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Would you carry/Do you carry, an unmodified Government style 1911

This is a discussion on Would you carry/Do you carry, an unmodified Government style 1911 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Yes, indeed. The sights would be my only real reservation............ I prefer the look of an largely unmodified 1911. The plainer the better! {though some ...

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    Yes, indeed. The sights would be my only real reservation............

    I prefer the look of an largely unmodified 1911. The plainer the better! {though some fancy stocks are kind of neat!}

    Cocking serrations on the front of a slide are my pet peeve. Purely from an asthetic standpoint.............


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    I'd have to have at least an ambidex safety as I'm a lefty, but other than that I think it's a fine handgun to pack. I have some reservations about the capacity, but I wouldn't feel undergunned.
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    Would you carry/Do you carry, an unmodified Government style 1911?

    If it's proven itself reliable, I have and will.
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    On occation I carry my series 70 basically stock. It's like my dress gun.

    It was reliable enough for our soldiers to carry while in the trenches with nazis. I think it's good enough for me.
    I'm married to my Kahr.

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    I daily carry the same Kimber Custom II, and shoot competition with it. Did change the sights though; TFO's.
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    Started with Colt 1911 from 1918, upgraded to AF modified , then upgraded to Kimber. The Colt and AF modified have been retired to collection. If I had to revert back to old style I would carry my Norinco 1911A1, the sights are bad but it works just fine. My problem now is mainly my old eyes, but I have been carrying and shooting a 1911 style pistol for so many years muscle memory helps the eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahrcarrier View Post
    Cocking serrations on the front of a slide are my pet peeve. Purely from an asthetic standpoint.............
    I agree on the aesthetics, but I also don't like the idea of putting my hand that close to the muzzle when my other hand is on the grip!
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    Sure i would .. but i need a Ambi Safety for sure and prefer a beavertail .. i don't carry a plain one because i don't have to

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    heck. almost any of them

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    I kind of "cheat".

    I carry a Taurus PT1911, which comes from the factory with all the modifications that people used to spend $1000+ for on a Colt...

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    By stock I take this to mean a GI 1911. If I had to yes. I require my 1911s to have the following for carry purposes:

    Ed Brown beavertail, thumb safety, and slide lock.
    C&S Ultralight internals; 3# pull no creep or overtravel
    Night sights: XS Big Dot or Heinie Straight 8


    The beavertail is mandatory for comfort under rapid fire. The thumb safety I use is the wide one and is great for gloved hands. The C&S trigger kit cleans up the trigger. You can work on GI internals so much and it will never equal a C&S kit.

    Night sights are mandatory as shootings might happen in low light. They are also easier to see in the daytime.

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    I carried a Springfield GI for well over a year stock, and after that I carried it with new grips for about six months. Personally I have no problem with them, and to be honest I still carry it occasionally now when my XD isn't feasible.
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    back in the early 80's i carried a out of the box a colt combat commander. did nothing to the gun, just carried it. and it still the same today. so if need be, i would still carry it today without any changes.
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