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Ultimate Carry Pistol

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by NUCLEARMJ, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. NUCLEARMJ

    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    I have a 9mm beretta right now, and don't get me wrong its a great pistol, not too big, decent amount of rounds, but im thinking about getting something with a lil more knockdown power and possibly something slimmer.
    I held a Kimber ultra carry saturday and loved it, i've also seen the para warthog online but im wondering what else others would consider or already have. If i could find the ching i really like the springfield emp 40 aswell but don't know much about any of these. HELP??
     
  2. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    I carry a kimber ultra carry and I love it:thumbup:. Asking a question about the perfect carry pistol is like asking what kind of beer people like. Be prepared for a wide spectrum of answers.:huh:
     
  3. NUCLEARMJ

    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    :quote:
    I carry a kimber ultra carry and I love it. Asking a question about the perfect carry pistol is like asking what kind of beer people like. Be prepared for a wide spectrum of answers.

    Yes and i like to hear everyones opinion but if you drink heinikin were done talking lol
     
  4. ConditionOrange

    ConditionOrange Oregon Member

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    Never heard anything but bad things about the Para warthog. Really never heard much in the way of positive things about anything from Para. Though there may be people out there that love them. I have owned a Kimber and would not hesitate to buy another. Just my 2 cents. The perfect carry pistol is the one you can count on 100%, and shoot accurately with. What works for others may not work for you. :)
     
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    jib Central OR Active Member

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  6. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How about a small, lite, 1911 :thumbup:
     
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    ruSSrt WA Member

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    I carry full size 1911...... in the future when I'm done with all my curent projects I'll get compact 1911 kimber or maybe springfield.
     
  8. netsecsys

    netsecsys near: Bellingham, WA Active Member

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    I carry a commander sized 1911. I can live with 8+1 in .45acp. It just feels right for me..YMMV

    Good luck.
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Emp is great gun, finally have one on the way. On the normal 1911 reliability can start to suffer below 4", SA redesigned the emp around the 9/40.
    Champion/commanders are nice as well.
     
  10. NUCLEARMJ

    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    You sellin? thats exactly the type im looking for. Kinda surprised no ones jumped in and reccomended a glock :rollingeyes: kinda nice
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    My advice on micro 1911's is to go all steel. Once a gun is that heavy a few more ounces for a steel frame is not going to matter much since you are going to need a good holster anyway.

    I had a Para Slim Hawg that was an excellent firearm, but I think I would probably go with the Kimber. My first choice for a small 1911 is my Colt Officer's model.

    I also had an .40S&W EMP. It was a beautiful gun but the Colt was still my first choice.

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    If you want a decent micro 1911 with all the bells and whistles for a low price get a Springer Loaded UC.

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    If you want something a little more exotic and "locally grown" you could look for a Detonics Combat Master. They are very nice guns. I love mine.

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  12. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am an old school 1911 guy. I have a mixmaster I built up several years ago; it is reliable and easy to carry and didn't cost more than $600 to assemble. I bought a Springfield XD in .45 ACP a couple of years back and am beginning to get comfortable enough with it to begin carrying it sometimes. I agree that it is a matter of personal fit first of all. You have to be comfortable with your weapon. As for beer, there is only one choice any intelligent person can make: Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter. :thumbup:
     
  13. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Sig 239 in .357 sig or Glock 23 .40. I would carry my dan wesson .41mag revolver but it is so dang heavy!
     
  14. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    Preferably becks dark.:thumbup::D
     
  15. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    I stick with Bacardi, beer just makes me pee!! as for pistols sig 239 in 40 is good single stack. I also do a glock 32 in 357 sig or a sig 229 in 40 are all concealable on me. I enjoy them all.
     
  16. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I carry a kimber custom carry II. I keep it clean and lubed and BANG BANG everytime.

    As to Beer, when I do have it I perfer Bards Tale, gluten free beer. Very refreshing.
     
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    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    anyone own or have much experience with a citadel? Anyone have any advise on building a compact 1911? If i can save some money that'd be great cause what im lookin at right now will cost me my beretta and another 500
     
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    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    The Citadel is a super gun. I have owned 2 of the compacts. Accurate, dependable, and priced great. Full length stainless guide rod, skelotonized hammer, target style trigger, lowered and flaired ejection port, Novak syle sights, you get all the goodies for right around $500 at Wholesale Sports. As a carry gun at 32 ounces empty, no way. My Colt Lightweight OACP is 25 oz, my Kimber Pro Carry is 28.5 oz, and my M&P .40 compact weighs less loaded with 10 180gr rounds in the clip than the Citadel weighs empty.
    Might be your cup of tea for a concealed handgun, just not mine.
    I am sure I'll end up owning another one.
     
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    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    for a carry piece that doesn't need a lot of reholstering, hard to beat the glock. The Glock 36 is 27 ounces completely loaded. If you're willing to go to the 45GAP round the glock 39 or 38 are both amazing carry pieces that weigh in real light. the 29 is heralded by a lot of folks as a great ccw glock that has lots of umpf.

    As much as I hate conceding to Gaston's less than ideal levels of safety, glocks in the 45 and 10mm flavors are some of the best when it comes to a ccw package (kahr 45's were too punishing with that narrow grip for me).

    A frankenstein glock 36 upper with a 30 frame also has been heralded by LAPD (correct me if I'm wrong) undercover detectives as the way to go.

    I had an emp in 40. again too punishing for me to want to practice with it especially considering my p2000 weighs less, carries more, has no spotty reliability record, and is much easier to shoot. P2000sk in 40 might work for you.
     
  20. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I hear that the Citadel is a pretty good 1911 for the money. You may also want to check out the bare bones Springfield 1911's at around $550.00..That's about half the cost of the Kimber or Colt, and you can buy a bunch of ammo with your savings.