Please share your story on your favorite carry handgun

Let me hear your story on your favorite carry handgun.


Mine is my Colt M1991A1. It has been worked on by 2 of my favorite armors, Tom Beliveau and 1911 Tuner, (and some work by myself). The changes are a tritium front sight, Colt steel one piece trigger and Colt steel arched mainspring housing with a lanyard loop. Also a hard fit reduced radius firing pin stop rounded out what I consider the ideal carry pistol. Those along with the sentimental value mikes it priceless to me. It has been the subject of more than a few conversations I have had with Colt on carry pistols. I was with my mother when I bought it and it was sent home with her when she thought she might need it. The last time I went to the range with my father we shot it and I had it with me when he died. It has accompanied me on countless trips and been my ace in the hold should I ever need it.
It has saved me from a terrible beat down in the parking lot of somewhere I should not of been and I have taught countless classes with it. It has been my guinea pig for reloading experiments and got a few folks qualified for CCW along with being my edge in local pistol matches (and I need all the help I can get). It has also served as a conversation piece to educate people on gun safety and the right to carry. All that better than 15,000 rounds and never a pistol related failure. That pistol my friends is irreplaceable and my favorite carry pistol.

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One Response to Please share your story on your favorite carry handgun

  1. John Hunnicutt July 30, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    Great write-up Hunter….

    My current EDC is a Ruger SR1911 NW Commander..I have been a 1911 fan since early 80’s when I bought my first Colt Gov model…it was a series 70 with the satin nickel finish. That gun sounds, to me, a lot like the one you describe… it got me out of a jam more than once. I lost it due to an unfortunate incident, of my own making, several years ago. I have owned many Colts and different brands of 1911 pistols, but I do believe if I could have any one back, it would be that satin Nickel ‘Colt 45″, as they used to be called. I do love my Ruger SR NW though. I bought two of the Ruger Commanders, one for me and one for my son…his first 1911. I had a couple of feed failures when I first got it, but after a few rounds and talking to our friend, 1911 Tuner, that straightened out and has not had a glitch since. I try to shoot at least once a week, when possible. Thanks for all the great articles you share with us and your spot on reviews. Keep sending them down range…

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