Tough choice here

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    Tough choice here

    I have decided to go with one model for all my concealed carry, not counting my BUG. At present I rotate between a Sig 220, 226, 229, 239, Baer 1911 Supertac, and a Baer Thunder Ranch Commanche in whatever I decide on mode at the moment. I'm sure that I'm loosing precious seconds when push comes to shove, if S***. I'm lost on this one. I'm not selling anything, just bringing myself up to the fastest response on one platform. A incident occurred yesterday that spurred this decision, and I believe it's in my family and myself best interest that I do this. Please add your comments, positive or negative, thanks.
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    I carry the same platform all the time (not counting the BUG), it may be a different model (Officers, Commander, Government etc.) but they all work the same, I want the familiarity.
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    I love my SIG's but I love my 1911's more.

    For everyday carry it's a commander sized 1911 for me. I just prefer to stick with one system for carry. I think a single action 1911 is the best for me and my shooting ability.
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    Well, are you happy with the concealability of each of them? If so, then are you attached to a particular caliber? Do you want to go Condition 1? It seems that setting your priorities will answer the question because those guns are pretty different.

    Obviously a Baer if you want to go cocked and locked.

    If concealability is top priority, then P239 or Comanche.

    If .45 is a must, then Baer or P220.

    If capacity is tops, then P226 or P229.

    At any rate, picking your top priority should get it down to a choice of only a couple different guns.
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    Platform familiarity is one of my top priorities, although different platforms. I agree totally.

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    All I carry are 1911's. Different sizes maybe, but all work exactly the same. Training and muscle memory takes over in a fight or flight situation.
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    I too like my Sig 228 but carry my SA Champ 100% of the time now.
    I want to stick with 1 CCW for familiarity. I really like the thumb safety on the 1911 for the remote chance my weapon is snatched the safety may give me that extra second to regain control. JMO
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    I'd pick the one you feel most comfortable with and have confidence in. If they were all layed out on the table in front of you and something started, which would you grab first? That is your answer.

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    I have full 100% confidence in my Baers and Sigs since I maintain them and treat them like the precision machines they are. Well maybe not that well. If they were all in front of me and I needed one, I'd just grab. I eliminated the 226 in 9mm even though I believe that the Corbon 115 gr. +P loads will do the job. It's now a house gun only except range trips.
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    I think the 229 is the best all around choice in your current stable, with having the option of the using the 239... both carry easy with the right holster/belt.

    There is also nothing wrong with the 1911 platform, in fact, if I could I would still use it instead of Sig. I just think with what you currently have, the Sig has more to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Platform familiarity is one of my top priorities, although different platforms. I agree totally.
    +1 Same platform is a great thing.
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    I'm new here. I joined up because I wanted to get opinions on snubs vs. compact autos for daily carry. I carry a Sig P220. I love the gun but I don't love to carry it. Weight is an issue, but the bulkiness of the P220 is a bigger issue. I wouldn't recommend it for daily concealed carry.

    Oh, I'm six feet tall and weigh 230. I'm not the Hulk but I'm not tiny. I have a friend who's much smaller than me who carries a long barrelled Ruger GP100. So, to each their own. For me the P220 is too bulky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chum View Post
    I'm new here. I joined up because I wanted to get opinions on snubs vs. compact autos for daily carry. I carry a Sig P220. I love the gun but I don't love to carry it. Weight is an issue, but the bulkiness of the P220 is a bigger issue. I wouldn't recommend it for daily concealed carry.

    Oh, I'm six feet tall and weigh 230. I'm not the Hulk but I'm not tiny. I have a friend who's much smaller than me who carries a long barrelled Ruger GP100. So, to each their own. For me the P220 is too bulky.
    Not sure how experienced you are at carry, but do you have a good belt? That can make all of the difference in the world.
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    I'm 5'11, 175 lbs. and have no problem concealing any of my choices with either a 55BNH or VM2H from Sparks and a belt from the Beltman. The weight issue really doesn't effect me since I just don't notice it. I'm leaning toward one of my 229s or one of my Baers. A excellent belt and hoster are an absolute must for comfortable carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    Not sure how experienced you are at carry, but do you have a good belt? That can make all of the difference in the world.
    I have a lot of experience shooting but only a little when it comes to carrying. I do have a thick heavy leather belt and an Uncle Mike's inside the waist holster.

    My apologies to the OP if I misunderstood the question. If weight or bulkiness aren't concerns then the full sized Sig P220 .45 is tough to beat imho. But if they aren't I don't really understand the question.

    I'm new so I'll just shut up and keep my opinions to myself.... for now

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