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Old 06-01-2010, 13:15   #1
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Compact 1911

I want to buy a compact 1911 for concealed carry. 3in barrel, either 9mm 40 or 45. I've seen the Kimber and sPringfield armory.

Any other options around that prices range ~$1k?
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Old 06-01-2010, 13:19   #2
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I carry an STI Escort in .45. It was just over $1k OTD. I've been very pleased with it.

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Old 06-01-2010, 13:28   #3
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I hear that Rock Island makes some decent compacts..
http://www.gundealeronline.com/Produ...ductCode=54183
http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/...%2BJDyOLrQE%3D
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Old 06-01-2010, 14:12   #4
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The only micro 1911 I'm interested in is the Springfield EMP
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Old 06-01-2010, 14:25   #5
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The only micro 1911 I'm interested in is the Springfield EMP
What he said.
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Old 06-01-2010, 15:04   #6
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I love my Kimber UC II that wears a set of CT grips.. it has been my edc for the better part of 5 yrs now.. granted it was about $1,200.. but the CT's are worth it
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Old 06-01-2010, 15:27   #7
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My Colt New Agent has been flawless. The alloy frame makes it easy to carry. No sights to snag.
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Old 06-01-2010, 17:53   #8
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Compact 1911

I have the RIA cs and I love it. It is accurate dead reliable and it won't bother me too much if the finish wears off or it ends up I'm an evidence room for a year or so.
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Old 06-01-2010, 20:05   #9
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I would recommend the Colt Defender because I own one and it has been flawless. But, don't take my word for it. Check out forums.1911forum.com in Colt Mfgr's section. Lots of good things said about the Defender and New Agent. Some will say that Colt has got the 3" design nailed; plus, its a Colt.....
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Old 06-01-2010, 20:37   #10
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Just over $800 and 75 rounds down range. Perfect so far. Kimber Ultra Carry 2.

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Old 06-02-2010, 18:42   #11
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I would recommend the Colt Defender because I own one and it has been flawless. But, don't take my word for it. Check out forums.1911forum.com in Colt Mfgr's section. Lots of good things said about the Defender and New Agent. Some will say that Colt has got the 3" design nailed; plus, its a Colt.....
+1 both my good friend and I used to have Colt Defenders and neither one of us had ANY problems with them. Good solid carry 1911.
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Old 06-02-2010, 19:15   #12
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I have the Kimber Eclipse UCII.
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Old 06-02-2010, 19:37   #13
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Rock Island makes a nice compact. I have one and like it alot. But it's a steel framed gun and I like the weight of the alloy framed Kimber Ultra models better. SA makes a nice little compact too.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:28   #14
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:55   #15
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:02   #16
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The only micro 1911 I'm interested in is the Springfield EMP


1911s aren't conducive to downsizing. The EMP got it right.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:35   #17
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The EMP is a 40 right?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:41   #18
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EMP is available in 9x19 or .40 S&W.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:48   #19
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I'd go with the EMP or this in 9mm.

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:54   #20
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I just went through this exact same thing. The main contender was the springfield EMP but I have read WAY to many reports of reliability that required several trips to SA. NOW...those people who did send them in after 1 or 2 trips always seemed happy if they didnt sell it. I just couldnt stand spending 1k+ on a gun that has repeated reports of out of the box failures. Heck, on page 1 in this forum you can see a guy who has a brand new EMP that has to go in for work.

Take a look at the Colt Defender in 9mm thats where my search ended.

Goodluck,

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