Jump to content


Photo

What's the prefered 1911 barrel length for carry?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
45 replies to this topic

#1 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:07 PM

I'm mulling over what's the best 1911 barrel length for carry. Are there any members out there carrying a full length, 5 inch 1911 out there? I have a 5 inch barrel government now. I'm considering a shorter 4 inch gun for carry use. I don't think I'd move down to a three inch barrel, although I wouldn't mind shooting one to try it. I'd like to hear some opinions.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#2 Beezil

    Member

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 2,273 posts
  • Joined: 14-March 08

Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:26 PM

I carry a 3"

why are you hesitant about the 3"?

#3 papa

    Member

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 3,948 posts
  • Joined: 13-December 07

Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:39 PM

I don't know about the skinnier guys , but there is no way I could carry a full size 1911 unless I carried it openly. Or in a situation where I just draped a shirt over it and didn't care if it showed . I have a 3 in. Kimber and love how it handles and shoots.

I traded a Colt gold cup , series 70 in on the Kimber. There is a very slight increase in recoil . As far as accuracy , by bracing my arm against a post , I was able to make 3 shots touch each other at 15 yards .

I would think a Springfield or a Colt with a 3 or 4 in. barrel would do the same.

For inside the pants carry you might find the 3 in. to be more comfy.

#4 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:59 PM

I carry a 3"

why are you hesitant about the 3"?


It's the loss of the sight radiius, mostly. And I like the looks of the standard 5 inch. I know - that's a foolish statement to make. Why worry about the look of a gun that will be used for concealed carry? Well, your friends will see it. And they'll probably say, "Why didn't you get a 3 inch?"
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#5 Lou

    Resident Old Guy

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 10,754 posts
  • Joined: 18-May 04

Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:42 PM

I've solved that problem. I've got a 5" Colt Govt. Model, a 4" Colt Commander and a 3 inch Kimber. Based covered! :thinking:

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -  George Orwell

A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again. 


#6 JBomb

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 480 posts
  • Joined: 14-May 08

Posted 01 June 2010 - 05:08 PM

I know some people say the grip is actually harder to conceal then say the length of the barrel. Have you had a chance to look at the "bobtail" models Buzz? I know they do command a premium, but I believe Dan Wesson's models are reasonably priced.
Gun Control...What we need is Criminal Control.

#7 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:10 PM

I know some people say the grip is actually harder to conceal then say the length of the barrel. Have you had a chance to look at the "bobtail" models Buzz? I know they do command a premium, but I believe Dan Wesson's models are reasonably priced.


Yes, I have. I was drooling over Ed Brown's website just last night and he offers several Bobtail models. As a 1911 "purist" I don't care for the look and Bobtails also don't mix well with mag wells - which I happen to prefer.

I have a 5 inch series 70 Gold Cup which has a few mods done already. So I'm trying to decide on doing a "reliability" job with a couple more enhancements to make it my carry gun - or - trade it off for a shorter barrel version with the options I want incorporated.

Decisions...decisions. And not to mention - no money to work with!
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#8 abolt243

    Tim Bowyer

  • Moderator
  • 11,269 posts
  • Joined: 30-April 07

Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:17 PM

I've got a 3" Colt Defender in stainless. I like the way it shoots, funtions with all ammo. Accuracy is fine for self defense distances, it ain't a 50 yard gun, but that's not what it was bought for.

Carries well in a Don Hume IWB, a Bullard IWB or a Bullard OWB.

AB
Are you a member of the ISRA?? If not, why not?? Join over 18,000 other Illinois gun owners in the fight for your rights!!!

The Roman Empire fell due to a large, corrupt government, overspending, an overextended military, insecure borders, and the illegal immigration of Goths, barbarians (anyone who was not educated), and religious fanatics. Sound familiar?


"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
--Samuel Adams

Luke 11:21 - "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed." NASB


#9 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:32 PM

I've got a 3" Colt Defender in stainless. I like the way it shoots, funtions with all ammo. Accuracy is fine for self defense distances, it ain't a 50 yard gun, but that's not what it was bought for.
Carries well in a Don Hume IWB, a Bullard IWB or a Bullard OWB.

AB


Yes, I'm hip to the "seven yards" thing. I guess I'm just funny about sacrificing sight radius for conceal-ability. That, and the three inch guns look like part of the barrel was left at the factory.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#10 abolt243

    Tim Bowyer

  • Moderator
  • 11,269 posts
  • Joined: 30-April 07

Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:53 PM


I've got a 3" Colt Defender in stainless. I like the way it shoots, funtions with all ammo. Accuracy is fine for self defense distances, it ain't a 50 yard gun, but that's not what it was bought for.
Carries well in a Don Hume IWB, a Bullard IWB or a Bullard OWB.

AB


Yes, I'm hip to the "seven yards" thing. I guess I'm just funny about sacrificing sight radius for conceal-ability. That, and the three inch guns look like part of the barrel was left at the factory.



Oh, I don't know, I think it's kinda' sexy!! This is a file photo, I took the Hogue wraparound grips off and replaced them with Kimber hard rubber. Also added some "non-skid" tape to the front strap. If we ever get together near a range or shooting place, you're welcome to wring it out!!

defender.jpg
Are you a member of the ISRA?? If not, why not?? Join over 18,000 other Illinois gun owners in the fight for your rights!!!

The Roman Empire fell due to a large, corrupt government, overspending, an overextended military, insecure borders, and the illegal immigration of Goths, barbarians (anyone who was not educated), and religious fanatics. Sound familiar?


"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
--Samuel Adams

Luke 11:21 - "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed." NASB


#11 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:32 AM



I've got a 3" Colt Defender in stainless. I like the way it shoots, funtions with all ammo. Accuracy is fine for self defense distances, it ain't a 50 yard gun, but that's not what it was bought for.
Carries well in a Don Hume IWB, a Bullard IWB or a Bullard OWB.

AB


Yes, I'm hip to the "seven yards" thing. I guess I'm just funny about sacrificing sight radius for conceal-ability. That, and the three inch guns look like part of the barrel was left at the factory.



Oh, I don't know, I think it's kinda' sexy!! This is a file photo, I took the Hogue wraparound grips off and replaced them with Kimber hard rubber. Also added some "non-skid" tape to the front strap. If we ever get together near a range or shooting place, you're welcome to wring it out!!


That is a nice, lil .45! And I don't mind the looks, either. It may just have been the goofy angle, butt first pictures I was looking at on the Kimber website that made me turn up my nose.

The sub 4" 1911s used to get a bad rap from the "experts" - but this seems to have changed as of late. From what I'm reading, most folks like their 3" pistols. I still like a full slide 5" 1911, but that's more gun to conceal. And it looks like Colt doesn't make the Officer's model anymore. I have a friend that has one, but he refuses to part with it.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#12 Beezil

    Member

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 2,273 posts
  • Joined: 14-March 08

Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:26 PM

From what I'm reading, most folks like their 3" pistols. I still like a full slide 5" 1911, but that's more gun to conceal. And it looks like Colt doesn't make the Officer's model anymore. I have a friend that has one, but he refuses to part with it.



+1

I love my kimber cdpii ultra carry 3"!!!

#13 papa

    Member

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 3,948 posts
  • Joined: 13-December 07

Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:13 PM

KImber has a " Super carry " now . The 4" model has a bobed handle on it. MSRP is $1530.00

#14 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:12 PM

KImber has a " Super carry " now . The 4" model has a bobed handle on it. MSRP is $1530.00


If I'm spending that much I may as well get this jewel...

I just discovered it in Les Baer's Concept pistols.

It's called the Baer 1911 Concept VIII, .45 ACP - $1890.00


concept-8.jpg

The Baer Concept VIII© is a reduced size Commanche. This one is all-stainless steel...
with Baer deluxe fixed combat rear sight. The front strap is checkered at 30 lpi. Features include:

Baer stainless NM frame, NM slide and NM barrel with Baer stainless bushing • Slide fitted to frame • Double serrated slide • LBC adjustable deluxe low mount rear sight with hidden rear leaf • Baer dovetail front sight • Baer beavertail grip safety w/pad • Baer checkered slide stop • Tuned Baer extractor • Baer extended ejector • Baer deluxe hammer and sear • Lowered and flared ejection port • Polished feed ramp and throated barrel • Baer flat serrated mainspring housing • Beveled magazine well • Baer extended ambi safety • Baer fitted speed trigger with action job • Baer Premium Checkered Cocobolo grips • Tuned for total reliability • (1) 8-round premium magazine.

Baer's line of Concept pistols pushes the envelope for the perfect combination of ahead-of-the-art design, true custom craftsmanship, unparalleled performance, and the best value in the firearms industry. All Concept© pistols come with a crisp 4 lb. pull and all are guaranteed to deliver 3" groups at 50 yards.


Right now it's way out of my reach, but then so is legal carry in Illiois.

But I love this beatiful piece of workmanship by Les Baer.

It has everything I like in a 1911 custom.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#15 GarandFan

    Member

  • Members
  • 11,714 posts
  • Joined: 06-February 07

Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:29 PM

If you will carry it regularly, I'd advise to get an alloy frame model. Weight is an issue with 1911s, at least for me. I find barrel length matters little, grip length matters some, and weight matters much.
"It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place."
Lewis Carroll, 1872

#16 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:44 PM

If you will carry it regularly, I'd advise to get an alloy frame model. Weight is an issue with 1911s, at least for me. I find barrel length matters little, grip length matters some, and weight matters much.


That would be a good option if it's available. Also a steel ramp if it's fed a steady diet of hollow points. I see no reason for that though. Cheap ball ammo for practice and Federal Hydra Shoks for carry is the preferred diet of most.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#17 GNHNTN

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 690 posts
  • Joined: 08-July 07

Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:18 PM

If you will carry it regularly, I'd advise to get an alloy frame model. Weight is an issue with 1911s, at least for me. I find barrel length matters little, grip length matters some, and weight matters much.


+1 GF

I don't find any trouble concealing my full-size Govt. Model but the weight is definately an issue. The difference in "loaded" weight between my Govt. and Abolts' Defender is amazing, while the recoil is not what I expected at all. I figured that the Defender would be a handful, but suprisingly it was not that much more.
GNHNTN

"If guns cause crime, all mine are defective." --Ted Nugent

"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his script: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Jesus Christ, Creator of the Universe, and you and I [Luke 22:36]

You may find me lying face down, dead in a ditch someday, but you can bet I'll be face down in a pile of brass!

#18 GarandFan

    Member

  • Members
  • 11,714 posts
  • Joined: 06-February 07

Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:25 PM


If you will carry it regularly, I'd advise to get an alloy frame model. Weight is an issue with 1911s, at least for me. I find barrel length matters little, grip length matters some, and weight matters much.


+1 GF

I don't find any trouble concealing my full-size Govt. Model but the weight is definately an issue. The difference in "loaded" weight between my Govt. and Abolts' Defender is amazing, while the recoil is not what I expected at all. I figured that the Defender would be a handful, but suprisingly it was not that much more.


For the most part, I've only carried 1911s in a leather Galco "slide" holster. I find this rig conceals the pistols (gov and commander sizes) very well, particularly if I put the belt through the loops so that it's on the outside of the holster. This holds the gun in very tight. But they get quite heavy. Many of the IWB holsters out there would work nicely, as well (but at the moment, I usually don't care if the muzzle protrudes a little from under my shirt of jacket). I am actually in the market for a lightweight 3" model ... and this might be my first choice:

http://www.kimberame...p/ultra_cdp_II/
"It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place."
Lewis Carroll, 1872

#19 Lou

    Resident Old Guy

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 10,754 posts
  • Joined: 18-May 04

Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:54 PM



If you will carry it regularly, I'd advise to get an alloy frame model. Weight is an issue with 1911s, at least for me. I find barrel length matters little, grip length matters some, and weight matters much.


+1 GF

I don't find any trouble concealing my full-size Govt. Model but the weight is definately an issue. The difference in "loaded" weight between my Govt. and Abolts' Defender is amazing, while the recoil is not what I expected at all. I figured that the Defender would be a handful, but suprisingly it was not that much more.


For the most part, I've only carried 1911s in a leather Galco "slide" holster. I find this rig conceals the pistols (gov and commander sizes) very well, particularly if I put the belt through the loops so that it's on the outside of the holster. This holds the gun in very tight. But they get quite heavy. Many of the IWB holsters out there would work nicely, as well (but at the moment, I usually don't care if the muzzle protrudes a little from under my shirt of jacket). I am actually in the market for a lightweight 3" model ... and this might be my first choice:

http://www.kimberame...p/ultra_cdp_II/


GF, that's the one I have only not the II model. It functions perfectly with just about any load and accuracy is more than adequate for it's intended purpose. I really like it. It was my retirement present to myself.
I only have one minor complaint. Kimber melted and rounded all the sharp corners for discrete carry purposes but they cut nice sharp diamonds on the front and backstrap. They are great for a good grip to control recoil with full power loads BUT the sharp diamonds tend to catch on a shirt that is draped over either an IWB or OWB holster. Turn the wrong way or reach with your right arm and the shirt tends to stick to the backstrap and expose the butt. I thought about smoothing out the diamonds but they provide such a good grip I hate to.

Does that make sense?

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -  George Orwell

A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again. 


#20 pyre400

    Political opinions expressed are always my own.

  • Admin
  • 7,727 posts
  • Joined: 14-March 09

Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:07 PM

Perhaps someone who has one would like to chime in, but I've been eyeballing the Springfield EMP for a while. I know there's at least one fella here who has one.

If you're looking for a daily carry, in 1911, that may be something to look at - at least that's what I've been considering.

-they come in 9mm and .40 smith


__________________
R[∃vo˩]ution


#21 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:42 AM

With regard to these lightweight, aluminum alloy frame guns - has anyone experienced any feed ramp wear over time? I'm seeing some discussion of this on other forums, and most attribute this to using hollow point ammo. Why someone would use hollow points to practice with is beyond me. I can appreciate the match shooter wanting to practice with the same ammo he competes with. But I don't see an advantage for the defensive shooter to practice with hollow points instead of less expensive ball ammo. Especially when you know hollow points are chewing up your feed ramp.

Yes, I know I'm a fuss butt over little issues. And this only occurs over several thousand rounds. But I'm just curious and am asking because I trust the people here and don't know dick about the posters on the other boards. Fair enough?

Here's a thread with a picture of what I'm talking about:

http://thefiringline...ad.php?t=387177
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#22 papa

    Member

  • Supporting Members Team
  • 3,948 posts
  • Joined: 13-December 07

Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:06 PM

Buzzard ,.

My 3" tactical has a ramped bbl. I don't know about the others. Posted Image Sounds like one more reason to go with the 3" gun . Posted Image

Very easy to tell when you are handleing them in the gun shop. The man you referenced to sounds like he only shoots HP and that seems very silly to me. Go to the range shoot FMJ all day and at end of the session , put one or two mags of defense HP through the gun if you think you have to.

#23 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:22 PM

Buzzard ,.

My 3" tactical has a ramped bbl. I don't know about the others. Posted Image Sounds like one more reason to go with the 3" gun . Posted Image

Very easy to tell when you are handleing them in the gun shop. The man you referenced to sounds like he only shoots HP and that seems very silly to me. Go to the range shoot FMJ all day and at end of the session , put one or two mags of defense HP through the gun if you think you have to.


Yup. The ramped barrel is one fix - if one is available for the gun in question.

The other is to add a steel ramp insert. Which must be installed by a gunsmith.

I'm curious if the Colt Defender comes with the ramped barrel.
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#24 moparcardave

    Member

  • Members
  • 2,304 posts
  • Joined: 10-January 09

Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:22 PM

As long as you have a good "cant" to your IWB holster even a 5" will hide. Just keep your end of your mag in line with your barrel and it can shrink down a bit. Putting it in at a square 90 degree makes that grip just back. Just wear your shirt tails out and buy your pants 2" bigger. Being in Illinois I have non IWB clothes and some IWB clothes lol Hopefully I will one day just need the IWB clothes. Never hurts to have a choice of a couple firearms you feel comfortable with and conceals depending on the clothes you are wearing.
Guns don't kill people, Gun FREE zones kill people!

WHY CARRY A GUN? Because carrying a Cop would be too heavy.

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
--George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426.

#25 billzfx4

    Member

  • Members
  • 1,767 posts
  • Joined: 24-February 08

Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:59 PM

Perhaps someone who has one would like to chime in, but I've been eyeballing the Springfield EMP for a while. I know there's at least one fella here who has one.

If you're looking for a daily carry, in 1911, that may be something to look at - at least that's what I've been considering.

-they come in 9mm and .40 smith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuYao7fxYtI



I love mine, put quite a few rounds through it with zero problems. It's actually my favorite carry gun by far. One thing to note is that the 9mm is an alloy frame, while the .40 is steel framed so there is a weight difference between the two.
Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.

#26 eric2281

    The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves.

  • Members
  • 2,032 posts
  • Joined: 26-April 08

Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:59 PM

Buzz,

I don't know what your budget is but you should check out Rock Island. I've been passively checking out their 3.5" model. They can be had on GB for around $400 all day long. http://www.gunbroker...?Item=172272459

I can't comment too much on them but I've read a little about them & it was all positive.
"Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men" ~ Monsignor (Boondock Saints)

"Lack of interest has it's price... as we're stripped of all our rights" - KMFDM

"Q: How can you tell if a politician is lying? A: Their lips are moving" - Lou


NRA & ISRA Member / Member of the Rifles & Roundels society Posted Image

#27 GNHNTN

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 690 posts
  • Joined: 08-July 07

Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:57 PM

Buzz,

I don't know what your budget is but you should check out Rock Island. I've been passively checking out their 3.5" model. They can be had on GB for around $400 all day long. http://www.gunbroker...?Item=172272459

I can't comment too much on them but I've read a little about them & it was all positive.


My Govt. Model is a Rock Island. While I don't have thousands of rounds through it I have shot it enough to know that I trust it.
GNHNTN

"If guns cause crime, all mine are defective." --Ted Nugent

"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his script: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Jesus Christ, Creator of the Universe, and you and I [Luke 22:36]

You may find me lying face down, dead in a ditch someday, but you can bet I'll be face down in a pile of brass!

#28 Buzzard

    Member

  • Members
  • 8,874 posts
  • Joined: 29-March 07

Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:15 PM

Buzz,

I don't know what your budget is but you should check out Rock Island. I've been passively checking out their 3.5" model. They can be had on GB for around $400 all day long. http://www.gunbroker...?Item=172272459

I can't comment too much on them but I've read a little about them & it was all positive.


Thanks for the tip!
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

#29 pyre400

    Political opinions expressed are always my own.

  • Admin
  • 7,727 posts
  • Joined: 14-March 09

Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:13 PM

I love mine, put quite a few rounds through it with zero problems. It's actually my favorite carry gun by far. One thing to note is that the 9mm is an alloy frame, while the .40 is steel framed so there is a weight difference between the two.


Thanks for letting me know, I was not aware of the 2 different materials used.

__________________
R[∃vo˩]ution


#30 Glock21

    Member

  • Members
  • 1,012 posts
  • Joined: 15-March 07

Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:57 PM


Perhaps someone who has one would like to chime in, but I've been eyeballing the Springfield EMP for a while. I know there's at least one fella here who has one.

If you're looking for a daily carry, in 1911, that may be something to look at - at least that's what I've been considering.

-they come in 9mm and .40 smith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuYao7fxYtI



I love mine, put quite a few rounds through it with zero problems. It's actually my favorite carry gun by far. One thing to note is that the 9mm is an alloy frame, while the .40 is steel framed so there is a weight difference between the two.


My fiance has one in 9mm - loves it! So far, 2000-rounds without a problem.

"The mind must be wide open in order to function freely in thought. For a limited mind cannot think freely." -Bruce Lee


Fortress Defense: State of the Art firearms training for citizen, soldier and peace officer.

http://www.fortressdefense.com
frank@fortressdefense.com
708-522-8060

Twitter: twitter.com/FortressDC1