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baby 1911 in any cal?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by new_steyr1, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. new_steyr1

    new_steyr1 Member

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    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.
     
  2. MikePGS

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    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.
     
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    The no longer made Colt Mustang series in 380. I have carried my New Colt Agent in my pocket But better IWB.
     
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    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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  5. new_steyr1

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  7. Frank Ettin

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    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.
     
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    small 1911

    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
     
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    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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