Concealed Carry 1911

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  1. patrol

    patrol New Member

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    Im considering going back to tradition and get away from carrying my offduty "striker fired" XD's and Glocks because lately Ive been really into my inside the pant Desantis prostealth holsters so much I got three of them but no longer feel I like the idea of having a no manual safety gun resting muzzle point of contact on my body. What do you guys think is a good CCW 1911. I like the Kimber Ultra carry due to it's shorter barrel and lightweight frame. Give me some idea's guys. thanks
  2. s+w1911

    s+w1911 New Member

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    I just got a Kimber Ultra CDP2. As far as carrying it, it's absolutely fantastic.

    I loved it right from the start. I had been carrying a full size s+w 1911 for 6 years, and this gun is such a pleasure after a few hours.

    I highly recommend it.
  3. Rott45

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    For concealed carry, I have a Rock Island CS model which is 3.5 inches. And I also have a Kimber Pro Carry 11. Both are reliable and accurate. 2-3" at 35'.
  4. justdoug

    justdoug New Member

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    All good choices, but PARA HAWG...nuff said. We (my wife and I) have 3 Paras.
    1) SSP
    2) HAWG .45
    3) HAWG 9mm

    Never a failure, never a jam, never a nothing. I didn't bother to count the number of 50-100 round boxes of Remington, Winchester, or Federal that have been through these pistols in the last 4 years. The HAWG's, IMHO, are the ultimate in CCW.

    Good enough for the elite among our branches of US miltary....
  5. patrol

    patrol New Member

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    I think I have narrowed it down the that Para Slim Hog compact. It is 25oz with a alloy frame and a 3inch barrel and the Kimber Ultra compact.
  6. durk

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    I have the Kimber Ultra Raptor II and love it!
  7. remchuck

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    mine is a colt 1991 compact.i sometimes carry my rare colt tank officers.both are accurate and reliable.
  8. Pat-inCO

    Pat-inCO New Member

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    If you decide to go with the Kimber (that would be my choice) be sure to get one of the models with the "night sights". Factory "feature" costs less, and I'm really impressed with those sights (day or night). :)
  9. s+w1911

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    I agree,

    I went with the ultra cdp11 as I thought the upgrades were well worth the difference. The Nuke Sights are fantastic if you don't mind a Nuke powerplant on your hip:)
  10. bobkk

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    I have a Kimber u.c and a Kimber compact. The u.c is easier to carry. Shoot about the same with each one. Both of mine are older ones.
  11. patrol

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    Thanks for all your imput guys. I appreciate it.
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    Hey Patrol, I carry a Dan Wesson CCB when back home. You might think about one of these. It is made out of Stainless & is Heavy compared to others, But man it shots like a DREAM!!!! Dan Wesson Bobtail.jpg
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    Well, I did it. I went ahead to Gander Mountain and they matched my police discount with the price at a store near me and got my dream gun along with "three" trade in guns that sit in my safe that I didn't mind giving up. I hope to shoot it tommorow and will tell you guys how it does after three hundred rounds of break in ammo. Kimber Ultra CDP II. Fits like a glove and carries good on IWB off duty.
  14. Shooter45

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    You don't have to shoot it. I can tell you already you are going to like it. :D

    Just remember to keep the mainspring changed about every 2500 rounds and pick up a couple of Wilson Combat mags.

    Congrats on your purchase.
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    I got one and love it.:cool:
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