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which lightweight 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jmoln, Dec 29, 2010.


  1. jmoln

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    I think my next 1911 will be a lightweight model, that is something with an alloy frame. It could be either commander or compact, thinking hard about the Kimber Super Carry line (Pro or Ultra) or a Colt Defender or New Agent. Any pro/con thoughts? My focus is on light weight for carry and I'm aware of the short barrel feeding issues, just want your opinions on brand preferences.

    Background - I've owned a couple of full size Springers, a DW CBOB, and my current one and only is an EB KC.
     

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  2. HAIL CAESAR

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    For the real little fella's it's hard to beat a Colt Defender.
     

  3. Rimcrew

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    That's easy: DW CCO!
     
  4. AZ Husker

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    Why not the new KC lightweight? Stick with the best.
     
  5. smith10

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    10MM WOOOOOOT

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    S&w 1911pd
     
  6. Sporwick

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    I have one of these and its a great to shoot and carry. The DW CCO looks awesome though!
     
  7. Hokie1911

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    Cost effective - DW CCO
    Not so cost effective - EB LW KC
     
  8. TKR Reptiles

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    Kimber Super Carry Pro all the way...
     
  9. G27RR

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    If you want an officer's model, I like the STI Shadow and Escort.

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  11. Hokie1911

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    Man, I really like that Escort in 9mm. Almost like an EMP done right. FS checkering and no ambi. :supergrin:
     
  12. G27RR

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    Yep, and I actually chose this over an EMP for some of those reasons. The other reason was I figured I would stay with .45 if I couldn't get an EMP for under $1K. I can't get my head around a 9mm 1911 for some reason, but I did get one of my Ranger IIs in 9mm for cheaper practice.
     
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  13. knedrgr

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    DW CCO
    DW Guardian for the 9mm crowd. And it's the same ergo as your EB KC.
    EB KC lightweight for an identical of your regular KC.
    WC Ultralight Carry

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  14. dr225

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    If you want to get a Gov't sizes try the LWT Government Model XSE

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    I think the Colt Wiley Clapp is the best commander sized lightweight on the market right now.
     
  16. MarkCO

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    You really ought to look at the Sig C3. My review is in the Resource stickie at the top.
     
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    +1
    But the Super Carry line is mighty nice. At least they don't use a fps in em.
     
  18. deguelo

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    i love my sw 1911pd gunsite. but that cco...... damn, baby. regards-- deguelo
     
  19. jmoln

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    Guys,

    You've given me a lot to think about. I've got to get out to some shops and shows and search out samples of all of these. I was hoping to keep this under a grand hence a lightweight EB is out of the question. As much as I like my KC I am not in a position to afford another high end 1911. SA, Colt, Kimber, S&W, STI are all possibilities.
     
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  20. Sporwick

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    couldn't have said it better myself!