Originally Posted by PlasticGuy
I can conceal a full sized 1911, and often do. An Officers sized grip frame does make it easier though. Is the increase in concealability worth losing a round of capacity, 3/4" of barrel, and a little shootability? It depends. I generally carry a full sized 1911 during the cold months, and a CCO (Officers grip frame) during the hot months.
That's a question that the carrier must answer himself. For me, CCO and Officer's ACP are strictly for fun. I suppose I'd CCW them if I have nothing else available, however they wouldn't be my first choices. My ability to put rounds on target fast is dramatically degraded with the shortened grip. For me, it's not worth the trade off for compactness.