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Do You Still Carry a 1911? Why?

This is a discussion on Do You Still Carry a 1911? Why? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am with kilowatt^^^^^ My Dan Wesson ECO is a light weight, accurate, reliable and 7+1 answer to my carry needs. Since it mitigates most ...

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    I am with kilowatt^^^^^ My Dan Wesson ECO is a light weight, accurate, reliable and 7+1 answer to my carry needs. Since it mitigates most concerns with the 1911, the only reason not to carry it is because you dont like the 1911 format or you are a secret squirrel anticipating a ISIS raid on the local walmart. (hey, it's a thing). I can still be found carrying a 5-shot (GASP)revolver or a walther PPS (I have to say that this is a reliable, accurate, thin lil weapon) on occasion. Unlike my spouse, my 1911 doesnt mind if I try out something different from time to time.
    The 1911 is an antiquated weapons system but then again, so am I.
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    I do occasionally because I like them and I shoot them well. Really, the only reason I don't much more often is that because I've gotten too lazy to tote 40 oz. all day, when I can get 10 rds. of .45 in a smaller package that weighs 30 oz. fully loaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsteve113 View Post
    I do occasionally because I like them and I shoot them well. Really, the only reason I don't much more often is that because I've gotten too lazy to tote 40 oz. all day, when I can get 10 rds. of .45 in a smaller package that weighs 30 oz. fully loaded.
    ... or 27 oz loaded <edit> Ooops, I didn't see the 10 rds of 45 there, Bigsteve. I was referring to the Shield 45 with 6 or 7 rds. My bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    ... or 27 oz loaded <edit> Ooops, I didn't see the 10 rds of 45 there, Bigsteve. I was referring to the Shield 45 with 6 or 7 rds. My bad.
    Mine's a GLOCK 30S, what's yours ?
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    I fixed it before you asked, Bigsteve. Crosspost.
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    I find around 23 ounces loaded more comfortable (9mm) or 12 oz. (.380).
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    Cause they are pretty and plastic guns are ugly.
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    The 1911 (in .45) is not the only firearm I carry, but it is my preferred carry. Why? I’m used to it, it was the first handgun I ever fired, and it fits my hand, and with the right holster/belt combo, it’s comfortable to carry all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    Cause they are pretty and plastic guns are ugly.
    And they don’t have a trigger like a staple gun.....
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    Under pressure I shoot my 1911's the most accurately of the guns I own. I carry mostly my LW Commander due to this but also carry at times a BHP LW or a Sig P965.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    I don't "still" carry a 1911 - I'm carrying one again!...

    The Dan Wesson ECO is the pistol that actually moved me back towards the 1911 as a CCW...
    Quote Originally Posted by Chief1297 View Post
    I am with kilowatt^^^^^ My Dan Wesson ECO is a light weight, accurate, reliable and 7+1 answer to my carry needs...
    Well, since @Chief1297 shares my enthusiasm for the ECO, and in case there are other DW afficionados around, here's a little eye candy!

    [Disclaimer - this is not my pic, but it is a better pic than any I have of my ECO! ]

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    That's all that I carry, and have for two decades. They conceal nicely, go bang every time requested, and hit where I'm aiming. Can't beat a good M1911 trigger. Started with a Kimber SS Ultra Carry, which I still occasionally carry, and switched to a Kimber Compact CDP 2 about 9 years ago for EDC. Don't anticipate that changing anytime soon.
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    Cuz they kinda GROW on ya..If I had to explain it ....You wouldn't understand.
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    I don’t because I finally found a way to holster my 500 S&W

    I found a nice system for my S&W Performance Center 627 2.5” 8 Shot 357 Magnum, also.

    I used to carry an Ed Brown Special Forces. It was great to shoot. I just didn’t care for having to reload, If necessary. I never found a great concealment holster for my 1911.

    I switched to the S&W 442 and then finally with the S&W 640 357 Magnum 5 Shot in the pocket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    Well, since @Chief1297 shares my enthusiasm for the ECO, and in case there are other DW afficionados around, here's a little eye candy!

    [Disclaimer - this is not my pic, but it is a better pic than any I have of my ECO! ]

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    SHHHHHWINGGGGG!!!!!!!
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    The 1911 is an antiquated weapons system but then again, so am I.
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