This is a discussion on Mostly curious, how many carry a 1911 of some form for SD? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I carry a full size 1911 exclusively, in a crossbreed super tuck. That with a good belt, had given me no problems at all. It's ...
I carry a full size 1911 exclusively, in a crossbreed super tuck. That with a good belt, had given me no problems at all. It's the gun i shoot the most accurately, love the trigger. Wouldn't trust my life with anything else.
I did carry a 1911 untill mysrlf and a few friends had a discussion about our carry guns. It was brought up that god forbid we had no other choice but to use our firearm to save ourself from imminate danger that when it is over and LEO shows up there goes your gun. I never thought about that, gun taken for evidence never to be seen again. Sorry your gun has been misplaced and we can not find it. Now my 1911 mostly sees the safe or get togethers. My Glock sees the most carry time now.
I just switched to a 4" 1911 after carrying an HK USP Compact for a decade or so. So far so good, and I've even gotten a few compliments.
i do have a 5" 1911 that is reliable enough for CC, but i don't. it's strictly a range gun. the reason is that all my other carry guns are 'point and shoot', and i don't trust myself to run the 1911's safety so that it's not engaged when i need to shoot. same thing with my SAO Sig P-220.
I have a Kimber Custom II in my carry rotation.
Full size 1911 in a MTAC IWB. For me the choice of a 1911 was perfect as I prefer a gun with manual safety. I can wrestle with my two kids and not worry about a thing. Cocked and Locked at all times.
An EMP in 9mm but only when I want to dress up and show off.
Full sized Kimber stainless from day one.
1911 when a follow up shot just isn't an option
If I had a 1911 & it was reliable it would certainly go in my carry rotation.
USN Submarine & UDT/SEAL Veteran
1SG, US Army Retired - Airborne Infantry All the Way!
Retired PI/Armed Security
I moved away from 1911's about two years ago and have been carrying a Glock or M&P both at work and on personal time. But, I picked up another Nighthawk (Diamond Black GRP), which will be here in a couple days, and I'll likely start carrying it right away. I'm happy with 1911's just as I am Glocks and I whole heartedly believe that modern 9mm ammo is pretty much as effective as modern 45, but I shoot 1911's a little better and just prefer the way they feel.
So, I'll likely mix it up, but the Nighthawk will be seeing a good bit of carry time.
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