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Which would you be more likely to carry.

  1. Para-USA Slim Hawg .45

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  2. Smith&Wesson 3" 1911 .45

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    41.7%
  3. Colt Defender .45

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    16.7%
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Help me pick out my CC gun.:D I renewed my carry permit a month ago and decided that I might as well invest in a small carry gun since I had the permit.And trust me,a 44mag is no fun to carry,So the wife wants me to pick one as my Christmas present from the her and the kids.
    I've got it narrowed down to 3 choices.All 3 are basically the same price,hell,basically the same pistol.All 3 are 1911 .45s,all 3 are 3 inch barrels.All 3 fit my hand great And all 3 have basically the same capacity.But I cant decide.:dunno:
    So I'm turning to my friends for their :twocents:

    Para USA, High-Quality Handguns: Products

    Product: Model SW1911

    http://www.colt.com/mil/downloads/Specs_Defender.pdf
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Well Yote,i'm not a gun guy at all...but have heard of all of them..and i like the Colt 45's looks the best :lol:,i just like the finger grip look:....so thats my :twocents::mrgreen:
     
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    Like the look and feel of a 1911 model myself
     
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    I cant hit the broad side of the barn with a pistol, I like the looks of the Para myself. I think you will be happy any way you go. All three seem to be great guns.
     
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    Joe,

    I'd go with the Para. I've heard nothing but good things about them. And I think it looks the best. What ever one you decide to go with you'll be happy. I carry a sub compact .45 as well. Good choice for knock down power and still not too heavy or bulky to carry.
     
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    Yote, it's funny you post this because I spent several hours at The Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA on Saturday. I saw fewer of the three brands you have listed than anything except the Walther. (Which is my personal favorite along with a Sig) I can count on one hand the number of Colts I saw. And have fingers left over.

    After handling some of most all of them, I would vote either the Para or the S&W. The Para is nice, but seems a little less streamlined for CC use than the S&W does. Just my girly opinion. :D
     
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    Thanks y'all
    Thats the reason I wont a 45 Dave.IF I have to shoot,I wont em to know they messed up.
    And Angie,girly opinions are more than welcome.Even though I am jealous that I didnt get to go to that show.:D and there wont be any gun show around here until spring time.:sad:
     
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    i like the S&W myself
     
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    I'm definitely a Kimber guy, I've got a 3" 1911 from them but, out of your options I chose the colt.
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    I didn't see the Glock 36 on the list. It is a 45 and very easy to conceal. I have been known to carry it.
     
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    Piratefish SPS Freak

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    Ive got the 1911. Its bullet proof can will shoot under any condition:usa:

    Kimber's are sweet but $$$ouch!!
     
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    No more $$ than the colt Yote has there.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I dont like the feel of Glock pistols.The grips dont feel right to me.

    The price tag on the colt is $859.00,The Smith is $850.00 and the Para is $855.00 at my local gunshop.The 3" Kimber I looked at was $1300.00.While I do like the Kimbers,I have to save some cash for the re-loading dies, a holster ,a couple boxes of ammo along with the powder,primers,and bullets.:D I'm also looking to add a set of Crimson Trace Laser grips to the gun too.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    I've always liked S&W myself but I don't know the 1911 from personal use.
     
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    Thats what I thought. A friend of mine is a gun dealer and the Kimbers he sells are going for $1300- $1500. Really nice guns!

    My S&W was $900.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    I've never held a real gun :shock: Just a BB Gun :D

    Now THIS guy loves his guns...he has no arms, but uses his feet:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlMz2sCDCA4]YouTube - Michael shoots his .45 with his feet[/ame]
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Joe, find something that is built to lower tolerances more like the original 1911, people have been having a lot of jamming issues with some of the high dollar close clearance guns. The design was meant for it to be a little big sloppy.
     
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    They have much less issues when using ball ammo, since the feed ramp was designed before HP ammo came out.
     
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    I asked Christian this question. He said to vote for the Slim Hawg. Why? "It's one of the guns that I own. It's a very well-built weapon. Easy to carry. Light double action. But they are all fine weapons."
     
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