My Springfield Armory 1911 Micro Compact won't work for me
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    My Springfield Armory 1911 Micro Compact won't work for me

    Try as I may I just can't bring myself to carry it with one in the pipe. I realize the safeties, keeping your finger off the trigger etc but I am not going to feel comfortable.

    My other "carry" gun is a Ruger LCP but that has such a long trigger pull I don't
    like to practice with it much less use it in a situation.

    So, I am seriously considering the Glock 26 and just keep the .45 in my night stand.
    I have the Crossbreed Supertuck delux for the .45 and maybe the kydex will reshape to the Glock or I can just get another one.


    Any suggestions before I pull the trigger on the Glock?

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy2001 View Post
    Try as I may I just can't bring myself to carry it with one in the pipe. I realize the safeties, keeping your finger off the trigger etc but I am not going to feel comfortable.

    My other "carry" gun is a Ruger LCP but that has such a long trigger pull I don't
    like to practice with it much less use it in a situation.

    So, I am seriously considering the Glock 26 and just keep the .45 in my night stand.
    I have the Crossbreed Supertuck delux for the .45 and maybe the kydex will reshape to the Glock or I can just get another one.


    Any suggestions before I pull the trigger on the Glock?

    Tim
    I frequently carry a full sized Norinco M1911. I've carried in a synthetic OWB paddle holster, a Don Hume 715M IWB, and my own handmade tuckable IWB. As long as the gun's in proper working condition, it's not going to shoot unless YOU pull the trigger.

    You might want to do what I did with mine the first day I carried it.

    Carry with an empty chamber, and the hammer back, safety on. Do that for a day. If the safety's still on at the end of the day, any fears you might have about THAT gun are unfounded.

    I walked to the small business where I worked (about 1 1/2 miles) to talk to my boss. The safety was on when I got there. I chambered a round, put the safety on and haven't carried any way other than condition 1 ever since. That was at least three years ago. The safety has NEVER inadvertently been disengaged.

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    Carrying a 1911 not cocked and locked is like having a car without the keys.
    Like a knife without the blade
    Like a scuba tank without the air
    Like....well you get the picture.....

    Like was mentioned by Deanimator

    "Carry with an empty chamber, and the hammer back, safety on. Do that for a day. If the safety's still on at the end of the day, any fears you might have about THAT gun are unfounded."

  5. I own a Sig Sauer 1911-22, and I like it. I am using it to see if I may want to purchase a 1911 for carry, and I was wondering the same thing. If anyone has had the saftey come off while carrying. That is a good idea to carry it empty like that to get a comfort level. I may try that.

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    been carrying a kimber 1911 since 1999, have never once had the safety disengage on its own. i carry 12-14 hours a day, driving varied cars, vans, trucks, but most of all i am on my harley. carry strong side, retention holsters, either uncle mikes with a strap, or now, use blackhawk serpa, level 2.

  7. I carry a glock 19 IWB and love it and every other glock I've fired. I don't like carrying my 1911 unless its in a shoulder holster cause I always swing my arm and scrape myself on the hammer. Go glock

  8. Condition one

    I carry condition one every day because it is truley the safest way to carry. But go with what you are comfortable with. All my pistols are sao. Its what i am comfortable with and train with. Thats what is important is that you train with what you carry.

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    Get yourself the Glock and don't look back.

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    I understand your concern, I am just now getting comfortable carrying with one in the pipe. I have carried my G21 for about a month now. I use a Cleveland holster and there is no way the trigger can be pulled in this holster. I started carrying with one in the pipe about a week ago. The key is a good quality holster that covers the trigger guard. The gun simply will not fire unless the trigger is pulled. I also recently aquired a Smith/Wesson .40 which the glock clone. It has an extremely hard trigger pull. I use a different holster for the Smith, and purchased that from a local police equipment supplier. It also covers the trigger guard. Just make sure when you holster the gun, you are very careful not to hang the trigger on a shirt tail, zipper, etc. Ultimately, you have to do what you are comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy2001 View Post
    Try as I may I just can't bring myself to carry it with one in the pipe. I realize the safeties, keeping your finger off the trigger etc but I am not going to feel comfortable.

    My other "carry" gun is a Ruger LCP but that has such a long trigger pull I don't
    like to practice with it much less use it in a situation.

    So, I am seriously considering the Glock 26 and just keep the .45 in my night stand.
    I have the Crossbreed Supertuck delux for the .45 and maybe the kydex will reshape to the Glock or I can just get another one.


    Any suggestions before I pull the trigger on the Glock?

    Tim
    I can't believe you're seriously suggesting that a Glock is more safe than an SA 1911. Your 1911 has a grip safety, a thumb safety, and by virtue of being in a rigid holster like a CB supertuck, a booger-picker safety. Three safeties. It won't go off by itself even if dropped. Many people swear by Glock, but your comfort level about carrying condition one is NOT going to be allayed by switching to, what is basically a striker fired single action with no external safety. Glocks have short consistent trigger pulls with a finger safety that can be foiled by excess clothing material like a shirt tail or even the seat belt of your vehicle. My suggestion then would be to carry condition 3 until you feel comfortable with your gun handling. In the interim, practice drawing with no rounds in the gun, but in C1 state in front of a mirror. Practice disengaging, and reengaging the safety as you draw and holster the weapon. Join a club like IDPA where you get scenario based practice drawing from concealment. I didn't immediately carry condition 1 either, but I never considered switching to Glock as a fix.
    "The 2nd amendment was never intended to allow private citizens to 'keep and bear arms'. If it had, there would have been wording such as 'the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed'." -- Ken Konecki on Usenet, on 27 Jul 1992

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