Compact 1911 options for CCW?

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    Passed twenty fifty years ago, otherwise I'd Glock up in an instant, but my 1911 muscle memory is strong, effective and don't want to fix what ain't broke at this age. Looking to supplement my old J frame S&W pocket ccw with a compact 1911 (preferably .45, but 9mm, .40 considered).

    I'm a big Colt fan, and prefer pocket carry over OWB/IWB, so what am I missing in compact 1911 options in the dying days of 2013, and most importantly, why? Thanks!
     

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    I also love Colts. I've been carrying my Colt Defender (3") .45 for at least the last 6 years. I've tried others but I keep going back to the Defender. I carry it almost everyday. Regardless of the internet experts that say it doesn't cycle reliably, mine has never missed a beat. I'm sure there are some out there that don't do well but mine has been great. I think one of the problems people have is "limp wristing" which will not allow it to cycle properly and it's much easier to do on the smaller gun than the full size. An Officer's Model would also be great if you're looking for a little smaller carry gun than the full size. Just my opinion based on my experiences.
     
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    A 1911 is a bit much for pocket carry.
    Sig sells a p938 and p238. All the goodies are in the same spot. That you can pocket carry.

    Yep, I do own two Government 1911's, and looking for a "compact" on the same platform. Do you/own shoot one of those Sigs? How do you like it, and why? AAMOF, Sig is on my shortlist so far. As is an SA XD. Thanks!
     

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    Yep, I do own two Government 1911's, and looking for a "compact" on the same platform. Do you/own shoot one of those Sigs? How do you like it, and why? AAMOF, Sig is on my shortlist so far. As is an SA XD. Thanks!

    I have and carry the P938 and love it. I have heard a few people complain about the trigger on theirs but mine is actually pretty decent.

    Another option might be something like a Para Warthog. I know Chuck has one and is able to carry it in his pocket...depends on the size of your pockets.

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    One additional consideration is the Star PD. Alloy frame. I've owned two over the years, sold my last one in 2002. Solid little 45. Do not see them very often now. Wish I had not sold the last one.
     

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