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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:16 PM   #31
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If youre gonna go hybrid, do it right :P 5" slide on a compact frame
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Old November 21st, 2014, 12:50 AM   #32
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If youre gonna go hybrid, do it right :P 5" slide on a compact frame
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Old November 26th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #33
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So while waiting around for this to come out I started mucking around with a DIY solution. I discovered that a 1911 full length guide rod plug fits perfectly over the factory spring and rod. The only issue is that I couldnt get the guide rod to fit back into the slide with the plug. I think the plug will need to be trimmed down by about a 1/3 to make it work. Not sure if I want to sacrifice my plug to find out.
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Old November 26th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #34
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So while waiting around for this to come out I started mucking around with a DIY solution. I discovered that a 1911 full length guide rod plug fits perfectly over the factory spring and rod. The only issue is that I couldnt get the guide rod to fit back into the slide with the plug. I think the plug will need to be trimmed down by about a 1/3 to make it work. Not sure if I want to sacrifice my plug to find out.
Try a Commander length plug; they're a bit shorter.
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Old November 26th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #35
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Whatever floats your boat.

But I have to tell y'all; I can hide an M&P9 under a tee shirt just as easily as a 9c.

Same for my Gov't. Model 1911's and Commanders (although the actual grip frame length on these two is the same).

I carry IWB.

Much ado over nothing.
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Old November 26th, 2014, 10:48 PM   #36
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Whatever floats your boat.

But I have to tell y'all; I can hide an M&P9 under a tee shirt just as easily as a 9c.

Same for my Gov't. Model 1911's and Commanders (although the actual grip frame length on these two is the same).

I carry IWB.

Much ado over nothing.
Depends on body shape/size... the shorter grip of the compact makes it a lot easier to conceal at 4-5 o'clock on my skinny frame... just sayin'. The grip is really the problem, not necessarily the length of the frame or the thickness. Interesting idea in this thread, anyhow.
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Depends on body shape/size... the shorter grip of the compact makes it a lot easier to conceal at 4-5 o'clock on my skinny frame... just sayin'. The grip is really the problem, not necessarily the length of the frame or the thickness. Interesting idea in this thread, anyhow.
Yeah; I've been hearing/reading that for over the last 20 years; perhaps from folks who don't carry too often, or think they "can't conceal" anything larger than a .380.

A 1/2" difference in grip length either way isn't a "problem."

The reality is that if you dress right and used good equipment, all that BS is a non-issue.

I've been carrying since 1987, the great majority of which was with a full sized 1911, two spare mags and a knife.

I'm 5'10" and 180 with a bad back.

Lately, I've added a 10 1/2" bladed (not total length, blade) Bowie knife on my weak side; carried IWB.

No problems, because I have the correct sheath to be able to do that.

I actually know several other folks that carry the large Bowies themselves, some unfortunately, live in some of our "less free" states.

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Yeah, we've all seen these guys who think they're "concealing" a f/s weapon under an oversized, untucked t-shirt. But they're not fooling anyone. Quite honestly, it usually looks more like you're carrying a purse underneath that mumu. For those of us who don't spend our days downing big gulps of "the Dew" and inhaling family size bags of Flaming Hot Cheetos, those of us who are more inclined to wear form fitting clothing (maybe even tuck in our shirt), it's a little more difficult to actually conceal a full size weapon.

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Yeah, we've all seen these guys who think they're "concealing" a f/s weapon under an oversized, untucked t-shirt. But they're not fooling anyone. Quite honestly, it usually looks more like you're carrying a purse underneath that mumu. For those of us who don't spend our days downing big gulps of "the Dew" and inhaling family size bags of Flaming Hot Cheetos, those of us who are more inclined to wear form fitting clothing (maybe even tuck in our shirt), it's a little more difficult to actually conceal a full size weapon.
That's too funny! (I think I saw that guy in front of a Walmart.)

And for those whose "fashion sense" takes priority over what they carry; good luck.

I believe that between those two extremes there's both gear and clothing that allows one (me, for example) to carry whatever they want successfully and discretely.
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So I put the slide of my core, Burris fastfire 3, on the compact frame and its like the perfect ccw for my needs. I predict SW releasing a similar CCO type model I. The future. It just makes too much sense.
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So I put the slide of my core, Burris fastfire 3, on the compact frame and its like the perfect ccw for my needs. I predict SW releasing a similar CCO type model I. The future. It just makes too much sense.
Did you make up anything to cover the exposed part of the recoil assembly?
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Did you make up anything to cover the exposed part of the recoil assembly?
Nah, I'll just wait for the aftermarket. I'm in no rush.
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Nah, I'll just wait for the aftermarket. I'm in no rush.
OK.

Someone posted recently about using a 1911 recoil spring plug (the ones with the hole that are used with FLGR's), noting that the Gov't. Model plug was just a bit long.

The Commander plugs are shorter, and I believe that a .45acp shell casing is the same diameter, and shorter yet. These days the casings are available in brass, nickel plated brass, aluminum, and steel.

I'm not recommending anything, as I have no idea what the gentleman had in mind as far as design.

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OK.

Someone posted recently about using a 1911 recoil spring plug (the ones with the hole that are used with FLGR's), noting that the Gov't. Model plug was just a bit long.
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Lol, that was me. I just got lazy and gave up on it. Maybe I'll cut one down to size later this weekend just to appease my curiosity.
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Lol, that was me. I just got lazy and gave up on it. Maybe I'll cut one down to size later this weekend just to appease my curiosity.
Let us know how it works out for you.
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