Location: 3 miles NW of Brownells retail store and they keep me broke!
1911 45 ACP as a carry gun!
Do any of you carry one of these. I have a Ruger Commander that I have carried for a week and have gotten very used to it. It's a lot bigger and bulkier than the Glock 43X that I normally carry but it will shoot circles around the Glock. As a matter of fact I can shoot it almost as good as my 686/357. When it is all on the line shouldn't we be carrying what we shoot the best rather than what is convenient?
I carried a Government model every day, all day for over 20 years. Its still the pistol I pick up if I'm going north of Washington Street or more than the 1/2 mile to my shop, and the one that sits on the stand beside my bed at night. Its also the one that I practice the most with. I always thought that it was quite convenient to carry. Lays flat against the side of my back and conceals easily with just a T shirt in summer.
I've been carrying one off and on, mostly on, for about 25 years now, and don't see that changing. Its comfortable, convenient, and works great. I have staked my life on it and will not hesitate to continue to do so.
My 8 years in the service was all about 1911s. My old dad's favorite gun. Now days it's one of my safe guns. Just to used to a 5 shot ultra light now. But when the Grandson wants to go shooting the 1911 always comes out to play 😊
Carried a colt commander feather weight in 9mm when off duty in Korea for a year1952 it was my own personal weapon I now have a colt Combat commander 9mm and have it when I need to carry. cant go wrong with a couple extra clips of ammo.
U S Air Force Korean vet. NRA Member
Fourth fighter wing Kimpo Korea 1952 Fourth but first, the mig killers.
533rd material ,air defence Oxnard AFB 1953-1955
Pastor of the CBCG-Fellowship group Tulsa Oklahoma.
Carried a GM .45 from 1974 to 1980...then switched over to a Commander in .38 Super and have carried one ever since...
Take a look at a Commander in 9mm or .38 Super...to me the best carry gun ever made... Colt Wiley Clapp or a Dan Wesson Guardian...evertyhting you need and nothing that you don't...
I handled a DW Guardian at Brownells a while back. I agree they are sweet. Salesman Matt let me dry fire it a couple of times. My Ruger has a decent trigger but the Guardian was perfect. My son gave me this Ruger for my 60th birthday so it isn't going anywhere and if I decide to carry it solely I will put a stone to the trigger. The trigger weight of pull is fine but there is one little gritty lurch that needs to go away.
Since there is nothing wrong with having more than one 1911 I am going to give that Guardian another look and maybe see what kind of wiggle room they have on it.