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    Need advice...

    I am thinking of getting the SPRINGFIELD ARMORY ULTRA-COMPACT V-10 STAINLESS 1911 PISTOL for my concealed carry. Does anyone have any advice and/or opinion on this particular pistol for CC???
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    Make sure you get a good belt, good holster and maybe even some suspenders to keep it all up.
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    Is it that heavy or something? I believe a good belt/holster should be just fine. I am a big boy now and I believe I can handle the weight. But as for suspenders, I don't think so buddy.
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    Hahaha, get some of those rainbow ones, you'll be set. Really though, it is a bit heavy for such a little gun. Porting isnt such a good idea for a carry gun.
    If I were you, I'd look into the light weight models.
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    OK

    Thanks for the help but it is a really nice gun, I may just buy it anyway. Haha. Here is a picture of it, for those not familiar with it.
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    The V-10 is the ported model. I've heard from others the sights get covered in powder after just a few shots, and that shooting at night can be blinding. I have no firsthand experience with the ported barrels, but maybe some others can offer their thoughts.

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    I've had plenty of experiance with ported guns, and would never buy one.
    It is a nice gun, but I just dont think its the best choice for CCW or defense purpose mainly due to the ports.
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    I once owned the Hi-cap version of that (without the ports). Mine had serious function issues and was LOUD with hot loads, with those ports it'll be even more so - and no, they're not really that heavy. I mean come on, it's a 3.5" OACP not a Colt Dragoon.

    Overall, Springfield makes good guns so if that's the one that tickles your fancy I'd think you'd be fine in buying it.
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    Thx everyone. I have a lot to think about. Ha.
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    Another vote against porting

    You seem to be set on the Springfield Ultra Carry in stainless steel with ported barrel, a 32 ounce all steel gun. But since you asked for advice, mine would be to avoid porting on a carry gun, for the reasons others have already mentioned. I had one ported gun and decided that the problems outweighed the benefits.

    I would also look for an aluminum framed 1911 for carry, which would save you about 8 ounces (half a pound) in a gun you are carrying around all day. My choice would either be the 3 inch barrel Kimber Ultra Carry or the Colt Defender, both of which have aluminum frames and weigh 24 ounces empty. Here is the Kimber:


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    Micro 1911's seem to be somewhat hit or miss with reliability feeding. Might want to consider a 4" 1911, too. I carry a SA Champ, no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I've had plenty of experiance with ported guns, and would never buy one.
    It is a nice gun, but I just dont think its the best choice for CCW or defense purpose mainly due to the ports.
    Yep Sixto is right on here. I have shot ported guns and they wouldn't even make the list for a CCW weapon. Rent one if possible and shoot it in the dark. Then make a decision. Also don't forget the blow back that will end up in your face. God forbid you have to shoot from a low frontal position.
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    I know 3 guys who swear by their Springfield microcompact 1911's. And i trust their judgement, altho they don't have the ported barrell..

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