Best compact 1911? Or favorite DA/SA carry

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Best compact 1911? Or favorite DA/SA carry

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Post by gabeZherrera » Mon May 27, 2019 7:17 pm

Really interested in 1911’s as a carry. What are yalls favorite compact 1911’s. I really like the look of wilson combat edc x9 but man that is expensive. Or even your favorite DA/SA carry gun?

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Post by cheezit » Mon May 27, 2019 7:44 pm

Colt defender.

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Post by jmorris » Mon May 27, 2019 7:46 pm

CZ P-07 Duty as primary. 1911 for show.
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Post by flechero » Mon May 27, 2019 8:14 pm

Check out the DW ECO. I carry an STI Gaurdian, but the single stack version is out of production.

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Post by Liberty » Mon May 27, 2019 8:36 pm

I carry a Beretta Storm Subcompact. Subcompact is a bit of a misnomer, it has a 13 round capacity and is considerably bigger than most pocket guns. Rounded where it counts. Comes with a floppy thing on one of the mags to provide a placard for your pinky.. Good shooter and comfortable to shoot.

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Post by carlson1 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:44 pm

Smallest one I have to carry is the Lightweight Colt Commander and I love it.



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Post by joe817 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:21 pm

I don't know if you all would count this, but as in my avatar, it's a Colt Government 380, which has been my EDC for the past 10 years. Extremely comfortable to carry and I know it's a little anemic, but you go with what you got. I'm graduating to a 9mm DA/SA soon. ;-)
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Post by JRG » Mon May 27, 2019 9:27 pm

carlson1 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Smallest one I have to carry is the Lightweight Colt Commander and I love it.




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Post by oljames3 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:32 pm

My favorite DA/SA is my Tanfoglio BTA-90. It did not take long for me to figure out that DA/SA with decocker had too much going on to be my EDC. Now I carry a striker fired pistol with no external safety and more capacity: S&W M&P M2.0 9mm 5inch.
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Post by baseballguy2001 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:42 pm

Agree with another poster, the Colt Defender is superb.
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Post by carlson1 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:51 pm

JRG wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:27 pm
carlson1 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Smallest one I have to carry is the Lightweight Colt Commander and I love it.




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Thanks Joe. I don’t want to take this thread off topic, but I love grips for 1911’s. Here is one of my favorite pair on my TRP.

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Post by bobby » Mon May 27, 2019 9:52 pm

The issue is you need to say how much your willing to spend. STI, Wilson combat, Ed Brown all are in the 3 to 5 k range or more. find a Commander sized 1911 light weight ie a Aluminum frame or some such. lower priced is or I should say middle of the road is Kimber, Colt, Dan Wesson some Springfield. lower or budget how ever your see it... is Grimsim(sp) Turkish made and allllll the PI made 1911 some are not bad..

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Post by carlson1 » Mon May 27, 2019 10:09 pm

I had a Dan Wesson ECO in .45. I just never could get use to that short of a barrel on a 1911. I know they have come a long way in being more reliable and I never had problems with my ECO. I just like anything shorter than a Commander length.

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Post by WTR » Mon May 27, 2019 10:45 pm

I would check out RIA 1911s. I have friends who run and love them. RIA has proven to be very reliable and affordable.

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Post by E10 » Tue May 28, 2019 12:19 am

Colt Commander Series 70 and
Beretta 92 Compact L (no rail)
Beretta 84 (no suffix) a close 2nd

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