New Carry - NeedInput

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Millerlite, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Millerlite

    Millerlite New Member

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    So I want to purchase a new 1911 carry gun and I have narrowed it down. My two choices are the colt defender or colt commander. I would also consider a dan wesson but haven't done that much research (other than scanning this forum).

    So 3" or 4.25"? I do plan on buying quality leather (suggestions here would be helpful as well but not the intent of this post). My carry position is IWB at the 4 oclock position.

    Thanks
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    also check out the Springfield Armory Loaded Micro Compact 45, beveled and radiused for carry, low snag proof, three dot night sights, slim grips, and 3" barrel. just bout one about a month ago. awesome pistol and not bad on accuracy for a 3" barrreled pistol. little pricey, but worth it IMO.
     

  3. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Personally, I prefer the Commander, but if weight is a factor, that'd give the edge to the Defender. Colt does make a 'Lightweight' Commander in the XSE series.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I have carried the Defender for years and just switched to the Commander. Wish I would have gone with the Commander from the get-go.

    Give the Talo WC Commander a close look. It's a Series 70 with a NM barrel.

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    Worth every penny! "Everything you need, nothing you don't."

    Colt's 21st Century Commander

    As for quality leather, one stands above them all. The Milt Sparks Versa Max II.

    Versa Max II

    Wanta know how good they are? If you ordered today it will take them 26 weeks to make one for you! Yea, that good.
     
  5. Millerlite

    Millerlite New Member

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    Thanks all, I'll definitely look at those options
     
  6. Millerlite

    Millerlite New Member

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    wow just ordered the versa max 2 and it is 5-6 month wait :( Figured I could find gun quicker
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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