These are the recommended top three compact 1911 pistols for Every Day Carry if you are considering this most American of handguns.
Here are some great choices for three compact 1911 pistols for everyday carry duties for this most American of guns.
A 1911 is a great choice for EDC as long as you train appropriately for it on the range. As indicated in this video, your EDC pistol type is your choice, and if you have trained with more modern polymer pistols, such as a GLOCK, it is always safest to stick with the model you are comfortable with.
The 1911 has gotten somewhat of a bad rap because of its manual safety; but all you have to do, as with any gun, is train thoroughly, and disengaging the safety will become part of your smooth present from the draw.
The classic 1911 pistol is a great choice for EDC; just ensure you train hard with it and buy one from a reputable American gun maker.