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Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Sep 22, 2012.

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Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

  1. Commander size 1911 (please state the make)

    88 vote(s)
    23.2%
  2. Glock 19

    111 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. H&K USP C (or CT)

    22 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. Sig Sauer P229

    65 vote(s)
    17.2%
  5. Other

    93 vote(s)
    24.5%
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  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Member

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    For the 1911 I prefer a Commander slide on an Officer's frame like my Springer CCO:

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  2. el diablo

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    Of those listed, the Glock. I carry a Smith & Wesson M&Pc in 9mm. Ergonomics.
     
  3. vba

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    Colt 1991A1 Commander
     
  4. OilyPablo

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    In a reverse vote, I do not consider a Sig P229 a compact hand gun. Too wide. To chubby. I have one and I like it - maybe I just don't know the definition of compact.
     
  5. mesinge2

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    I agree, the new SIG 224 would be more of a compact IMO.

    BTW, I also have a M&P-40c and it is one of my favorite compact semi-autos
     
  6. TarDevil

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    SR9c, though a Shield is most likely in my near future.
     
  7. FMF Doc

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    Shield is a great gun. I paierd one with my G19. When slim and concealed are the order of the day, the Shield goes on the belt. If I want to easilly double the ammo I have available, or concealment isn't the biggest issue, I go with the G19. So far, one or the other has always fit the bill for me for what I have needed. Now, if I move futher west and have more 4 legged threats to be concerned about, I might have to add another gun shooting something a little bigger in to the poll or selections, but for now, these 2 get it done.
     
  8. Jed Carter

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    Had the SIG P229, had a CZ PCR, have a G19, really like it, but I carry a CCO sized 1911. My CCW of choice, is a SIG RCS 1911, excellent trigger, now about 3.25 lbs, Novak night sights. Actually shoot USPSA Steel Challenge matches with it from time to time, it performs that well in my hands. The G19 is an excellent pistol lighter than the P229, and for me shoots way better than the PCR ever did. I just don't see myself carrying a double stack magazine pistol very often any more...still keeping the G19.
     
  9. Bobo

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    Checked "other" -- this is my preference for both SD and range use...

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  10. johnnydollar

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    I voted "other". HK P7. Compact, thin, flat, accurate, and beyond reliable. Points like few other pistols with one of the best trigger pulls out there. Oh, and very, very reliable.
     
  11. MICHAEL T

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    LTW Colt Commander is fine I have a couple. But compact carry the Colt Defender wins
     
  12. vaherder

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    WaltherP99ASC or PPS

    Both in 9mm. Try one and you sell your Glocks.
     
  13. SouthernYankee

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    My "Other" is a Kimber Ultra CDP II .45 3". Nope, wouldn't trade it or consider another to replace it. For CCW, it is my favorite. Get a little bigger though and it's hard to beat my Sig P220. Now you've done it! I'm gonna go out back and shoot for a while!;)
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  14. bannockburn

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    I would have to go with a Colt Commander as it fits my hand the best.
     
  15. Ramone

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    IMO, the SIG RCS (CCO size 1911) is the best answer.
     
  16. wlewisiii

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    I've used 1911's & Glocks. I'd take a Glock 19 over the others every day & twice on Sunday.
     
  17. NG VI

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    I voted Glock 19, it's the best blend of beneficial features like light weight, good capacity to size ratio, and overall bulk, not a whole lot of it in the 19. The midsize 1911s are thinner, but a good bit heavier and give up capacity in the process, while the HK and the Sig are both significantly bulkier while holding less rounds and coming by default with variable triggers, which some people prefer, some would rather have a consistent pull.

    It's called the 29. They only have a full size and a compact in the large frame models. No competition or subcompact versions.
     
  18. NG VI

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    It's a compact, it's just a very bulky platform.

    A compact, the way most people use the term, is a shortened version of a full size pistol, in this case the 226, or a shorter slight variation on an existing full size pistol from the same manufacturer.
     
  19. IMTHDUKE

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    Just got this one

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  20. Jaymo

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    I went with a 1911 Commander. Any good brand. My ATI has been a fun shooter. It has been a reliable shooter.
    The 1911s I've owned have all been reliable.
    I know the Glock 19 is a reliable gun. If I can find one (used) that I can afford, I'm going to get one, even though they're ugly.

    My ATI 1911 Commander came with a factory trigger that my friend's G23 can't even approach, even after a good trigger job.
    I must say, I never wanted a Block, because the factory trigger pull is something I can't live with.
    My friend's 23 got a trigger pull from a Glock master armorer in North GA who is REALLY good at it and who does fantastic trigger jobs.
    The trigger breaks at about 4 pounds, without replacing the connector, and should wear in (according to the armorer) to between 3 and 3.5 Lbs.
    It doesn't feel like a Glock trigger.
    That's why I want a G19 now, because he gives it a trigger I can live with.

    Another compact auto that I like a lot is the Star Firestar .45. I've owned two. Sold the first one to buy a Maadi AK that I no longer own.
    I replaced the first one 10 years later and am still kicking myself for selling the first Firestar I had. It goes bang every time and is accurate.
     
  21. ceetee

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    I just bought one. In my opinion, it's a perfect CCW handgun. See my review here...
     
  22. ugaarguy

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    Commander Model Colt Automatic

    Not a 4" bushing-less bull bbl Commander style pistol, but a true 4.25" bbl Commander Model Colt Automatic. The primary reason is that it takes down like a standard 5" 1911, and the maintenance routine is the same.

    Specifically the TALO Colt Wiley Clapp Commander. The reasons I chose this particular model are many. It's a Colt 70 Series (their words) so there are no firing pin block parts to fail, it has a single side GI style thumb safety lever with the small thumb pad that's ideal for a carry 1911, and it's equipped with a brass bead front sight and extra wide notch plain Novak rear sight that combine to provide a fast sight picture under a wide variety of lighting conditions.

    I don't really care for the front cocking serrations. On the other hand, the Pete Single hand checkered front strap, and the National Match bbl. are some really nice extras.
     
  23. Southside830

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    Springfield XD Subcompact 9mm
     
  24. savanahsdad

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    glock is to fat, H&K again not thin enough , sig P229 ? maybe P238 would be better , 1911 ...... yep thats the one:neener::neener:
     
  25. Shoot66

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    CZ 75 Compact or CZ P-7 Duty
     
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