The last ~5yrs, it's been a SW1911PC: commander-size, alloy frame. But the difference in weight from a government-size steel frame doesn't matter to me at all: it's less than the weight of a glass of water. That weight rides below the articulating part of the spine. My poor legs are accustomed to much worse.I carried a Wilson Combat, lightweight, full size, 45 acp, 1911 for a long time as an edc. I switched to a HL P 2000 mainly because it was lighter. I am curious to know how many here carry a 1911 as an edc and whether it is an all steel or lightweight,. a commander or full size?
For a very long time I have said that the S&W 1911’s are the most underrated 1911’s on the market.LW Commander...for the past 40 years. Current gun, for the last decade or so, is a S&W 1911PD scandium frame.
One of these days I'll get my 2007 Dan Wesson CBOB 10mm running 100% and start carrying that.
Especially beautiful "shadow" grip stocks there. Are those a special model, or just came out that way?I carried a steel Gov't model .45 for 25 yrs. Mostly stock & it has never failed me. I made the switch over to polymer/striker guns w/ RDS but on occasion I'll carry my DW Guardian in 38 Super.
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