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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Texan Scott, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott New Member

    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?
  2. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    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.
  3. JTQ

    JTQ Active Member

    Not me.

    I wouldn't even consider it.

    To help your search, straight drop or appendix carry would be helpful terms for your search.

    High Noon http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Pro...nside_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/
  4. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott New Member

    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.
  5. JTQ

    JTQ Active Member

    Here you'll see forum member tmoore912 effectively conceal large pistols using "standard" carry methods in post #29 of this thread.


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

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

    Comp-Tac http://www.comp-tac.com
  6. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott New Member

    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.

  7. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer New Member

    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.
  8. JTQ

    JTQ Active Member

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