Looking for my first 1911 for daily carry ........... and Need Help.
I'm coming from a glock 26 and want something thinner. I have never tried a 1911 and really want to give the format a try. I've had my eye on a couple of different options and now that my glock is selling the pressure is on to decide...................... and well, I can't. So I need some help.
On my short list are:
Sig 1911 C3 .45acp
STI 1911 LS9 9mm
STI 1911 Escort 9mm/.45acp
STI 1911 Rogue 9mm
Springfield 1911 Micro .45acp
Various Kimber Ultra 1911 .45acp
I'm looking at both calibers simply because I already had a stash of 9mm ammo from my glock and have zero .45acp ammo on hand. So, if I go .45acp I'll be behind the ball looking for ammo until I build up a little stash of practice/carry ammo. That isn't a reason in my decision though.
The factors for me are dead reliability in the smallest and lightest possible option. I don't want to spend tons of time tuning and upgrading parts, so I'm trying to look at options that already have a good starting point of parts included. Also, I'd like to stay under $1k and possibly down nearer to $700 - $800 range. Used is okay, but new is also.
I've held the Sig C3, the STI LS9, and the Kimber Ultras and they all feel fine and are a good fit to my hand.
Any thoughts? I've searched and read until my head is spinning. Now that I need to decide, I am having trouble. Thanks.