Originally Posted by brewna01
I dont mean it's too heavy. I am cc'ing on campus and I don't want to alert anyone so concealment is a must. It seems most shorter barreled 1911's are alloys or aluminum framed anyway. but I would prefer a steel frame if at all possible.
You missed my point.
If you have a gun that you intend to run a high round count, it most certainly should be all steel.
In a high use gun weight is your friend for recoil management and receiver longevity.
Carry guns, if heavy, won't be carried for long. And if the alloy receiver is subject to high round counts, WILL
wear, even fail. This happens far earlier than a similar gun in steel.
If you want an all steel carry gun the Colt Combat Commander is your best bet. (Do not confuse this with the Colt Commander Lightweight Model.)