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Compact 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JTLIII, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. JTLIII

    JTLIII

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    I want to buy a compact 1911 for concealed carry. 3in barrel, either 9mm 40 or 45. I've seen the Kimber and sPringfield armory.

    Any other options around that prices range ~$1k?
     
  2. MoBill

    MoBill Misanthrope

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    I carry an STI Escort in .45. It was just over $1k OTD. I've been very pleased with it.

    bill
     


  3. Tactical black

    Tactical black

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    The only micro 1911 I'm interested in is the Springfield EMP
     
  4. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    What he said. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    I love my Kimber UC II that wears a set of CT grips.. it has been my edc for the better part of 5 yrs now.. granted it was about $1,200.. but the CT's are worth it
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    it aint the prettiest but it goes everywhere I do
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  6. BubbaShoots

    BubbaShoots

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    My Colt New Agent has been flawless. The alloy frame makes it easy to carry. No sights to snag.
     
  7. 1time

    1time Lifetime Member

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    I have the RIA cs and I love it. It is accurate dead reliable and it won't bother me too much if the finish wears off or it ends up I'm an evidence room for a year or so.
     
  8. SIG-SOG

    SIG-SOG

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    I would recommend the Colt Defender because I own one and it has been flawless. But, don't take my word for it. Check out forums.1911forum.com in Colt Mfgr's section. Lots of good things said about the Defender and New Agent. Some will say that Colt has got the 3" design nailed; plus, its a Colt.....
     
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  9. Johnspark

    Johnspark Grumpy Fish

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    Just over $800 and 75 rounds down range. Perfect so far. Kimber Ultra Carry 2.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Substance-P

    Substance-P Member

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    +1 both my good friend and I used to have Colt Defenders and neither one of us had ANY problems with them. Good solid carry 1911.
     
  11. ar15

    ar15

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    I have the Kimber Eclipse UCII.
    Love it very comfortable
     

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  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Rock Island makes a nice compact. I have one and like it alot. But it's a steel framed gun and I like the weight of the alloy framed Kimber Ultra models better. SA makes a nice little compact too.
     
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  13. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    my EDC EMP
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    or for the cheap:
    Citadel
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  14. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    :agree:

    1911s aren't conducive to downsizing. The EMP got it right.
     
  15. jdodd

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    I just went through this exact same thing. The main contender was the springfield EMP but I have read WAY to many reports of reliability that required several trips to SA. NOW...those people who did send them in after 1 or 2 trips always seemed happy if they didnt sell it. I just couldnt stand spending 1k+ on a gun that has repeated reports of out of the box failures. Heck, on page 1 in this forum you can see a guy who has a brand new EMP that has to go in for work.

    Take a look at the Colt Defender in 9mm thats where my search ended.

    Goodluck,

    -J