Mostly curious, how many carry a 1911 of some form for SD?

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    I carry a Colt Stainless CC XSE with Big Dot Sights every day with 2 spare 8 round wilson 47d mags
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    I still carry an XSE Commander sometimes. It is still the thinnest, lightest .45 I've used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible View Post
    If you don't mind me asking...what might that have been?
    The wind blew my coat sleeve as I fired and it would up wound up wedged between the beavertail and the hammer.
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    I have and still do carry a 1911.
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    I've started carrying one around the house and property.

    It's my first 1911 and until I'm more familiar with the new pistol the SP101 will remain my main carry.

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    Count me in, i cycle the sp101 too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    The wind blew my coat sleeve as I fired and it would up wound up wedged between the beavertail and the hammer.
    Huh.
    I'm assuming it must have been an enhanced hammer/swept beaver-tail (where no space is between them, trapping fabric) like so:




    Vs the stock grip safety and spur hammer like this (where there's too much room for fabric to get stuck)?



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    Yep, my usual carry is a New Agent in .45 (3" barrel) in a CTAC. Sometimes I carry a Mil-spec (5" barrel) in an MTAC. On rare occasion I carry my SP101 in a cheapo Fobus holster. I'm sensing a theme here.

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    Primarily carry a 3-inch 1911 but on occasion will carry a 4 or 5 inch.
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    My EDC rotation includes a 3" 1911 in a MTAC. Occasionally, I carry my 5" 1911 in a DM Bullard Bodyguard.
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    Yep... there's a 1911 in the carry rotation, along with a .38 snub and a Kahr CW9.

    Haven't had a reliability problem with any of the 3 1911s... no need to tinker with 'em... they haven't worn my patience thin. The TRP gets used about 120 rounds a week in club matches, haven't done more than wipe it down and give it a little lube in 4-5 months now.
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    I carry one every day, have for two years.
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    Stainless Officer's 1911 is my go-to concealed carry piece for the last 25 years. Best ergonomics for me of anything I have shot, never a malfunction except bad ammo. I sometimes have to forego the 1911 if I need to deep conceal. Full-size 1911 when I'm doing chores at the ranch.

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    Mostly curious, how many carry a 1911 of some form for SD?

    My Kimber Ultra Covert II is my edc 1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Yep... there's a 1911 in the carry rotation, along with a .38 snub and a Kahr CW9.

    Haven't had a reliability problem with any of the 3 1911s... no need to tinker with 'em... they haven't worn my patience thin. The TRP gets used about 120 rounds a week in club matches, haven't done more than wipe it down and give it a little lube in 4-5 months now.

    That's what's great about the 1911. I've never possessed a 1911 that didn't run reliably, or that required time and patience to keep it running reliably, and that's after running a substantial pile of .45 ammo through the ones I own and have owned over 34 years time.
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