Best full size 1911 concealed carry holster?


PDA






BigShep85
September 24, 2013, 05:36 AM
Anybody have any suggestions for concealed full size 1911 holsters?

If you enjoyed reading about "Best full size 1911 concealed carry holster?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
melski
September 24, 2013, 06:57 AM
For Concealed carry, I find an inside the waistband can hide a full size 1911, as long as you can tuck the grip close to your body. I use a Texas IWB by Adams Holsters, because he is local and I like the leather. Of almost equal importance is a sturdy belt and I use a Wilderness Instructor's belt to hold everything in place. Just search the web for a plethora of options.

bainter1212
September 24, 2013, 08:32 AM
I use a Defender IWB from LAG Tactical. Coupled with a solid belt and some Perry suspenders, that gun sits up tight against my side and I hardly remember it's there.

I wear a shirt over the suspenders so nobody knows I am wearing them.

JTQ
September 24, 2013, 08:39 AM
The most common recommendations would be either of a couple of Milt Sparks holsters, either the Versa Max II (VM II) or Summer Special/Summer Special II (SS/SS II)

http://www.miltsparks.com

dogmush
September 24, 2013, 10:40 AM
I use a MacDaniels II from Andrews leather. (actually 2 I have one for a Sig as well)

Works great with a good belt. Really sucks the but in tight to the body.

tomrkba
September 24, 2013, 12:15 PM
Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 if supplemental retention is not necessary.

I remove the rear strap and mount a single point rubber strap on the bottom post to increase forward cant.


I hate my DM Bullard Dual Carry. It is very uncomfortable due to the extra leather under the front attachment point. Compare the photos to see what I mean.

mtrmn
September 24, 2013, 02:04 PM
IMO the best IWB
http://www.alessigunholsters.com/alessi-holsters-talon-plus-holster-for-colt-guns/

Without a doubt the best 1911 shoulder rig available:
http://www.alessigunholsters.com/alessi-holsters-bodyguard-holster-colt-guns/

mljdeckard
September 24, 2013, 03:15 PM
I've been using a Crossbreed Supertuck for a few years now.

jogar80
September 24, 2013, 05:13 PM
I've been using a Crossbreed Supertuck for a few years now.

I recommend this holster as well. Very comfortable, hides the gun very well, AND you can tuck your shirt into it. I wear slacks and dress shirt to work with a good gun belt. No one has ever noticed anything. Means it WORKS.

Husker_Fan
September 27, 2013, 05:52 PM
I've had good luck with a Galco N3.

Carmmond
September 27, 2013, 07:27 PM
I got a D.M. Bullard
http://store.dmbullardleather.com/catalog/product/3d4fbd724c4646e48286c7961fb3da07
and belt from them and it's working great for me.

X9ballX
September 27, 2013, 09:01 PM
During the winter. shoulder holsters do well. Comfy and hold extra mags.(aside from mu Cochise leather. its just comfy)

A good IWB holster with do well. I carried a taurus judge with an iwb and i'm more than likley the shortest person on the forum.

IWB are a bit uncomfy though

JoeMal
September 27, 2013, 09:42 PM
I'm using a Crossbreed SuperTuck for my 4" 1911. Not quite a 'full size' but it's more comfortable to carry and conceals better than my G26 in a CB ST. I like their holsters so I stick with them.

I wouldn't mind getting a Milt Sparks someday but can't justify spending $200 on one when I'm happy with CB ST. Plus...if I liked it...I would have to buy one for all of my carry guns :banghead:

PakWaan
September 27, 2013, 10:01 PM
I carry my 1911 in a Milt Sparks Summer Special II - disappears under an untucked shirt. I was always an OWB guy, (and still prefer it when I can) but an IWB rig like the SS2 just conceals better.

Nikdfish
September 27, 2013, 10:20 PM
I like the Comp-Tac Minotaur for everyday IWB carry.

For rough country, camping, field work, etc. the wilderness tactical Safepacker doesn't look like a holster (more like a toolkit) & provides good protection for the piece as well as concealment.

Nick

jeepnik
September 28, 2013, 02:04 PM
Don't like IWB. Never found one that felt right. I use a Yaqui slide. Several makers, some even (though it sort of defeats the purpose) have a thumb snap, for those who need such things.

LivewireBlanco
October 6, 2013, 10:32 PM
Another vote for the Crossbreed Supertuck.

almostfree
October 6, 2013, 11:02 PM
I really like my Milt Sparks Summer Special II, and they in stock Brownells without the usual wait.

http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/holsters-belt-gear/holsters/semi-auto-summer-special-2-prod9922.aspx

Bluerock Brimley
October 9, 2013, 09:32 AM
Don't like IWB. Never found one that felt right. I use a Yaqui slide...
.....jeepnik, I envy you......back in the mid-70's I got a Sparks Yaqui slide because Jeff Cooper made them look just so uber-cool! I still have a couple of them and they're getting stupid-$ for them on ebay. My problem with them was two fold:
1. A number of times I'd sit down in an armchair and brush up against the arm as I sat down. The arm of the chair would hit the muzzle of the gun and as I seated myself, the handgun would be pushed up and out of the holster; no doubt that's more a factor of my fat butt than of poor holster design, but it happened numerous times.
2. The second problem I had was that during the draw stroke, if my elbow didn't come straight back and then hug into my body, the gun would cant as I drew it and the gun would basically be twisted slightly and the muzzle wouldn't clear the holster. Again, a function of a poor draw, not poor holster design.

I watched Cooper and others draw from their Yaqui slide just as slick as snot on a doorknob and have been envious of guys that can use them ever since. I just could never master it (or them).

Sergei Mosin
October 9, 2013, 12:11 PM
I've used a Cactus from Dwight's Gunleather (http://www.dwightsgunleather.com/) for several years. It's similar to a VM2 but a bit more tuckable (and quite a bit less expensive.)

mdauben
October 9, 2013, 01:10 PM
The most common recommendations would be either of a couple of Milt Sparks holsters, either the Versa Max II (VM II) or Summer Special/Summer Special II (SS/SS II)

I'm a big fan of the Summer Special or Summer Special II. I consider them the best concealment holsters around. YMMV. ;)

Zerodefect
October 13, 2013, 09:58 AM
Crossbreed for IWB.
Ravens for OWB.

I just make my own OWB's now. But none conceal as well as a Crossbreed. Nighttime stuff, the OWB works well.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/DSC02069.jpg (http://s584.photobucket.com/user/zerodefect2533/media/DSC02069.jpg.html)

I made metal belt loops, ignore the plastic oones in the pic:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/DSC02068.jpg (http://s584.photobucket.com/user/zerodefect2533/media/DSC02068.jpg.html)

kbheiner7
November 28, 2013, 01:25 PM
Love my Brommeland MaxCon V - used it for many years now.

jeepnik
November 28, 2013, 04:18 PM
.....jeepnik, I envy you......back in the mid-70's I got a Sparks Yaqui slide because Jeff Cooper made them look just so uber-cool! I still have a couple of them and they're getting stupid-$ for them on ebay. My problem with them was two fold:
1. A number of times I'd sit down in an armchair and brush up against the arm as I sat down. The arm of the chair would hit the muzzle of the gun and as I seated myself, the handgun would be pushed up and out of the holster; no doubt that's more a factor of my fat butt than of poor holster design, but it happened numerous times.
2. The second problem I had was that during the draw stroke, if my elbow didn't come straight back and then hug into my body, the gun would cant as I drew it and the gun would basically be twisted slightly and the muzzle wouldn't clear the holster. Again, a function of a poor draw, not poor holster design.

I watched Cooper and others draw from their Yaqui slide just as slick as snot on a doorknob and have been envious of guys that can use them ever since. I just could never master it (or them).
I can see that might happen to some, never had a problem myself. Oh, and I have one I had made up custom that canted the 1911 just enough to make it useable as a cross draw. The guy who made it has passed, and I suppose I should look for someone to make another using the first as a pattern.

royal barnes
December 2, 2013, 06:30 PM
Tried a lot of IWB's. Brommeland MaxCon V is the best I have ever used.:)

mavracer
December 2, 2013, 10:58 PM
I like my Don Hume PCCH

MAG-63
December 4, 2013, 08:31 AM
I've been using a Model UNS from Kenneth Null for 4 years to carry an all-steel Colt Government. It's extremely comfortable (even when seated/driving) and conceals the big Colt exceptionally well.

http://www.klnullholsters.com/default.htm

zerobarrier
December 4, 2013, 10:02 AM
Mernickle holsters ps6 system. I have it and is very comfortable. It is kind of pricey but it shows in the quality. I also have the ps6sob which rocks. I use them for a kimber cdp custom 5".


http://www.mernickleholsters.com/index.htm

Darkbob
December 4, 2013, 11:11 AM
I use a Galco KingTuk. It's pretty much a SuperTuck clone. I plan on upgrading my belt to an actual gunbelt soon, but even with a normal belt it carries well.

Mainsail
December 4, 2013, 03:26 PM
How concealed do you need it to be?

Texas/Florida concealed? Vermont/Arizona/Alaska concealed?

TAKtical
December 13, 2013, 12:29 PM
If you like the Crossbreed, check out my IWB designs. More comfortable IMO and only $50.

Teachu2
December 13, 2013, 01:18 PM
If you like the Crossbreed, check out my IWB designs. More comfortable IMO and only $50.
I bought one of TAKtical's early models for my G30, and it's been great. His new ones are even better!

the.batman
December 22, 2013, 08:25 AM
Used to use a Milt Sparks SSII, but now use the Comp Tac MTAC Minotaur.

Billy Shears
December 22, 2013, 11:09 AM
Another vote for the versa max 2. I have one for the 1911, and another for the Browning Hi Power. Of all full size pistols, the 1911 is one of the very best for IWB carry, because it's so much flatter than other semi autos.

Also, if you want to increase your versatility, consider adding an outside the waistband belt scabbard, that keeps the gun in the same position, with the same forward cant, for those occasions when you can wear a little more in the way of concealing garments. I have a Kramer belt scabbard for that purpose.

TAKtical
December 23, 2013, 02:54 AM
heres one of mine
http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p760/takticalholsters/9A86C927-AD86-4E0D-BD70-B9727F7F81B4_zpsvwga62yt.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/takticalholsters/media/9A86C927-AD86-4E0D-BD70-B9727F7F81B4_zpsvwga62yt.jpg.html)

45crittergitter
December 23, 2013, 03:23 PM
+1 for the Andrews McDaniel. And Mr. Andrews is a nice guy as well.

TRX
December 24, 2013, 06:39 AM
I'm doing just fine with a Galco Miami Classic Lite shoulder rig, which conceals easily under a loose lumberjack shirt in cooler weather.

If you enjoyed reading about "Best full size 1911 concealed carry holster?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!