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Full size vs Compact size?!

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View Poll Results: What size do you carry?

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  • Full Size (1911)

    71 17.75%
  • Compact(4¨)

    164 41.00%
  • Sub Compact(3¨)

    151 37.75%
  • Other

    14 3.50%
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    Glock 23. compact
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    agreed...4 inch commander size barrels are just fine. I'm referring to the smaller barrel compacts. I own one...but have seen the errors in my ways. A commander size .45 ACP auto would be fine. I, personally, am still going for the full size 5 inch barrel, all metal beast designed by Browning. Again...I intend to develop the discipline in carrying it. Hell, the kevlar helmet I wore in the Army weighed in at 11 lbs all by itself, let alone all the other weight I had to carry. I think I can carry a full size auto on my side without being under too much duress.

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    Compact. I like the look and feel of them much better then the five inch 1911's ans the subs are to small for me. my hands feel as though they are all over the gun.

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    I carry a compact.
    In a perfect world, they would make an IWB holster for my AR-15.

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    compact

    I prefer to carry the compact glock 19. I feel that the subs are a little too small for my hand. One can add a finger grip extension to the pistol, but then the gun is no longer a sub compact.
    One more step and it's on!

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    Cool re:

    I carry the XD 45 compact. I think the .45acp round is excellent self defense round and carry the biggest round you can shoot accurately with - - - carry the one that puts a bigger hole in the BG.
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    M&P45.

    H&R22 is too small and the 45/70 (1873 Springfield) is just too hard to hide.
    The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".

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    Today a compact Taurus Millennium Pro 45 ACP model PT745 inside a Compression T-shirt.
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    1911commander IWB

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    I've got an XD 45 service and an XD 9sc. While the 45 carries well, the 9sc carries better. I have made the 9sc my primary carry. The 9sc is easy to shoot, accurate and with Federal HST's I have no concern that it will stop the BG

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    Carrying the Sig P239 or the Kahr P9 as the EDC
    M&P Shield 9mm,
    STI Escort,
    and others....

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    I have carried both my Springfield 5" GI and currently carry a RIA Compact (officer size). Both without a problem. But, prefer the RIA Compact because it just makes it easier.

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    Barrel = 3.5 inches. Okay then… implementing Banker’s Rounding (round-to-even) 3.5 is closer to 4 than it is to 2. But since we are not dealing with large sets of statistical or scientific data and I don’t think we are too worried about trends with this poll, we don’t really need to take into account the slightly upward rounding bias of traditional rounding…

    Oh what the heck, I voted Compact(4”)

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    For me, carrying a sub-compact is easier than a full-sized gun.
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    When I can, Compact, P2SK
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    Because when you find something-you stop looking-Mooch

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