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  1. #21
    I live down here in Florida where you cant hide your carry easily. You try concealing a 1911A in a pair of shorts. Here its about comfort and stopping power. For these reasons the composite compact glocks beat these other pistols senseless. The felon will be bashing your dentures out of your head before you know what hit you. Some of these threads are such crap, they just make me wonder about the knowledge possesed by some of my fellow CCW. No wonder there are groups out there trying to take your rights away- Read the literature, do some research and make your own informend decision- and please dont shoot me while you try and figure out which end the " bullets" come out of.

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  3. Well, I went ahead and bought a Kimber ultra crimson carry ll instead. From what I heard, the Remington stinks and I guess I'll have to get the Ruger next time. Also ordered a custom owb leather pancake holster from Peters Custom Leather (Peters Custom Leather ~ Main Page. Custom Belts, Gun Belts, Holsters, Sheaths and more!). Will let all know how that is when I get it in about a month. Thanks for the help.

  4. #23
    I looked at the ruger and remington pistols last week. I ended up with a Springfield EMP, but the Ruger is next.

  5. Ruger

    Hey brother go try out a Ruger P345. Its 45cal, slinder like 1911, light weight, 8+1 capacity and a picatany rail.

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    Ruger

  7. Seriously? I used to live in central FL. And I would carry everyday. I carried a Kimber Compact Custom all steel. Yes it gets hot there and Yes it can be a trick to carry but now if you know how to do so properly...... I tried a Glock 36 thicker than the 1911. And I didn't like the way it shoots compared to a 1911. I now carry a STI Escort (1911 model) in TX and when I travel to FL. I guess it is all in what you like best and are most comfortable with. BUT I am pretty sure my 1911 can out shoot a composite..... Well it is really in the shooters hands as well.



    Quote Originally Posted by boston101 View Post
    I live down here in Florida where you cant hide your carry easily. You try concealing a 1911A in a pair of shorts. Here its about comfort and stopping power. For these reasons the composite compact glocks beat these other pistols senseless. The felon will be bashing your dentures out of your head before you know what hit you. Some of these threads are such crap, they just make me wonder about the knowledge possesed by some of my fellow CCW. No wonder there are groups out there trying to take your rights away- Read the literature, do some research and make your own informend decision- and please dont shoot me while you try and figure out which end the " bullets" come out of.

  8. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Corey J. Molinelli View Post
    Seriously? I used to live in central FL. And I would carry everyday. I carried a Kimber Compact Custom all steel. Yes it gets hot there and Yes it can be a trick to carry but now if you know how to do so properly...... I tried a Glock 36 thicker than the 1911. And I didn't like the way it shoots compared to a 1911. I now carry a STI Escort (1911 model) in TX and when I travel to FL. I guess it is all in what you like best and are most comfortable with. BUT I am pretty sure my 1911 can out shoot a composite..... Well it is really in the shooters hands as well.
    A 1911 has a longer barrel than a G36 but yes, it is the skill of the shooter. Within 20 feet is where 90% of all altercations take place even Helen Keller can hit you at that distance. As far as a steel handgun? please- why carry that in this weather when a composite weapon is far lighter and far more comfortable. People whine about " plastic guns" but they shoot AR15 and all the other COMPOSITE weapons all day

  9. You can get many quality pistols that are not steel. Kahr makes a good light weight alternative to a Glock DAO light close to the same size as the 36 a little thiner I think but really not noticeable.
    My STI that I now currently carry is only 0.22 inches longer than the 36 and just under 2 oz heavier. So to me it is not that much lighter or comfortable. The thiner 1911 to me carries better and is a smoother trigger squeeze The STI is made of aluminum not steel. (I was talking about the pistol my limber I was caring) I was not bad mouthing composite guns at all. I am just saying that there are other options for caring a .45 or any gun for that matter then the block. Glock may not be the best option or the best carry piece for everyone. YEt often on these forms the first thing that comes out is ehh just get a glock. I have owned one, I have carried one, I personally don't care for them nor will I rely on one for personal defense any time soon but that is my own opinion and experience with them. I really did give mine a fighting chance even carried it for almost a year and shot it regularly. As far as shooting and accuracy I can't fault my STI it is much smoother and more accurate (probably from my trigger squeeze on the glock) than the 36 ever was for me. Even my DAO Kahr was a better shooting piece then my glock and it has a longer reset and squeeze then the glock. When I go to the range I don't just shoot to shoot or take time for the perfect sight picture etc. I shoot as I would defesively and by far the STI out shoots my glock or kimber or kahr.

    The title of this post was .45 options and that is what I was trying to relay. Glock is not the only carry option and you can get a spectacular 1911 model that is appropriate to carry in al weather conditions.


    Quote Originally Posted by boston101 View Post
    A 1911 has a longer barrel than a G36 but yes, it is the skill of the shooter. Within 20 feet is where 90% of all altercations take place even Helen Keller can hit you at that distance. As far as a steel handgun? please- why carry that in this weather when a composite weapon is far lighter and far more comfortable. People whine about " plastic guns" but they shoot AR15 and all the other COMPOSITE weapons all day

  10. #29
    My wife and I bought a Springfield 1911-A1 sat, it is the stainless mil spec model, we took it strait to the range, along with our G21-SF and our 226 Sig 40, and our G-36, out to 10 yds all 4 guns almost used the same holes, the 36 took a bit more concentration to keep from pulling off, but at 15 yds the Glocks opened up the group.. a little from maybe 2inch to 2.1/5, at 25 yds the Sig and Springfield were still grouping 2-2.1/5, the Glocks opened to about 4 inch, this was not on a rest but I did kind of lean against the wall, and I should say in all honesty I carry the 36 the most, and just for fun and comparision, we brought our 10/22 ruger rifle, and it put 10 shots in a nickle at 25 yds

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    Try a Ballester Rigaud. Only problem is the poor quality sights. Put on some decent ones and you have a very serviceable 1911-style shooter.

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