Somebody was going on about how magwells on 1911s will zomg get your CCW gun spotted while a "bobtail" frame made it oh-so-concealable.
Personally? The idea that a bobtail vs. a magwell is somehow going to make a huge
difference in concealability on a service-size handgun just doesn't ring
true with observed reality for me.
I'm almost to the point where my opinion is that a trained observer is likely going to spot the 1911 either way, and Joe
Sofaspud and Suzy Soccermom are likely going to be oblivious either way
(and often don't even notice an un-covered IWB-carried
Unless you're undercover po-po or carrying in a
non-permissive environment, I think people worry WAY too much about the
minutiae of concealability. As long as there's a gun burkha blocking direct view of the gun or holster, it's almost like it doesn't register with most folks.
(I've worn pullovers that would let you tell what LPI the checkering on the frontstrap was and not one person has ever mentioned the heater.)