Back to carrying the 1911

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    Back to carrying the 1911

    Yesterday was the last day of summer, the highs down here are projected to be in the mid-80's for the next 10 days and the temps should gradually ride down from here.

    The G26 stayed in the safe this morning, and out came the MTAC and the FX Titan .45, loaded up with 230gr hp.

    It's a good bit heavier, but also a good bit thinner. The Titan is clearly nothing to brag about, but it has won me over and just seems to get better with time. Hearing the hollow 'thunk' of the round entering the chamber while running the buttery-smooth action this morning actually brought a smile to my face.

    I'm looking forward to when I can break out the flannel shirts and jean jacket now.
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    Everyone is different. I find a Glock to be a much more comfortable carry than a similarly-sized Kimber, even in the same model holster.

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    Know exactly what you are talking about. I have been carrying mine for the last month IWB, under a polo shirt. It's heavier, but thinner, and it feels sooooo good holsterd on the belt.

    And those big fat bullets are absolutely great to see.
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    Yup I know whatcha mean... I'm sporting my M&P 9c today and going solo for the first time in a while.. Put my 637 in the safe and decided that after 450 to 500 rounds DR with my M&P and zero malfunctions, I figure I'm good to go.. I can sure feel the difference in weight, but still a bit smitten with the new pistol so it's all good.


    +1 on the cool air. I can't wait for the sixty degree high temp days..
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    Lol, in a few months we will all be looking forward to warm weather and lighter guns.
    But it's all good, so many will never see the seasons change again.
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    Finally 35 night, 55 day. perfect weather. The 1911 can't wait for parka pocket carry. Hands in the pockets will be everyday normal soon.
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    Now that I have mine back, and as it gets cooler here I will transition away from my mod 66 for the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Lol, in a few months we will all be looking forward to warm weather and lighter guns.
    But it's all good, so many will never see the seasons change again.
    LOL, yeah ain't that the truth... Lucky for me, the next few months is when I usually have a few extra bills around to make new purchases.







    Already have my eyes on a couple other firearms that have been on my list for the past year, or so. Love this time of year.
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    Thinking the same thing..NEXT month. Still too hot down here in mid-west GA for the Colt. Been carrying my SP101 alot in my "Old Grunt Special" from Hays Holsters, very comfortable. Prior to the 101 coming around it was my G26 85% of the time and the Colt OM the rest. Want to get back to packin' the 45ACP in what passes for winter down here.
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    It's ALWAYS 1911 weather in Maine!
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    Rock on WHEC!! 1911's in the CSRA.
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    Well I always hear the clunk of a .45 round hitting the chamber, but as the weather cools down, the gun will change. The CW45 will see the inside of the safe and a 1911 will replace it.
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    Dang it! I keep doing everything backwards. Not only do I carry crossdraw, but now that cooler (jacket) weather is here, I'm finding myself switching from a larger (P220 Carry) to a smaller (Springer LW Champion Operator) EDC pistol!.
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    I carry mine, no matter the weather. Just depends on my mood.

    It's easier to load those fat bullets in their mags, too
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    Tried to lighten my load this summer by trying to carry my kahr K9. Good shoot'in 'lil pistol,but my custom bobtailed Kimber Pro Raptor is mostly what I've carried since early spring.
    When it gets to be "jacket weather" my Colt goverment model will be my EDC.

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