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1911 crossdraw

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Shamus MacD, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. Shamus MacD

    Shamus MacD Member

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    I recently picked up another 1911. this time a Springfield micro compact in blackened stainless. and i decided i wanna get a crossdraw holster for it. any recommendations? im having a really hard time finding any at all.
     
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    Keep in mind you will be sweeping your left arm and everyone standing to the left of you with a loaded gun every time you draw it.

    The other thing is, walking around with a gun in a cross draw holster with the butt sticking foreward is just inviting a BG to snatch it away from you.

    rc
     
  4. rayban

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    I find the cross draw option on a three slot pancake really comfortable...especially when driving.
     
  5. Shamus MacD

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    that's pretty much exactly what I want and why I want it.
     
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    Check out the El Paso Saddlery #2 Thumbreak.
     
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    I wore my 1911 crossdraw in an El Paso holster all day, semi concealed. Nobody tried to take it.
     
  8. Drail

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    Turn your left side to the target and raise your left arm slightly. It takes a different technique to draw from a crossdraw rig without sweeping but I wouldn't go as far as calling it "impossible".:scrutiny: No one is going to sneak up behind you and pull your pistol like most strong side rigs. If they try it from the front you should see it before it happens. I used to drive for a living after I retired and a crossdraw rig was the only rig I could find that allowed for a unrestricted draw while seated behind a steering wheel. Cross draw gets a lot of negative criticism but it can be done safely.
     
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    Untrue on all accounts if drawn and worn properly. But what do I know, I've only been doing it for thirty some odd years.
     
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    I wear several different guns in straight drop holsters from Sparks and Kramer, in the crossdraw position. The holsters will angle slightly butt forward when worn that way, but can also be worn strongside, but the butt pokes out a bit on the strong side, so concealment is compromised. Worn crossdraw, it is now my alltime favorite way to wear a gun, and I do not worry about gun grabs for the reasons given by others above. It just works for me, is very comfortable, and I am able to tell if I am completely concealed (unlike rear of the hip, FBI tilt), which sometimes prints, or garments snag and give the gun location away when seated or leaning over.) Shown is a Milt Sparks 55BN, left hand, straight drop, with the 1911 in it. The revolver holster is an FBI tilt construction. Wish now that I had gotten it in the straight drop for crossdraw. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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