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Carrying a 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gdcpony, May 27, 2011.

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  1. hey_poolboy

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    Can't carry in IL. When I go out to the range I go IWB with a crossbreed supertuck.
     
  2. tangomike706

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    I carry a springfield micro compact 1911 in either a galco Summer comfort , or a Desantis cozy partner . as far as condition ? Chamber loaded, hammer back safety on. (condition 1) I've been carrying that gun like that for 5 years on and off . and have never had the safety disengage .
     
  3. SharpsDressedMan

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    Unless it's just way too hot, I use a BDU type shirt over a t-shirt, and carry a full size 1911 or other full frame gun in a Sparks over the belt 55BN. Mine is a straight drop, and I wear it on the weak side as a cross draw (I am left handed). Makes vehicle access easy, and I can move it slightly forward or back for access or better concealment. There used to be a lot of negativity for crossdraw when I was a cop, but now that I am not daily worrying about close contact/arrest/snatches, etc, it is not a hassle. A tad slower than strong side carry, the benefits mentioned above (particularly access when in a vehicle), is more than worth it. Also, I find it more comfortable, and easier to make sure that nothing is draping improperly (exposing the gun). Also easier to draw with either hand.
     
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    I can carry my Springfield Champion .45 without a holster in my zipped pocket of my shorts and you cannot tell it's there.
     
  5. gdcpony

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    Thanks for all the replies. I am looking at them now that I have the pistol.

    My brother had an old 1911 of mine and I found a Glock he wanted, so we traded. I spent the weekend showing him why I would never choose a Glock over a 1911.
     
  6. Magoo

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    Another plug for the Milt Sparks VMII. Good stuff.
     
  7. CarolusIV

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    Recently I've been carrying a full size Sig 1911 with a rail in one of D.M. Bullard's Bodyguard holsters (http://www.dmbullardleather.com/1429711.html). I bought one he had in stock for the Taurus PT1911 and it fits perfectly. Couldn't be happier!
     
  8. AethelstanAegen

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    +1 for the Comp-Tac Minotaur. I conceals my fullsize (5") 1911 very well. I have no worries about carrying "cocked and locked" with this holster and it really does a great job of concealment (I get much better concealment with my 1911 in this holster than with an XD 45 Compact in a pancake OWB holster). I plan to get a new kydex insert (a nice feature of the Minotaur) from Comp-Tac (I believe about $36) so that I can swap between the 1911 and the XD easily.
     
  9. Vern Humphrey

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    Depending on what I'm wearing, but usually OWB on the right hip, covered by a tshirt or jacket.
     
  11. Akeva41

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    +1 Crossbreed Super Tuck Condition 1 I have carried a full and compact RIA 1911 that way for a few years without issue. The Super Tuck is the most comfortable holster I have ever owned and will only use them from now on.
     
  12. FoMoGo

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    IWB 3:30-4:00 in a Lobo Gun Leather holster.


    Jim
     
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    IWB is pretty much the only way for me.
     
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    Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 in stock at Brownells
     
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    Kimber custom II, Crossbreed Supertuck. I had misplaced mine, and I was using a Serpa on the belt, it worked, but the Crossbreed is so much more comfortable.
     
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