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A_bear
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baton rouge
Member since Sep 2013
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Anybody carry a 1911?
I'm going to buy a 1911 in the next week or so, looking at the rock island armorys. I'm debating between the 4.25" and the 5". I'm wanting to carry it IWB with a JM4 tactical holster. Anybody carry a 1911 and if so, what size?


Eli Goldfinger
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I have a S&W commander carry. It’s sweet, but still too big & heavy to carry anywhere other than around the farm.

Plus the safety features of a 1911 make me a little uneasy out in public with it.

If you can afford a nice 1911, you can afford a decent little carry piece.
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Politiceaux
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Member since Feb 2009
17374 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I carry a Dan Wesson V-Bob sometimes.


A_bear
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Member since Sep 2013
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
5 inch barrel?


baobabtiger
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Member since May 2009
2570 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I have and carry a kimber ultra carry 2. It fits perfect on my in a galco inside the pant holster in the small of the back. There you won’t notice the weight much.

Doesn’t fit too well and the weight gets old when you try to carry it somewhere else.


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Politiceaux
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
No, it's a commander.


bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I have two commander size one of which I carry sometimes. It’s a light weight aluminum frame. Not too heavy.

Also have a Delta Elite that I also carry rarely. It heavy but not wide and carries pretty well despite the weight.


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Boston911
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Lafayette
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
Colt delta elite in a galco shoulder rig with a pair of mags


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A_bear
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I think I'm going to go with the commander. Rock island calls it a mid size but it's the 4.25" version. The smallest 10mm rock island makes is that mid size. I'll give it a shot and if it's uncomfortable, I'll just get a little carry gun.


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Cajun367
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Oct 2017
598 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
Sometimes carry Ruger 1911 (great gun) in an IWB alien gear. Actually tucks better than my glocks in a way because its slimmer. Holster could use more retention in my opinion though.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/btOV42n.jpg
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LSU_Smash_the_West
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Da Ghetto
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I live my colt delta. My brother shoots the sig said 1911. Both are very comfortable guns... they fit my hand well. And very easy to hide


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tommy2tone1999
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St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2008
1644 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
Ruger 1911 Commander


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LEASTBAY
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Member since Aug 2007
5287 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
Rock island tactical compact. 3.5"


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cdaniel76
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Bigsampson
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Central
Member since Apr 2017
117 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
.380 v 45. Don't think that counts


QuietTiger
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New Orleans
Member since Dec 2003
23933 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
Only under my truck seat.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
Member since Sep 2008
4687 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I used to carry an American Classic Commander sized (4.25" barrel) 1911 in 45 ACP. I don't carry it much anymore because of it's extra weight. Now I mostly carry a Kahr CM9. If I carry a 45, it's a Kahr CW45. If i were to buy a 1911 45 to carry I'd get a Commander lightweight and would look VERY hard at Ruger's version. For me, the 4.25" barrel handles better (and is a little lighter) than the 5" barrel. Nothing wrong w/ RIA. They make good, basic 1911's at a decent price. I believe I read somewhere that either RIA or AC was going to start making a lightweight model........some day......


A_bear
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baton rouge
Member since Sep 2013
1219 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
I wish I could find a lightweight model from RIA. Now my debate is between 10mm and 45acp. The price of ammo does not matter to me. I want this gun to conceal carry in public and as a side arm when hunting. Still debating which caliber I'm going to order.


Rockbrc
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Attic
Member since Nov 2015
4457 posts

re: Anybody carry a 1911?
Yes
Ruger--a bit large but has become comfortable


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GeauxTigers0107
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South Louisiana
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re: Anybody carry a 1911?
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Anybody carry a 1911?


Yessir. Same setup as this guy...

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Ruger 1911 in an IWB alien gear.




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