CCW Glock or 1911

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    CCW Glock or 1911

    I own a G23 Gen4 and a Kimber Pro Carry II HD. My CCW permit will be coming in soon and I cannot decide which one to carry. I am 6'7" and 165 lbs. I shoot well with both. Please advise.

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    Not to be rude, but I find it strange that a grown man needs someone to tell him what gun to carry.
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    Looking for advise. People that have carried both. They have pros and cons.

    Thanks.
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    First off, welcome to the forum.

    As to which to carry. Only you can decide that. Carry whichever you feel most comfortable carrying.
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    I love Glock and I voted for the Gen4 G23, however, I don't usually carry mine. I always carry the Gen4 G27 or the G30S, because the Gen4 texture on the longer grip of the G23 rubs into my side. Still, I would go with the Glock 23 over a 1911.

    1. More rounds
    2. Lighter weight
    3. No safeties to mess with
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    Try them both then decide which you like to carry. A lot of us here change off weapons depending where we are going and what we will be doing. It will be trial and error.
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    M 1911 with both hands - even with the finger I just broke last night (wife wanted me to go to the doctor - nope). Did I say M 1911?
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    I guess I should buy holsters for both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by towen View Post
    I guess I should buy holsters for both?
    That would be an excellent idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by towen View Post
    I guess I should buy holsters for both?
    Might as well, I have a Galco/Desantis/Remora holster for every one of my handguns. Every handgun in my safe is in a holster. Since I keep them all chambered, it basically acts as a trigger guard.
    I don't always carry two concealed S&W 500's.........JUST KIDDING!

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    Welcome to the site from Maryland ....Carry what you feel most comfortable to carry and what your budget will allow . If you have disposible income buy different guns and collect and carry . If your budget is a bit tighter then go to the gun range and most shops rent guns for range time and you can swicth out different models . And if you just have the two guns listed above carry them both for a couple months each .
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    Quote Originally Posted by towen View Post
    Looking for advise. People that have carried both. They have pros and cons.

    Thanks.
    Ok, I understand, but are you wanting pros and cons of each platform? Manual of arms considerations? Carry qualities with respect to size and weight? Capacity vs ballistics? Ect ect..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddclancy View Post
    I love Glock and I voted for the Gen4 G23, however, I don't usually carry mine. I always carry the Gen4 G27 or the G30S, because the Gen4 texture on the longer grip of the G23 rubs into my side. Still, I would go with the Glock 23 over a 1911.

    1. More rounds
    2. Lighter weight
    3. No safeties to mess with
    This seems to basically sum it up. Something like a 1911 may be better in a match setting, or even for just basic marksmanship shooting due to the bigger grip and longer sight radius, but at a standard self defense range, in the standard self defense scenario, the Glock is the clear way to go for me. No safety or anything to mess with, even the smallest Glock holds more rounds than a full size 1911, and much lighter.

    I really dont see any reason why people would want to carry a 1911 compared to a Glock other than the fact they are thinner, but even then, something like the G36 holds 1 less round than a 7 shot 1911, and is much, much, much smaller. Objectively, the Glock checks all the boxes for features of a good carry gun, and the 1911 doesnt really check many at all.

    That being said, I will eventually buy a 1911 to have as a range toy, just because they look so nice and are fun to shoot. Will still carry a simple, boring Glock though.
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    Carry qualities. Printing with each (single stack vs double stack)? Maneuverability? ....

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    Thanks for the info!

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