Springfield 1911 for EDC

Springfield 1911 for EDC

This is a discussion on Springfield 1911 for EDC within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi, I have the chance to buy a Springfield 1911 GI lightweight (4 inch bbl). I searched the forum and couldn't find any pros or ...

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Springfield 1911 for EDC

  1. #1
    Member Array 1SGCasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    122

    Springfield 1911 for EDC

    Hi,

    I have the chance to buy a Springfield 1911 GI lightweight (4 inch bbl). I searched the forum and couldn't find any pros or cons about carrying that weapon concealed?

    Does anyone here have any exprience carrying that?

    I've been carrying the Taurus 605 comfortably, but you know about that 1911 bug.

    Thanks
    Nill illigitimi carborundum
    -----------------------------
    Captain von Trapp: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
    Herr Zeller: You flatter me, Captain.
    Captain von Trapp: Oh, how clumsy of me - I meant to accuse you.


  2. #2
    Senior Member Array Mtbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    530
    I carry a Kimber Pro Carry, which is aluminum 4" 1911. It is very comfortable to carry. I use a TT IWB holster. Make sure you are proficient with the single action / flick the safety off before carrying. I see too many people carry a 1911 that really need practice shooting it in a stressful situation. 1911s were made to be carried condition 1 (cocked and locked). If you donít feel comfortable carrying like that, then the 1911 isn't the gun for you.

    My .02
    -Biker

  3. #3
    New Member Array YellowJacket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    11
    Don't have the GI LW but rather the LW Champion Bi-tone. I can tell you that it carries very comfortably and shoots great. So I imagine the GI would work just as well for CCW. I think you would enjoy it.

    Rick

  4. #4
    Member Array NoNameMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    224
    Any 4'' 1911 is surprisingly easy to conceal because it's so flat. The right holster and belt can make the job easier.

    I have to say, try out the gun before you buy it. Dry fire it a few times. I have found the GI's trigger to be unpleasant, especially compared to other 1911's with comparable price. My buddy has the 5'' Springfield GI, but I'll bet that the 4'' trigger is the same.

    But hey, if you like it, and the price is right, get it!
    "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

  5. #5
    Member Array Bannack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Kalsipell, Mt
    Posts
    40
    I did not like the Springfield 1911 A1 GI for reasons stated above, but a Kimber Gold Match 4" is a nice carry. I don't carry a 1911 but would if I had one, but still carry a .45 ACP
    10mm Rocks

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

  6. #6
    Member Array hybrid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Home of little boy, NM
    Posts
    223
    dont know if it helps but I EDC a micro compact
    NO 3rd party disputes

    The power of imagination is the key to life.

    It helps you think ahead, consider the possibilities,and prepare you for the future.
    If you lack that ability, you're no different from livestock trapped behind a fence.

  7. #7
    Lead Moderator
    Array rocky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    16,069
    Quote Originally Posted by YellowJacket View Post
    Don't have the GI LW but rather the LW Champion Bi-tone. I can tell you that it carries very comfortably and shoots great. So I imagine the GI would work just as well for CCW. I think you would enjoy it.

    Rick
    I carry a Champ LW as well. It rides well and shoots even better.
    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson


    Nemo Me Impune Lacesset

  8. #8
    Member Array dan728's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    121
    I carry a loaded champion Stainless so it is a little heavier but still carries great.
    كافر

  9. #9
    Senior Member Array Sportsterguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On the River
    Posts
    1,165
    Go for the SA Mil-Spec 5". That extra inch is easy to hide, gives you more velocity and less chance of giving you problems. Sent my SA Champ back 5 times for feeding issues and could not trust it. Talked to Mr. Wolff from Wolff and the short 1911's are more prone to problems due to the fact the slide velocity increases and gives you less reliability as everything has to be tuned to tighter specs.

    If you look at the big name custom 1911 artists they build their 1911's with a 5" barrel the majority of the time. I do believe there is a reason for that (total reliability).

    My 1990 Standard (Mil-Spec) has never had a FTF/FTE in it's life time except for the one occasion when I did not insert the mag all the way in. It'll eat anything I feed it.

    JMO and recommendation.
    Sportsterguy-NRA Life Member

    Molon Labe!

    Join the NRA today, or don't complain when your guns are taken away!

  10. #10
    Member Array 1SGCasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    122
    Thanks, guys.

    I ended up getting it - the price was too good to pass up. I picked up a Binaci IWB holster and a Uncle Mike's OWB. The Bianci holds it very well and is more comfortable than the Bianci I've been using on my Taurus 605.

    I'll be switching carry weapons, I guess.
    Nill illigitimi carborundum
    -----------------------------
    Captain von Trapp: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
    Herr Zeller: You flatter me, Captain.
    Captain von Trapp: Oh, how clumsy of me - I meant to accuse you.

  11. #11
    Member Array 1SGCasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    122
    this is the one I got.
    Nill illigitimi carborundum
    -----------------------------
    Captain von Trapp: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
    Herr Zeller: You flatter me, Captain.
    Captain von Trapp: Oh, how clumsy of me - I meant to accuse you.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. My New Springfield Armory 1911!
    By dsee11789 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: February 6th, 2011, 03:33 AM
  2. F/S Springfield EMP 40 s&w 1911 in MT
    By clipper1 in forum Member Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: March 25th, 2009, 10:37 PM
  3. Springfield 1911-A1 GI .45
    By Pro2A in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: February 24th, 2009, 05:16 PM
  4. Springfield 1911 A-1
    By rex03 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: February 8th, 2009, 12:13 AM
  5. Springfield 1911 TRP
    By BigE410 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: February 1st, 2006, 12:46 PM

Search tags for this page

1911 edc

,

1911 for edc

,

1911 government edc

,
bi-tone standard 1911-a1 springfield
,
edc 10 mm 1911
,

edc 1911

,

springfield 1911 for edc

,

springfield armory 1911 edc

,
springfield champion bi-tone 1911-a1 price
,
springfield edc 1911
,

springfield loaded edc

,

springfield mil spec edc

Click on a term to search for related topics.