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View Poll Results: Which size 1911 do you prefer to conceal carry?
Government 106 36.30%
Commander Bobtail 71 24.32%
CCO - Commander slide on Officer frame 37 12.67%
Other? 78 26.71%
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:07 PM
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My primary CCW is a single stack Para Black Ops in a Kelley Gunleather C-flex IWB holster.

Springfield Champion SS get's carried once in awhile in a C-flex

Just got a RIA officer 9mm need's more round's down range and it will be carried in a C-flex.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:11 PM
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Current CC 1911 is a TRP, eventually I will add a Colt S70 Bobtailed Commander done over how I want it by their custom shop.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:10 PM
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Bob-tail lightweight Government sounds good to me.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:31 PM
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Colt LW Government when my back is OK.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:57 AM
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I voted for the government, only because I havent gotten my hands on a CCO yet.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:00 AM
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springfield loaded champion with some mild custom work (4" bull bbl)
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:47 PM
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I'm surprised to see how many people carry a full size gun. Is it possible to carry OWB with the longer slide? I know it's not that much bigger as a gun, but that extra length seems like it'd be harder to hide with just a regular fitting t-shirt. Thanks for all the responses!
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:56 PM
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I don't hesitate to carry any size 1911 (and I have all but an Officer), but for comfort and ease, a LW CCO is what the doctor ordered.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:00 PM
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I'm surprised to see how many people carry a full size gun. Is it possible to carry OWB with the longer slide? I know it's not that much bigger as a gun, but that extra length seems like it'd be harder to hide with just a regular fitting t-shirt. Thanks for all the responses!
It's only 3/4" diff between commander and Govt. Pretty small difference to me;but,I never carry owb.

The main difference for me is a lighter weight frame which I find much more user-friendly for all-day carrying.

I do carry a full-size all-steel 1911 in cooler weather;and,use Perrys,anti-gravity suspenders. With Perrys I could carry three of them comfortably and not have to hike up my pants every two minutes.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:11 PM
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Dan Wesson V-Bob in cool weather when a jacket is appropriate. A Springfield
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:32 PM
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what do you carry

I carry a Detonics 45acp 7rds up close and personal. and it hides like a 32
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:01 AM
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I voted "other." Either a Wiley Clapp Combat Commander or a RIA Compact.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:57 AM
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Colt all steel Commander in .45 made in 2007 in a shoulder holster.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:57 PM
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For everyone who carries a full-size frame Commander rather than a Government - why do you find this a more advantageous mode of carry? The reason I didn't include a regular Commander in the list is because I felt 3/4'' off the barrel wouldn't create a difference significant enough to notice. It seems to me there'd be a noticable advantage carrying a botail Commander though.
I'm not trying to stir the fire or start something with anyone, you all have your reasons for why you carry what/how you do, I'm just curious what your reasoning is.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:09 PM
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For everyone who carries a full-size frame Commander rather than a Government - why do you find this a more advantageous mode of carry? The reason I didn't include a regular Commander in the list is because I felt 3/4'' off the barrel wouldn't create a difference significant enough to notice. It seems to me there'd be a noticable advantage carrying a botail Commander though.
I'm not trying to stir the fire or start something with anyone, you all have your reasons for why you carry what/how you do, I'm just curious what your reasoning is.
I started out carrying full-frame commander. Never considered it a more advantageous mode/size. Nice balance in hand,especially steel-frame model. It was my only carry gun for years/no experience carrying full-size til much later.

Did have to get used to drawing a 5"barrel though. Like anything else,got better with practice. Full size is as easy to conceal carry as OACP in my experience;but,no appreciable advantage over a good commander for my money.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:23 PM
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Does anyone carry an Officers or CCO with a mag guide like something from S&A?
I've seen these on a few different models and thought it might be something I'd want if I carried a CCO... maybe ge4t it rounded off so it wasn't so sharp?
Currently I do not own a 1911, but am in the process of finding one I like and learning what other carry and why.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:13 PM
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My NH T3 has a small magwell on it. I originally thought I would take it off but I guess it kind of grew on me.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:56 PM
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:43 PM
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:34 AM
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For everyone who carries a full-size frame Commander rather than a Government - why do you find this a more advantageous mode of carry? The reason I didn't include a regular Commander in the list is because I felt 3/4'' off the barrel wouldn't create a difference significant enough to notice. It seems to me there'd be a noticable advantage carrying a botail Commander though.
I'm not trying to stir the fire or start something with anyone, you all have your reasons for why you carry what/how you do, I'm just curious what your reasoning is.
As we get older our movement is more constrained,that 3/4 in actually 1 in on some models helps clear the holster,when carrying OWB cover garment must be longer,may not matter to short people but if one is tall,sometimes it is hard to find tall sizes in the preferred garment.As far as not carrying a bobtail version I need the full grip and is more comfortable with a magwell.There is no one size fits all,too many different body and hand shapes and sizes,are just a few of the reasons.I carry a lightweight 4 in for two reasons I have a severe back injury and there is a noticeable difference in weight ,also the muzzle doesn't hit the seat when I sit while carrying 4 in.My first shot with the light weight 4 in is quicker,splits may be a little longer but not much.Hope this helps.COLD.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:33 AM
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The only way I can carry a Government model is in a shoulder rig under a coat. If I try to do IWB I cannot sit down without sitting on the end of the muzzle. How do you guys do it?
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:31 AM
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Para Slim Hawg 3 in. bb in www.AmericanHolsterCo.com IWB custom made. Very comfortable, check them out.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:35 AM
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Springfield EMP in 9mm. I seem to be using a belly band most often.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:09 AM
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How about officer frame and 3" slide?



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