Anybody use a clipdraw on a 1911?


October 3, 2012, 10:21 PM
Just interested in your reaction positive or negative to the above product.


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October 3, 2012, 10:45 PM
Had one on a glock 23, it was my first attempt at concealed carrying. I also had one on a p3at, neither were practical. I never liked the idea of an exposed trigger with one in the chamber. I can't imagine I would like one on a 1911 any better.

October 3, 2012, 11:33 PM
It's just an attempt to make Mexican carry a legitimate option. Not enclosing the trigger is a recipe for disaster.

October 4, 2012, 10:14 AM
"Clips" are for kids.

October 4, 2012, 12:42 PM
Just interested in your reaction positive or negative to the above product.

I don't care much for "clip" holsters like this or grip clips for revolvers. I want the trigger covered when the gun is "holstered". I find most actual holsters more comfortable for extended wear. Plus clips don't hold the gun in a consistent orientation for quick, repleatable draws.

October 5, 2012, 09:49 PM
Good advice. Thanks guys.

October 5, 2012, 11:16 PM
Looked good so I tried one for six mos. It's now in the back of the safe for the last four years. I CC IWB or IP, and the Clip did not work well for me either way.

October 6, 2012, 04:34 AM
I don't think it is worth it. I am working on a holster design that till add less thickness to the profile of the gun than the clip draw, but will still be attached firmly to the belt and fully cover the trigger guard. It will also allow for one handed reholstering.

October 6, 2012, 05:34 AM
I used one on my P-64 (RIP, was traded away for some mechanic work) and it was a perfect match. I carried safety on at 3 o'clock. It was comfortable, stayed in place and concealed almost as good as my LCP worn in a IWB holster.

Using something like a ClipDraw with a gun like a Glock, where there isn't a switch somewhere as a traditional safety, isn't a good idea. Using one with a large framed gun isn't gonna be fun either. I like the product, but it excels in little guns (with a safety) and deep concealment.

I thought I should mention that the customer service I received from ClipDraw was exceptional, I'll be buying another when I replace the P-64.

October 6, 2012, 09:14 PM
I tried one many years ago on a full sized 1911. I don't recall who manufactured it but I do remember it balanced poorly with a loaded mag but perfectly with no mag or an empty. kinda useless in that case since I'd have to wear it in something super tight and it would still displace with not much physical activity at all.

I ended up giving it (trade?) to a friend for a bedside plant. He loved it for that.

In any case - I'd say test drive one with a loaded firearm before buying if possible.

October 7, 2012, 11:41 PM
Not only is it not safe, but it doesn't support the weight of a 1911, and allows it to wiggle around.

October 10, 2012, 06:46 PM
doesn't spread weight
doesn't protect trigger
doesn't keep safety lever in "more safe" position
doesn't keep sweat off of gun
doesn't keep gun at correct angle

how about no on this concept, it doesn't do ANY of the things I need a holster to do

October 13, 2012, 11:53 AM
If you're going to rely on a "clip" to secure your gun you may as well just stick it in your waistband like Plaxico did. It worked pretty good for a while.

October 14, 2012, 08:57 PM
+1 what everyone else said..

That said, last I checked in Ohio the CHL law is written that a pistol has to be carried in a holster, which ruled out carrying anything legally with a clip draw. Until the most recent changes regarding keeping a loaded pistol in your car, it even had to be in a holster when locked in a glove compartment.

October 14, 2012, 09:17 PM
works great on a PF9. :neener:

October 14, 2012, 09:22 PM
As much as I like the Birami Hip-Grip on 2" belly guns, the utility value of such a carry option on short stroke SA only autos would be low.


October 15, 2012, 01:43 PM
That said, last I checked in Ohio the CHL law is written that a pistol has to be carried in a holster

Can you cite that law? Because I've never seen any such law in any state.

October 15, 2012, 02:31 PM
No one said Ohio's CHL law made sense.

When the law was first released all of the verbiage referred to the pistol being in a holster while on your person. Since there was no legal precedence being a new law, the consensus of the OFCC and all of the trainers I knew was that the pistol needed to be in a holster or you ran the chance of running afoul of the writing of the law.

I did a little more research and it appears that verbiage was changed as a result of the 2011 amendments that made car carry more flexible, but i'd want to read further before confirming that with confidence.

I've not followed that particular part of the law too closely because I always use a holster.

Just to be clear, this was the language used in the actual law, not the AG's overview. I'm on my phone and do not have full access to the actual law to pull the portions I am talking about.

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October 15, 2012, 02:42 PM
I use one on a lightweight commander around the shop, I like it quite a bit, but I generally carry condition three.

October 17, 2012, 08:03 PM
I had one for my G26 when they first came out, and to make a long story short... they suck... bad

The retention on your belt it way too much by design, and the finish looks like crap. It stayed on the gun for a few days then came off

October 21, 2012, 09:49 AM
Do not put any faith in anything retained by a "clip". I have seen too many of them fail and it's an ugly thing to see.

October 21, 2012, 10:55 AM
I have done so on the above 2 guns as well as a KelTec P3AT.

I feel VERY comfortable with all of them and safe as well.

But I got rid of the P3AT and replaced it with a Ruger LCP.

The snubby was not as comfortable and I stopped carrying it as a strong side primary.

the 1911 is often carried 'mexican' and that to me is comfortable as I can move it around IF it gets annoying in one position for a long day.

Of them all the only one I felt very safe with is the 1911.

I would NEVER carry a Glock that way ,and I do OFTEN carry a G-23.

I found that the Fricke trigger holster is totally safe to /mexican' carry and its a GREAT way to deep cover a full size pistol under a 'T' shirt in hot/muggy.

I am 5'4" and weigh a stocky [ wear a XL shirt ] 200 pounds. weather

October 31, 2012, 07:23 PM
I tried one on a glock 20 once. hated it.......

November 22, 2012, 12:35 AM
had one on a Kel-tec P-11 for a while. It carried pretty good but it's a much smaller gun. Too good actually. I started considering how much it liked to snag over the belt and such as I was trying to remove it. Then I wondered how much it might snag under stress of an urgent need. Decided that i'd rather have a retention system that holds it securely, but without so many "barbs" impeding extraction.

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