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Old 03-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #21
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This might sound like heresy, but what about the Para Carry GAP or the Springfield EMP. I know the GAP is not a "real" .45, and the EMP is 9mm, but the guns are built even smaller than many standard micro-1911s.

.45 Glock is a horrible round. I carry 9x19 before I'd carry .45 Glock. .45 Glock should have been left for dead before it was marketed. The creators knew it wasn't going to do what they planned.
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I have to agree .45GAP should have stayed on the drawing board. It was a HUGE hit, for about 8 minutes and then it crashed and burned. Try finding that ammo at the local sporting goods store these days....

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Curious what you guys think and why, but don't want to hijack this thread.

Link: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/45-gap-horrible-round-11816/#post81816

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I think you OWE it to yourself to at least check out a Para Ordnance C6LDA before buying anything. Sure the trigger does have a long reset, just like an DA revolver, but the pull is so smooth & light the very 1st time I felt 1-I thought the damn thing was broke it was so light. In that way, you have the "best of both worlds" if you want to carry an DAO but love 1911s. Seriously, they're fantastic and this is coming from an long time diehard 1911 "fan".

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Have you taken a look at the VIP from STI? I've got one on order for my carry piece. Double stack, 3.9" barrel, overall length 7.5", 30 oz. It's available in 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45acp. THey also have a single stack in similar size called the Guardian as well as several models with 3.4" and 3.0" barrels.

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OK, it's my turn!

Please take a look at the Colt Defender.



I use the Wilson Combat 47DOXB mag. This gives me 8+1 rounds of 45 ACP in a rig I can carry mexican!

If you can handle a 1911 in 45 ACP the Defender is not going to be a problem even in +P! End of argument!

This is a carry piece, not a target nail tacker! More than likely you are going to engage the BG within 4 meters (CQB), probably < 2 meters! Why the hell would I bother with adjustable sights and return to target time BS? Sight picture? Your sphincter will be so tight you won’t be able to blink much less focus.

Get a gun you are comfortable with, you trust, you're 'memory muscle' good with, is deadly, won't wear you out carrying all day and you know like the back of your hand, no...better than the back of your hand!

You will find all these and more in the Colt Defender!

I even found one for you:

NIB Series 90 Lightweight Defender - Auction: 9040803 (Ends 03/20/2009, 05:25:45 PST)

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As far as I'm concerned, the 1911 makes a super cc weapon. I personally carry a P12, but also have a Kimber Ultra Eclipse in the family. I'm really hoping to get my wife (who I bought it for) to let me carry it because she's more comfortable with her Combat Commander.

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I think you OWE it to yourself to at least check out a Para Ordnance C6LDA before buying anything. Sure the trigger does have a long reset, just like an DA revolver, but the pull is so smooth & light the very 1st time I felt 1-I thought the damn thing was broke it was so light. In that way, you have the "best of both worlds" if you want to carry an DAO but love 1911s. Seriously, they're fantastic and this is coming from an long time diehard 1911 "fan".
i've read that the smaller para 1911s tend to have a failure to feed problem. have you ever encountered this?
ill def check it out. im leaving myself plenty of time to shop
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I bought one for CCW -- Springfield Ultra Compact, Bomar night sights, Hogue wrap arounds, beavertail, skeltonized, Vidiki trigger, etc. etc.

I carried it for a while in a Galco "clip" holster -- basically little more than a fat band of leather across the trigger guard. And I worried about "cocked & locked." I've found the thumb safety "off" when carrying at the range. Could have happened inadvertently while reholstering.

So I got a Galco "pancake" style with a thumb-break. Nice, secure leather strap between the hammer and the striker. That works for me.

But mostly the gun is too big for day in, day out carry. I carry a Kahr MK9 or a Smith Mod. 60 w/ bobbed hammer. I don't get into a lot of fire-fights. Even the NAA Guardian in 32 ACP has never been "too little gun."

When I decide to go "full bore" -- open carry in the field -- it's a Springfield XD, Compact/Tactical 5" bbl. and 13 + 1 in the double-stack.

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