View Poll Results: Which makes a better carry gun?

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  • Glock 19

    51 58.62%
  • Commander 1911 w/bobtail

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    Maybe one day (when I have more $$) I will change my thinking. I just can not justify it. Again, not that I wouldn't have one, but not today.

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    It depends on your prferences:
    Glock would be ligter, 1911's tend to be inherently accurate but either will get the job done.
    Glock has higer capacity but is wider. Both will resist rust well. 1911 will have better trigger pull because its single action. I have always believed you should pick a gun that feels good in your hands and you shoot well then build how you dress and carry around that. it makes no sense to carry a gun you can't hit something with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkister029 View Post
    it makes no sense to carry a gun you can't hit something with.
    Exactly!!

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    I voted for the Glock. For one reason, I have one, and I am very fond of it. Second, I consider myself fairly new to the handgun world. (about 4 yrs) I've only shot one 1911, a Kimber Crimson Carry. For the price, I wasnt' that impressed. I was really nice too lock at, but I can't justify the difference in cost of any 1911 let alone a Kimber. And from what I've read, (no true knowledge) you've got to tune the 1911's to your liking. I've read the term "a good tuned 1911" one too many times. What exactly is a "well tuned" 1911 anyways? They don't have any threads for that in the SIG or Glock sections.

    1911's are nice too look at, but I have school aged children still and the money is tight more often than not. Which puts me into an extended layaway plan, or a seriously impacted CC payment. Which at this point in my life I'd really like to avoid. Don't get me wrong, I would like to own a 1911 some time in the future, just to experience it for myself. But no can do now.

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    While I absolutely love 1911s this is a no brainer.

    This goes to Glock. Much lighter frame which makes carry comfort much better and you get a higher capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1911 View Post
    While I absolutely love 1911s this is a no brainer.

    This goes to Glock. Much lighter frame which makes carry comfort much better and you get a higher capacity.
    +1 on top of that, when the SHTF and the stress level is up high and you need to draw and shoot, there is no external safety, and no grip safety to worry about.. It is definitely a Glock in this case (I would prefer the G23, but G19 is OK too)

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    I can't vote in this poll because I don't know the experience and skill level of the person asking the question.
    If the prospective owner is relatively inexperienced, I vote for the Glock for the reasons expressed by others: it's uncomplicated.
    If the prospective owner has a good deal of experience and a good level of skill, I vote for the Commander-size 1911, but with an aluminum frame. Add an ambidextrous safety.
    No matter what, I prefer a pistol in .45 ACP.

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    Being a 1911 fan I'd have to go with the DW. Glocks are great guns but I dislike their ergonomics (and aesthetics). I prefer the grip and thumbs safety to make it harder for me to screw up. And, you just can't beat a 1911 trigger. I also believe that the thinner profile makes it easier to conceal. If you are concerned about capacity carry extra magazines. I currently carry a Kimber Pro Carry II but have been eyeing a DW for some time now.

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    1911! case closed!

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    How about a glock 19 if you really want to stick with a glock for carry. I don't suggest a 1911 typically for a carry option because of the weight. I personally suggest a Kahr or even a Keltec for a carry piece. It doesn't have to look good, just has to be light enough and small enough that you will carry it daily. The smaller and lighter the gun is the more likely you are to carry it, at least I know that is how it is with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichiban View Post
    Being a 1911 fan I'd have to go with the DW. Glocks are great guns but I dislike their ergonomics (and aesthetics). I prefer the grip and thumbs safety to make it harder for me to screw up. And, you just can't beat a 1911 trigger. I also believe that the thinner profile makes it easier to conceal. If you are concerned about capacity carry extra magazines.
    Bout sums it up for me......

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    I vote Glock.

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    Question

    I have both and my answer today is the Glock but, the reason for my decision may sound a bit goofy to you guys. It has to do with holsters. Right now I don't have a holster/belt combo that carries my Kimber comfortably enough. I do however have a package on order but I won't have it until October. Ask me this question again in Nov.

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    Glock..Because when the SHTF you just unholster - point and shoot.. Your brain under stress will play tricks on you..Talk about external safety. This might take some time to remember that you have to unlock it.

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    Glock 19....

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    I chose the 19 for my own carry weapon. The 1911 is definitely a time-honored design but I like the higher capacity of the 19 and it's an easy weapon to operate and strip. Plus, the polymer frame helps to keep weight in check.

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    I voted the 1911 Commander I have two of them, but that's not the reason I voted for them. The Glock is the ugliest gun in the modern world.

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    my opinion is that the more i spend on a gun the more I want to carry it because I want to get every last cent out of that pistol. No serious problems with either one of those pistols. I wouldn't shy from carrying the 1911 one bit.

    carry whichever one you feel like carrying that day

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    Poll: Which makes a better carry gun, a Glock or a 1911.

    The 1911 sucks. Thats why I carry it.

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    If I'm trying to conceal then for me the answer is neither. I've carried both types of weapons but if I had to pick:
    G19 > 1911

    If I had a bunch of money though, I'd get a mini browining or a colt hammerless. I love the 1911 design, just not for carrying, even if its in an EMP or something. If its open carry, I'll still take the glock.

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