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1911 Carry Choices...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Papaster, Sep 11, 2008.

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Please select all that apply to your daily carry 1911:

Poll closed Sep 25, 2008.
  1. 3"

    17.5%
  2. 3.5"

    9.5%
  3. 4.25"

    52.4%
  4. 5"

    43.7%
  5. Steel Frame

    65.1%
  6. Alloy Frame

    31.7%
  7. Titanium Frame

    1.6%
  8. Bobbed Tail

    17.5%
  9. Commander-Sized Grip

    24.6%
  10. Ambidextrous Safety

    24.6%
  11. Beavertail Grip Safety

    58.7%
  12. Parkerized

    23.8%
  13. Blued

    26.2%
  14. Stainless

    35.7%
  15. Night Sites

    43.7%
  16. Laser Siting (like Crimson Trace)

    6.3%
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  1. Papaster

    Papaster Member

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    I'm curious about the 1911's you all carry concealed. Please select the options that apply to your ccw 1911 style pistol (loose definition). I'd just like to see what the most common choices are, and if you want to go into detail about your pistol, the make & what holster you carry in... I'm really wanting to see if anybody conceal carries a full size, or if the shrunken single action self loaders are king now...
     
  2. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    I carry a full size Gov't model on a daily basis. Its a 1969 build that was my fathers till he died and I got it. Nothing fancy, walnut grips, GI sights. I carry in a Ugly Bald Guy iwb holster. My only grip is the hammer spur digging into my side... though if I lost 20 lbs...
     
  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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    I marked a number of things that apply to the 1911's I carry, or have carried, and may again, at certain times. :)
     
  4. Iggy

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    Carry a 10mm Govt model or 10mm CCO depending on the circumstances.
     
  5. rondog

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    Rock Island Armory Compact model, same size as a Colt Officer's ACP. Carried in a Beltster, currently has LaserGrips and a Chip McCormick flush-fit Shooting Star mag.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. HM2PAC

    HM2PAC Member

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    Currently I am carrying a full-size RIA that started out as a GI but has been extensively modded as it is my pet gun.

    Othertimes I carry a SA Champion with beavertail, nightsites, parkerized, Wilson slim grips.
     
  7. Evenflo76

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    I voted for a 5" cause it's all I got. In 1911:D
     
  8. prescobd

    prescobd Member

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    Colt CCO

    Although I haven't carried it, I have the ideal carry 1911. A Colt CCO. Commander length stainless slide (4.25 inches) on a matching alloy Officer frame.
     
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  9. NonConformist

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    5" Steel Frame Parkerized Night Sights

    In a Bianchi No4 Askins Avenger type holster
     
  10. steelyblue

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    I noted 4.25", but I also have a 4". The 4.25 is a CBOB and the 4' is a Kimber Pro Carry. They are both equally sweeeeeeeet!!!!
     
  11. Old Dog

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    No poll choice for the 4-inchers? That rules out the SA Champions, the Kimber Pro models and a whole host of others ...
     
  12. Papaster

    Papaster Member

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    Sorry, Old Dog. I almost put it in there, but figured it would be close enough. And I wanted to have enough options for some of the other common carry choices to be made. So since 4.25" was the Colt measurement... Basically I just had to pick one.
     
  13. Papaster

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    4"/4.25" is King so far... I thought that might be the case, but somehow I'm still surprised a little.
     
  14. 1911 guy

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    My carry guns.

    All are 5", steel frame and have beavertail safeties. Other options are sorta inconsequential to me. For example, one has an ambi safety, another doesn't, etc.
     
  15. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a note - "Commander Size Grip" should be "Officer Size Grip". The Colt Commander and similar models from other makers have a standard length grip and a 4.25 inch or 4 inch barrel.

    That said, in a good holster my 5" gun carries just about as easily as my Commander. Haven't placed with an Officer's model yet.
     
  16. Frog48

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    I currently carry a 5" beavertailed stainless Springfield. Its a little big for CC, but with a little forethought it can be done.

    However, I've been thinking about a Kimber Ultra Carry. It would be concealable under a wider variety of clothing.
     
  17. Ske1etor

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    Full size Kimber Custom II, Steel frame, Meprolights... beavertail grip safety.
     
  18. coney_hatch

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    Kimber Ultra Carry or my Para LTC. I change monthly for no apparent reason. :)
     
  19. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

    DaveInFloweryBranchGA Member

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    My wife and I carry the RIA Commander and Officer models or RIA's versions of those models. Both are highly customized, with reliability packages, trigger jobs, beavertail safeties, Novak sights, etc. If I was to buy another carry pistol now, I would get lighter weight pistols, probably XD's, since the grip angle is about the same as a 1911.

    Regards,

    Dave
     
  20. NGIB

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    Right now it's my Para LTC. As soon as I get a few rounds thru my Springer Champion (a stainless 4") it will join the rotation...
     
  21. cjw3cma

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    Slightly modified 5" GI model carried in a Don Hume J.I.T.
     
  22. Old Dog

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    To me, Colt's LW Commander is The King when it comes to carry 1911s. But the pre-series 80 only, especially not the XSE -- why on earth FCS's on a Commander? And not with the original itty-bitty sights; I favor Novak Trijicons.

    But I also like the SA Champions (SS Loaded and the older LW models), Kimber's CDP Pro and Tactical Pro pistols.

    Full-sized 1911s for carry include a Colt's Series 70 and a Kimber TLE II.

    Favorite holsters are Kramer's Belt Scabbard for OWB, his IWB 3 and Milt Sparks VM2 for IWB. A Galco Jackass rig when in Sonny Crockett mode ...
     
  23. Josh Aston

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    Springfield Micro Compact that has been extensively modified. I don't actually carry it just yet but will as soon as the the frame is refinished.
     
  24. XavierBreath

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    Which 1911 are you referring to? I've been known to carry several, in many configurations, but not all at the same time.

    Nowadays, I chose between a modified Sistema, a Colt New Agent, a Kimber Pro Carry, a SW1911PD, or a modified Colt Compact.

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  25. MICHAEL T

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    Dan Wesson Bobtail or my Defender. I carry either .
     
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