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DrtyHarry
02-11-2012, 18:22
My EDC carry is a Wilson Combat CQB Tac Elite. I love this pistol and have no problem placing my life behind it's abilities. I trust it just as much as I do any of my Glocks or AKs, it always goes off with blistering accuracy...it's a bit on the heavy side (almost 50oz. loaded).

Like many of us, when the weather changes we often change our EDC pistols. In the winter I'm always with a 1911, and in the summer I'm usually found with a Glock on me (BUG is always a G27). I'm hoping I can find a 1911 that I can comfortably wear in the summer/sping that isn't as heavy as what I usually carry, yet shoots just as well.. I shoot a 1911 much better than any of my Glocks/Sigs/HKs, ect....so I want to give the full size summer carry a try.

I like the full size 1911s, the smaller variants never really appealed much to me, perhaps because I have large hands. I'm looking for something maybe made out of an aluminum frame, basically looking for a lighter yet similar gun.

Wilson now makes a lightweight CQB, but it's only a mere 3oz lighter. I don't want tot drop another $3k on almost the same gun ya know? I'm looking for a much lighter full size single stack 1911. Cost is really not a factor....quality is. I don't want another Wilson, I am very happy with what I have but I would like something different. No Nighthawks please! Thanks!! Oh, and pics are welcome.



Harry

smith10
02-11-2012, 18:40
Dan Wesson guardian comes to mind.

faawrenchbndr
02-11-2012, 18:45
I have a Springfield Compact 45 waiting in turn at Rogers Precision.
Basically it's a light weight Officer frame with a 4" slide.......should be CCW bliss!

glock2740
02-11-2012, 19:38
The DW Gaurdian isn't a fullsize, but it is a true Commander with a bobtailed aluminum frame. I own Wilson and DW guns and will tell you that while the DW's are not Wilson's, they are extremely reliable and accurate and the black duty finish is tougher than Wilson's Armor Tuff by a good bit. You won't go wrong with any of the new DW's. :cool:

Lew-G17
02-11-2012, 20:16
DW Guardian or the DW CCO. If you are OK with officer sized pistols, there are lightweight models available

glock2740
02-11-2012, 20:44
DW Guardian or the DW CCO. If you are OK with officer sized pistols, there are lightweight models available
The DW CCO is a true CCO, officer size frame and commander size slide. Great carry gun BTW too. :thumbsup:

seanmac45
02-11-2012, 20:52
Colt Wiley Clapp Talo Commander. Very light and nicely appointed.

Mayhem like Me
02-11-2012, 22:33
Springfield armory LW Loaded 5 inch or LW champion operator.

fnfalman
02-11-2012, 22:41
Colt Lightweight Commander, preferrably in .38 Super.

glock2740
02-11-2012, 22:45
Colt Lightweight Commander, preferrably in .38 Super.
Good choice.

okie
02-11-2012, 23:19
The Kimber Covert is 31oz:supergrin:

cole
02-11-2012, 23:54
The Kimber Super Carry (because it lack a FPB) has unseated the Kimber CDP as my ideal light EDC production 1911. I'd run the Ultra to maximize comfort. But, My Kimber Series I 4" CCW is all steel. Heavy gun.

MStarmer
02-12-2012, 04:23
I have a Springfield Compact 45 waiting in turn at Rogers Precision.
Basically it's a light weight Officer frame with a 4" slide.......should be CCW bliss!

A little off topic but what kind of wait you have on that? I didn't think he was accepting any work?

faawrenchbndr
02-12-2012, 08:24
A little off topic but what kind of wait you have on that? I didn't think he was accepting any work?


Chuck has had it for a while now,.....hope to get it back mid summer.

BFN
02-12-2012, 08:49
As others have said, Dan Wesson CCO. Mine has been perfect, and most others have excellent reports about theirs. It is fairly tight for an aluminum alloy, no play in slide to frame. Very accurate. Mine weighs exactly 28.8 ounces with unloaded magazine.

The DW CCO has all of the features I want/don't want - night sights, ramped barrel, quality components, no ambi, no FCS, no FLGR.

mrsurfboard
02-12-2012, 08:51
The S&W E Series are nice. I have a commander size one with the bobtail, that I carry sometimes. It's 29 ozs unloaded.

smith10
02-12-2012, 09:10
Colt Wiley Clapp Talo Commander. Very light and nicely appointed.

Another good choice, I also like the Smith E series or earlier lightweight Commanders. But then i love commander sized guns.

itstime
02-12-2012, 09:20
The Kimber Super Carry (because it lack a FPB) has unseated the Kimber CDP as my ideal light EDC production 1911. I'd run the Ultra to maximize comfort. But, My Kimber Series I 4" CCW is all steel. Heavy gun.

Weird. You beat me to the reply and getting the Super Carry. I have been checking these out to replace my CDP also.

DrtyHarry
02-12-2012, 11:23
I'm calling my local gunshops to see if they have any DW CCOs. If not GB. Are there a wait on these directly from DW? I passed on a few of his pistols a while back, and it's been years since I've seen another. Thanks for your help gentleman. Oh, and the .38 Super is a sweet round and I have one by Colt. Still...I have so much .45 ammo rolled up it would be silly of me to switch.



Harry

glock2740
02-12-2012, 11:45
I'm calling my local gunshops to see if they have any DW CCOs. If not GB. Are there a wait on these directly from DW? I passed on a few of his pistols a while back, and it's been years since I've seen another. Thanks for your help gentleman. Oh, and the .38 Super is a sweet round and I have one by Colt. Still...I have so much .45 ammo rolled up it would be silly of me to switch.



Harry
I've bought several guns from Bud's. Great prices and free shipping. Plus, they have them in stock. :cool:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_82/products_id/62347

I love mine. :)

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3594.jpg

DrtyHarry
02-12-2012, 11:48
^^Thanks!^^



Harry

Vanman2004b
02-12-2012, 20:54
Excellent choice.

denn1911
02-12-2012, 21:51
That CCO sure is purdy!

sns3guppy
02-12-2012, 23:48
I like my CCO. It's very comfortable, lightweight, tight, reliable, and while not cheap, affordable.

That said, for the cost, I'd get a HK45 Compact first, unless you've absolutely got to have the 1911. Not nearly as classy, but for a comparable size, lightweight, reliable .45 acp handgun, much as I like the CCO, the HK would be first.

DrtyHarry
02-14-2012, 10:30
I like my CCO. It's very comfortable, lightweight, tight, reliable, and while not cheap, affordable.

That said, for the cost, I'd get a HK45 Compact first, unless you've absolutely got to have the 1911. Not nearly as classy, but for a comparable size, lightweight, reliable .45 acp handgun, much as I like the CCO, the HK would be first.

Like I said, cost isn't an issue. I have a USP compact in .40...great little gun and I have not had any problems, but I want to try and stick with a full size 1911. I do have my eye on a USP Tac .45 though...



Harry

Mayhem like Me
02-14-2012, 14:03
Exaclty what you want a

a lighter 1911


http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-Firearms-1911-Lighter-/320823568786?pt=Vintage_Hunting&hash=item4ab2932992

DrtyHarry
02-14-2012, 15:08
^LMFAO!



Harry

Mayhem like Me
02-14-2012, 15:11
thank you,,,,,I'm here all week...

DrtyHarry
02-14-2012, 15:24
I'd buy that if I smoked.



Harry

dosei
02-14-2012, 20:50
If cost is not an issue, and quality is a must...

http://www.edbrown.com/kobracarrylw.htm

Happy shooting!

ca survivor
02-15-2012, 17:16
1911s full size even with LW frames still a heavy pistol, if you want lightweight, have to go smaller

Neal
02-15-2012, 17:52
My choice for a lightweight carry 1911 is a Colt XSE lightweight Commander. Had my local smith replace the hideous duckbill grip safety with an aluminum beavertail from Caspian. I replaced the stock MSH with a smooth aluminum one from VZ grips. Applied skateboard tape on the MSH and frontstrap. It's a great carry gun, although with 230 gr plus Ps, it bucks a lot. Fast followup shots are more difficult than with a heavier gun. Right now I'm watching for the same model in .38 Super, but they are scarce now that Colt discontinued them.

Cochese
02-15-2012, 20:37
I think my EMP is pretty light.

The 238 is even lighter.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9raM-tFjqfM/TO2pbAaQbQI/AAAAAAAACrU/OgT0bV4MNeg/s720/2010-11-24_16-22-06_875.jpg

ca survivor
02-16-2012, 07:54
I think my EMP is pretty light.

The 238 is even lighter.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9raM-tFjqfM/TO2pbAaQbQI/AAAAAAAACrU/OgT0bV4MNeg/s720/2010-11-24_16-22-06_875.jpg
nice family you have there....

yobwockcolg
02-16-2012, 11:32
Kimber pro carry. smaller and lighter than a standard 1911, but not as small as an ultra carry or any other ultra compact 1911 so u can still shoot it well and is 100% reliable for me. Cheaper than those others too

Cochese
02-16-2012, 12:43
nice family you have there....

They get along okay. :rofl:

G21FAN
02-16-2012, 12:57
Colt XSE Lightweight Government Model?

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo96/medic15al/004-1.jpg

20South
02-16-2012, 13:17
Something like this:

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/my6Y0B8uuYbi3bPAQPls8OQ/140.jpg

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-Firearms-1911-Lighter-/320823568786?pt=Vintage_Hunting&hash=item4ab2932992#ht_1223wt_922

Rumbler_G20
02-16-2012, 13:56
Aw heck, this is an easy one!

http://www.caspianarmsltd.com

Long time, well established company, with an impeccable reputation.

You may not have heard of them, they don't spend much on advertising. They don't need to. :cool:



My EDC carry is a Wilson Combat CQB Tac Elite. I love this pistol and have no problem placing my life behind it's abilities. I trust it just as much as I do any of my Glocks or AKs, it always goes off with blistering accuracy...it's a bit on the heavy side (almost 50oz. loaded).

Like many of us, when the weather changes we often change our EDC pistols. In the winter I'm always with a 1911, and in the summer I'm usually found with a Glock on me (BUG is always a G27). I'm hoping I can find a 1911 that I can comfortably wear in the summer/sping that isn't as heavy as what I usually carry, yet shoots just as well.. I shoot a 1911 much better than any of my Glocks/Sigs/HKs, ect....so I want to give the full size summer carry a try.

I like the full size 1911s, the smaller variants never really appealed much to me, perhaps because I have large hands. I'm looking for something maybe made out of an aluminum frame, basically looking for a lighter yet similar gun.

Wilson now makes a lightweight CQB, but it's only a mere 3oz lighter. I don't want tot drop another $3k on almost the same gun ya know? I'm looking for a much lighter full size single stack 1911. Cost is really not a factor....quality is. I don't want another Wilson, I am very happy with what I have but I would like something different. No Nighthawks please! Thanks!! Oh, and pics are welcome.



Harry

20South
02-16-2012, 16:22
Exaclty what you want a

a lighter 1911


http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-Firearms-1911-Lighter-/320823568786?pt=Vintage_Hunting&hash=item4ab2932992

You beat me too it....:rofl:

jrs93accord
02-16-2012, 17:50
Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011/001-23.jpg

Features:
• Weighs just 28 ounces for easy all-day carry.
• Meprolight night sights allow fast low-light
target acquisition.
• 4-inch match grade bushingless bull barrel
ensures accuracy.
• Stainless steel slide and aluminum frame
resist the elements.
• Beveled magazine well for quick and positive
loading.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/uploads/product-spec/compactiiprocarryii/stainlessprocarryii.pdf

cowboy1964
02-16-2012, 19:03
I was checking out a DW Guardian awhile ago. Very nice. Not cheap but what else is new.

cowboy1964
02-16-2012, 19:04
Features:
Weighs just 28 ounces for easy all-day carry.


Yeah, if you carry it empty!

ca survivor
02-17-2012, 12:49
Yeah, if you carry it empty!
:rofl:

grmnracing
02-17-2012, 13:26
Here's your Lighter 1911!

http://img.tapatalk.com/185bbeea-a9c5-019d.jpg

fastbolt
02-17-2012, 19:15
Well, I bought my SW1911SC 5" for the same reason, to get a lighter one I'd be more inclined to carry all the time.

The size still wasn't ideal for I wanted nowadays.

I know a couple of guys who have $3-4+K invested in some lightweight Commander-size 1911's (different makers), but that's more than I care to spend for a working tool when I can get one that literally does everything as well for less than half that amount.

The new Enhanced Series SW1911SC Commander-size model with the bob-tail looks appealing for that type of pistol and role, though.

I've got 3.5", 4.25" & 5" 1911's remaining in my collection, but I haven't owned a lightweight Commander since the late 70's. Might be time to fill that spot in my collection, maybe.

fnfalman
02-17-2012, 20:02
I kept forgetting about my SW Gunsite pistol which is equivalent to a Lightweight Commander. I'm trying to like it, but something about the gun turns me off yet I can't bear to sell it either.