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Old 03-11-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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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

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

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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
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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.
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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).

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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.

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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
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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
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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.
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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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