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Old 03-18-2002, 09:20 PM   #1
 
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Which would you choose and why for in a concealed carry gun -- an all steel XS Officer's or the LW CCO?
 
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Old 03-18-2002, 10:46 PM   #2
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Why a Colt at all--chk out the new SA pistols yet??Geezer
 
Old 03-18-2002, 11:47 PM   #3
 
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Yes, SA are good guns. But I want the series 80 for a carry gun.

I'm curious if the XS steel weight and shorter slide (and it's rumored less reliability) would be a factor vs the CCO.
 
 
Old 03-19-2002, 06:32 PM   #4
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how do you carry a 1911??--i never have gotten comfortable with a cocked and locked carry gun--has meant carrying one on me--now a baby eagle--prior numerous revolvers--and the 1911 in my vehicle--comments anyone??Geezer
 
Old 03-20-2002, 06:10 PM   #5
 
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Do you feel the heavier but smaller XS Officers would be a disadvantage to the LW CCO?

Is the CCO longer slide inherently more reliable?
 
Old 03-21-2002, 12:34 AM   #6
 
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Geezer,
I have no problem carrying cocked & locked. It's not going to fire unless the trigger is pulled and since a good holster covers the trigger, it's perfectly safe while holstered. The thumb safety and grip safety are just extra measures. Once you draw, the only safety that matters is your brain and trigger finger.
 
Old 03-21-2002, 04:33 PM   #7
 
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If they both run good, take your pick.

If I had to pick one, it would be the commander. The shorter the slide, the higher the probability of trouble.

Personally I have the best of both worlds - LB Stinger or compact CQB - both are commander length slides on an officer's length frame. Slide length is not a determining factor in concealability for me, butt length is though.
 
Old 03-21-2002, 06:59 PM   #8
 
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JiminCA,
Does the weight of the all steel Stinger or CQB bother you if you carried every day all day (not just once in a while)?
 
Old 03-30-2002, 03:40 PM   #9
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I've carried the government model all day long for several yrs and have carried the Commander for the last 5. The holster IS the difference. the bigger the pistol the better carry rig you need. My commander in a sparks iwb carry rig is unbeatable. If you wear a good 1" or wider belt, this setup will carry all day every day with no problem.
Holsters are like shoes, high quality well made ones fit better, feel better, an loast longer. JB
As for carrying cocked an locked, if you aint shooting atleast a box of shells a month so you are comfortable with it you shouldn't have it. JB
 
Old 03-30-2002, 05:41 PM   #10
 
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The weight is not a big issue. If I had a lightweight commander on my permit I'd try it though. I think it would be better. when I requal my permit I may put a lightweight XS commander on it.
 
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