which lightweight "Commander-size" 1911 would you choose?

This is a discussion on which lightweight "Commander-size" 1911 would you choose? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; If strictly for citizen defense, why just think of Commander sized gun. Most 'situations' happen under 10ft. My Colt Defender is almost as accurate as ...

View Poll Results: which LW commander-size 1911 would you recommend for carry and why?

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  • Smith & Wesson 1911 PD

    24 17.02%
  • Kimber Pro Carry II

    55 39.01%
  • Colt XSE Lightweight Commander

    24 17.02%
  • Springfield Armory Lightweight Champion

    22 15.60%
  • Other (please specify)

    16 11.35%
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    If strictly for citizen defense, why just think of Commander sized gun.

    Most 'situations' happen under 10ft.

    My Colt Defender is almost as accurate as my Colt Commander at 50 feet. From what I read, most bad situations happen in under 10 feet. A Defender type would be more than adequate and much easier carried and hidden.

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    I voted Smith, 'cause I put my mouth where my money is. I've got one, and it's a dandy.
    "...bad decisions that turn out well often make heroes."


    Gary D. Mitchell, A Sniper's Journey: The Truth About the Man and the Rifle, P. 103, NAL Caliber books, 2006, 1st Ed.

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    +1 on the Kimber CDP Pro. Mine is a II series that did go back to the factory when I first purchased it. I was shooting the gun without oil, hadn't cleaned it before I started shooting it, didn't even bother reading the manual to find out there was a break-in period. All I had know was revolvers.
    Now along with the Pro CDP II I've got a Custom CDP II they are both broken in and kept clean and lubed. They are really nice guns that work flawlessly (also replaced the factory spring in the Pro with a Wolf XP) to get to failure free statis.
    I think Kimber gets a bad rep from guys similar to myself who go in unaware of how to maintain, and make the gun run right. I trust my Kimbers now and they are great for hitting what I aim at.

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    Purchased a CDP 2 days after 911. I use four weapons as my normal carry. The CDP carried in a Coronado Leather coat. A Glock 26 kept in my briefcase. My J frame 638, carried primary around the house. And my Sunday go to meeting gun a Kahr PM9. I do notice the 1911 safety for a short time after changing. Luckily in the winter its my primary gun and I soon get the safety to a subconsous level.


    Jim

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