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I have been thinking about trading in my SP101 for a SP101 DAO. I think a hammerless design would be more comfortable while driving.

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I do have a IWB. I don't like high carry holsters, they feel unstable to me like the revolver is going to tip out.
 

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The holster doesn't have to hold the gun high. There are IWB holsters out there that simply have a piece of leather that extends further up to shield your body from the gun. Of course, any excuse to buy a new gun is a good one.
 

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I use IWB almost all the time (hot Texas) and sometimes feel the tip you spoke of-I set the clip lower on the holster and the gun rides 1-2" lower and snug-still real easy to access. I just had my M65 hammer bobbed--I've bobbed M60 and Speed-Six, too-still have single action if necessary-easy to start back with the trigger and pull hammer to cock-easy to set down. I wouldn't give up my SP101 to find a DAO-might buy the one you spoke of as a "New York Reload", though..
 

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I like the idea of having a hammer I can cock. Why? I don't know old school I guess. I shoot more double action than anything. I just like to pull it back when I want to.
 

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All my qualifying and practice for 35 years has been DAO-kinda don't miss easy cocking and can easily cock a bobbed hammer for a long shot when necessary-got tired of scars on my belly early on from the hungry hammer.
 

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Hammer.
I carry a 1911, cocked and locked in an Alessi IWB.

 

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You keep wavin' that .45 around, it's gonna cost me money---never got over the divorce between me & my Satin Nickel Combat Commander...she's been gone since 78 and I still miss her late at night.
 

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You mean this one? :D :D :D
 

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No, mine was the all-steel Combat Commander---and had a hand made by Jim Clark right side safety lever-before they were commercially available-he machined it and drilled, tapped, and screwed it to the existing safety's post-lasted almost 6 years before shearing from recoil and stress.....gotta have another someday-probably a Springfield.
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

You keep wavin' that .45 around, it's gonna cost me money---

No, mine was the all-steel Combat Commander

What were you refering to if it wasn't the pic of the 45 I posted? [?] [?]
 

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Before I answered, I took the trouble to look under "What I carry" and you carry an ALLOY frame Commander-size .45-mine was COMBAT Commander-the all-steel.Commander refers to alloy frame-they look alike-yours made me miss mine---ain't no thang!!!
 

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Now I gotta tell ya a story-I had the all-steel-a rookie had your alloy frame-couldn't hit jack with it and kept wanting to shoot mine---I loaded both-held them with thumb and one finger and emptied them---asked him which kicked more-cured him instantly-he started shooting his just as well though lighter...not sure that'd work with a Ti frame, though-hope they never make one in 1911-style. I always hit better with the C.Commander-length barrel than full-length--do you?
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

Before I answered, I took the trouble to look under "What I carry" and you carry an ALLOY frame Commander-size .45-mine was COMBAT Commander-the all-steel.Commander refers to alloy frame-they look alike-yours made me miss mine---ain't no thang!!!
Yup, no biggie, you just had me confused. I have an all steel Colt too but I like the alloy frame for all day carry.
 

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You say you have an all-steel Colt that you don't need? My ears aren't that good-but did you say that? Ouch-I heard THAT response. I like a heavy gun-to an extent-love the feel of strength in steel, though I don't think I've ever heard of a quality alum frame "wearing out"...
 
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