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 ...
Good Idea 1911's are reliable enough
No not a good Idea to hard to keep running
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
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.
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 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.
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.Or maybe I should ask what do you all think about carrying a 1911 at all?
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I own 2 Springfields and a Colt. Never had an issue with them.