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getem2011 05-08-2012 11:00 PM

what 1911 should i buy/ carry?
 
I'd like to keep it around 1k or under. Not sure if I want to go full size, I've been leaning towards a commander sized carry. What 1911 do you all carry or wish you could have?

HOSSFLY 05-09-2012 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by getem2011 (Post 794336)
I'd like to keep it around 1k or under. Not sure if I want to go full size, I've been leaning towards a commander sized carry. What 1911 do you all carry or wish you could have?

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/if-you-want-know-1911-buy-64093/

Overkill0084 05-09-2012 01:59 AM

Also investigate the CCO size. Officer frame with Commander slide. Quite handy. In your price range check into the Colt. The Dan Wesson is nice, but outside your price range.

2ndAmendmentFreedom 05-09-2012 02:04 AM

If Cane dropped by, I bet he'd recommend the 21st Century Commander. I have a full size 1911 and I could carry if if I felt like it but yes it is a bit on the heavy side. Since I live in Chicago and can't legally carry I couldn't care less about that, however if you're in the market strictly for a CCW handgun, it'd make sense to get a lower weight 1911 and the commander seems like a good choice.

UrbanNinja 05-09-2012 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Overkill0084
Also investigate the CCO size. Officer frame with Commander slide. Quite handy. In your price range check into the Colt. The Dan Wesson is nice, but outside your price range.

+1. This is my Kimber Combat Custom. 4" barrel with officers grip. Conceals very nice. Barely prints when carrying IWB at my 5 o'clock.

Stillwater 05-09-2012 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by getem2011 (Post 794336)
I'd like to keep it around 1k or under. Not sure if I want to go full size, I've been leaning towards a commander sized carry. What 1911 do you all carry or wish you could have?

Buy anything where the brand name starts with a "C."

Bill

canebrake 05-09-2012 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by 2ndAmendmentFreedom (Post 794507)
If Cane dropped by, I bet he'd recommend the 21st Century Commander. I have a full size 1911 and I could carry if if I felt like it but yes it is a bit on the heavy side. Since I live in Chicago and can't legally carry I couldn't care less about that, however if you're in the market strictly for a CCW handgun, it'd make sense to get a lower weight 1911 and the commander seems like a good choice.

Thanks 2AF but I think the Wiley Clapp is a tad over getem's budget. But.....if he wanted to save up a few more bucks he wouldn't regret the extra 300$.

It's the first gun I've purchased that I find no need to modify. (but I will:p)

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...11-1-2-1-1.jpg

Colt Series 70 Commander Model 04840WC

The Match Barrel alone is worth the up-charge! The gun shoots well above me!

getem2011 05-09-2012 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by canebrake

Thanks 2AF but I think the Wiley Clapp is a tad over getem's budget. But.....if he wanted to save up a few more bucks he wouldn't regret the extra 300$.

It's the first gun I've purchased that I find no need to modify. (but I will:p)

Colt Series 70 Commander Model 04840WC

The Match Barrel alone is worth the up-charge! The gun shoots well above me!

Cain,

I have seen your Wiley clapp in other posts and have been lusting over it since....I may have to save up for or pray a used one show up one day. What has your experience been like with it?

Oh and to all keep in mind I am a novice (i own a sig stx and an xdm9) but can't stop thinking about my next purchase!

Axxe55 05-09-2012 04:33 AM

the Springfield Loaded Micro Compact 45. lightweight, Officer sized frame, 3" barrel, Trijicon night sights, slim grips and contoured and beveled from the factory for carry. also pretty accurate for a short barreled pistol.

DodgerBlue 05-10-2012 01:13 AM

The SIG Ultra Compact .45. Lightweight Officer frame 3.3" barrel, low profile Trij. nite sights, beavertail frame, grip safety, standard width grips. 2 SS magazines included.

Commander size is easy to carry with the right leather but for EDC, nothing beats a Ultra .45 for carry.


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