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.45 ACP for CCW use

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kthomk, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. kthomk

    kthomk Well-Known Member

    Just wondering how many carry a .45 for a concealed carry piece. I usually carry a .38 snub but am toying around with carrying the .45 If you carry a .45, what holster have you found works the best for you??
  2. Rustler

    Rustler Well-Known Member

    Kimber Ultra CDP with a Milt Sparks VM-II. :D

    All my guns calibers start with a "4"... :rolleyes:
  3. nitesite

    nitesite Well-Known Member

    The 1911A1 is one of the most concealable pistols I have owned, when the holster matches the style of clothing I wear. Overall length is rarely the issue when CCW, but becasue it is so slim it has distinct advantages over some shorter revolvers.

    I CCW a 5" 1911A1, a Springfield XD-45 or a Glock 29 10mm every day.

    My S&W 442 .38 Centennial is still carried quite often as a pocket carry defense gun.
  4. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    I carry a Kimber Classic Royal 5". For deep concealment, I can easily hide it under a t-shirt with a Milt Sparks #1 Heritage IWB holster. It's a great low riding IWB holster, and since the gun is thin it'll seriously just disappear quite easily.
  5. hkenvy91

    hkenvy91 Well-Known Member

    i carry an h&k usp compact 45 in a iwb clip on.im also thinkin about a 686 with 2 1/2 barrel. i do have a 3 inch 44 mag i might pack this winter with 165g jhp specials(corbon)
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2006
  6. Jac

    Jac Well-Known Member

    5" 1911 in a tuckable IWB for me.
  7. psychophipps

    psychophipps Well-Known Member

    Ruger P97DC in a OWB belt-slide holster, myself.

    Mark(psycho)Phipps( HAHAHA! )
  8. spankaveli

    spankaveli Well-Known Member

    i just picked up a kimber ultra carry for ccw but i need to get a holster before i start carrying.
  9. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    Started out with a 5" 1911 in a Sparks Heritage IWB holster.

    After health issues, I cannot tolerate an IWB holster. Now I carry a LW Commander in 9x23 (essentially no different) in a Sparks Road Runner OWB holster.
  10. Handgun Midas

    Handgun Midas Well-Known Member

    Ruger P345, but I'm fairly new to carrying.
    It's cold now, so it'll be in a shoulder holster a lot, but I also have a kydex OWB that conceals pretty well.
    I have a IWB for it on order.
  11. eastwood44mag

    eastwood44mag Well-Known Member

    Uncle Mike's makes an IWB holster that's usable with a full-size .45 (I think it's a #4 or 5, but I'm not sure)
  12. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

    Ruger P345 here also, with a IWB holster.
  13. mbott

    mbott Well-Known Member

    When I carry my full size M1911A1, it is in a Roy's Pancake belt holster. I've had and used the Roy's Pancake holster for nearly 30 years.

  14. P97

    P97 Well-Known Member

    Ruger P97 in IWB holster.
  15. CDH

    CDH Well-Known Member

    To add another to the mix; I carry a Colt XSE LW Commander most of the time.

  16. PCRit

    PCRit Well-Known Member

    XD45 for winter in either a Crossbreed or FIST IWB holster

    PT-745 for summer in the same holster, but may have to replace the Taurus with the new shortened grip XD45 which was just announced.
  17. stormspotter

    stormspotter Well-Known Member

    45 ACP for CCW

    Glock 21 with 1 spare mag. Getting ready to order Comp-TAC's new Infidel holster for it.

    I also like their definition of Infidel - One who will protect their women and children, not hide behind them.

    God bless our troops and their families.
  18. Shooter973

    Shooter973 Well-Known Member

    45 ACP for CCW

    I carry a Firestar in 45ACP as my all the time CCW. Heavy but I like it!!!:)
  19. doncameron

    doncameron Well-Known Member

    EAA Witness in .45
    everyday carry.
  20. Bainx

    Bainx member

    I beg of you, ditch the .38 unless you carry it as a backup piece

    Do the .45 and don't look back

    Charles Daly EFS in a Don Hume left hand version of the JIT belt slide

    aside: Shooter973, I don't blame you for liking the Star, I have the M43 9mm and love it!

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