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Looking for a compact 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns Wanted' started by natestj, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. natestj

    natestj Buckley Member

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    I am looking for a 3.5" - 4" barrel 1911 needs to have an alloy frame, only looking for Kimber, Colt, Para, or Springfield.
    Thanks
     
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    rob240p Vancouver Member

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    natestj Buckley Member

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    Rob it looks nice but still a bit heavy for my liking, I am really set on having an alloy frame this go-around.
     
  4. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    Just my experience, but I used to have an alloy frame 3", I wouldn't carry another one. I traded it off awhile back and now carry a steel officer frame with 4" barrel and slide. A good belt and pancake holster and it's no harder to carry than the aluminum one was.

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  5. natestj

    natestj Buckley Member

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    I am trying to keep the gun as light as possible that is why I want an alloy framed gun. I really like the alloy framed 1911's I have fired several, and they are more comfortable to carry, remember if it isn't comfortable it gets left home. I also have a really nice pancake holster, and a kydex-reinforced gun belt, and I still find the steel framed guns to be too heavy/cumbersome for my liking.
     
  6. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    Hey, whatever floats your boat. I'm glad you've fired some first, I didn't. I put about 5K down range before I got rid of it.