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Old 12-20-2019, 05:24 PM
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Thanks! I'll for sure keep that in mind
Oh that's for a compact btw, full-size can just fire them no issue or changes needed. I run it in my non-comped Brown with a 22 recoil and no other changes and really that's only because it came with a 22 and shoots well with it.
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:07 PM
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Honestly, I would go with a traditional 1911. I purchased the EDC X9 about a year ago and after much time spent at the range I still can shoot my 1911ís faster and more accurately.
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:36 PM
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Honestly, I would go with a traditional 1911. I purchased the EDC X9 about a year ago and after much time spent at the range I still can shoot my 1911’s faster and more accurately.
Yeah, I'm pretty certain I will go with a 1911. The more I think on the EDC X9 and recall my experience with one the more I think it doesn't offer anything tangible over my Sig 226 Legion SAO apart from about 10 oz and an arguably better trigger (and compared to the EDC X9 I tried it is quite debatable) while I truly own nothing comparable to the carry comp in .45 (the comp, and a CCO size .45) so it seems more and more like the right choice.

Also, as noted, in a man's caliber!

(Really, I'm fine with 9mm or .45 for a carry caliber, but I do have an affinity for ol big fat and slow. I'm really getting excited to run the comp vs my 9mm CCO and seeing what the clock says)
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Old 12-21-2019, 02:18 PM
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Yeah, I'm pretty certain I will go with a 1911. The more I think on the EDC X9 and recall my experience with one the more I think it doesn't offer anything tangible over my Sig 226 Legion SAO apart from about 10 oz and an arguably better trigger (and compared to the EDC X9 I tried it is quite debatable) while I truly own nothing comparable to the carry comp in .45 (the comp, and a CCO size .45) so it seems more and more like the right choice.

Also, as noted, in a man's caliber!

(Really, I'm fine with 9mm or .45 for a carry caliber, but I do have an affinity for ol big fat and slow. I'm really getting excited to run the comp vs my 9mm CCO and seeing what the clock says)
https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=972702

X9 recoil vs a comped steel .45, a normal 1911 in 9mm with alum frame is similar to the X9
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Old 12-21-2019, 02:31 PM
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From the sounds of it, you already have classic 1911's, have tried the X9 already, and are looking for something a little different than you already have in your stable. The Carry Comp .45 sounds like a good fit for what you want this time around. I doubt that you will be displeased in any way.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:29 AM
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From the sounds of it, you already have classic 1911's, have tried the X9 already, and are looking for something a little different than you already have in your stable. The Carry Comp .45 sounds like a good fit for what you want this time around. I doubt that you will be displeased in any way.
I think so.

Now it's just deciding if I want to spend extra for the XTac or not. Hoping to have a decision made and an order placed next month.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:53 AM
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From the sounds of it, you already have classic 1911's, have tried the X9 already, and are looking for something a little different than you already have in your stable. The Carry Comp .45 sounds like a good fit for what you want this time around. I doubt that you will be displeased in any way.
I think so.

Now it's just deciding if I want to spend extra for the XTac or not. Hoping to have a decision made and an order placed next month.
Go option by option and really think about what you want/need for function and performance and what you want simply because it looks nice. If the X-tac provides most of or all of what you want it does save money vs individual options but a lot of what's in it is purely cosmetic.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:32 AM
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How are the "Ultra Thin" grips? Especially compared to the Dan Wesson VBob or Valkyrie (which I like), are they pretty grippy?
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:55 AM
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I think so.

Now it's just deciding if I want to spend extra for the XTac or not. Hoping to have a decision made and an order placed next month.
I haven't noticed the XTAC grip pattern being an upcharge option on any of mine, and I have 5 XTAC pattern grip Wilsons out of the 10 I own (not including the two Wilson/Berettas I own). The Carry Comp is offered in the XTAC configuration, isn't it? If that has more cosmetics than you want, I would just get the base XTAC with RBMW and comped barrel, with AT finish in desired color. Most of the other options are cosmetic and can be decided which ones are important to you; the XTAC grip pattern does provide extra stability in the grip with sweaty or wet hands, so it is functional.

As a side note, Ken Hackathorn told me earlier this year that in retrospect he should probably have spec'd the original Hackathorn Special in the X pattern; it has become his favorite as far as I know. My first XTAC was THE FIRST XTAC Professional made (6/2014), and was basically a plain-Jane Professional with XTAC pattern frame and slide and little more than black/grey AT finish and round butt (no magwell) in .45 ACP, with gold bead (domed) front sight and that's about it - still a very good carry gun.
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:30 AM
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I think so.

Now it's just deciding if I want to spend extra for the XTac or not. Hoping to have a decision made and an order placed next month.
I haven't noticed the XTAC grip pattern being an upcharge option on any of mine, and I have 5 XTAC pattern grip Wilsons out of the 10 I own (not including the two Wilson/Berettas I own). The Carry Comp is offered in the XTAC configuration, isn't it? If that has more cosmetics than you want, I would just get the base XTAC with RBMW and comped barrel, with AT finish in desired color. Most of the other options are cosmetic and can be decided which ones are important to you; the XTAC grip pattern does provide extra stability in the grip with sweaty or wet hands, so it is functional.

As a side note, Ken Hackathorn told me earlier this year that in retrospect he should probably have spec'd the original Hackathorn Special in the X pattern; it has become his favorite as far as I know. My first XTAC was THE FIRST XTAC Professional made (6/2014), and was basically a plain-Jane Professional with XTAC pattern frame and slide and little more than black/grey AT finish and round butt (no magwell) in .45 ACP, with gold bead (domed) front sight and that's about it - still a very good carry gun.
That sounds like a good setup. I definitely want the orange tritium for my colorblind eyes (orange, lime green and yellow pop th best to my eyes) and I'm going to handle my dad's CQB some this weekend and see if the checkering is what I want, I recall feeling it was a bit slick compared to my much sharper VBob and Valkyrie.

I am also thinking the round butt and Magwell will be strongly considered, roundbutt is a sure bet, jury is still out on the Magwell.

Debating the thin grips as well, my DWs both have thin grips that fit well, but I also like standard. Probably just go with G10s and if I don't like how they feel I'll get some Gunner grips from VZ, I really like how those fit my hands
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Well, that plan is scratched. I've been developing some back pain at the end of the day over the past week that kinda came to a head this weekend. I had been attributing it to my kids not sleeping well and ending up in our bed kicking me all night (cold season) but as I reflected I realized the last time my back hurt like this was when I routinely carried a Sig 226 daily, so I've come to strongly suspect it's that extra 8oz.

As an experiment I swapped to my 35 oz CCO for just two days and the pain has immediately cleared up, same holster, same mags location, just 8 fewer oz.

So, now I am thinking the EDC X9 or possibly a ULCC is more likely to be the ticket for a daily carry option.

I could still go with the comp in aluminum (and maybe switch to 9mm as I don't like aluminum .45s) but I feel that's offsetting the advantage of the comp in the first place and the X9 is calling my name. Cheaper too, easier to offset some of the cost with selling a few superfluous Glocks or maybe my neglected BHP.

Easier to take a shot on a used one too, since I see a few of those pop up here and there.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:33 PM
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Where do you carry? Some styles work better than others in terms of strain
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Well, that plan is scratched. I've been developing some back pain at the end of the day over the past week that kinda came to a head this weekend. I had been attributing it to my kids not sleeping well and ending up in our bed kicking me all night (cold season) but as I reflected I realized the last time my back hurt like this was when I routinely carried a Sig 226 daily, so I've come to strongly suspect it's that extra 8oz.

As an experiment I swapped to my 35 oz CCO for just two days and the pain has immediately cleared up, same holster, same mags location, just 8 fewer oz.

So, now I am thinking the EDC X9 or possibly a ULCC is more likely to be the ticket for a daily carry option.

I could still go with the comp in aluminum (and maybe switch to 9mm as I don't like aluminum .45s) but I feel that's offsetting the advantage of the comp in the first place and the X9 is calling my name. Cheaper too, easier to offset some of the cost with selling a few superfluous Glocks or maybe my neglected BHP.

Easier to take a shot on a used one too, since I see a few of those pop up here and there.
Don't they make a XTAC Pro with a lightweight frame option (the lightweight frame is usually a little more though)? If not on their website, I would call them to see if they'll do that.
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Where do you carry? Some styles work better than others in terms of strain
2 o'clock IWB, and I'm pretty picky about the where and how, I've spent a lot of time trying about all the options and that's what works for me best, in terms of comfort and concealment, with my body type and lifestyle.

I think an exacerbating factor is also the longer holster of the govt size or thereabouts.

Im going to back burner a carry comp pro for range, OWB, and nightstand duty, probably with a rail, so that's a down the road idea, sell my Kimber and a few Glocks in the mean time to save.

I was so on the fence between the comp and X9 that this is a good way to be at peace with my choice (to eventually get both).

The slightly cheaper price tag and greater availability used means I might be able to get it sooner.

I'm not going to have the money for another month or two anyway so I'll have some more time to compare and ponder.
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Well, that plan is scratched. I've been developing some back pain at the end of the day over the past week that kinda came to a head this weekend. I had been attributing it to my kids not sleeping well and ending up in our bed kicking me all night (cold season) but as I reflected I realized the last time my back hurt like this was when I routinely carried a Sig 226 daily, so I've come to strongly suspect it's that extra 8oz.

As an experiment I swapped to my 35 oz CCO for just two days and the pain has immediately cleared up, same holster, same mags location, just 8 fewer oz.

So, now I am thinking the EDC X9 or possibly a ULCC is more likely to be the ticket for a daily carry option.

I could still go with the comp in aluminum (and maybe switch to 9mm as I don't like aluminum .45s) but I feel that's offsetting the advantage of the comp in the first place and the X9 is calling my name. Cheaper too, easier to offset some of the cost with selling a few superfluous Glocks or maybe my neglected BHP.

Easier to take a shot on a used one too, since I see a few of those pop up here and there.
Don't they make a XTAC Pro with a lightweight frame option (the lightweight frame is usually a little more though)? If not on their website, I would call them to see if they'll do that.
It's my understanding they can do most of them with the aluminum frame, and a 4" 9mm lightweight would be very handy, but I have routinely shot my Valkyrie CCO 9mm better than a couple Wilson's (CQB full size and commander) and a nighthawk ... something once (I'm sure it's more my familiarity with my trigger and sight picture on the DW) so I'm pretty happy with that and I just don't like how .45s shoot in a lightweight frame, I'm not sure I'm ready to gamble the comp would change that.
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Old 01-12-2020, 07:00 PM
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I think your best bet is a ULCC in 9mm or 38 super. I also think the magwell is a good addition for a tad more length on the grip. IMO, unless you are going into battle, you should be just fine.
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Old 01-12-2020, 07:26 PM
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That is a good point, .38 super would be fun too. I've been meaning to get one of my 9mms fitted with a .38 super barrel
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Old 02-05-2020, 05:54 PM
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Last update on this thread, just ordered an EDC X9 with rail.

Should be in the shop next week and I'll make a new thread once I get a chance to shoot it.

Thank you everyone for your advice and responses.
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