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dcp1987 03-11-2009 09:46 PM

1911 for ccw
 
soo im interested in a 1911 for ccw.
ive looked at a few of the kimbers and also the para warthogs
what do you all suggest?
its a ways off im just trying to do some research
thanks for your time

matt g 03-11-2009 09:54 PM

Kimber Compact II. Look for an older model with the forged steel frame.

dcp1987 03-11-2009 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 80994)
Kimber Compact II. Look for an older model with the forged steel frame.

im more interested in something a little smaller like the kimber ultra carry

matt g 03-11-2009 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by dcp1987 (Post 80996)
im more interested in something a little smaller like the kimber ultra carry

You're really only talking about an inch shorter barrel. The frames are the same size. You also can't get the Ultra with a steel frame.

dunerunner 03-11-2009 10:45 PM

What caliber? If you are going to carry a .45, think about having to use it and how long it will take to get back on target after the first shot with a smaller, lighter 1911. That is the only reason I went to a 9mm for carry rather than my 1991A1 Government, which I still carry occasionally (at the range).

Dillinger 03-11-2009 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by dcp1987 (Post 80990)
soo im interested in a 1911 for ccw.
ive looked at a few of the kimbers and also the para wathogs
what do you all suggest?
its a ways off im just trying to do some research
thanks for your time


I carry a 4.25" all steel frame and slide 1911 and it's the perfect gun for me. I love it. 7+1 rounds of .45 ACP is enough to keep anyone's head down and I always carry two spare mags, so I got enough to get me, and anyone in my vacinity out of trouble.

I carry either in a Blackhawk Serpa with an FBI Cant on my strong side hip, or in a Galco Miami Jackass shoulder rig and both are perfect for access and control.

In addition in this day and age, though not 100% legal I carry inside my backpack if I am going somewhere to eat where I might be removing my jacket or over shirt. Backpacks are EVERYWHERE these days and no one even looks twice at it. Obviously I would recommend this for anyone else as it's not 100% legal - it's merely something that I have been known to do. In the past. Prior to right now. :rolleyes:

JD

dcp1987 03-11-2009 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by dunerunner (Post 81006)
What caliber? If you are going to carry a .45, think about having to use it and how long it will take to get back on target after the first shot with a smaller, lighter 1911. That is the only reason I went to a 9mm for carry rather than my 1991A1 Government, which I still carry occasionally (at the range).

i want a .45
i shoot a standard 1911 soo i sorta know what to expect
and when i get the smaller ill refine my skills with it

dcp1987 03-11-2009 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 81004)
You're really only talking about an inch shorter barrel. The frames are the same size. You also can't get the Ultra with a steel frame.

good point
i think im gonna have to get a few in my hands and see what feels right

matt g 03-11-2009 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 81008)
I carry a 4.25" all steel frame and slide 1911 and it's the perfect gun for me. I love it. 7+1 rounds of .45 ACP is enough to keep anyone's head down and I always carry two spare mags, so I got enough to get me, and anyone in my vacinity out of trouble.

4 inch, all steel is really where it's at. They're short enough to conceal, yet long and heavy enough to keep controllability up.

matt g 03-11-2009 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by dcp1987 (Post 81013)
good point
i think im gonna have to get a few in my hands and see what feels right

Anywhere near Redding, CA?


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