4'' 1911 or glock for main carry gun.

This is a discussion on 4'' 1911 or glock for main carry gun. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; IMO only you can decide it. I like 1911s and I carry one; I never carry the Glock....

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    IMO only you can decide it. I like 1911s and I carry one; I never carry the Glock.
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    1911's are fantastic firearms, but I much prefer a Glock for carry. They're lighter, no manual safety, higher capacity, easier operation and mostly..... more affordable. If you use your firearm, it's likely going to be confiscated. I'd rather my $500 Glock be taken than a $1000+ 1911. I guess that's easy for me to say since I prefer a Glock over a 1911. For somebody who prefers 1911's over Glock's that may not matter to them. I own a 1911 and I love it, but it's nothing more than a range toy.

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    I personally prefer the 1911 over the glock, I have 3- 1911s,one being a RIA, and two glocks. But when you throw the lower end 1911 into the equasion, I think I would go with the glock, and I am looking into another Glock myself, thinking one of the smaller glocks might not be bad, one thing for sure, I have never pulled the trigger on a glock and not got a bang or had a follow up bang, never had a malfunction period, so my vote reluctantly goes to the Glock, and if your wanting a 1911 to play with, per say, the RIA has been an exceptional weapon for me so far, thats with around 400 rounds with no hiccups. Am i contradiciting myself here, lol ......
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    I have both..a Glock 19 and a recently purchased Sig Scorpion Carry. I am partial to 1911's, I feel I shoot them better and feel better to me. However my Glock 19 is smaller,lighter and easier to conceal then my Scorpion Carry. Last year I purchased a Kimber Ultra Carry,,I ended up selling it to buy my wife a Macbook. I wish I hadn't, it really was the best of both worlds, but went with the Sig when I got more $, to try something different and because I liked the look.

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    OK so which model glock to go with in a 9mm something bigger than my xd9sc

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    So....being a 1911 guy for almost 40 years I find myself not comfortable with the striker fire trigger system. Much rather rely on the thumb safety and long trigger I'm used to.

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    I have also decided to go back to the 1911 platform. I put my H&K USP Compact 45 back in the safe and have been carrying my Para Ordnance P12-45 Limited.
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    It looks like you're leaning towards Glock. Ya can't go wrong with a 19. It's just about the perfect Glock for size and caliber. It is considered a compact 9mm, even though it is large enough to use as a duty weapon.

    I have numerous Glocks, but my first (and one of my favorites) is a Gen 2 19.
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    ^ What NR27 said. I'd seriously consider a Glock Model 19 if I were to only have 1 Glock or as my first Glock.
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    Thanks guys ill check out the 19.

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    Obviously, as others have pointed out, it is a personal preference thing. Its no secret that I really hate the 1911 style guns. I think they are too large, overpriced, and ugly. On top of that, a Glock will hold at least 50% more ammo in a smaller package.

    My best analogy is that a 1911 is sort of like a big jacked up monster truck. They may look cool, but they don't carry much, and sure are hard to park. They just aren't practical for daily use.
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    I carried a concealed FNP45 daily for 2 years. Then I started reading about the American Classic 1911s and figured I might get back to the 1911 platform for
    carry again. When I finally saw one in person (the commander model), I was immediately impressed with the fit and finish along with the smooth operation of
    the gun. That was all it took. It took me about 10 minutes to re-adjust to the 1911 and even less time to realize how much more comfortable it is to carry. I am also way more accurate with it than I was with the FN.. it fits my hand much better as well.
    At least check out the AC before you decide, I think you'll be surprised.

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    Why not look onto the Dan Wesson CCO? You already love the best pistol design ever produced so stick with it. I have the CCO and love it. Reliable to date and carried daily. 4.25" bbl with officer sized frame.

    Oh yeah..7+1 rounds of .45acp. Anyone saying 8 rounds isn't enough and you should get a Glock because of that is full of it.

    I'll add: I carried a G29 for a long time IWB. Got the CCO and strapped it on. I cannot describe how much thinner and more comfortable it was to switch. Lighter as well.
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    I grew up with 1911's in MI in the fifties. When we retired and moved from CA to PA, my first gun was a Gen 3 Glock 19 in 2005. Several years later I don't think I could have made a better choice. I've carried it a lot since, carrying it as I type this in fact. I've entered Action Pistol and IDPA matches with it, put thousands of rounds thorugh it for practice, and generally used it. It has a rail which I put a light on every night when it goes in the night stand drawer.

    Somebody said they had to send one to a Gunsmith which mystifys me. The gun is so simple to disassemble and reassemble, with parts available almost in vending machines they are so common, I can't imagine a problem I couldn't fix myself. Mine has been almost as reliable as gravity. I've never had a problem that was the gun's fault.

    I went through several other guns and ended up with a Glock 26 for those times when the grip of the 19 printed too much, and LCP and a P238 for the times I couldn't hide the 26.

    So I'd say, get the Glock. It's a really good self defense handgun, at least in the contest for the best available at any price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DW1911fan View Post
    I'm sure this has been discussed before but here it goes. I mostly carry an xd9sc. When i want to mix it up ill carry my Dan Wesson 5'' 1911. I love 1911 and have been looking at the 4 and 3 inch models in the ria and the American classic. I want a lesser gun than the Dan Wesson to carry all the time. But needs to be 100% reliable. Or get a glock in 9mm I will buy both eventually but which one should I buy first sense it will be about six months until I by the other.

    So when it comes down to it the question is would you trust your life on these budget 1911s or would you rather carry a glock?
    If you're buying both guns within a year what difference does it make which you get first?

    Far as which is more reliable well you're not comparing two manufacturer's, but one manufacturer with a different type of handgun made by multiple manufacturer's. To get an answer you'd have to pick a 1911 manufacturer and compare that to a Glock 9mm for accurate feedback.

    So, the answer to what you did ask is: Unknown.

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