Welcome to M1911.ORG
The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site


John needs your help
Please read this message.


Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from the companies advertising above, or near the bottom of our pages, please use their banners in our sites. Whatever you buy from them, using those banners, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Going Retro

THREAD CLOSED
This is an old thread. You can't post a reply in it. It is left here for historical reasons.Why don't you create a new thread instead?
  1. #1
    Join Date
    2nd October 2006
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Fl
    Posts
    5,589
    Posts liked by others
    181

    Going Retro

    Over the last couple of years, back problems have caused me to use lighter pistols for EDC than my beloved 1911’s, which were my primary carry guns for over 30 years.

    I recently broke out my Custom Carry Comanche, and started carrying it again, OWB, in a leather Mitch Rosen holster.

    I’d forgotten how easily even the all steel 1911’s carry, and hide, using just a tee shirt as a cover garment.

    942C1A03-E0BF-44CE-9FB4-5991110CE9C9.jpg

    I’ve had it for about 8 1/2 years now.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

    IDPA Certified Safety Officer
    Likes (3) :
    Gruntshooter (25th August 2019), MuyModesto (24th August 2019), PolyKahr (1st September 2019)

    Last edited by Rick McC.; 23rd August 2019 at 20:52.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    9th March 2006
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posts
    416
    Posts liked by others
    11
    Rick,

    I've been carrying a LBC .38 Super Stinger for years now and agree that carrying steel isn't that hard with a good belt and holster. The only size difference of the Stinger to a Commanche is the grip length, I think the half inch shorter grip helps with concealing.

    I spent time at SHOT with Les when the Super Stinger was introduced. My concern is recoil as I damaged my wrist a number of years ago and 45acp is uncomfortable. Les thought the recoil with .38s was significantly less than 45acp, I agree although at some time I may need to switch to a 9. This may be important to those that have some level of hand, wrist, arm or shoulder damage. I've spoken to a number of instructors that have switched to lighter calibers due to wear & tear over the years.

    Jim
    Likes (2) :
    PolyKahr (1st September 2019), Rick McC. (30th August 2019)


  3. #3
    Join Date
    2nd October 2006
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Fl
    Posts
    5,589
    Posts liked by others
    181
    Hey Jim.

    When I attend high round count training courses, I shoot a 9mm for just that reason (plus it’s cheaper).
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

    IDPA Certified Safety Officer

  4. #4
    Join Date
    26th March 2008
    Posts
    5
    Posts liked by others
    3
    Schweet . . . Congrats ! ! !
    Likes (1) :
    Rick McC. (30th August 2019)


  5. #5
    Join Date
    2nd October 2006
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Fl
    Posts
    5,589
    Posts liked by others
    181
    Quote Originally Posted by mndieringer View Post
    Schweet . . . Congrats ! ! !
    Thank you Sir!
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

    IDPA Certified Safety Officer

  6. #6
    Join Date
    6th April 2014
    Posts
    77
    Posts liked by others
    31
    Very nice, for a long time my EDC’s have primarily been 4” steel 1911’s and it is amazing how easily they carry with a good quality belt and holster. Sparks 55BN or Criterion.
    NRA Benefactor Life Member, GOA Member, MGO Member
    Likes (1) :
    Rick McC. (31st August 2019)


  7. #7
    Join Date
    2nd October 2006
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Fl
    Posts
    5,589
    Posts liked by others
    181
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidO View Post
    Very nice, for a long time my EDC’s have primarily been 4” steel 1911’s and it is amazing how easily they carry with a good quality belt and holster. Sparks 55BN or Criterion.
    The full size 1911’s actually carry just as easily. I have a LW Gov’t. Model that I’ve carried a lot, and the all steel ones don’t weigh that much more than the all steel Commander sized ones.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

    IDPA Certified Safety Officer
    Likes (1) :
    PolyKahr (1st September 2019)


  8. #8
    Join Date
    12th October 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    321
    Posts liked by others
    27
    Rick, I find as you do that 1911s carry very well in a Mitch Rosen OWB. I like .38 Super, but certainly 9mm is cheaper. I suppose I am just a at heart a traditionalist who doesn't want to let go of an old caliber whose ballistics are outmoded. But it shoots so well...


    Wade

  9. #9
    Join Date
    6th April 2014
    Posts
    77
    Posts liked by others
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick McC. View Post
    The full size 1911ís actually carry just as easily. I have a LW Govít. Model that Iíve carried a lot, and the all steel ones donít weigh that much more than the all steel Commander sized ones.
    Yes, they do. I often also carry a full steel Commander and also a 5Ē. Only have a Sparks VMII for the 5Ē but am waiting on a 55BN for that also that should be almost up in the que at Sparks, as it was ordered the first of May.
    NRA Benefactor Life Member, GOA Member, MGO Member

  10. #10
    Join Date
    15th September 2013
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    107
    Posts liked by others
    10
    It is quite handsome and functional.

    Oh, what the heck... That is downright pretty. Rick, I can always count on you for some classy stuff.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from Brownells, please use their banners above. Whatever you buy from them, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Non-gun-related supporters.
Thank you for visiting our supporters.