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Old 04-13-2019, 08:48 AM
Rontech496 Rontech496 is offline
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What gun has as good if not a better trigger than the 1911?

FYI, I am a Glock guy looking for his first 1911 and have been renting 1911's for a bit.
Arguably a Walther PPQ. Short reset. Almost as short as a 1911. And 3 lb or better trigger.
I also have carried 1911 commanders for most of my life. Competed with them in USPSA and IDPA. My 1911 carry has been and is now a Dan Wesson Guardian in 38 Super. That being said, I have found that at times, especially in the summer, it is easier for me to conceal a Walther PPS. At the end of the day, whatever works best for you. In 9mm with todays improvements in bullet design/performance, I don't feel penalized to carry 9mm in stead of 45 ACP. But my favorite is 38 Super.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:32 AM
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Gee, aren't we lucky that there is not one perfect handgun. We would all be shooting the same thing and how boring would that be!
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:32 PM
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Still like my 1991A1 compact.
Put an extra mag in a pocket.

.45 ACP is still good when you want someone to have a really bad day.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:52 PM
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I’ll be going back to the 1911 for the first time in many years. Want to get at least 500 rds. of practice in first. The point ability of the 1911 is outstanding. Found a good holster. Now deciding if I want to try a mag holder. Have been putting mags in my pockets for nearly 40 years.

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Old 04-13-2019, 07:44 PM
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Ill be going back to the 1911 for the first time in many years. Want to get at least 500 rds. of practice in first. The point ability of the 1911 is outstanding. Found a good holster. Now deciding if I want to try a mag holder. Have been putting mags in my pockets for nearly 40 years.
I do both with my CCO (and ultra, when I carried that).

Full size in the carrier and one of the compacts in my pocket.

The compact magazine just fits nicely in my off side pocket and I need a belt carried magazine to "even out" my beltline. I have some minor OCD like tendencies and having something hanging from only one side of my belt drives me nuts.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:43 PM
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I do both with my CCO (and ultra, when I carried that).



Full size in the carrier and one of the compacts in my pocket.



The compact magazine just fits nicely in my off side pocket and I need a belt carried magazine to "even out" my beltline. I have some minor OCD like tendencies and having something hanging from only one side of my belt drives me nuts.


I do the same, both full size.


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Old 04-14-2019, 07:38 AM
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Lower back and hip pain I don't carry a 1911 much anymore. It took me years to realize that every ounce makes a difference.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:33 AM
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Went back to wheelguns for carry guns about three years ago. Either the SP101 .357 or the Classic Bulldog .44.


Plus one here! Shoot my 1911 in gun games, s&w model 12 for carry.


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Old 04-14-2019, 02:23 PM
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Interesting thread, and as expected many opinions all around.

I still love to carry one of my DW 1911’s in either 45 or 38 Superb.

However, most of the time I have a P320 X-Carry with me. I like having 18 rounds without a second mag. I do not worry about it sitting in my truck console when I cannot take it in to work and I shoot it every bit as good (maybe a bit better) than my 1911’s.

I recently picked up a Sig P229 Legion SAO and it may well take the top spot soon. The trigger is easily as good as my 1911’s straight from the factory and still has the same basic functional MOA with just 2 rounds less than my P320. The 320 is such a good gun it is hard to leave behind. The Legion just feels great in the hand.

Really hard to go wrong these days.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:11 PM
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I use to carry a S&W Chief 38 spl. Snub then to a 3"HB 357 now a Colt New Agent with CT Laser Grips in 45ACP Easy to conceal.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:03 PM
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Interesting thread, and as expected many opinions all around.

I still love to carry one of my DW 1911s in either 45 or 38 Superb.

However, most of the time I have a P320 X-Carry with me. I like having 18 rounds without a second mag. I do not worry about it sitting in my truck console when I cannot take it in to work and I shoot it every bit as good (maybe a bit better) than my 1911s.

I recently picked up a Sig P229 Legion SAO and it may well take the top spot soon. The trigger is easily as good as my 1911s straight from the factory and still has the same basic functional MOA with just 2 rounds less than my P320. The 320 is such a good gun it is hard to leave behind. The Legion just feels great in the hand.

Really hard to go wrong these days.
While I believe the X Carry is the best of the 320 lot, it wouldnt even be a question for me. The Legion SAO are excellent shooters.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:14 PM
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While I believe the X Carry is the best of the 320 lot, it wouldnt even be a question for me. The Legion SAO are excellent shooters.
Yea, and I had a P226 Legion SAO that I let get away. It was one of the first of that production line and this new P229 Legion SAO, I think, has an even better trigger.

It really is every bit as good as my 1911 triggers and with the SRT in it the reset is just incredible.

Really guys, you should give one of these a try sometime.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:41 AM
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Well, after not carrying a 1911 anymore, I've now gone BACK
to carrying my 1911; my Colt 3" lightweight Defender.

I've discovered it "deep conceals" (IWB appendix carry) better
than my XD9 and (ultimately) has a faster draw (and) though
only 7+1, it's .45 acp.

So, after all of this I've come full circle, and have reclaimed
my 1911 honor....
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:54 AM
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Well, after not carrying a 1911 anymore, I've now gone BACK
to carrying my 1911; my Colt 3" lightweight Defender.

I've discovered it "deep conceals" (IWB appendix carry) better
than my XD9 and (ultimately) has a faster draw (and) though
only 7+1, it's .45 acp.

So, after all of this I've come full circle, and have reclaimed
my 1911 honor....
LOL, the more things change the more they stay the same.

I think we all do this for different seasons. I am almostly exclusively carrying one of my P320s right now. I am, from a hobby standpoint, beginning to mess around with modifications of the grip frames because they are cheap and easy to work and not serialized. So, for me, they make a great hobby and carry platform.

That said, I waffle back and forth on carrying them or one of my 1911s. I picked up a Kimber Super Pro Carry in a trade recently. I have had multiple of Kimber Pro Carry models but tend to sell them off over time due to my Dan Wesson fixation.

However, while I really do not like the captured recoil spring take down over traditional bushing, the bull barrel on all of these Kimbers just shoot really well. Being that the Super Carry Pro came with all metal parts (no plastic MSH) a really nice fish scale texturing of the front, back and top of the gun and it is 4 vs my typical 4.25 Commander it carries and handles really nicely.

I am not sure if it outshoots my VBob but it is darn close and with the LW frame and shorter length it carries and handles really, really well.

I still tend to prefer having a higher cap gun on me, but it is so hard to not love carrying a 1911 due to its profile.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:38 AM
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Well, after not carrying a 1911 anymore, I've now gone BACK
to carrying my 1911; my Colt 3" lightweight Defender.

I've discovered it "deep conceals" (IWB appendix carry) better
than my XD9 and (ultimately) has a faster draw (and) though
only 7+1, it's .45 acp.

So, after all of this I've come full circle, and have reclaimed
my 1911 honor....
Glad you actually tested it, your findings are inline with many who actually objectively try a bunch of guns.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:22 PM
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"Small guns just dont do as well. "

I really did 'try' carrying my AR pistol, but my durn pants kept falling down even using a nice OWB holster for it and a steel core belt. Mebbe I shoulda tried using a Mossberg 500 instead or a Garand?

lol

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Suspenders fixed my droopy pants issue.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:09 PM
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I am retired and pushing seventy-three with arthritis. I carry a government model 1911 in either .45 ACP or 10mm @ 3:00 with one or two spare magazines @ 9:00 on my belt covered by an untucked shirt. I also carry a Sig P938 9mm and a spare magazine in my pockets. I carry from the time I get dressed until they go on the nightstand when I go to bed.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:43 PM
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I'm just the reverse. I carried a 1911 for years, then switched to Glocks for about 10. Now I'm back to 1911's. Must say, I've missed them!
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:18 PM
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Just be grateful that you can carry.
I live in a free county in a very un-free State where criminals can carry and most citizens cannot, and if we can carry, at most we're limited to 10 shots, and criminals aren't
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:41 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I don't care what anyone else carries, I don't care what caliber they use (we all know 45 is best ;-)), but you are changing two variables here (caliber and gun-platform), so I wouldn't conclude that you shoot an XDM better than a 1911 if both were in the same caliber. (Either both 9mm or both 45). It is quite unlikely that an XDM will out-shoot a good 1911 when both are using the same loads. It isn't magic, the 1911 is just heavier, has a better trigger, and that awesome SS-grip.

For example, I have an XDM-Competition in 45 with a 5.3" (or maybe it is 5.2" can't remember) barrel. It is fine shooting plastic, but not as fine as my 1911's in 45, not at all.



What he said!

Try a 1911 in 9mm before giving up the faith.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:39 AM
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My primary carry gun is a compact alloy framed 1911 in 9mm. I still carry and love to shoot my steel framed 5" .45. That said, there's plenty of other guns to choose from. I don't really get the "I don't carry this or that anymore because..." thing. I shoot them all equally from a practical standpoint. To each their own.

My beaters are a G19 and VP9. They're not replacing anything, but they are nice to have.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:00 AM
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Dead on accurate hits, with massive wound channel and energy, repeatedly, rapidly. That is best.
That's a long gun. That simply doesn't happen with handguns.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:48 AM
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That's a long gun. That simply doesn't happen with handguns.
Yep, so you need to get it as close as possible to that with a handgun.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:20 PM
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It's not strange to self-identify as a 1911 guy but not carry one. It's my favorite gun to compete with and the gun I shoot the most, though. In coming years it is possible that I will go back to carrying one.

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Old 06-10-2019, 02:38 PM
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I've only been into handguns for about 5 years (got a late start in life - turned 50 this year). I've run the gamut in that time as far as carry guns go, all in an effort to find the "perfect carry gun." Y'all know the drill, right?

I can certainly see why someone wouldn't want to carry a 1911. Lot's of valid, logical reasons. And yet, I find that they constantly call out to me, as it were, and I find myself carrying one more often than not, when I'm able.

No judgment from me either way. Find what works for you, what you enjoy, and carry on!
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