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Old 12-25-2011, 03:47 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by oldman45 View Post
Each to his own opinion.

However, there are more accidental discharges with Glocks than 1911.

More agencies are leaving Glock than ever before. Glock bought their popularity into law enforcement as well as the mindset of Hollywood and over the years has proven not to be so good and the lawsuits against Glock are piling up. The 1911 also does not suffer from Glock KaBoom. And before you think I am not a Glock owner, I am. I own several of them and always bought my duty gun when they were rotated out.

If a person is properly trained and practiced, they do not need a bucket load of ammo. Many of us now carry a 1911 in .45acp with eight rounds and feel comfortable doing so.
Oldman45, your post sounds like a response, yet we agree. I said that the 1911 in Condition 0 was safer than the Glock, thanks to the grip safety. AD's with the Glock are legendary. Just type "Glock accidental discharge" on Youtube, and you'll see plenty, including the famous police officer talking to a children's classroom.

As to the mag capacity, I also agree, especially since stats show that the average civilian "gunfight" is fewer than three rounds per shooter. Even eight or nine seems more than enough. And some people say that one .45 is worth two 9mm rounds anyway. (Please, everyone, no 9 vs .45 in this thread!).

I no longer own a Glock, but I stand by my opinion that the G19 is the best all-purpose handgun. Compact but not tiny, lots of rounds, full sized rail, cheap to practice, and a long enough barrel to be accurate--with the aforementioned practice, of course. No, I don't carry on, and I wouldn't want my sister to, but it is quite versatile.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:09 PM   #32
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I carry Kimber 1911 everyday with a Crossbreed IWB holster and occasionally open carry with OWB holster. I am 5'11" and 232 lbs. I don't notice it once I get dressed. If you can't quite get used to it, I am a big fan of my BUG, Kahr pm45. I carry the Kahr in my front pocket in a pocket holster.

I am getting used to Kahr and I have carried it without the 1911 when I am in hurry.

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:01 AM   #33
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As Chainfire says,
I carry a 1911 year round
I am a firm believer in only carrying one firearm, so I train with and carry the 1911. I never feel under-gunned.

I'm 5'8", 150 and carry Condition 1 100% of the time, be it with the 45 or 9mm.
And it doesn't matter if it's a full size Govt model, Compact Officer or EMP. THIN is IN and if you use an IWB (mine - leather holster, 4 O'Clock, grip fwd, and it's comfortable sitting, even in the car for hours on end), you're good to go, EVERYWHERE. No print unless I BEND OVER ! So I stoop to pick something up. Only my "gun-ignorant" girlfriend has ever made me - "what's THAT ?!?" (I told her it's insurance for HER protection. She accepted that)
Just make sure you TRAIN WITH IT ! Even a 9mm (or even 380) will work if you can hit him between the eyes. So train for that possibility.

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #34
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Update: I now carry Kimber ultra Raptor as BUG in front pocket holster. I have evolved a bit in my preference for BUG. I started with Sig p 238 (.380 acp) then Kahr pm45 and now Kimber Ultra Raptor. I'll admit that my EDC (full size Kimber in IWB holster and Ultra in pocket holster) are a bit pricey and heavier than a lot of others choose to carry. But, I like having one spare mag that fits either gun and how similar my backup and primary guns feel and shoot. My current BUG is not too much more difficult to conceal than a .380 and it is .45!

So, the bottom line for me is, yes, I carry two 1911's at the same time on a daily basis so I definitely believe it's possible to carry and the compact 1911s are a great compromise for those who are not comfortable/able to carry full size. 😁

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #35
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and yet another HELL YEAH I feel it's a great carry weapon
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