baby 1911 in any cal?


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new_steyr1
December 18, 2008, 10:58 PM
I'm trying to find a pocket CCW pistol. I like the safety of 1911's and was wondering if there are baby-1911 in any caliber that are reliable and small & thin enough for pocket carry.

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MikePGS
December 18, 2008, 11:29 PM
Maybe try the Springfield EMP, that seems to be the smallest one out there, though I could be wrong of course. Or perhaps look for a used Colt Mustang.

MICHAEL T
December 18, 2008, 11:50 PM
The no longer made Colt Mustang series in 380. I have carried my New Colt Agent in my pocket But better IWB.

Fozzy_Bear
December 19, 2008, 10:54 AM
If the EMP was available when I was buying my EDC, I'd have one (at least).

I bought a officer's 1911 (in .45) and am happy with it... at least to the point where I am not going to go through the effort of selling it to buy an EMP... but if i had it to do over... the EMP would probably be what I spent my money on.

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new_steyr1
December 22, 2008, 12:49 AM
It looks I will have to abandon my hopes of finding a pocket carry 1911. Does that leave me only with a Seecamp .38 and Rohrbaugh 9mm?

ulflyer
December 22, 2008, 07:45 AM
Keltec makes a 9mm ( I think), thats a darn sight lighter, and cheaper. Kahr makes a variety with polymer frames that are relatively light and small.

Frank Ettin
December 22, 2008, 01:03 PM
I would not choose a 1911 for pocket carry. Some of the small ones like the EMP or the Colt Defender may fit, but I would always want to carry a 1911 in condition 1, since I won't count on having both hands available in an emergency. And I don't like pocket carry in condition 1.

For pocket carry, I'd generally go with a S&W J frame. But the small Kahr in 9mm looks like it might be good bet.

Papa smurf
December 22, 2008, 01:29 PM
Hay new styer1 You may want to try Llama (possably used) they make or made the 1911 style in 22,32 and .380. Good Shooting Papa Smurf

new_steyr1
December 22, 2008, 11:46 PM
Not sure what or who makes llama but I can tell you guys that EMP is NOT designed for pocket carry. I handled the gun. It's a great little 1911 but unless you have a graphite laced XXL pockets that will not snag on to EMP's many protrusions your best bet is to IWB it.

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