The 1911 for carry.

Author:Ayoob, Massad
Position:Lethal force

Remind your concealed-carry customer that the 1911 is a very thin pistol, actually quite compact for its .45-caliber power level. It slips inside the waistband for maximum concealment with much more comfort than most modern polymer-frame, striker-fired .45s. There are more aftermarket components available for the 1911 than for any other pistol, and it is a tinkerer's delight.

The 1911 is normally carried with a round in the chamber, "cocked and locked." The sight of the hammer back disturbs some people, and if that's the case with a given customer, it may be time to start looking at a different pistol in your showcase. However, it never hurts to remind the customer that cocked and locked means the gun is on safe. If an attacker momentarily gains control of it, he'll have to take time to figure out where that safety catch is, buying your customer time to react and regain control of the situation. Show...

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