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    I'm looking for some suggest / feedback on carry 1911s out there. I've always been a Glock guy for my CC weapons, however sitting in Afghanistan looking at what I want to reward myself with when when I get back I stumbled on the 1911's which is something I've always want to get. So far I've narrowed it down to the Kimber Pro Carry II, and the Springfield Loaded Micro compact. I'm just looking for any other suggestions on small 45s out there that won't break the bank. I"m not stuck either on .45 cal, I would be more than happy in a 9mm or .40 cal as well as I'm thinking they would be a little more shootable then the .45 would be. Thanks for any imput I can get. Thanks

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    Personally I prefer full sized 1911's, as the longer sight radius and extra weight help make for a much more shootable weapon, especially with .45s. And concealing them really isn't hard to do at all.

    A lot of people swear by commander length guns too, which is in between full sized government models and the short 3 inch barreled ones, you might want to give those a look to.

    As an aside, where in the Stan are ya at, I just got back from Helmand province last week.
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    I like a 5" Kimber. TLE/RL II SS. It works fine for me but if it were to be a 9mm like a 1911, it would be a Browning Hi Power. S&W 1911 5", 4 1/4" and the 3" Pro model ar also worth having a look at all .45 ACP.
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    Springfield is head and shoulders above Kimber.

    Do some quick research on both of them, here on this forum.
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    Here ya go soldier(take your pick), and THANKS for your service!

    Top one is a Kimber Tactical Ultra II. 3" gun, 26oz and goes bang every time. My EDC. Dan Wesson CBOB, 4" commander all steel cast frame, they cropped it's arse off so it's more concealable. An OLD 70's series satin nickle Colt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skysoldier29 View Post
    I'm looking for some suggest / feedback on carry 1911s out there. I've always been a Glock guy for my CC weapons, however sitting in Afghanistan looking at what I want to reward myself with when when I get back I stumbled on the 1911's which is something I've always want to get. So far I've narrowed it down to the Kimber Pro Carry II, and the Springfield Loaded Micro compact. I'm just looking for any other suggestions on small 45s out there that won't break the bank. I"m not stuck either on .45 cal, I would be more than happy in a 9mm or .40 cal as well as I'm thinking they would be a little more shootable then the .45 would be. Thanks for any imput I can get. Thanks
    Inexpensive and quality 1911s don't belong in the same sentence. But if you can afford a Kimber you can afford a Dan Wesson. My Kimber SS TLE/RL ran about $1,200 and when I traded it towards a V-Bob that ran about $1,500. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ure-heavy.html So go big or go home
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    What size are you thinking? you mentioned a Kimber Pro (4") and a Springfield Micro Compact (3")

    You most likely gonna hear good and bad about any brand of 1911, especially the shorter you go. You'll hear reliability complaints about officer sized guns, but there's plenty of satisfied owners out there as well. My Kimber Ultra has gone 700 rounds without a single hiccup. And if you're looking for an easily concealable platform, its alloy frame brings it in at 26 oz, its compact, single stack, wonderfully concealable... and, did I mention, it shoots these affective little 230 gr sledge hammers!

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    Kimber ultra carry II here, love it, not one failure right outta the box, beautiful to look at and very comfortable and accurate within 15 yards.

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    I am a personal fan of the full sizes...they are still very much concealable.
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    My EDC is a Kimber Tactical Ultra II. I love it. I carry it in a Tucker Texas Heritage...great IWB holster.
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    Thumbs up either of these two are good to go







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    I just can't believe how expensive some of the 1911s run. For the price of one 1911, I can buy two Glocks, buy my girl a new pair of shoes, and take her out on the town for the night.

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    Springfield makes the GI model in 3 and 4 inch, as well as full size. They are very reliable (at least in my experience with the full size) and they should run you $600 or less brand new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skysoldier29 View Post
    I just can't believe how expensive some of the 1911s run. For the price of one 1911, I can buy two Glocks, buy my girl a new pair of shoes, and take her out on the town for the night.
    Lol yeah I hear that. I'm paying $2200 for my next 1911 and that's considered a good deal on the gun I'm getting.

    I'd look at Springfield but I will say I'm not a fan of guns with shorter than 4" barrel. To give you an example of why. Wilson combat offers a reliability package for any 1911 you send them. They'll go over it and make adjustments as needed to make it run. They will not guarantee their work on anything with a shorter than 4" barrel. That says something to me. Now there are people who have the Ultra Compact etc 1911s and they work well, but for me? Nah, I prefer a larger weapon.
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    eh some people feel better spending 100 grand on a car too.....but a 25,000 car will get you to the same place

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