Contemplating a switch

Contemplating a switch

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    Contemplating a switch

    Hello

    I have been carrying a full size 1911 or a full size all stainless for many many yrs.


    And for some reason I am thinking about making a change, I'm not getting any younger like I thought I would.
    So thinking of something lighter and smaller.

    Has any long time carriers of a full size 1911 ever made the switch and how?

    thanks all


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    I went from BHP to 1911 to g17 to g29 and now to LCR 357......


    I just did it and couldn't be happier.

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    Lighter and smaller than 1911?

    Glock 19 all the way!
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    You might want to think about buying an aftermarket anodized Aluminum frame for your 1911 and also adding an Aluminum mainspring housing.

    That would cut some of the carry weight down. Just a weird thought that crossed my mind.

    Or if you want to stick with .45 ACP then check out a GLOCK 36. A nice single stack very compact and lightweight .45
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    There are some really nice compact 1911's on the market as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    There are some really nice compact 1911's on the market as well.
    +1. Since you're used to the 1911 platform, a compact version may be just the ticket. I own a Kimber Ultra CDP and I love it.

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    Went from my 1911 to G-19 then G-26. I will sometimes carry my 1911. I like the cap in the Glocks mags and they seem to fit my hand. I believe the 1911 is still a great weapon and everyone should own one. Mine gets to stay looking nice. The Glocks can get the holster rash and wear and tear. They cost half as much, have larger capacity, simple to shoot and seem to shoot good and accurate. For conceal carry they work nice. Glocks are a bit more tactical.
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    PW9801L.jpg

    These are pretty sweet too!
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    I'm getting a lot of good suggestions I am looking into some smaller lighter 1911's.
    I would like to stay with the same platforms of either the 1911 or sig P series.

    After shooting and carrying 45 acp for a life time until artritis or some dumb thing like that stops I wouldn't feel
    comfortable with any thing else I don't think.
    That rd kinda grows on you!


    I did use a friends g23 gen4 the other day it wasn't to bad I could get use to it but I don't know if I could get use to the CAl .40.

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    I switched from a Kimber to a Glock 19/17. It works quite well for me. They ride in Brommeland Max-Con V IWB holsters.
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    If anything, in the future I'll be switching from an XD to a 1911. I love my XD, but 1911's are just so awesome, and shoot so well.

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    If staying on the .45 platform, then take a gander at the HK45C; mine's is a super sweet pistol!!!

    I myself, tote a HK P2000sk .40, another sweet pistol.....but aren't all HK's sweet pistols???

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    Thinking about it, I've probably carried some form of 1911 more than any other platform, (Govt. CCO, Commander and I even owned a tiny Kimber RCP for a while). I still do carry a Govt. Colt quite a bit, but my most frequently carried gun right now is a Sig P229 SCT in .40. I don't mind a heavy pistol and will not carry anything that doesn't allow for a full grip.

    I think there is really something to be said for a 1911's slimness balancing or canceling out it's heavy weight. I find when I'm going into a less permissive environment where I need to stay completely concealed I'll pick up my Combat Elite knowing it will be easy to carry and keep hidden.

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    Colt New Agent is an option IMHO.

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