This is a discussion on Switched within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hello how many of you used to carry a 1911 I mean like for years and then got up one day and said it was ...

View Poll Results: Did change your carry format from a 1911?

91. You may not vote on this poll
  • Nope can't leave my 1911's behind

    24 26.37%
  • Yes and went to ? (never looked back)

    37 40.66%
  • Tried but keep coming back to a 1911

    16 17.58%
  • See no reason to carry anything else

    14 15.38%
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 47

Thread: Switched

  1. #1
    Member Array eagleeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007



    how many of you used to carry a 1911 I mean like for years and then got up one day and said it was time for a change.
    Made that change and never looked back and why?

  2. #2
    Ex Member Array azchevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Oceanfront Property
    I did many years ago. Wanted something with more capacity so i went with A G17 then a G29. I am now wanting lighter weight so I carry a revolver. Imagine that.

  3. #3
    Distinguished Member Array Diddle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Too much weight for me personally and too much bulk for my line of work.
    Indusrtrial Machine Tool Technician - Certified Refrigeration Technician - CET
    NRA Life Member

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Ex Member Array Kerby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Norfolk Va 23518
    No did not do this, Glock does not make a 1911, although I love the classic 1911 for me it is a range gun and not one I would want in my hand during a fight..

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array Dragman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Vandergrift PA
    Glock = more rounds, lighter, super reliable. I didn't wanna but I couldn't help myself.
    To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women

  7. #6
    Member Array ShadeAngel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Denver, CO
    I switched from a full size SA 1911 Loaded to a SA XD45 tac, same barrel length, similar grip angle, way more capacity.
    "You can't shake the devils hand and say you were only kidding"

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array joker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Carried a 1911 in .45 acp for a few months before I decided on a more reliable, higher capacity, lighter, smaller GLOCK 19. My 1911 wasn't very reliable, I realize some are, but mine wasn't.
    NRA Life Member

    With great power comes great responsibility.-Stan Lee

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array TWO GUNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Went from 1911 to Glocks.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

  10. #9
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    I actually did the opposite. I went from a CZ 75 P-06 .40 cal to a Dan Wesson 1911 CBOB. Both are ultra reliable and the edge on accuracy goes to the DW.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  11. #10
    Array msgt/ret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    North Carolina
    Tried a few Glocks just to see why they are worshiped so much, don’t care for the trigger and overall ergonomics. Will stay with the 1911 although I do occasionally carry a revolver just for something different.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
    Hóka-héy! Crazy Horse

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array glockman10mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Central Kentucky
    No kidding here, I litterally went thru about 15,000.00$ in about 4 years. I really wanted to like it and make it my auto pistol carry gun, but they just did not suit me. I had a custom by Vickers, Brown, and more, and a slew of over the counter models. To me they are too heavy for daily carry, and sometimes not reliable enough. The capacity did not bother me. If I were to get another, it would be a plain old base model Colt.

    The endearing qualities of the 1911 to me are the flat design and classic look. For me, price is not important, if it is worth it, but in my opinion, there are too many good designs in pistols out there that cost much less and work much better. The CZ 75, Sig, and Glocks are those that come to mind.

  13. #12
    Member Array ccwguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    NE Ohio
    Yes. I started with a S&W 1911Sc Commander length and a Colt New Agent. I switched to a SIG P220 Carry SAS. I switched because of the DA/SA trigger pull of the SIG. I loved the SA trigger of the 1911, but I just didn't practice enough to always remember to swipe the safety in a stress fire situation.

  14. #13
    Member Array Sleipnir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Georgia, USA
    I bought a Ruger SP101 to supplement my 1911, but not replace it. If I'm going out in just a t-shirt then the SP101 rides OWB, but if I'm wearing an undershirt with a cover I wear the 1911 and sometimes with the SP101 riding along AIWB as a BUG depending on where I'm going.

  15. #14
    Member Array UtahRSO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    near SLC, Utah
    I have TWO favorites that I keep trading off with, the 1911 and the Springfield XDM-40. I'll carry one for a while, and then go to the other. So far I haven't had a problem with the different manual of arms between the two. Still, I won't deny a bit of worry that I'll forget to swipe the safety off the 1911 if push comes to shove. But I love my 1911, and I love my XDM.
    "None who have always been free can understand
    the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom
    to those who are not free."

  16. #15
    Member Array ksblazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    I started out with a .40 Browning Hi Power then went to a glock 23 and now a Colt Defender.

    The Colt Defender and my LW Snubby are my prefered carry pistols. That said I'm going to break the glock out and give it another try. As mentioned I'm worried about flipping the safety off under stress and like having the extra capacity.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Switched from Glocks to P7's
    By moby clarke in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: February 6th, 2011, 12:41 AM
  2. SWITCHED-I transferred mulitple unregistered firearms FROM NJ to VA!!!!!!!!
    By Free American in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 1st, 2009, 04:48 PM
  3. I switched back...
    By LoneRanger in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: October 13th, 2007, 02:01 PM
  4. Replies: 18
    Last Post: September 24th, 2007, 10:03 PM
  5. Switched the Grips
    By Bruces45 in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: November 25th, 2005, 11:35 PM

Search tags for this page

does the kahr cw45 have a safety button?

Click on a term to search for related topics.