If I were going for a full sized 1911 to carry, I would likely go with somehting like a SA Mil-Spec. It won't be your front sight that will likely be the source of your worries, but ruther the back one. It's HUGE in comparison to probably all other "carry-type" or "carry suitable" sights. The RO will be great on the range and will make for some very pretty pictures, but the thought of running around all day with that sight gouging into my side... well that just don't put the boogie into my thought of rock and roll.
Maybe if they would change the sights a bit and change the name from "Range Officer" to "Carry Officer"... eh- it's your choice go with what gets your goat.
Rednecks... Keeping the woods critter-free since March 2, 1836. (TX Independence Day)
I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.