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Do You Still Carry a 1911? Why?

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    Attachment 308174

    Well, letís see....

    Itís reliable. And accurate. And slim. And carries well. And works. And is beyond proven. And hits like a sledgehammer.

    And itís beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post

    And itís beautiful.
    Yes, yes it is!
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    Yes, because in my opinion, it is the full package. Comfortable to carry, comfortable to shoot, accurate, safe to carry. Beautiful too, but that is just a lucky biproduct. Also, in my opinion, in 109 years, no equal has been created. Again, it is all subjective to opinions. Mine is mine, not necessarily right.

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    I don't carry a 1911.
    Because I don't own a 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    I don't carry a 1911.
    Because I don't own a 1911.
    An easy problem to fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinTime View Post
    it is all subjective to opinions. Mine is mine, not necessarily right.
    I think you got it right.
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    Best platform for a 10mm and 17 rounds!
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    Not yet, but I plan to carry this one some once I've had enough practice with it. I usually carry a Glock 26. Do You Still Carry a 1911?  Why?-img_20191120_120507_1575871412823.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    I love the way it shoots, the way it carries, the way it looks, the recoil impulse, the big fat heavy round, itís history, design, and itís looks....for starters.

    Its about as perfect a gun and caliber combo (45 auto) that one could have as a versatile sidearm.
    Yes, I carry a stainless Dan Wesson Valor V-bob every day, and I can't sum up the reasons why any better than G-man* already has. With a Bigfoot belt, the weight really isn't an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmonty View Post
    Not yet, but I plan to carry this one some once I've had enough practice with it. I usually carry a Glock 26. Click image for larger version. 

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    Those new Springfield Defender Mil-Specs are a ton of gun for the money. I bought one and was very impressed with the fit, finish, accuracy, and shootability. I changed a couple of things to better suit my tastes and was very happy with it but a close friend wanted it and bugged me until I sold it to him. I might just have to buy another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WC145 View Post
    Those new Springfield Defender Mil-Specs are a ton of gun for the money. I bought one and was very impressed with the fit, finish, accuracy, and shootability
    They sure are! Iíd be hard pressed to part with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    They sure are! Iíd be hard pressed to part with mine.
    If I hadn't just bought a Terry Tussey worked Norinco I'd have kept it no matter how much he begged. But the Norc fills the niche I had bought the Springfield for so I was nice and sold it to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WC145 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jmonty View Post
    Not yet, but I plan to carry this one some once I've had enough practice with it. I usually carry a Glock 26. Click image for larger version. 

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    Those new Springfield Defender Mil-Specs are a ton of gun for the money. I bought one and was very impressed with the fit, finish, accuracy, and shootability. I changed a couple of things to better suit my tastes and was very happy with it but a close friend wanted it and bugged me until I sold it to him. I might just have to buy another.
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    They really are a great deal! I almost bought a Springfield loaded about a decade ago but never pulled the trigger. I prefer the Mil-Spec style. I've never had an issue with hammer bite so I'm not a big fan of beaver tails.

    Mine is very well fit, tight lock up, pinned ejector, forged slide and frame, and now they're made in the USA.

    Get another while they're cheap!
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    Because as much as I practice with my glock. I STILL shoot better with the Kimber, I just do.
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    I'll try with a new holster if I can find a comfy thinner leather holster (since Garrity is basically unreliable, as good as his thin holsters are). I picked up a new compact Wilson that could be carried but it is still pretty heavy so I need to test it. I love 1911s but hate stiff thick belts (I usually use single layer leather gun belts) so for me, there is a weight limit which "seems" to top out at the G26 weight. A compact 1911 may be doable but I need a holster first. If it does not work, I'll soon be sans 1911.
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