Thread: Full size 1911's anyone?
Who here carries a full size 1911? I just bought my first, a Tisas m1911, and it is going to be my open carry as soon as it has proven itself up to the task. I will still CC my CZ82, but the lure of that big .45 was just too much for me to resist. The pistol has gotten rave reviews everywhere I have been able to find it online. I bought mine from Buds Gun Shop just hours before they sold out their latest shipment. Here is a pic of mine after a quick clean-up:
It arrived last Friday and I haven't gotten to fire it yet. Getting a little anxious!
Congratulations on your new 1911, I have owned several over the years, different brands. First thing to do is a function test on you gun, make sure that the safeties and the gun is in proper function. Do this unloaded. You can check the firing pin strike with a eraser pencil. As long as you use good factory ammo you should not have problems. Unless you are going to reload yourself you should avoid reloads.
Originally Posted by Primus
I carry a Para GI expert most of the time, with a Glock 26 as my other carry gun. I love the 1911 and being a taller man I think that it works well or me personally. I'm about 6'3" and 210 lbs so even when I need to conceal it, it works ok. The other thing about any full size gun when your OCing is that it's noticed, there is no trying to make it blend in, and it may make some people uncomfortable but that's ok for me. It is a conversation starter and I usually get the head nod from the older gentleman that appreciate the 1911. Even though I only have 8 +1 I still won't trade it for anything else, as of right now...
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90% I OC my Kimber full size 1911. Other 10% is one of my Glocks. Both look good out in the open. :-)
I am currently carrying this full-size Rock Island Armory beauty...
RIAs are great 1911s and affordable too!
"When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."
Full size is too long for me when I am seated in my truck all day... Muzzle catches on everything, Govt models fit me better for driving/carry
I carry my full size spingfeild 1911 50 percent of the time, the other 50 percent I carry my Springfield tactical model xd.
I am planning to reload range ammo for the .40 S&W and .45 acp once I accumulate enough brass. Both reloads will be with good commercial FMJ's.
I carry m Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer about 85% of the time, and my Ruger LCP 100% of the time. Soo yea I carry both about 85% of the time. You get used to it.
I will be carrying my Kimber Custom II once she's all broken in and operational!
Don't take this the wrong way, I'm glad to see that you carry but was curious how you manage those scenarios or if they were part of your defensive plan. Carry on and carry often.
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To put it in perspective, I once saw a one armed man shoot a semi auto on the range. He would drop the mag, reholster, and then insert another mag before drawing again to shoot. Naturally both gun and mags were on his right side. I don't have the foggiest how he would hold a flashlight, unless he used his mouth.
Originally Posted by Primus
The picture is my everyday load, Para-Ordnance P-14 5" double stack 1911, 2 spare mags all loaded with Corbon DPX and my new CRKT M16-14ZSF, 30 year old Spyderco Endura and Surefire E2D LED Defender.
I carried the Spyderco as I said for ~30 years and keep it in the right front pocket for everyday use, you don't breakup a 30 year relationship over night.
The CRKT I bought because I can carry it hinge down in the left front and the "speed flipper" studs on the blade can be used to open on drawing, faster than any switchblade, and is not used for casual work to keep it scaple sharp.
I usually wear 5.11 cargo pants and the Surefire is in the left Mag pocket.
I am a 1911 fan myself, and two of the three guns I own are 1911s. My daily carry piece being a Kimber CDP II. My other being a Series 70 Colt Combat Commander, which stays at home due to it rusts too easily. Both of these are short barrel 1911s, one being 4.0 and the other 4.25. I am planning on adding a full-sized 1911 to my arsenal once I get my truck paid off, later this year. All of my holsters are open bottom designs, so will not need to buy another to make it work. Probably going to be another Kimber, but we'll just have to see when the time comes.
Last edited by cbxer55; 03-17-2013 at 01:08 PM.
I carry my Springfield 1911 all the time. I use a Crossbreed SuperTuck IWB holster, whether I'm carrying open or concealed. It's a very comfortable holster. I have a Fobus, a Blackhawk cloth holster, and the one that came with the gun, but I like the CrossBreed much better. I'm not very big either, 5'11'', 215pounds.