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carrying a 1911

This is a discussion on carrying a 1911 within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm not a large person 5'9 170 so unless it's winter and can wear a thick jacket i can't carry full size 1911 without people ...

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    I'm not a large person 5'9 170 so unless it's winter and can wear a thick jacket i can't carry full size 1911 without people asking why the bulge on my back. will be carrying colt new agent 1911 compact starting next week though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armydad View Post
    The gun will be perfect. You now need to find that "right" holster unless you already own that as well. If so, you are good to go!!

    I do have what I think is a very good holster it's Wilson combat LO-PROFILE Sharkskin OWB.
    Holds the gun real close to the body and a little higher ride.
    I have some other but they don't compare.
    What do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrawse View Post
    I was a Glock guy for 16 years, switched to 1911s this year, and haven't looked back :)

    Kimber or Springfield, here.
    I was also a glock guy for many years about 20 years mostly do to the fact thats what I trained others to use. Have always been a 1911 guy at heart.
    Did you have any trouble switching?

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    My daily carry has been a Taurus PT 1911. However, recently I had problems with the trigger locking up after 4 to 6 rounds. The slide was fully closed, and the hammer in the cocked position. However, the hammer would not drop no matter how hard I squeezed the trigger. After some research, online, I decided that he problem was being caused by the locking screw installed on the Taurus PT 1911s. I had the hammer and sear replaced with a Wilson Combat hammer and sear kit. So far, I have put about 200 rounds through it with no more problems. After another 200 or so, I'll return it to being my carry piece of choice. For now, I'm carrying an S&W 686, 4" barreled .357 mag with 125 grn hollow points. The weight of this gun makes me appreciate my 1911 even more.

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    It's what I have trained with, am proficient with, am comfortable with, and carry. See signature line below.'Nuff said.
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    Sounds like you're good to go.
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    I completely trust my PT1911. I carry it in one of Rocky's Pure Kustom Black Ops holsters.
    I trust my 1911 more than any other carry weapon I own.
    Carry on!

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    I carry a Rock Island 1911 everyday. Trust it completely! Runs with everything I put through it except some cheap Semi wad cutters that I got for free. I have fired hundreds of FMJ with no issues and at least 1 box of defensive ammo with no issues. I use hydrashocks as my defense ammo.

    Buy it, break it in, carry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessie View Post
    I have a Trp springer 1911 just hit a thousand rds it's been 100% for those 1000 rds.
    Do you think it's reliable enough to carry for SD?
    1000 rounds without failure, yes I would say it's reliable enough for self-defense.
    Or maybe I should ask what do you all think about carrying a 1911 at all?
    I think it's a matter of personal tastes really. I've carried a 1911 for about 32 years now, I plan to continue to do so for a long time (God willing ). I have owned/own/carried, Sig's, Glock's, Beretta's, and any number of revolvers in those years, I'd always returned to the 1911 platform, it is just the most natural, comfortable, and easiest handgun for me to shoot really well.
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    I own 2 Springfields and a Colt. Never had an issue with them.

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