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5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:08 PM

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I'm looking at subject pistols and am kinda stuck between the Sig carry elite sao, S&W 1911PD, and possibly a Kimber. Would also like as much barrel as practical. Any opinions (with reason) welcome. I want to contain the cost and I know I'm a Glock guy but I want SAO safety.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 3:39 AM

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gee I dunno, I like a straight blade vs folding knife when I cut open a six pack roll of toilet paper.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 11:27 AM

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open carry or CCW?

first you will have to decide if you want a 1911 style gun or not... the S&W and kimber obviously are, and the sig is not. All that you mentioned are good guns. none will be very light weight. If you are looking for open carry, they will be fine, but for CCW, you may want something smaller and lighter. the sig is smaller than a full size 1911's but a little thicker (especially with the elite's wood grips). if you want a CCW 1911, I personally like the kimber ultra covert II (or something that size). for a non 1911 style handgun, sig is as good as it gets in my opinion. From experience, the p226 elite is a GREAT gun, so i'm sure the p220 carry elite SAO is as well (although I prefer DA/SA).

If it were me purchasing the gun, it would be between the sig p220 carry elite DA/SA and the kimber ultra covert II. I would have to decide whether I wanted a 1911 or not.... but since its YOUR gun, you should decide because there is a substantial difference between the two.

don't really know what else to say. sig is top of the line, kimber makes damn good 1911's, S&W 1911's aren't bad either.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:37 PM

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Sigs and Kimber are really good pistols and I don't take a thing away from them. I would have to go with the S&W 1911PD. My oldest son bought a S&W 1911PD and man is it sweet. I believe it would shoot hole in hole if it was mounted in a vice. Everything about the pistol is smooth. The action, the trigger, even the magazines going in or coming out are as smooth as silk. The pistol is more accurate than the shooter. They are pricey but man they sure ride good. That's just MHO.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:45 PM

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lightg wieght carry with a 1911? lightwieght?

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 2:11 PM

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Light Weight Carry

sytasyn_syn if you were talking to me, no not a light weight carry. I wrote that because of it being the title of the thread. The S&W 1911PD was my choice of the three pistols that Charlie and Reaper mentioned. My son does carry his S&W 1911PD concealed inside the waist band of his pants though. He's a good sized young'in and the pistol is slim so you can't really tell he's carrying it.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

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Thank you. My thoughts also. It is nice to have that kind of selection. I do wish I could get it down just a couple more ounces. That would still let the recoil be comfortable and have decent barrel length.

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