1911 Officers vs full size grip concealability?

1911 Officers vs full size grip concealability?

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    1911 Officers vs full size grip concealability?

    How many of you daily carriers notice a siginificant difference between the shorter officers grip vs the full size grip? Does the shorter grip make a big enough difference to choose it over a LW Commander?


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    ...for me, yes!

    My two Kimbers...both CDP's...the Pro CDP's handle can be concealed but not as well as my Ultra CDP...
    If I were to do it again (and stayed with Kimber), I get the Compact CDP. It has the longer barrel of the Pro, but the shorter grip of the Ultra...
    The shorter grip does make concealment a bit easier...OMO
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    No, but everyone is different. Some can't carry any weight, others, carry what they want with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mocarryguy View Post
    No, but everyone is different. Some can't carry any weight, others, carry what they want with no issues.
    I have both a full-sized Norinco M1911A1 and a Colt CCO (with an Officer's frame and a Commander's slide). I find I prefer carrying the CCO, but YMMV.

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    For myself , and myself only ... I find the butt the hardest part to conceal so the shorter the better . I also dont mind a " two finger " grip such as a Kahr pm for a carry gun , tho i prefer a full grip to shoot with .
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    I like my Colt Officers and my Para P-12. No question I think better for me than a full size.

    Although I don't carry them much anymore as they are all steel and my polymer Glock and XD do have noticably less weight.
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    I carry a Baer Stinger, Officer grip/Commander slide.

    To me it's about the perfect carry 1911. The shorter grip conceals a little better, and makes sitting in a car more comfortable, while the longer slide makes it easier to hit with.

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    I have a Wilson CQB (all steel) with officers butt and also a LW Commander. Just wondering if the LW with full butt is easier to conceal than an all steel (heavier) short butt.

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    For me the officer grip is alot easier, I can carry a full grip but holster cant and clothing require more attention. With the officer grip I can wear just about whatever I want.

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    In hotter weather with lighter clothing I find my Micro is easier to conceal. In the cooler winter months I seem to lean toward my LW Commander.
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