left hand vertical iwb for palm-out sob 1911 carry?


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Texan Scott
February 15, 2013, 02:22 AM
A) Does anybody do this? Does it work for you?

B) Who makes a good vertical iwb (prefer leather w/ single belt clip) for the 1911?

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Ehtereon11B
February 15, 2013, 03:55 AM
If I am imagining this right, all you need is a right hand holster and place it in the SOB to grab palm out with your left hand.

Most users on here discourage SOB carry. Namely because all it takes is one fall (and especially with a 1911) have a large metal object knocking your spine and causing issues.

As for a holster, N82 Tactical makes vertical holsters that you can adjust if desired.

JTQ
February 15, 2013, 09:11 AM
A) Does anybody do this?

Not me.

Does it work for you?
I wouldn't even consider it.

B) Who makes a good vertical iwb (prefer leather w/ single belt clip) for the 1911?
To help your search, straight drop or appendix carry would be helpful terms for your search.

High Noon http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/Belt_Holsters/Inside_The_Waistband/inside_the_waistband.html

Most of the appendix holsters seem to be kydex.

Dale Fricke http://www.dalefrickeholsters.com/products.php

Garrett Industries http://garrettindustries.mybigcommerce.com

Tucker has a leather model similar to the Garrett holster. http://www.tuckergunleather.com/inside-the-waistband-iwb/

Texan Scott
February 15, 2013, 01:01 PM
To be clear, I'm right handed, but would need a left handed iwb for palm-out carry - the only way a straight drop would work behind the back. I actually wouldn't carry behind the spine, but more about 5 o'clock behind the hip.

I'm familiar with this mode of carry because I used to carry a glock 22 this way (a loooooong time ago). Still, I haven't gained weight since then, and being thin at the waist, this makes it easier to conceal the grip. A sharp cant palm-in works too, but requires an owb holster with strong retention and a heavier cover wardrobe (less comfortable in Texas summers).

The Tucker leather looks good... it's even a Texan-owned company.. that might be the one, we'll see.

I'm still open to suggestions though.

JTQ
February 15, 2013, 02:37 PM
Here you'll see forum member tmoore912 effectively conceal large pistols using "standard" carry methods in post #29 of this thread.

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

The options he shows may work better for you than your proposed option.

The Tucker leather looks good... it's even a Texan-owned company.. that might be the one, we'll see.

Garrett is also a Texas company. For that matter, so is Comp-Tac, if you like kydex.

Comp-Tac http://www.comp-tac.com

Texan Scott
February 16, 2013, 12:32 AM
JTQ, I owe you a word of thanks... I had not previously seen a Milt Sparks SS II. It looks like it might meet my needs (iwb and wearable/ properly canted at 4:30-5 o'clock). Probably gonna have to give it a try for my new 1911.

Thanks!

The Lone Haranguer
February 16, 2013, 08:13 AM
I haven't carried like you describe. I know of a holster specifically made for it, the Galco MOB. http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=3833&GunID=28 Why it needs a safety strap, I'm not sure, but the angle looks a lot more natural to draw from. Also, Galco's other holsters with safety straps for 1911s are designed to carry hammer down, but I am not sure about this one.

JTQ
February 16, 2013, 01:46 PM
If you want a Summer Special II quicker than the typical Sparks delivery time of 20+ weeks, try Brownell's.

http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/holsters-belt-gear/holsters/index.htm?s_o=New%20Products%20(Descending)&avs%7CMake_3=1911

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