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I really want one of these guns, but I need an opinion on whether the Custom Tactical Commander is too big for Conceled Carry (having had no chance to actually see one of these beauties). And while I'm annoying everyone with dumb questions, for CCW/Personal Defense, do I want it in a .45 or the 10mm ? Any input is gladly accepted.
 

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I carrya 5" gun why would a 4 1/4 gun be to big for CCW?
 

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I don't think it will be a problem at all. The commander size 1911 is
great for ccw. I don't think the profile of Custom Tactical Commander
is so different that it would be a problem. I've carried both my Colt
Commander (45) and DW CBOB (10mm) without any problems at all.
No light rails on mine but pretty much the same size.

If you really think it's an issue why not just get a Commander model.
Fusion has some great ones!

10mm or 45 cal. If you don't have a 10mm then that's what I would
get.

Good Luck

Chris
 

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I agree I think the comander is a great size for carry.

I have carried both 10mm and .45 and like them both for it, but I do think the .45 is a little better carry caliber. If one is worried about over penetration then I think there is no question.

That being said I think 10mm is the most versatile round out there if you reload. You can load them hot for hunting, tone them down for carry so you don't overpenetrate or anything in between.

This is the way I would put it. If you want a 10mm for the versatility and plan on reloading, then it's a fine load to "tailor" rounds for carry. If you just want a gun for carry I would go with .45. If you buy rounds off the shelf .45 is cheaper.

It's really what is best for YOU that counts.
 

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Forgot to add my thoughts on 10vs 45

If you reload go for a 10 if you dont or wont go for a 45
 

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I carry my para LTC (commander) daily and it is no problem whatsoever. A good gunbelt and holster do make a huge differance in what is carryable though.
 

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I carry my para LTC (commander) daily and it is no problem whatsoever. A good gunbelt and holster do make a huge differance in what is carryable though.

Good gear is the key to comfortable & concealable carry..
As above have stated many carry a 5" 1911. I too carry a SA 1911-A1 in a Tucker HF1 w/ a RafterS gunbelt. Comfortable & concealable under a light cotton vest.
The other end of the stick is the few like one I spoke w/ yesterday. He bought a Kel-Tec PF9 & wants to trade it for a P3AT because the PF9 is to big & uncomfortable to suit him.


My oppinion is: If you want to carry, carry quality. You will never regret it.
 

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I love the Commander for carry. The Comm has enough meat for great handling and with the shorter barrel it is very snappy for point shooting.
Thanks again,
Bob
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I carry a commander right now, ONLY because it is quicker for me to draw, point, and fire. I got long arms and short torso.

5" is actually more comfortable for me for some reason, the extra length causes it to ride just right.

Weight isnt a factor if you got a good holster and belt. I moved from an aluminum frame commander to a full size carbon steel frame and didnt notice much difference.

Most people I talk to are pretty suprised when they are carrying little plastic guns and I show them a full size 1911 or a commander in my pants. I let them try it on and they are amazed how comfortable it is compared to their little double stack plastic gun
 

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Thanks All

Thanks everyone for the input. Guess I just needed a push over the edge. I simply must have one of these! (my kid can work her way through college like everyone else!)
 
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