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Posted: 6/2/2003 5:45:06 PM EDT
I'm wanting a .45 1911 or maybe some other type of pistol for carry. Glocks are out of the question. Preferably a Compact or Commandeer type pistol. Welcome any opinions and suggestions.

Link Posted: 6/2/2003 5:46:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 6:11:09 PM EDT
I just started carrying a Sig P220, very accurate out of the box; and it is thinner than my last carry gun.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 6:15:22 PM EDT
I second the Kimber CDP.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 8:22:27 PM EDT
What do you all think of the Kimber Eclipse Pro II? I love the look of it and have been eyeing it at my gunstore for quite sometime. I also love the look of the Tactical Pro II.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 9:36:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:51:51 PM EDT
take a look at the Colt Defender

Colt Defender

Link Posted: 6/3/2003 3:33:36 PM EDT
I would consider sticking with a 5 inch barrel 1911 to keep the .45 highly potent. Velocity drops off rapidly with shorter tubes, but for a small DA look at a CS45, it tucks away nicely. Just keep in mind if you choose hollow point carry ammo, a 5 inch tube will be needed for it to perform. Otherwise you are better off with a wadcutter, flat nose or ball, all lead helps alot.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 3:42:13 PM EDT
I once had a SA Micro Compact and didn't like it at all. I'd like to stay at Commandeer size or above... just because I like the fullsize grip. I just found out the Tactical is aluminum and that pissed me off . I believe i'm going to go with a Eclipse Pro II or Eclipse Target II. If Wilson made the CQB in commandeer i'd be set. I currently have the CQB fullsize but paid a lot for it and would hate to see it get banged up or something similar for CCW. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:26:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:
take a look at the Colt Defender

Colt Defender


I like that, will have to get one.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:59:58 PM EDT
Much of what M199 said about .45 ACP ammo is true. But the Winchester Ranger loads (both 230 gr standard and +P) and the Speer 230 gr Gold Dot do well out of barrels down to 4". And now for a pistol opinion, which is what you asked about, I have always been fond of the Sig P220's.

-Charging Handle
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 5:35:40 AM EDT
I agree with M199.

I carry a SA OD Loaded .45ACP in a Milt Sparks Summer Special in the warm weather and in the cold weather in a sholder holster.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 7:41:28 AM EDT
Either a Commander or Officer's frame in aluminum. Steel framed .45's get awful heavy after a while. I carry a Colt LW Commander as my main pistol and I absolutely love it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 8:00:08 AM EDT

Link Posted: 6/5/2003 8:12:42 AM EDT
Kimber CDP here. I like the Eclipse too, but it is a tad large for easy concealment I think.
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