Who carries a full size 1911?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by RunningOnMT, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    I'm curious as to how many of you use one for CCW. I'm considering it. While the higher capacity and more compact "plastic" guns have their appeal because of those features, the 1911 has and always will be my favorite pistol for accuracy and reliability. Now I see RIA has a 14 rd high capacity version that's very affordable, that I'm thinking would be ideal if i can conceal it. Right now a strong side OWB holster is all I can use comfortably. I've cut off the sleeves on an oversized denim jacket to make my own CCW vest of sorts. It works. Now if someone would only come out with a high capacity commander that was as affordable as the RIA full size.
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Most 1911 guys consider high caps to be not real 1911s. Personally, I dont really care, but I dont own one either. I like the slim feel of the 1911 grip and I carry an extra mag with me, so, 16 rounds of 45 hollow point is plenty. But, I have actually carried a full sized 1911 several times, but I very much prefer the commander. I dont think a high cap commander would appeal to me either. I would carry whatever works for you.

  3. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Depends on the attire, usually in the winter.


    This one the rest of the year.

  4. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    That is one sweet piece ka. Those grips really look sharp.
  5. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

    May 27, 2011
    I have but my preference is a Colt LW CCO. Advantages: shorter barrel, shorter grip, lighter weight and (like all 1911s) a nice slim profile. Disadvantages: 6 or 7 rounds before a reload.
  6. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    I seldom have a CCW on me but when i do its one of the below- In summmer its usually the Ruger but in cold weather I prefer a 1911-

  7. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Thanks MT..............
  8. Killcreek

    Killcreek New Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    Nice collection you have there Hoss. Now if you can resist trading them off!!! hahahaha


    Ya need to carry them more often there Hoss, ya dont have the purty wore off of them yet.
  9. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    You know me :D
  10. redwing carson

    redwing carson Former Guest

    Dec 11, 2010
    western wyoming
    Yep, someone says 1911 and the Master shows up. Nice to see ya Hossfly.:D
  11. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Well well well - Ya'll just let anybody in here :p
    How you doin my friend? :cool:
  12. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I carry one year round. In the cooler months it's on my hip, in a Yaqui style belt slide. In the warmer months it's usuall in a Smart Carry holster. http://www.smartcarry.com/ I usually carry two 7rd mags when wearing a belt, or one 10rd mag when wearing the Smart Carry System.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  13. shorter260513

    shorter260513 New Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    I carry a full size 1911 inside waist holster I tried one of those kydex holsters outside but it just holds it too high with my weight
  14. AdamLongColt

    AdamLongColt New Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  15. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I carried gov't size year round for the last 10 years up until this year, got me a G35 now. It's lighter and longer barrel, more rounds but most importantly it eats hollowpoint ammo flawlessly. I generally use an IWB holster for day to day use.

    Started with a SA loaded 1911 but upgraded to the TRP. I still refer to it as my cadillac, she's a beauty to shoot. It was pretty hard to put it in the safe but she comes with me everytime I go shooting.
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