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Absolutely.

And check out www.pistol-forum.com. Their training sections, Drill Of The Week, etc., have a huge amount of info. Lot of knowledgeable folks over there (and a few asshats, like everywhere else).

Frankly, that Officers Model you have is a decent fighting pistol, I'd carry it if that was all I had, despite the 6 round capacity, reloads can be very fast. I carried a 5" 1911 for years before transitioning to Glocks.

My first instructor back in '93 (seasoned LE, worked UC at the time) ran an Officers Model on a Para Ordinance widebody frame. Short gun, 13 rounds of .45ACP. Slick setup, back when there weren't many factory options like that, such as we have now.

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Just received my CPL in the mail, woot!

Another piece of my American dream falling in place. :bigsmile:


Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:49 pm
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Something to consider if you are "girth enhanced" like some of us are. Exposed hammers hurt especially if you do appendix carry which is almost all the time for me. My M&P Shield tucks in there nicely and I use a Sticky Holster which works well for me. If I carry something with an exposed hammer, it's much less comfortable but still doable.

I started out carrying a Ruger LCP in a Desantis Nemesis holster, and I still carry that one occasionally in my front right pocket. I also have a tiny Beretta Jetfire that I'll use for walks around the block, but that's actually in a OC holster that my uncle used before he willed it to me. Cute little thing and surprisingly accurate for it's barrel length.

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bigbearbear wrote:
Just received my CPL in the mail, woot!

Another piece of my American dream falling in place. :bigsmile:


Outstanding!

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Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:48 pm
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if you can't find a holster for "your" gun, there are many local makers who will make a custom holster for you.
don't buy based on holster availability.


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The holster is the most difficult part.


Mon May 02, 2022 8:46 pm
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Rent everything, and ask everyone you meet to try theirs.
don't buy a gun you haven't used, with carry ammo. ensure that you can work all the controls, to your satisfaction. wiser folks than me have had spectacular success buying a quality .22lr semi-auto, and sending many, many cheap rounds through it to master fundamentals before committing to a carry gun.
most folks would learn to drive at a faster rate of improvement if they started with a vw, rather than a formula one racer.


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