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    Default 1911 for carry. a production or a custom model?

    Just want to gauge the room on thoughts on a 1911 for carry. Knowing all the advantages/disadvantages which make/model would you carry?

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    Default Re: 1911 for carry. a production or a custom model?

    Quote Originally Posted by feendog27 View Post
    Just want to gauge the room on thoughts on a 1911 for carry. Knowing all the advantages/disadvantages which make/model would you carry?
    I would not put any more money into it than I had to.

    Even a high point would be suitable for the distances from which you should be using it, should you have to use it.

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    Default Re: 1911 for carry. a production or a custom model?

    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    I would not put any more money into it than I had to.

    Even a high point would be suitable for the distances from which you should be using it, should you have to use it.
    Lol, that your preferred choice of carry gun?

    To answer the OP*s question. 1911 wouldn*t be my first choice to carry for many reasons, but if I did I*d get one known for reliability and shoot it a lot to confirm reliability. I*d go with a Staccato, technically a 2011 but very reliable guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjohnson View Post
    Lol, that your preferred choice of carry gun?

    To answer the OP*s question. 1911 wouldn*t be my first choice to carry for many reasons, but if I did I*d get one known for reliability and shoot it a lot to confirm reliability. I*d go with a Staccato, technically a 2011 but very reliable guns.
    No, I use a S&W Shield 9mm.

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    I carry 1911 always! Most reliable gun ever made, won two World Wars, and several minor ones. Get one in the everyday variety, not a really expensive one with scary-looking grips and a red laser. Those things really don*t play well in front of a jury. Also, go with off the shelf ammo, and not the *Limb Ripper 6000* either. Get a good, reliable name brand ammo.

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    Default Re: 1911 for carry. a production or a custom model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdriver View Post
    I carry 1911 always! Most reliable gun ever made, won two World Wars, and several minor ones. Get one in the everyday variety, not a really expensive one with scary-looking grips and a red laser. Those things really don*t play well in front of a jury. Also, go with off the shelf ammo, and not the *Limb Ripper 6000* either. Get a good, reliable name brand ammo.
    So....um......can you post an example of scary looking grips?

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    Default Re: 1911 for carry. a production or a custom model?

    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    No, I use a S&W Shield 9mm.
    I sure would hope you didn*t use a hi point, just mentioning hi point in any carry thread made me lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjohnson View Post
    I sure would hope you didn*t use a hi point, just mentioning hi point in any carry thread made me lol.
    Well, you know, it's all about the comedy.

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    In before the glock.
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    Default Re: 1911 for carry. a production or a custom model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdriver View Post
    I carry 1911 always! Most reliable gun ever made, won two World Wars, and several minor ones. Get one in the everyday variety, not a really expensive one with scary-looking grips and a red laser. Those things really don*t play well in front of a jury. Also, go with off the shelf ammo, and not the *Limb Ripper 6000* either. Get a good, reliable name brand ammo.
    What*s limb ripper ammo?

    I*d suggest a hollow point such as HST or gold dots, and make sure your 1911 feeds them reliably, cause no matter what anyone says 1911*s are ammo sensitive when it comes to hollow points, some more than others.
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