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Old 05-08-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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)



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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)

Colt Series 70 Commander Model 04840WC

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

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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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