GUN Concealed Carry delimma

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  1. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    I've been looking heavily at a Ruger SP101 .357 for a while now. It's stout, shoots a ballsy caliber, and is reasonably priced. Unfortunately, something happened today. I went into my local gun shop, and noticed that they had a Springfield Armory lightweight 1911 on the shelf for $499. I have decided that I want one. I think with some thin grips, it wouldn't print on any of the clothing I wear, and the .45ACP seems like a fine cartridge for self defense.

    My question is, would it be a stupid descision? Would trading out the simplicity of a revolver for a cheap 1911 be asking for trouble? The more I look at the 1911, the more I want it, but I realize the SP101 is probably a better buy.

    I have a delimma.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    My cheapo 1911 Rock Island Armory ran me about $330 came with everyone calls a crummy magazine, mine came with a Novak magazine, I've got about 300 rounds through it now, without any issues FTF FTE ect. John Browning was a genius and the 1911 is a simple and rugged gun. I plan on firing couple hundred more rounds through my 1911 and if I have no problems for 500 rounds I will probably use it for carry in the winter on colder days when it can be better hidden. I don't think it would be a mistake as long as you can trust it (I make them prove it before going to a carry piece). Right now my every day carry is a S&W J-Frame, for the same reason as you the simplicity of the weapon.

    That being said the 1911 is a very simple gun, simple to tear completely apart and put back together. IMO the only advantages my revolver has over the 1911 is the smaller size and the ability to load another round by pulling the trigger again if I get a bad round, but use quality ammunition and a 1911 should be fine.
     
  3. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Buy the .357
    Regret it
    Sell it
    Buy 1911
    Have second thoughts
    Think about selling it
    Get mad when no one will offer you what you think its worth
    Keep it out of spite
    Lament how you don't shoot as often as you'd like
    Repeat ad nauseum
    Buy G19
    Live life of sunshine, flowers, and butterflies
     
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    (except switch g19 with g30 :mamoru:)
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Then you drive off with Eleanor. :x:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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  7. Cannondale

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    I have a polymer 9mm already (Smith and Wesson M&P 9) so don't need a Glock. I have a feeling I wouldn't regret buying either. As soon as I can price some thin grips, I will have more of an idea about the 1911.
     
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    If you're just concerned about the concealed part, 1911's do alright, with the right holster and clothing.
    The Ruger is too heavy and bulky, you wouldn't enjoy it AT ALL.
     
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  10. Cannondale

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    With thin grips, 1911s are so skinny. I'm a bulky dude, so I could conceal a pretty good size firearm. The M&P is a liitle thick though. If I can find a holster that will conceal it well enough, I will end up buying a full size 1911. I haven't done much holster shopping though.

    I was originally going to buy a Kahr CW9. My dad has a PM9, and he has had a few issues with it. Considering the hype I have heard about the Kahrs, I am not impressed. The rear sight came unstuck in the dovetail, and it has feed problems.
     
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    I have an M&P 9c in a CTAC MTAC and I'm really starting to warm up to this thing now that its starting to break in.
    Still want a Milt Sparks VM2 for it though. I can dream right?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    That's too bad, my PM9 shoots great. Only issue I have is failure for the slide to lock back on an empty mag all the time, but that's operator induced from my fat thumbs hitting it.
     
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    I will give it this, when the sight hadn't fallen off, and you used ammo it likes, it was a very accurate pistol.
     
  14. JaimeZX

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    My 1911 doesn't print at all unless I bend over or something; I'm learning quickly to squat when I want something lower down. Assuming the weapon passes both safety tests (thumb & grip) then it's extremely safe, even condition 1. I'd say get the 1911 and spend some money on a quality belt & holster. www.thebeltman.net www.tuckergunleather.com

    :)
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Or man up and get the 29 and drive away with angelina jolie :naughty:
     
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    In on the 1911.

    A local shop here has a Kimber BP Pro Ten for $550. With the polymer frame, the grip is about as wide as a single-stack but there's 12 rounds in the mag. It's commander length, so it's also easier to conceal. It felt wonderful to hold, decent trigger, but they wouldn't let me shoot it. :sad2:

    ibkimbersucks :rolleyes:
     

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