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Old 07-08-2014, 16:08   #1
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Why the 1911 for Every Day Carry

While I don't agree with every single item in the article it makes for some interesting reading. I believe the members of this forum will appreciate it.

http://www.ammoland.com/2014/06/1911...ery-day-carry/

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Old 07-08-2014, 16:28   #2
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Thanks for the link. I'll check it out...
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Old 07-08-2014, 18:54   #3
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Good article...but I'm a 1911 guy so I would enjoy it.
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Old 07-08-2014, 19:30   #4
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Yeah, I don't believe it will sway anyone, but it does make for pleasurable reading.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:01   #5
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Interesting read, I love my 1911`s but I also love Glock`s, as much as I love them both, for EDC the G27 seems to get the nod majority of the time.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:11   #6
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Yeah, I don't believe it will sway anyone, but it does make for pleasurable reading.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:49   #7
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I like the article and the author presented his reasons for carrying 1911s in an organized manner. I wouldn't mind having a new Marine Expeditionary Unit model from Colt.
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Old 07-09-2014, 15:19   #8
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I have been searching for the perfect gun for years, always go back to 1911s, just got an XDs in .45 that might work for me, for a while anyway
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Yeah, I strayed to an HK 45C. That love affair didn't last very long.
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Old 07-10-2014, 00:32   #10
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I carry a 1911 because I shoot it better than any other handgun, it is comfortable, and it is reliable. I like the weight of a 1911 and find that most polymer guns are just too snappy.
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I sometimes carry my Kimber Eclipse Ultra as I am accurate with it, the size is right, and it is reliable. My issue is weight. I also have a Kimber Ultra Carry which is identical in size, but has an aluminum frame rather than stainless steel and my follow up shots are slower as the muzzle rise is worse. That 6oz makes a significant difference.

My usual EDC is a G30S which is about 9oz lighter and the sight radius is near an inch longer. I still shoot the 1911 better, but having it on my side all day, and the difference in my accuracy not being greatly improved, the comfort of the weight difference is enough to offset the slight difference in accuracy. The 1911 Ultra still sees holster time, but not as much as other pistols in the safe.
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Good article. I am moving back to carrying a 1911 based on the thinness of the design and the major caliber.

One thing to note from the article is that Bob makes a point to say that the 1911 is a simple design and parts are more than readily available. I would say that after owning a few Glocks and taking the Glock armorers course that there is no simpler handgun design than the Glock. And I would be you can get about any Glock part faster than a 1911 part.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:23   #13
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I alternate between Glocks, HKs and 1911s but the 1911 feels the best on the hip. It is also my favorite to shoot.
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And I would be you can get about any Glock part faster than a 1911 part.

Brownell's ships any one of THOUSANDS of different 1911 parts to me overnight if I want.

Both pistols have parts readily available. The 1911 has a much larger variety and selection.
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Very good article. He makes perfect sense. A light weight 1911 with a 4" or shorter barrel is probably one of the best carry guns of all time. I love polymer guns, and I do think they are more practical, but a good quality 1911 is hard to beat.
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The trigger and thinnest of the 1911 won me over long ago. That and the writings of Col. Cooper.
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Yeah, I strayed to an HK 45C. That love affair didn't last very long.
I tried twice with that gun, that is I bought one carried it and did not care for it and sold it. Years latter I bought a second one and tried again, same result. It's a great gun but it carries like crap for me for some reason.
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That gun jabbed me in places I didn't even know I had. Even carrying it in a MS VM II it was uncomfortable, and I can carry a 1911 ALL DAY LONG in a VM II in total comfort.

Sold the gun, holster and most of the mags. Still have the Crimson Trace laser module and some full size HK 45 mags. Keep forgetting to post them.
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For me after the snubbies, a Commander is the next best up even though it's larger than the Defender/Officer's ACP.

It's all about the slimlined body of the gun that makes concealed carry easy.
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Good article. The ease of carrying, simplicity and beauty also won me over long ago.
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