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What is the Lightest and/or Smallest 1911 in .45acp?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 357-8-times, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. 357-8-times

    357-8-times Member

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    Para Watrhawg/NiteHawg/Slimhawg 4.5"x6.5" 24oz.
    Springfield Arms LTWT Loaded Micro Compact 5"x6.5" - 26oz.
    Kimber Ultra Carry II 4.75"x6.8 25oz.

    And just for comparison:
    Kahr PM45 4.5"x5.67" - 19.3oz.
     
  2. The Lone Haranguer

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    STI makes some pretty small and slender 1911-like pistols.
     
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    Probably the Para Stealth Carry model.

    Double-action only.

    If you still want to call it a 1911??????
     
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    May not be smallest but close Colt Defender or New Agent. Tops in relieabilty and carry. Say your money and leave the Pars line alone
    Warthogs the worst.
     
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    is detonics in business this month ?
     
  7. 357-8-times

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    The Colt New Agent seems to have conflicting specs on the Internet, some say 5.72" long, 18oz. other places say 6.75" and 22.5oz.?! Anyone know the real specs? What about height too?
     
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    Saw a photo with size comparison to a dollar bill, it is definitely longer than 5.72", likely 6.75" was the correct spec. I also saw specs showing it as 25oz.
     
  9. Loomis

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    http://www.paraord.com/product/product.html?id=105

    Kimber has a tiny one with no sights, just a groove down the top of the slide. But the above para is smaller because there's no hammer sticking out the back since its DAO.

    Also, 45GAP makes for a smaller gun than 45ACP
     
  10. Loomis

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    STI has the thinnest/skinniest 1911

    The model LS9(it's only 9mm though)

    http://www.stiguns.com/

    click on "complete guns"
     
  11. 357-8-times

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    OMG the LS9 front strap looks uncomfortable!
     
  12. Loomis

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    Why? Too thin?
     
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    Another vote for Cylinder & Slide's Adventurer.
     
  14. rob45

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    I'm on my third Para. I was foolish to sell my first two. Absolutely PERFECT reliability. The only failure I've ever had in a Para is with a Chip McCormick Shooting Star magazine I have and it wouldn't feed well even the first round out of the mag. Problem....the magazine latch cut is too high...bought the mag used with several others. Nothing but nothing wrong with Para pistols. Never shot one smaller than an LTC but I'm sorely tempted by Slim Hog and intend to add one to my collection.
     
  15. 357-8-times

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    The LS9 frontstrap is flat with no protrusion to fill the arch of the fingers and the edges are sharp corners, does not appear to be chamfered at all.
     
  16. calaverasslim

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    Armscor imports 1911's and I have one. Can't say about the weight but the barrel is 3.5" and it is light.

    Armscor imports RIA, High Standard and one or 2 more.

    Will this pistol last 10K rounds? Don't know but the first 400-500 with only 1 failure to feed (FTF) which was my fault says I have a reliable pistol. Accuracy is all that I can manage with my 65 year old eyes and at 20 yards and about 5 inches, I am happy.

    I'll leave the 1 moa for you young sprouts:D:D
     
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