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Looking for a LIGHTER 1911 to EDC...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by DrtyHarry, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry

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    My EDC carry is a Wilson Combat CQB Tac Elite. I love this pistol and have no problem placing my life behind it's abilities. I trust it just as much as I do any of my Glocks or AKs, it always goes off with blistering accuracy...it's a bit on the heavy side (almost 50oz. loaded).

    Like many of us, when the weather changes we often change our EDC pistols. In the winter I'm always with a 1911, and in the summer I'm usually found with a Glock on me (BUG is always a G27). I'm hoping I can find a 1911 that I can comfortably wear in the summer/sping that isn't as heavy as what I usually carry, yet shoots just as well.. I shoot a 1911 much better than any of my Glocks/Sigs/HKs, ect....so I want to give the full size summer carry a try.

    I like the full size 1911s, the smaller variants never really appealed much to me, perhaps because I have large hands. I'm looking for something maybe made out of an aluminum frame, basically looking for a lighter yet similar gun.

    Wilson now makes a lightweight CQB, but it's only a mere 3oz lighter. I don't want tot drop another $3k on almost the same gun ya know? I'm looking for a much lighter full size single stack 1911. Cost is really not a factor....quality is. I don't want another Wilson, I am very happy with what I have but I would like something different. No Nighthawks please! Thanks!! Oh, and pics are welcome.



    Harry
     
  2. smith10

    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I have a Springfield Compact 45 waiting in turn at Rogers Precision.
    Basically it's a light weight Officer frame with a 4" slide.......should be CCW bliss!
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The DW Gaurdian isn't a fullsize, but it is a true Commander with a bobtailed aluminum frame. I own Wilson and DW guns and will tell you that while the DW's are not Wilson's, they are extremely reliable and accurate and the black duty finish is tougher than Wilson's Armor Tuff by a good bit. You won't go wrong with any of the new DW's. :cool:
     
  5. Lew-G17

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    DW Guardian or the DW CCO. If you are OK with officer sized pistols, there are lightweight models available
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The DW CCO is a true CCO, officer size frame and commander size slide. Great carry gun BTW too. :thumbsup:
     
  7. seanmac45

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    Colt Wiley Clapp Talo Commander. Very light and nicely appointed.
     
  8. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Springfield armory LW Loaded 5 inch or LW champion operator.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Colt Lightweight Commander, preferrably in .38 Super.
     
  10. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Good choice.
     
  11. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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  12. cole

    cole Millennium Member

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    The Kimber Super Carry (because it lack a FPB) has unseated the Kimber CDP as my ideal light EDC production 1911. I'd run the Ultra to maximize comfort. But, My Kimber Series I 4" CCW is all steel. Heavy gun.
     
  13. A little off topic but what kind of wait you have on that? I didn't think he was accepting any work?
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Chuck has had it for a while now,.....hope to get it back mid summer.
     
  15. BFN

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    As others have said, Dan Wesson CCO. Mine has been perfect, and most others have excellent reports about theirs. It is fairly tight for an aluminum alloy, no play in slide to frame. Very accurate. Mine weighs exactly 28.8 ounces with unloaded magazine.

    The DW CCO has all of the features I want/don't want - night sights, ramped barrel, quality components, no ambi, no FCS, no FLGR.
     
  16. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    The S&W E Series are nice. I have a commander size one with the bobtail, that I carry sometimes. It's 29 ozs unloaded.
     
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  17. smith10

    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

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    Another good choice, I also like the Smith E series or earlier lightweight Commanders. But then i love commander sized guns.
     
  18. itstime

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    Weird. You beat me to the reply and getting the Super Carry. I have been checking these out to replace my CDP also.
     
  19. DrtyHarry

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    I'm calling my local gunshops to see if they have any DW CCOs. If not GB. Are there a wait on these directly from DW? I passed on a few of his pistols a while back, and it's been years since I've seen another. Thanks for your help gentleman. Oh, and the .38 Super is a sweet round and I have one by Colt. Still...I have so much .45 ammo rolled up it would be silly of me to switch.



    Harry
     
  20. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I've bought several guns from Bud's. Great prices and free shipping. Plus, they have them in stock. :cool:

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_82/products_id/62347

    I love mine. :)

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