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    They're all the same. Maybe a little thinner with some aftermarket grips.
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    Interesting question. I'll play. My Kimber Pro Crimson Carry is 1.265 inches at it's widest point, which is the scales. The slide is .909 inches and including the thumb safety, it's 1.204 inches.
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    don't 3" barrel 1911's have the thinnest frames?

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    Barrel length has nothin' to do with the width. All 1911's are appox. 1.28" in width counting thumb safety. Scuba has it right.
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    HUH?

    The difference isn't even worth considering IMHO.
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    I remember reading somewhere that 3" defender model 1911's had a slightly slimmer frame. Anyone know anything about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakin View Post
    I remember reading somewhere that 3" defender model 1911's had a slightly slimmer frame. Anyone know anything about this?
    The Colt Defender has the same width receiver as the larger pistols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pakin View Post
    don't 3" barrel 1911's have the thinnest frames?
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    I remember reading somewhere that 3" defender model 1911's had a slightly slimmer frame. Anyone know anything about this?
    No. They are the same in frame width.

    You might be thinking of the Springfield EMP which was a reduced grip circumference, but the frame thickness is the same if I'm not mistaken.

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    You can go to Aluma Grips and get their extra thin grips which make a considerable difference. You will also need new bushings and grip screws available from Brownells for $12.
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