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Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Guest, Feb 23, 2003.

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    jcraw78
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    I don't know if this is an odd question or not, most of my friends think it is. I am looking for a concealed carry weapon, preferrably in .45 auto. thing is, all my life I've been taught the importance of safety. I'm as proficient with a firearm as most anyone, but I just don't feel comfortable without some form of safety. All the guys in my unit that have carry permits carry locked and cocked, and of course with glocks and such there is no safety except themselves. Herein lies my problem. I would really feel best, if I could carry with a round in the chamber, but have a thumb safety to back me up. Any suggestions or opinions as to manufacturers, prices, etc. would be appreciated
    John

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    Any of the 1911 style .45's fit your requirements. They have a thumb safety and also a grip safety.

    Take a look at Kimber,Wilson,Colt and there are many more.


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    Any of the 1911 pattern .45 autos have both a thumb safety and a grip safety. Quality makers such as Kimber, Springfield Armory, Colt, Dan Wesson and Wilson Combat (in no particular order) are worth a look.

    Then there is Alchemy Arms' Spectre pistol. It is a hybrid of a Glock-like top end with a 1911 type frame, resulting in a striker fired 10-rd pistol using a linear trigger, with a thumb safety and grip safety.


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    I would suggest a Para-Ordanance LDA 1911 .45acp. Fits all those requirements......none of the others do. WELCOME! LTS

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    ??????????

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    What you talking about LTS?


    LIKTOSHOOT
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    Ops, forgot the rest....I was reading all of it, but got lost. Excuse me! Since he mentioned Glocks and no safety, just thought the wrong way. The Para allows for hammer down cocked and locked. Sorry. LTS

    Edited by: LIKTOSHOOT at: 8/6/02 9:44:26 am

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    Para Ordnance Companion


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    I can't argue with any of these guys. They are all have the correct answer. I really love the idea of the Para LDA- I just wish that they would pay a little more attention to detail.

    Another option would be the SA/DA in a .45 cal. possibly a SIG, CZ or Witness.

    But.. if I absolutely was dead set on 'carrying' a .45, it would
    probably be a Kimber in an Ultra size with a nice Wilson Combat holster.
    Good luck in the quest-
    -ace

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    Lmao when i become 21 i wanna carry a Desert Eagle .50AE, talk about safety...

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    "Wanna" and actually carrying a DE AE-50 are two different things Ballistic. Unless you're about 6'4 and weigh around 280 - 300 lbs, you aren't going to be able to conceal one very easily. They are big and bulky, and the only way you wil be able to carry them is in a shoulder rig (no IWB for these babies).

    Not to short circuit your "wanna's", but I think you should re-think your choice of a carry weapon to something a bit more practical to concealed carry.







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    Ruffitt,
    I couldn't agree more. I am 6'3" and 270lbs and have tried carrying a DE AE-50 before and it is virtually impossible to conceal - it is huge and heavy - very bulky under the arm in a shoulder holster.

    I would not reccommend it for carry - I much prefer my dual G23s in Galco Concealed holsters (one @ 5:30 & one @ 6:30).

    Just my .02

    Dale & the Gang
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