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Carrying a full sized 1911-concealed??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CZ223, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. CZ223

    CZ223 Member

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    I just bought a full sized Taurus PT-1911 and a Desantis Fletch holster to go with it. Wearing it around the house it feels pretty comfortable and, with a long shirt on, I have no doubt that I can conceal it pretty well. I am considering carrying it at least some of the time, though I really have no need as I carry a Glock in an IWB daily. I find that carrying IWB has a couple of advantages. Your pants help beak up the outline of the gun as well as keep the holster from peeking out from below your cover garment. Having the gun inside the waist band also helps suck the gun in close to your side so the butt tends not to protrude as much. So, my question is simply this, which IWB holsters would you recommend for a 5 inch 1911. I would like one that has a fair amount of forward cant like the Fletch. Let me know what works for you guys.
     
  2. hinton03

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    I have heard good things about the Milt Sparks Summer Special for IWB. I am trying to find one on eBay for my K9.
     
  3. WoofersInc

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    I have been using a Galco Summer Comfort which is similar in design to the Milt Sparks mentioned above. It has worked well for me.
     
  4. XavierBreath

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    A Sparks Summer Special works for me.
     
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    I've been using a Kramer IWB #2 for over 10 years now. It is very similar to the Sparks Summer Special.
     
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    Sparks Heritage- Limited. It's on the new products page.
     
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    After using a Summer special, Rafter-S IWB and a Kramer #2, my best IWB is a Sparks VM II.

    Pricy and hard to get but well worth the effort.

    If you wear a good pair of suspenders, almost anything will work OK, however the top of the line Sparks and Kramer only need a sturdy belt.
     
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    When I carry a fullsize 1911 I use a don Hume P.C.C.H. it is pretty comfortable and reasonably priced.
    I made the mistake of carrying my new STI Spartan with brand new checkered grips it kinda chafs the old fat roll.
     
  10. CZ223

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    thanks for the recommendations so far

    I like the look of Milt Sparks VM2 as well as the Kirkpatrick hidden defense. There are others that I like the look of but those are the two that I can afford so far.
     
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    +1 for the Galco Summer Comfort. I also use a Comp-Tac Infidel.
     
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    Anything Sparks. Brownells stocks the Summer Special II. I highly recommend it. A great holster and no wait.

    Jason
     
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    Another +1 for the Milt Sparks VMII, but I'm one who isn't comfortable at all carrying a 5" 1911.
    I carry a Commander in a VMII, and the slightly less barrel length makes all the difference in the world for IWB carry.
     
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    Tucker Texas Heritage or Milt Sparks.

    I found the opposite of the above poster. For me a 5" 1911 was much more comfortable than a commander when carried IWB.
     
  16. Hawaiian

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    Another vote for Sparks VMII. My recent one took 25 wks, but it was for a new model, HK45c, that the Sparks dealers did not have in stock. Give Craig at http://www.lasports.biz/products.htm a call as he might have one in stock.
     
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    The Bianchi 100 Professional is working good for me.
    A good belt is a must
     
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    I use a highnoon bare asset. its an IWB with 15degree cant. its cheap but I like it better than the more expensive ones. I carry my full size double stacked 1911. it conceals quite well.
     
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    This is a Ross Medium frame Auto IWB holster/ Modified.
    I removed the Thick bulky belt loop that Connected to the Bottom of the Holster ( you can see where it attached in the Pic).
    This is Very Comfortable, I can move it to any Position. It stays in position cuz of the leather Grain sticking out Gripping inside of Pants. It stays so well I don't use a belt Sometimes.

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    Sparks Summer Special II
     
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    +1 for Andrews.
     
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    Another vote for the VM II. These holsters work that well.
     
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    www.concealco.com I use these IWB's exclusively and love them. I have tried many others but nothing works as well for me. I can comfortably conceal a fullsize USP or my HK45 with no problems. For me IWB is ideal when you can get away with it.
     
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    Dont forget kydex!

    I have a bladetech IWB holster in kydex for my 5" Rock Island tactical. Even knowing where my to look, several people couldnt notice anything out of the ordinary.
     
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