If you are CC'ing a 5" 1911...


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gator1gear
January 4, 2012, 06:14 PM
I would like to know what holster some of the 1911 guys are using to conceal carry a gov't model 1911. Seems like a lot of gun, but I hear about people using 'em for their carry weapon, just trying to get some idea of you guys are doing it "Somewhat comfortably":D

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David E
January 4, 2012, 06:17 PM
Very comfortably with either an OWB Counter Attack or IWB BraveHeart, both by KyTac (www.kytac.com)

Lonerider357
January 4, 2012, 06:26 PM
I carry mine in this
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd133/LoneRiderLeather/1911Arm-A-Dillocombo.jpg

RevolvingGarbage
January 4, 2012, 06:31 PM
I carry IWB with a Galco Summer Comfort (http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=3595&GunID=28). Its comfortable enough even with my terrible walmart belt. Can't wait to get a real gunbelt.

It conceals pretty good, though the gun rides slightly high, allowing for a more solid grip for the draw. You might be able to hide a 1911 better with a different holster, but this one makes the draw butter smooth, and it doesn't fold in on its self without the gun in it.

gator1gear
January 4, 2012, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the replies guys!

9mmepiphany
January 4, 2012, 06:59 PM
I started with an original Milt Sparks Summer Special (IWB) and currently use a polymer version of a Yaqui slide (OWB).

My favorite is some version of the Bruce Nelson/Milt Sparks BN55 (OWB)...which just about every holster manufacturer makes

EddieNFL
January 4, 2012, 07:39 PM
Summer Special.

Joshua M.
January 4, 2012, 07:41 PM
I carry a Sig GSX1911, 4", in a Crossbreed Supertuck comfortably...so a 5" would just stick out the bottom a little more.

nebeel
January 4, 2012, 08:21 PM
I carry mine in either a Galco Kingtuck or Galco "Cop" series I believe it's called.

Paladin38-40
January 4, 2012, 08:39 PM
Galco HWK212 for IWB CC, Galco FL212 for OWB OC.

I obtained a FIST #12 style in Kydex for OWB CC when I was on a Kydex kick but fell out of love with all my Kydex holsters because they scuff my expensive gun belts. Otherwise it is excellent. A FIST #12 in leather would be a good choice.

mavracer
January 4, 2012, 08:41 PM
Not often but when I do it's in a Don Hume PCCH.

jmstevens2
January 4, 2012, 08:44 PM
Galco Miami Classic II Shoulder Holster/

dev_null
January 4, 2012, 08:46 PM
Milt Sparks VersaMax II.

Not "somewhat comfortably," completely comfortably -- except perhaps in some bucket seats, but really, for all-day wear it can't be beat.

Zach S
January 4, 2012, 08:52 PM
Milt Sparks Summer Special II.

I'm 6ft tall, and weigh about 155.

vail2073
January 4, 2012, 09:28 PM
I've used a couple different companies. Some i still use, others, not so much. For OWB, i recommend the Bladetech Eclipse model. Very comfortable and very easy to come by. If you don't mind waiting a couple weeks/months, check out Raven Concealment Holsters. For IWB, Milt Sparks is a very good one. Comptac isn't too bad either.

.338Sako
January 4, 2012, 09:33 PM
Bianchi carrylok model 82, around $50 from optics planet, all leather.

Sam1911
January 4, 2012, 09:36 PM
I use this, which was made by member Joel here. It is somewhat similar to a VersaMax, but with deep cuts to make it tuckable.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc184/sam1911/0910110025-1.jpg

I use that or a DeSantis Speed Scabbard pancake OWB ... when the holiday goodies have made my gun swell up so much it doesn't fit IWB anymore. :o

R.W.Dale
January 4, 2012, 09:41 PM
That is a nice piece of leather Sam!

Is the maker still in the buisness and can he make one for a g20?

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Sam1911
January 4, 2012, 09:57 PM
Why yes indeed he is! He's a shooting pal of mine and BullfrogKen's who has devoted much of the last 3-4 years to becoming a fantastic up-and-coming holster maker.

Hold on, I'll find some pics and a link for you...

Sam1911
January 4, 2012, 10:00 PM
Here's a Hi-Power holster he made for Ken in shark skin:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=143733&stc=1&d=1307675698"]http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=143733&stc=1&d=1307675698

Sam1911
January 4, 2012, 10:03 PM
Here's a kinda' fancy (;)) one he made for another member:

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/adambrown69/P8080056.jpg

Sam1911
January 4, 2012, 10:04 PM
Here's his website: http://www.jrcustomleather.com/

Psa1m144
January 4, 2012, 10:13 PM
http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/ or
http://oldfaithfulholsters.com/

R.W.Dale
January 4, 2012, 10:25 PM
Here's his website: http://www.jrcustomleather.com/

Thanks

I've already shot an email out

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mljdeckard
January 4, 2012, 10:29 PM
I use a Crossbreed Supertuck, a Galco Miami Classic, A Serpa, and a fanny pack, depending on the outfit and the weather. With the Supertuck, I can wear it with denim shorts and a T-shirt, 100+ degree weather, no problem.

9mmepiphany
January 4, 2012, 10:36 PM
Here's a Hi-Power holster he made for Ken in shark skin:
That is a very nice holster...and I really don't much care for the pancake style.

I like the way he has added the mouth reinforcement and still kept the frontstrap clear of the leather to get an initial master grip...a lot of holsters seem to forget this area

Sam1911
January 4, 2012, 10:45 PM
Ken had him do several. Here's one for his wheelguns:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=121743&d=1274757721

My holster was an early model. It's closer to perfect than I can say, and he's gotten better since then!

JVaughn
January 4, 2012, 10:51 PM
Don Hume leather inside the pant holster is what I use for my Para Ordinance P14. Pretty comfortable, hides well under a coat.

PastorAaron
January 4, 2012, 11:02 PM
I carry with a crossbreed super tuck. Man, what a comfortable holster.
I carry a 4 inch in a cargo pocket, or in my inside jacket pocket, or in a slot in my messenger bag.
God Bless,
Aaron

R.W.Dale
January 4, 2012, 11:07 PM
Ken had him do several. Here's one for his wheelguns:

[IMG]http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid

My holster was an early model. It's closer to perfect than I can say, and he's gotten better since then!

What I'm hoping he can do is make me a holster much like I asked you about above that covers the slide to the muzzle but is narrower with the clips where the tuck slots are.

I'm a thin Guy and I never tuck a shirt in.


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swinokur
January 5, 2012, 12:28 PM
IWB depending on activity, MS VM II, Tucker "The Answer"
OWB-Safariland or Serpa

johnnydollar
January 6, 2012, 10:36 PM
I like the Sparks Summer Special II. Brownell's often has them in stock for around $100--not bad for the holster that all other 1911 IWB holsters aspire to be!
JD

rxspeed88
January 7, 2012, 11:26 AM
comp-tac minotaur.. Fantastic rig. Worth every penny (90.00) and it has the interchangeable kydex bodies so you can carry more than one gun on the same backing.

wasr10634unme
January 7, 2012, 02:41 PM
im thin 6'5 155. crossbreed supertuck. worn canted and low. it dissapears

Robert
January 7, 2012, 04:43 PM
I use an UBG, Ugly Bald Guy, Striker holster.
http://www.ubgholsters.com/iwb.htm

sm
January 7, 2012, 05:08 PM
I have used many of the offerings previously mentioned. I mostly carried IWB, still that said, I last carried using a Yaqui slide.

Sam,
I really like the holsters you shared!

Sam1911
January 7, 2012, 06:51 PM
I really like the holsters you shared!
Well, Joel is combining a lot of hard work with what simply must be some serious natural talent to become a maker who's work really takes a back seat to no one.

Elm Creek Smith
January 7, 2012, 06:59 PM
Back in the olden days, I carried a full sized 1911A1 in a Bianchi (?) Askins Avenger (OWB). Occasionally I just tucked it behind my hip with no holster.

ECS

kyletx1911
January 8, 2012, 06:10 AM
Cotton coustom leather belt and holster comfy

Zundfolge
January 10, 2012, 07:19 PM
I carry a similarly sized gun (CZ75 B SA in .40) in a standard pancake holster modified for IWB.

http://www.macvanpublishing.com/mike/Lobo/Lobo_5.jpg


Pretty much any dual clip/loop style IWB holster will carry a Government model 1911 comfortably and securely.

Many folk will recommend the Crossbreed Supertuck. Other than the fact that I prefer a 100% leather holster (like Gus' UBG Striker), you can't really go wrong with the Supertuck.

Don't go cheap on the belt, the 1911 is heavy enough that you'll really benefit from a heavy belt designed for carrying a gun. I can't recommend the Beltman (http://thebeltman.net/) belts enough ... I always thought they were too pricy but the instant I started carrying with one I started kicking myself for not buying one years earlier.

FIVETWOSEVEN
January 10, 2012, 07:48 PM
When I carried a Hi Power IWB, I did it in a Crossbreed Super Tuck. Worked great!

Joel
January 11, 2012, 03:40 PM
We'll have to do something about that problem you have not being able to wear my IWB holster Sam. Can't stop you from eating, so I guess you need an OWB as well... Got lots of Python that will match nicely to that hand-sword scabbard we discussed... LOL

Sam1911
January 11, 2012, 03:46 PM
Er....yes. IWB...cheeseburger...IWB .... cheeseburger. Life is full of such tough choices! :o

rbernie
January 11, 2012, 03:52 PM
I'm partial to the CompTac Minotaurs.

Zundfolge
January 11, 2012, 05:13 PM
Er....yes. IWB...cheeseburger...IWB .... cheeseburger. Life is full of such tough choices! :o
Two words; Bigger. Pants.

(then you can have both the cheeseburger AND IWB) :D

Just call it "Tactical Padding". ;)

fletcher
January 11, 2012, 07:02 PM
I carry mine in a Comp-tac CTAC at ~4 o'clock. With the cant as-manufactured, I found it a bit difficult to conceal and not terribly comfortable while sitting in the car. To fix this, I cut my own leather strut and used it to replace the front strut which allows me to put another 5-10 degrees on it. My general rule is that when the bottom of the grip is about vertically even with the end of the barrel, the cant is good for IWB carry.

http://blueridgearmory.com/images/1911holstered.jpg

Joel
January 12, 2012, 09:00 AM
My general rule is that when the bottom of the grip is about vertically even with the end of the barrel, the cant is good for IWB carry.

For a 4" to 5" barreled gun, that is the general consensus. It also aids greatly in a fast, snag-free draw.

I'm partial to the CompTac Minotaurs.
Sorry, but that "beast" is what got me motivated to start making my own holsters. It sits on my wall as a motivational reminder. Don't get me wrong. I know lots of guys love it, but I am not one of them.

jogar80
January 12, 2012, 02:18 PM
I use a Galco Kingtuk, works great and inexpensive.

45crittergitter
January 12, 2012, 05:09 PM
Andrews McDaniel II. IWB.

coolluke01
January 12, 2012, 05:32 PM
I've been CC'ing my glock 34 for the last few weeks. Sent my G26 in for new sights. I use a crossbreed super tuck. The grip is the hardest thing to conceal. The length really isn't a problem.

ironhead7544
January 14, 2012, 07:38 PM
Andrews McDaniel II. IWB.
+1 on this. Been using these for many years.

tmoore912
January 16, 2012, 09:04 PM
Dale Fricke Archangel AIWB at about 1:30.

royal barnes
January 19, 2012, 08:45 PM
Brommeland Max Con V for IWB and a Wild Bill's Concealment speed scabbard for OWB. Belts are a Wilderness 5 stitch or a Wild Bill's leather gun belt.

ferretray
January 20, 2012, 11:44 PM
I'm carrying a Colt Government Model in a Milt Sparks VM II. Carried on a Beltman 1-1/2" gunbelt. I also use Perry suspenders to support it all.
Most of my OWB carry has been with Mitch Rosen pancake style holsters. They work great for me.

newbuckeye
January 21, 2012, 12:13 AM
I have a P12 that I finally decided I was too fluffy to carry IWB. I had to cinch my belt so tight I felt like i was wearing a saddle. I couldn't do anything but stand. Walking was hard, sitting impossible, driving I had to undo my belt. (you know what that can lead to) so I decided to downsize to my SP101 and skip the cheeseburger.

Resist Evil
January 21, 2012, 12:59 AM
Milt Sparks CC-AT. Easy to conceal and comfortable to draw.

sgtstryker
January 21, 2012, 11:06 AM
Kydex holsters have been the norm for me for awhile. Aholster belt holster or the Fobus C21. But, just got a Galco Avenger and think it's a pretty good choice. Still breaking it in, but wears well and is comfortable. Am looking at the leather holsters again, who woulda thunk it.

Husker_Fan
February 6, 2012, 08:45 PM
I've used a Galco N3. I'm very happy with it. The single offset loop works well so long as your belt is wide enough to fill the loop, and the belt should also be stiff to put up with the torque created by the holster.

jay21
February 6, 2012, 09:59 PM
I build kydex holsters so i am a little biased:) Typically i run OWB and can "cover" rather than conceal with a shirt. If jacket weather not a problem to be concealed. For IWB i know some guys that run a Galco triton

rayban
February 9, 2012, 07:57 AM
Here one I just built for a fella.....

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb277/RGleather/EDBrowninmyrig.jpg

mnhntr
February 13, 2012, 10:52 PM
85% of the time the Miami Classic by Galco
15% of the time a Safariland Speed Paddle

e1911a1
February 24, 2012, 11:09 AM
I have two holsters for my Kimber Pro Carry II. One is a poly paddle holster. My second is one I just finished making for my self. Turn out really nice. The gant is about 12 degrees which for me is a little more comfortable. It rests on my side much cleaner than a 15. After hand stiching it and molding it to the gun I dyed it a med. brown. Once it dries I will put a couple coats of super sheen on it and buff it. Looks like a store bought holster...

InnerVision
February 24, 2012, 02:45 PM
What holster/Belt Setup have you found to be the best for you?

I'm not exactly the smallest person and I have had experience with ITW Holsters which I find to be not the most comfortable. I've decided maybe that's because I've never paid good money for quality belts/holsters..


So..Help me out with a good ITW Holster as well as a standard or "high rise" holster to best conceal the 1911...What are you guys using?

bigfatdave
February 24, 2012, 02:49 PM
I've decided maybe that's because I've never paid good money for quality belts/holsters..a distinct possibility!

Beltman for belts (I have two, one bullhide, one horsehide)
Crossbreed for holsters (Supertuck, I have three and will probably order two more next time I order from CB for various guns)

Rail Driver
February 24, 2012, 02:49 PM
I use a polymer reinforced belt and a Galco NSA2 or else a Don Hume #10 holster. I'm also a big fan of deadeyeluke holsters.

JTQ
February 24, 2012, 02:56 PM
This thread title sounded familiar. You may find some information in this one.

If you are CC'ing a 5" 1911
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=635170

IWB is usually the acronym used for Inside the Waistband holsters. It may help if you are doing a search.

JTQ
February 24, 2012, 02:59 PM
Forum member tmoore912 has some of the best pictures of a concealed 1911 I've seen. You can find them at the bottom of the first page on this thread.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=567867&highlight=tmoore912

dom1104
February 24, 2012, 03:06 PM
AIWB in an Alessi.

Sam1911
February 24, 2012, 03:20 PM
[Merged threads]

9mmepiphany
February 24, 2012, 05:41 PM
I'm pretty old school and have requirements of my holsters based on a long time carrying.

For an IWB holster, the original Milt Spark's Summer Special designed by Bruce Nelson is great for the 1911. It has been copied by all the major manufacturers who have been unable to improve on it much...with the possible exception of the Spark's VM 2 which spaces the loops further apart.

For an OWB holster, I like the Spark's BN55 or Alessi ACP/DOJ. This was also a Bruce Nelson design and also exist in most manufacturer's lines

What both holsters share is a reinforced mouth and retention through fitting

The belt I use most often is from Wilderness Outfitters. I wear their frequent flyer the most to avoid having to take it off when going through screening...although I noticed that this changed with the new equipment

Risky buisness
February 24, 2012, 06:16 PM
Been using a Milt Sparks (IWB) summer special for 10 + years, best possible quality, I can't talk of other holsters because I don't need one other than the Sparks. The Cross Breed IWB looks like it may work well, I may buy one.

JTQ
February 24, 2012, 07:38 PM
Are you guys Summer Special or Summer Special II fans?

Is there a feature of one you prefer over the other, or just the basic design?

jeepnik
February 24, 2012, 07:53 PM
I'm sort of a minimalist. I use a Yaqui slide quite a bit, and I also have a couple of Beltsters (different colors). I like the Beltsters when I fly. At this end, I can carry until I get to the airport, stick the firearm in the appropriate case. And "if" I can, at the other end, once outside the prohibited zone, I just load it and stick in the built in "holster".

Some folks say a paddle holster or some other sort of "clip" on would work, but I've seen folks drop paddles on the floor.

9mmepiphany
February 25, 2012, 02:08 AM
Are you guys Summer Special or Summer Special II fans?

Is there a feature of one you prefer over the other, or just the basic design?
I've only carried using the original SS. With the SS 2, you gain the backflap extension and the interchangeable belt loops to accomodate different belt widths. The backflap would keep the thumbsafety lever from digging into your side, but I wouldn't really used the interchangeable loops

Zach S
February 25, 2012, 10:01 PM
I've only carried using the original SS. With the SS 2, you gain the backflap extension and the interchangeable belt loops to accomodate different belt widths. The backflap would keep the thumbsafety lever from digging into your side, but I wouldn't really used the interchangeable loops
I haven't used the interchangeable loops on my SS2s - but that backflap alone is well worth the $5 difference.

9mmepiphany
February 26, 2012, 03:16 AM
but that backflap alone is well worth the $5 difference.
I had no idea of the price difference. When I got my SS, I paid $18 for it

Zach S
February 26, 2012, 11:58 AM
Why cant I find deals like that?

On their website, the SS is $90, the SS-II $95 (in leather).

conhntr
March 11, 2012, 05:54 PM
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/conhntr3030/33da3665.jpg
Used el passo 30$. Been using to carry at 4:00-5:00 and am liking it. The spur hammer is kinda diggin into me a bit when leaning to the right but otherwise very comfortable.

But i primarily open carry in a Low ride western style "cattleman" from simply rugged. Mush more comfy other than weight on the belt i dont. Notice it. I hike alot and have a pack with waist belt which interfers with any high ride style holster

rodinal220
March 14, 2012, 01:48 AM
Milt Sparks EX Companion.

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