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Posted: 7/13/2003 8:18:01 AM EDT
I'm going "compact" I'm kinda stuck between the SA Ultra compact .45 and the compact Glock money is no object I just want the most reliable and easily concealed inside the pant's .45 available.


Link Posted: 7/13/2003 10:48:14 AM EDT
If money is no object then look at Les Baer & Wilson. Avoid the Springfield compacts as they have operating problems. Kimber makes good compacts.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 10:49:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
If money is no object then look at Les Baer & Wilson. Avoid the Springfield compacts as they have operating problems. Kimber makes good compacts.



Ditto!

Avoid glocks liek the plague. SA isn't too bad, but they have a few flukes out there.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 11:36:38 AM EDT
Springfield Mil-spec Micro compact. 100% reliable and VERY accurate. I miss mine and plan to get another.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 12:41:30 PM EDT
If it were me, I'd get a Para-Ord LDA compact.
The trigger is sweeter than honey. Very conductive to accurate, well placed shots. Much like a super smooth DA revolver.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 10:06:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slacker:
If it were me, I'd get a Para-Ord LDA compact.




Personally, I'd like to wait until their new models have been proven to be a bit more reliable than their double stack brothern before I'd recommend one.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 12:10:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Carhlr:
I just want the most reliable and easily concealed inside the pant's .45 available.





Colt LW commander or S&W 4506
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:20:52 AM EDT
There's a lot of discussion on the internet about the short barreled 1911s being unreliable. Certainly the further you get from the original concept (5" Government Model) the more you compromise reliability. That being said, the Kimber Ultra Carry (a 3" sub compact) seems to have the best reputation for functional reiliability. That has been my wife's experience with the one she carries.

If you are willing to go to a 4" barrel/slide, which in reality isn't any harder to conceal just a little heavier, there are a number of "compact" models that will serve well. The semi customs like Wilson and Les Bear are at the top of the heap here, which is what you pay for.

Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:39:35 AM EDT
i bought a SA ultra compact 1911 to replace my kb'd Glock 30.

Close to 700rnds so far with ZERO malfunctions. Accuracy is better and is more comfortable to shoot.

mike
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:08:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:34:45 AM EDT
On the recommendation of Dave @ Quantico I may be purchasing a loaded ultra compact. I was inquiring about the Kimber ultra carry and he said, "Save about $300 and get the Springfield. It's just about as loaded as the Kimber and as reliable as any other 1911 pistol."

HTH....it did for me.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:35:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2003 11:01:00 AM EDT by SHIVAN458]
Also, the 1911 pistol will be far slimmer than a Glock, and you also won't be paying money towards ballistic fingerprinting proponents.

{edited: I won't own a Glock so I can not say for certain, I guess it would depend on the model of each gun...from those that I have seen/held the 1911 LOOKS/FEELS slimmer -- which doesn't mean shit}
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:44:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:55:20 AM EDT
What an awesome car...too bad the engines blow up!
Myself, I'll just get another horse.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 7:02:46 AM EDT
Glock:


1911:


Link Posted: 7/14/2003 7:21:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 7:37:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
SHIVAN458, That was pretty good!





TY, TY, TY.....
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 9:32:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN458:
Also, the 1911 pistol will be far slimmer than a Glock



nope, measure the widest point of each gun. the 1911 is thicker.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 10:57:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By SHIVAN458:
Also, the 1911 pistol will be far slimmer than a Glock



nope, measure the widest point of each gun. the 1911 is thicker.



Interesting, which point of the 1911 sells it out? The safety would be my guess...

I'm not really familiar with Glocks....for 4 reasons.

1) Buying a new one would support ballistic fingerprinting.
2) I don't like thier ergonomics.
3) They are ugly as sin.
4) 1911's and H&K USP's don't shear off parts at such a high rate.

Link Posted: 7/15/2003 9:03:58 AM EDT
Aimless, Aimless, Aimless....I thought I was sending you down the proper path after you shot my OD Springfield this past weekend...

Abandon all Glocks, ye who kaboom them
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