Best Off duty Carry 1911

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  1. patrol

    patrol New Member

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    You guys help a Cop out. What is the best 1911 to carry concealed for my off duty needs? Preferably something with a light weight frame. Anyone like or dislike the Springfield Micro? I carry the heck out of my Procarry II which has the aircraft alluminum alloy frame but a commander size. :cool:
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    The smallest is a 9mm and it is the Springfield EMP it comes with factory night sites and a lot of other extras. Other than that I have always liked the Colt compacts
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    Colt Defender........period!
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    Have to agree with punchie. The colt Defender is hard to beat. i have carried one for about six years and am very pleased with it.
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    have you considered the kahr mk40?
    or the pm40?
    my old man used to have both, and the mk40 holds 6 rounds and is tiny...expensive but worth it, good warrenty too
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    look into para ordanince cco
  7. patrol

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    The EXP is still too new and pricey for me. As for the Kahr I want a compact 1911 design already have enough plastic compacts striker fired. Im leaning towards the colt defender or a Para covert slim hawg which from my research is the smallest lightest 1911 made at 24oz even lighter than that high dollar EXP Springfield. Thanks for the input.
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    Para's are excellent pistols. I have a NiteTac LDA hicap 45acp and love it but definately a full size weapon. Great on the range and home though. Iam looking at a slim hawg covert though by Para.
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    One of the guys I work with bought a Springfield Micro about a month ago. He put 500 rounds of mixed ammo through it with no failures. It's been 100% reliable so far and it's easy to conceal. He said he's happy with it.
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