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CCW carry for the big guns only full size 1911/45colt sa/coonan classic

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by MTNSTRYDER, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. MTNSTRYDER

    MTNSTRYDER Member

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    I want to hear from those who carry large heavy guns.What carry method they use.What kind of pain they fill.how they handle print and fast draw when needed.Add short built 454’s,460’s and 500’s.
    Do you now or have you ever carried one of these concealed .
    I carried a Ruger 45 single action for 30 some years.Mostly just behind the hip in a high ride holster.Some times cross draw in the same high ride holster and a long vest to cover.I also used a vest I made to hold the gun under my arm with enough ammo on the other side to sit even.Now my ED is a Coonan classic .
    Don’t make this a what gun is better discussion .Just share how to carry a large weapon with style.
    I went to the smaller Coonan because of pain in my hip.
     
  2. the Black Spot

    the Black Spot Member

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    I carry a 45 saa 4.75" barrel in strong side pancake or my homemade iwb holster. Owb gets covered by jacket or long vest. Iwb i can use a shorter vest.
    I once carried a colt dragoon in a shoulder holster(yeah, thats 4lbs. under the arm).
    I grew up shootin sa's so its natural for me to pull and thumb the hammer.
     
  3. Jimster

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    I carry my full sized 1911 in a Sticky Holster IWB at about 3:30. Been doing that for a couple of years now with no problems. Very comfortable.
     
  4. 25-5

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    Colt Series 70 Government, 3:30, IWB by Whitehat Holster. Carried a number of years now without any problem under a loose shirt. Even on hot days.
     
  5. badkarmamib

    badkarmamib Member

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    In Virginia, it tends to stay cooler, so I would carry my 1911 Government at 4:30 in a pancake holster, or 6:00 with an IWB, and cover with an un-buttoned and untucked light dress shirt over a t-shirt.
     
  6. Omaney

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    Dan Wesson Valor in a C5 Leather IWB at 4o'clock.

    It's weighty but I like it! IMG_1813.JPG
     
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  7. Winkman822

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    I'll occasionally carry a 5" 1911 strong side just behind my hip in a Crossbreed. It does a good job of distributing the gun's weight and holds the gun tightly enough to my body that I don't really worry about printing...I do, however have concerns about the grip panels, mainspring housing checkering or frontstrap checkering hanging up on clothing if I have to reach for something thus turning my concealed handgun into a quasi openly carried gun.
     
  8. armoredman

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    Only 1911s? I think my P-09 is about the same size, High Noon Close Encounter hybrid IWB holster with High Noon Rock Steady gun belt, disappears under a large t-shirt. Also, CZ SP-01 Phantom, High Noon Down Under IWB and it also hides under a t-shirt very easily. They aren't as heavy as an all metal sidearm, but big enough to be called full size. ;)

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  9. MTNSTRYDER

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    This is the type of information I want to see.Keep em coming.What do you carry in a park that has rules against open carry and large critters 2 and 4 legged.Some buddy must carry the rugar Alaskan or a 500.And the pain what hurts how did you fix it?
     
  10. the Black Spot

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    Bear territory i would go with a heavy loaded short barreled revolver in 44 mag, 45 colt or 454 and carry in a stiff pancake on a wide stiff belt
     
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  11. DDDWho

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    I don't do IWB. It just takes too much effort to "saddle up" and its uncomfortable to me. I carry a 1911 OWB in this El Paso Saddlery pancake. It only hangs about 1/2" lower than a similar set up for a 2" snubby.

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