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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    MA, Away from the liberal loonies...
    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalfan View Post
    I have just started carrying a Colt Defender, 1911. Great shooting gun, a bit pricey but it is a Colt.
    I came across a great deal on a trade (non firearm item) for a Colt Officer's ACP. Here in MA trying to find a Colt for sale is tough. I'll not be inclined to let it go. Colt is hard to beat for a good 1911...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    GA but a resident of TN
    I too am in a bind. I have 2 40's and have been considering a 1911. I am not worried about how well it conceals I will just OC it. I have the XD40 and I think its great and could only imagine its 45 counter part would be awesome SA only but has the grip safety. When I am holstering and unholstering (not drawing) I rotate my thumb to the top of the slide which prevents the grip safety from being disengaged, lowering the chance of a ND, of course Condition 1 is the only way to go for me.
    "The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country." - General Patton

  4. #13
    I carry a S&W 4516-1. I'm partial to 3rd generation Smith autos.

  5. #14
    I have a Citadel 1911 compact. very accurate and conceals well, and the price was right.

  6. .45

    Check out the Springfield Armory XDM-45. I personally am going fot the XDM-40, but currently carry an SA XD-45. The XDM models feature a compact match barrel (.40 S&W has a 3.8 inch match barrel.) Best of luck.
    A man without a gun is a subject; a man with a gun is a citizen.
    I'll keep my freedom, my guns and my money. You can keep THE CHANGE.
    An armed society is a polite society.

  7. .45

    marionandjohn, I carry a Springfield Armory XD-45 daily in a Blackhawk Serpa holster. There is no need to rotate your thumb to the top to prevent disengaging the grip safety. When I grip my pistol, I have already got a good firm firing grip on it. When the index, or trigger, finger presses the positive retention release and I draw, my finger is alongside the frame, where it belongs. Should I then need to fire, my finger slips down into the trigger guard and pulls the trigger. The SA XD has a Safe Action trigger safety. Both it and the grip safety must be depressed for the pistol to fire. By using your unusual technique, all you are doing is slowing down the presentation of your pistol. Get a good firing grip on your pistol, and don't worry about the grip safety being depressed, it won't mean a thing until you pull the trigger. BTW, on a recent episode of Steven Seagal, Lawman, Deputy Chief Seagal was preparing to go on duty. I noticed he was carrying a Blackhawk Serpa, and he holstered the pistol several times rapidly, testing the function. Great holster.
    A man without a gun is a subject; a man with a gun is a citizen.
    I'll keep my freedom, my guns and my money. You can keep THE CHANGE.
    An armed society is a polite society.

  8. #17
    colt New Agent/Defender
    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

  9. #18
    Ive been mulling this same question over in my head and I think Ive decided on the S&W 1911PD. Light weight, custom shop features, awesome gun!

  10. Peace of the Rock..

    I have both a compact and a full sized Rock Island 1911 in .45. The compact is my usual carry and the full sized sits on my night stand. Great guns, reliable and dependable and, most important, AFFORDABLE!

  11. #20
    I too carry a High Standard Officer Model .45 made by Armscor (same manufacture as Rock Island Armory) and I would feel naked without it. Its recoil is a bit "snappy" but not uncontrollable. Again, the price was right for a well made, albeit inexpensive, personal protection device.


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