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Reducing Size in a .45

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by rayzer007, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. rayzer007


    Mar 2, 2012
    lackawanna, ny
    Hello Mas;
    I am considering downsizing from my Combat Commander to a Kimber Ultra Carry II. Do you have any concerns with the smaller, lighter frame and 3" barrel? As always, your expert opinion is a decision-making determination for many of us! Thanks again.
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    As a general rule, 1911s shorter than 4.25" barrel have been notoriously "finicky." Since butt bulges more than muzzle, you might want to consider the short butt/Commander-length guns pioneered by Colt with the CCO back in the 90s, and available today from numerous makers, such as the Nighthawk T3.