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Old 02-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Im looking to buy a .45 for concealed carry, and home protection purposes. I have always wanted a 1911, however they do have the drawback of limited ammo in the mag. A local gun shop owner showed me a couple different options the other day, but they just didnt peak my interest of carrying, as I do mot like glocks that much and the springfield xd was a little out of my pricerange at 800 so my question to all of you is what would you reccomend for concealed carry in a .45 that possibly carries more than 8 rounds +1 but isnt mostly made of polymer?
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Im looking to buy a .45 for concealed carry, and home protection purposes. I have always wanted a 1911, however they do have the drawback of limited ammo in the mag. A local gun shop owner showed me a couple different options the other day, but they just didnt peak my interest of carrying, as I do mot like glocks that much and the springfield xd was a little out of my pricerange at 800 so my question to all of you is what would you reccomend for concealed carry in a .45 that possibly carries more than 8 rounds +1 but isnt mostly made of polymer?
First, $800 for an XD or XDm seems a bit excessive. You might wish to look elsewhere.
I carry a Dan Wesson CCO (7+1 capacity.) Previously, I've carried a 5 shot snubbie & a XD40SC. If you like 1911s and feel you will be comfortable defending yourself with one, I say go for it. Just go in knowing all the variables. Capacity is a wonderful thing, but it ain't the only thing.
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You might could pick one up for $650 or so, that's what I paid for this one yesterday. I say get it, I don't think you will be disappointed in a 1911. Sorry about the back lighting, I thought it would be cool to take the pic with your thread in the background.

It hasn't left my hip except for when I went to bed last night, and school today. I strapped it back on as soon as I got home.

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A few guys I've talked to are reluctant to carry a 1911 with a round in the chamber because of the exposed hammer. They're worried about accidental discharge. I have no experience with the 1911, though, so I'm just going off what I've been told
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ParaOrdnance makes some hi capacity 45s- some are double action, some single, They ARE large guns, and concealment takes some work, I carry one of their smaller versions, the C7/45. 7 rounds, double action, not much bigger than my S&W Mdl 36.
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A few guys I've talked to are reluctant to carry a 1911 with a round in the chamber because of the exposed hammer. They're worried about accidental discharge. I have no experience with the 1911, though, so I'm just going off what I've been told
You see mine is cocked. I assure you, it has a round in the chamber. It also has two manual safeties that must be activated for this gun to fire, along with a very good track record of NOT going off when you bend over to tie your shoe.

Does it make me slightly nervous? Maybe just a little. This is my first 1911, so yeah, it's different than I'm used to. My last carry gun was a revolver though, and it had no more safety than a GLOCK, yet I carried it fully loaded all the time.
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glock 30 or 30 sf 9 +1 45acp light and reliable you can get one for under $650 in most gun stores.
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I just got a 38 45cal gap and I love it I'm waiting for my ccp to come the ammo is a little more but it's a good gun and I paid 445 for it
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If you want a little more capacity, you might consider a 10mm. Heresy!http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/witness-wonder-2005-semi-auto-compact-pistol-999230-rubber-grip-wonder-finish-steel-frame-p-94051.html
I recently picked up an XD45 compact 10+1 and 13+1. Traded a KelTec P11 and $300 otd.
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The FBI stats on gun fights do not bear out the need for High Cap handguns. I don't know the exact numbers. It seems the average shots fired is around 1 or 2 shots at under 7 yards. Maybe some one can correct my numbers. The FBI HRT Teams carry single stack 1911s.
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