you are right. It all depends on what one is used to carrying.Thanks guys, I carry the Commander most of the time when out in public, but around the property I carry the HK. Once I get some night sights on the P-7 I will start carrying it more. The Novak night sights on the commander really make the difference on carrying.
Weight wise, when you have 22 years packing a fully loaded M-9 plus spare mags, the P-7/1911 really isnt too much weight.
I sometimes I carry my grandpa's Series 70 as well. I have no problems carrying the 1911.
Nice addition! I would love to get an hour on the range with that HK.you are right. It all depends on what one is used to carrying.
Nice addition! I would love to get an hour on the range with that HK.
While not a pure 1911, if I carried a full size I would get a 17 shot 9mm variety over an 8 shot 45, but thats just personal preference. As I like pocket sized guns, I am really looking forward to the new sig 938, I do not do well with the big stuff, cushy desk job and big guns don't mix well for me. I like the modern 1911 concepts... para, ria, sig, colt, and others have really put some options on the table for those who want either capacity, smaller size, lighter weight, etc as alternatives to the timeless classic.
"Put up with single stack?" "Substantial weight much less suitable?"that is surplus police/security gun w/o commercial west german proofs, heat shield and with mag release in butt end. one of the few expensive guns worth the money and very accurate too. it's too bad it weights a "ton" by modern standards. the bottom one is modern rendition of genuine "antique" pistol designed by jmb ca. 1910. the p7 is worthy ccw if one is willing to put up with single stack mag and substantial weight the 1911 is much less suitable as ccw.
The most I carry is one extra mag. Sometimes not even one. I figure that if I need more than that, I really have problems and probably will not survive.And you can get 10rd Chip McCormick mags. I have three for my 1911A1. Single stack, but affords a lot of fire power if you feel the need.
I never leave home without one or two extra.