now i kind of know the answer to this one, but from as unbiased a standpoint as you guys can possibly give me, what do you think is a better choice for a large(er) caliber concealed carry? i like my p2000 but sometimes feel its a bit on the thick side. my thought was a kimber ultra carry II, but i also really like the HK45c. what are your thoughts? ill primarilly be carrying IWB and more likely than not in a comptac mtac.
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hmmm, maybe ill just be *forced* to buy another new holster (cue maniacle laugh)
Haven't handled a 45c yet, but a 4" 1911 is a mighty, mighty fine IWB if you're looking for .45acp.
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thats what i was thinking, only a 3" 1911. i would just have to do some extensive training with the whole thumb safety business as ive been pampered with LEM on teh P2k
I have carried a 5" 1911 Colt for years. My vote would be for the HK45C. Unless you want the HK45.
im going to have to check all of them out. the thing is, ill eventually probably buy all three just a matter of which one to buy first! compared to the p2k in size, where do the 45 and 45c size up? (length, height, slide width?)
I think a 3 inch 1911 will conceal a little better than the 45C because the 1911 will be a little smaller overall. Also finding a good IWB holster for a 1911 would likely be easier.
Still I would take a HK45C over a Kimber compact 1911.
My favorite CC pistol is my USP 45c. Don't have the HK45c, but it's about the same size. I perfer it over my 4" Kimber Tatical. Galco makes my USPc IWB holster, it may fit the HK45c.
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Generally speaking, the single-stack 1911 will conceal better, especially in the shorter barrel/bobtail variants. But with that said, a lot depends on how the gun fits to your body, and how it affects your draw.
I have a 1911 and a USPc, and the USPc tends to draw more accurately out of the holster, whereas the 1911 sometimes comes out with an improper grip. With practice, my 1911 draws are getting better, but I think with the shorter barrel on the USPc, along with a fatter grip (I have the hogue handall rubber slip-on) fits my hands a bit better on a quick draw.
Plus, the HK is a lot lighter than the 1911.