New CCW needs advice 1911's / .45's etc.
Good evening all,
I'm a new concealed carrier, I currently have a S&W M&P .40c. I shoot it well; however, I want to move in the 1911 frame and possibly turn one of them into my all-time carry.
I wanted some advice on the pros/cons of carrying a 1911 vs a polymer handgun. I also want to move to .45acp cartridge. I am looking at a couple of the very small 1911 frames, Para Ordanance Warthog and Kimber Ultra Carry II. It seems at the moment that Warthog may have the upper hand due to double stack, although I can't seem to find the width measurements for the Warthog. IF its a lot more than 1.28'' which is what the Kimber is, I'll have to put the slim hog in instead.
To sum everything up, is there a downside to carrying 1911 frames as opposed to a polymer frame?
If there are not many negatives, which compact carry .45acp would you lean towards? I don't mind bias opinions, just want information in general.