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Kevin Rohrer

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1911 Pros:
*Infinitely customizable
*Available for every size wallet
*Too classy for some

Glock Con:
*No class
 

JoeDice

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The only way I would carry a Glock is if I added an aftermarket thumb safety that blocks the trigger . There has been way too many accidental discharges, usually resulting in injury, while re-holstering Glocks.
 

Rusty Guns

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I bought an almost new G-22 at a pawn shop, with no box in a nylon bag. It had 5 mags, all but one looked new. I got to looking closely at the frame. It had little dents and scratches on the lower grip at the mag well. The mag had the same dents and scratches on the floor plate. I asked the owner if someone's Puppy had been chewing on it? He said yes, a lady brought it in and wanted a steel gun that her puppy wouldn't ruin. I ended up getting it very cheap for the time, and still have it. I just trimmed the sharp places off, and I had a new G-22. I still have it.
 

Rusty Guns

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I want another Commander, but Buying any Pistols right now is on standby.
I have the money put away in my safe till the prices get back to near normal.
I have never had a LW Commander, but that is what I'm thinking about.
 

switchback

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If you desire to carry a truly comfortable 1911, give a lightweight a try. Slim, and light. IMHO
 

Rusty Guns

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I like the Commanders best of all 1911s. I started as LEO with an S&W 357 mag.
A friend, a retired Texas Ranger, gave me a Commander. It was old and showed a lot of wear, but she fired every time you pulled the trigger. He told me that sometimes she didn't like HPs, but she never failed with ball.
Of all my 1911s I liked her best, and wish I had her Back.
 

joepistol

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"They make great plastic chew toys for Fido..."
was looking for the pic that circulated w/ a chewed-up Glock ( but couldn't find it)

I prefer my 1911's to most all the other pistols I own.
My Sig X-5 Target (in 40 S&W) is probably my most accurate pistol,
but my Clark "Hardballer" conversion is about as accurate, ( it's done on a older 70 series Govt model)

Own a few Glocks , a 21 (45) and a 22 (40 S&W).. neither gets much use.
Tried to get used to them, couldn't ..don't like the trigger..like shooting a dart-gun.
Only own 1 other polymer framed pistol , a Walther PPS M2 (9mm) .. don't like it much either.( bought it as a concealment piece)
Decided I don't like polymer framed pistols..balance is weird to me..

Only positive I will add about Glocks, @ least the model 22, is you can buy a Lone Wolf conversion barrel (40-9) & a 9mm Glock mag,
Now you own both a 9mm & 40 S&W Glock.. no gunsmitting needed. A lot simpler/ less expensive than getting a 40 S&W barrel &
having my gunsmith fit it to my Delta Elite
 

Zipper046

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Yeah...gotta go with a lightweight 1911. I've been issued and carry Glock for YEARS. Carry a G19 off-duty, mostly. It was pretty comfortable, light, and high capacity. Then last week, for giggles, I started carrying my DW CCO in .45. Sure, lesser capacity...but DANG this thing carries better than my G19! Conceals better and is WAY more comfortable.

So, i'll say....lightweight 1911 for the win on concealed carry!
 

Mike Galway

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What ever gets decided , practice with what you carry . Muscle memory is everything , especially under pressure . For example , 1911's have a thumb and grip safety , Glocks and most plastic guns do not . All of us know 1911s are great guns , but have characteristics all their own .
 

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