWB holster. I occasionally swap out an XD-9 subcompact. They are available from Springfield Armory with tritium night sights as an option, or there are many other aftermarket sights available as well, such as TFOs.

There are several torture tests on Glocks and XDs out there that demonstrate these guns reliability. To steal a line from Timex®, they take a lickin' and keep on tickin'!

Other manufacturers have similar models as well, but I just happen to be more familiar with the XD, as I have carried it since 2003.
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I have a Kimber Ultra CDP II, it is easy to conceal, good shooter. I'm saving up for a Colt Commander now.

Can't help you on the Remington, the Taurus is cheaper but has some potential, the XD and XDM are fine if you like them.

Try to rent one or borrow one to try before you buy if you can.

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My opinion:
The best ccw is the one that will be with you when you need it. I carry a Kimber Ultra (alloy frame) every day. It's on me when I tile the floor, work on the car, work the tractor, or go to the store. The holland holster is the key to an easy carry. If it's not at hand when you need it, you might as well have a cucumber in the refridgerator.

The best ccw is one that can quickly and accurately deployed. The 1911 is just the best choice for me. I shoot best, and shoot most with the 1911.

In the past, a 2 1/2" SW 19 worked fine in the trim bianchi holster.

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I carry a Ruger SR9C with the 10 round mag and one chambered. It stays in a Tommy Theis IWB and at my side all day. It is your choice. If you are not comfortable with it in all aspects, you wont carry. It will do you no good. I love 1911s and I am told that they have smaller models for ccw. Try em out. Just remember, be comfortable, be confident, and be safe.

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I conceal carry the Phoenix HP22, works fine for me.
Easy to hide, smooth to shoot, one shot center mass and it's over.

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I conceal carry the Phoenix HP22, works fine for me.
Easy to hide, smooth to shoot, one shot center mass and it's over.
I would question the wisdom of selecting a .22LR as my self defense handgun, but, as the saying goes, the .22 in your pocket beats the .45 you left on your dresser any day......
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I would question the wisdom of selecting a .22LR as my self defense handgun...
http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/7866

Incapacitation from a .22 (short, long rifle)

# of people shot - 154
# of hits - 213
% of hits that were fatal - 34%
Average number of rounds until incapacitation - 1.38
% of people who were not incapacitated - 31%
One-shot-stop % - 31%
Accuracy (head and torso hits) - 76%
% actually incapacitated by one shot (torso or head hit) - 60%
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